easyNetworks get AFC Bournmouth Premiership ready

Project Brief

Upgrade IT infrastructure for stadium following promotion to the Premier League

Product Tags

Telephone System Network Cabling Rack Tidy

Project Overview

April 2015, The Cherries achieved the impossible, promotion to top flight football in the Premiership. Their stadium needed an upgrade to meet the exacting requirements of the Premier League. The requirements were many; underground pitch heating, upgrade flood lighting, backup power, goal line technology, player tracking, digital perimiter advertising, and the list goes on. In the Premiership, their stadium will be the attention of the world's press so the requirments for media were exhaustive.

So the club sat down with easyNetworks and Medhurst Computers of Fareham to start analysing the requirements. Medhurst would supply their new switch and wifi infrastructure. easyNetworks would provide new structured wiring, upgrade their Alcatel-Lucent VoIP telephone system and provide specialist audio visual services for professional broadcasting. easyNetworks and Medhurst have worked successfully together for many years and this excellent working relationship was paramount with the delivery of this project.

The window for project delivery was just a few months. During installation, it became apparant their comms room required a re-design. Richard Gwilliam, Managing Director at easyNetworks commented "An overhaul of the comms room was becoming the elephant in the room, nobody really wanted the extra pressure of stripping and rebuilding the comms room in what was already a challenging project - but it was a job that needed to be done".

Richard Poole, IT Manager at AFC Bournemouth added "It took 9 Engineers, 3 days and lots of pizza, got us from where we were to where we wanted to be. Since upgrading the comms room its become very managemeable and very presentable." Richard Poole added "Since upgrading our telecoms to VoIP, it has become more cost effective and the insights allow us to enhance other areas of the business".

Premier League Stadium Upgrade

AFC Bournemouth

"Our supporters are at the core of everything we do and we want them to have a great experience when they contact us. easyNetworks understood our challenges and provided a call centre with an extensive set of tools so we can understand trends which are invaluable for resource planning. Easy Networks certainly live up to their name and we would recommend them as a communications partner."

AFC Bournemouth case study

Network & Telecoms upgrade

Seward Group

"The support from the easy team is 11 out of 10 for me. How could I not recommend easyNetworks? Fantastic team of people, fantastic service, fantastic comms system, fantastic telephone system that does everything we want and more, I recommend anybody, if you want to look at a small, medium or large project, just pick up the phone and get in touch with the team at easy."

Seward group case study

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Brittany Ferries

"I would like to say a big thank you to your team for their work in the last two weeks, I know the conditions were dreadful on some days but they still worked through to meet our deadlines. Many thanks again to everyone involved."

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Telecoms Upgrade

LST Projects

"We had lost our faith in all telecoms companies. The easyNetworks approach was refreshing and they delivered exactly as they had promised. They have displayed reassuring expertise and an outstanding level of customer care. cloud Voice works beautifully across our two sites and is a great cost effective solution."

LST Telecoms upgrade

Office Relocation

Ty UK

"We trusted easyNetworks to look after all our network and telecoms when we relocated premises. They did a fantastic job and worked with us right through the transition and telecoms upgrade. Their commitment and support have been outstanding and we would recommend them."

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Lorne Stewart PLC

"I would like to pass on my appreciation for your service from initial quote to arranging labour and the general assistance of your operatives in completing their work. easyNetworks has left a very good lasting impression on me with this project and I will be passing this on to other PMs and engineers in my office."

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Atlas relocated their base nearer to London. This relocation presented the perfect opportunity to upgrade their telephone system to a cloud based version before moving. Their new cloud pbx provides the Atlas team with great flexibility and enables agile working, ensuring they always receive that important call.

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