AirSpeed puts fibre in William Fry’s diet

1 Sep 2015

AirSpeed has signed a contract worth €250,000 to install a high-performance MPLS network at legal firm Willam Fry’s new headquarters.

Wireless and fibre broadband telco AirSpeed Telecom has signed a three-year contract worth €250,000 to install a high-performance MPLS network at legal firm Willam Fry’s new Grand Canal Square headquarters.

William Fry employs 440 people and is planning to create an additional 50 new positions in 2015.

The law firm also completed the largest office relocation within Dublin in recent months, moving more than 420 staff from Fitzwilton House, Dublin 2, to its new premises in Grand Canal Square.

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During a competitive public tender process, which attracted all the top-tier network operators, AirSpeed Telecom was awarded the contract to design and deliver a MPLS network for William Fry.

William Fry’s modern headquarters is equipped with the latest technology, including high-tech tool-controlling lighting, temperature and audio-visual technology.

AirSpeed deploys €250k telecoms upgrade at William Fry

The bespoke network designed and deployed by AirSpeed Telecom provides dual fibre and licensed microwave delivering multiple-gigabit connectivity supporting the firm’s internet connection, its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) telephony and Storage Area Network (SAN) over a multifaceted and resilient MPLS infrastructure.

To fully support William Fry’s SAN environment, latency of less than two milliseconds was required to facilitate real-time synchronisation. AirSpeed Telecom was able to provide an ultra-low latency service to meet this requirement, ensuring William Fry’s DR site is an exact mirror of its headquarters.

William Fry’s network infrastructure is supported by AirSpeed’s Network Operations Centre (NOC), which proactively monitors the network 24/7.

William Fry’s IT director Michael Devitt said AirSpeed’s key strength was flexibility.

“Their expertise and flexibility was key, particularly during what was a very complex premises move.”

Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years