Golder Associates plans global WAN


Golder Associates plans global WAN

Karl Flinders

Engineering company Golder Associates is rolling out a wide area network (WAN) across its 180 global sites to optimise connectivity at its diverse and often remote locations.

The firm has signed an agreement with BT Business to implement and manage the global WAN.


Golder, which is owned by its 8,000 employees, provides consulting, design and construction services in areas such as energy and the environment. As a result, its business locations range from major cities to remote locations in sub-Saharan Africa.

The single global network will improve security, help track costs and improve service levels.

The company aims to provide services to its clients and consultants using technologies such as cloud, mobility and social media tools, so a reliable network is critical.

Golder Associates' CTO Alison Ramsley said: “In our business, the network is the backbone of much of our communication and collaboration, both internally and especially with our clients. Working in partnership with BT Business will ensure we can provide consistent quality in a cost-effective manner across all of our offices – whether in a city in North America or a site in sub-Saharan Africa. And that is critical, because we often assemble teams from numerous offices on many of our client projects, and our clients need to be in touch with us seamlessly.”

As part of the rollout, BT Business is also supplying Golder Associates with network optimisation equipment.

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