A Winning Solution

A provider of advanced broadband, digital TV, high speed Internet and phone services had won an RFP for providing WiFi to 15 campus housing complexes at a university. They had chosen another firm for networking equipment and services – until they learned about CCI’s capabilities and gave us the opportunity to present our own proposal. The ultimate CCI/Cisco solution delivered everything the provider wanted and more, well within budget, supported by unmatched initiative and responsiveness.

The service provider had not been familiar with CCI’s WiFi abilities and chose another firm based on a previous business relationship. When we described our capabilities, including our partnership with Cisco, they agreed to let us review the RFP. CCI jumped into action, digging into the application and developing:

We worked with Cisco to ensure our BOM offered significantly more access points, featured options similar to (but better than) the competitor’s, and kept proposed project costs well within budget.

The competitor could not match CCI’s resources or responsiveness. Our initial proposal covered everything they wanted, plus appealing additions like BandWise network monitoring and NOC services.

The winning solution includes 414 access points across 15 sites, using five primary Cisco product lines. The project has three phases:

  • Pre-configuration at CCI, to reduce onsite time
  • Installation and turn-up configuration, with CCI not only mounting the gear and finishing configuration but also managing the cable contractors doing the wiring.
  • Post site survey to verify coverage across all 15 university complexes

Ask CCI about your WiFi projects. We’re ready to rapidly deploy resources, combining our WiFi expertise with Cisco’s offering to create solutions that deliver exactly what you need to prosper.