About SAS Global Communications

About SAS

We design, deploy and manage the networks on which our customers run their businesses in an increasingly digital world. We monitor tens of thousands of devices across 65 countries, and power managed services for some of the UK’s biggest ICT brands. 

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What We Do

OUR HYBRID NETWORKS HELP CUSTOMERS DIGITALISE THEIR BUSINESSES

Our SD WAN-enabled global hybrid networks blend carriers and technologies to optimise cost and delivery.  Bonded 4G circuits deploy sites within days to mitigate circuit delays and guarantee critical dates.

Our world-leading management platform improves application performance by monitoring the entire application path, raising 95% of key issues proactively. Our end to end digital processes deliver Right First Time with clear, accurate bills.

We monitor tens of thousands of devices across 65 countries, and power managed services for some of the UK’s biggest ICT brands. 

 

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Our Services

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Managed Networks

Mixing multiple technologies and multiple carriers, you get the best circuit at the best price, every time. You also get high speed circuits in days, using our multi-carrier bonded 4G LTE cellular technology.

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4G Connectivity

We bond multiple 4G LTE SIMs from multiple networks into asingle data connection, and we connect this to the internet or to your corporate network.Depending on the options chosen, we can do this in as little astwo working days.

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Network & Application Monitoring

Discover why customers trust SAS to monitor their whole estate and rely on us to alert and respond proactively to issues. See for yourself how we show both a CIO-level dashboard, as well as detailed drill-down information and long-term trends - across 25,000+ elements.

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Voice Services

Hosted telephony is a telephone system that resides in the cloud rather than on customer premises. Calls can be made with a physical telephone or by a softphone on a PC / Laptop, Tablet or Mobile.

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SAS Net

SASnet provides internet connectivity for your sites or your WAN. It connects via our Gateway to Cloud platforms, applications, hosted voice and data centres. SASnet includes access to firewall services and was built from the ground up to support SD WAN. It is also fully managed and monitored for your peace of mind.

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SAS Gateway

The SAS Gateway provides rapid, flexible access to an extensive range of cloud platforms, cloud applications, Hosted voice and SIP services,  with private access to hundreds of service providers and global data centres.

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SAS Managed Firewall

Provides management, monitoring, support and alerting for firewalls, in order to maintain security and business continuity without having to invest in expensive resource and processes.

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Infrastructure Readiness

Infrastructure Readiness Services are a range of services that you can commission in advance of placing an order on a Communications Provider for their fixed communications at a new site or where you wish to change the location of multiple services within an existing site. This service is available within the UK only.

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WiFi Cabling & Comms

WiFi access points, Cabling, Office IT Moves, Comms Room Services, Laser, Satellite and Bonded 3G/4G. We believe that strong IT foundations are built on exacting Physical Infrastructure standards. 

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Why work with us?

We use advanced Hybrid Networks and a world-leading monitoring platform to give you the best network, the best application performance, the least hassle and the best price we can possibly deliver. We manage your carriers so that you don’t have to! 

If you work with us, this is what we'll offer you for your next network:

The best price possible

Our hybrid networks, enhanced by SD-WAN, blend carriers and technologies to optimise the price of every site, and minimise installation cost with zero touch deployment. We offer transparent pricing for peace of mind.

The fastest deployment

Our hybrid networks let you choose circuits that deliver fastest for each site, and our 4G WAN circuits offer 2 day delivery with seamless transition to permanent circuits.

The easiest migration

We phase your migrations to suit you, minimising cost and hassle.

The best performance and uptime

Our advanced monitoring shows the whole application path, raises 95% of key issues proactively and allows detailed reporting and drill-down to show issues and long-term trends.

The most enjoyable and pain free experience

Our end to end digital systems and processes deliver Right First Time with clear, accurate bills.

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What Our Clients Say

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'The service from SAS has been exceptional. Their skills, their friendly and professional manner and their diligent support have contributed a great deal to our success.'

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia - Chairman, Euro Car Parts

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“SAS showed it could provide a fully integrated and managed solution, tailored to our needs and with migration and future network transformation plans that we could believe in.”

John Rabbetts - Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Metro Bank

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“We’re in an environment that’s changing fairly frequently so speed of mobilisation is key. Without SAS’s 4G WAN solution, we wouldn’t have been operational in the time frame; with delays on the fibre installation affecting every site, the whole project would have been at least three months late in starting.”

James Morgan - IT Infrastructure Project Consultant, A14

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“SAS has a consistent approach, they’re resilient and we work as a solid team – that’s what you need from a comms partner when you’re running your business in the cloud.”

Arwel Owen - Enterprise Systems Manager, Princes

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“Our objective has been achieved under a challenging timescale and has transformed the way our IT and Telephony functions work. The design, project management and deployment have been of the highest standard, as we have come to expect of SAS.”

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia - Majority Investor, Digraph

Customers

We have a wide range of customers across every sector. We serve businesses of any size, any sector, around the globe. Although many of our customers are UK headquartered and because our customers are buying managed services, the majority of them are mid-sized. The one thing we can say about our customers is that they love doing business wth us which is why we have a Net promoter of over 70. Here's a representative sample of customers to give you a feel for the types of businesses we support.

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Partners

As a managed service provider, we provide an end to end service but this is underpinned by a broad range of best of breed partners. We specialise in multi-carrier, hybrid networks, so most of our networks draw from a range of carriers. Similarly, we are agnostic about network vendors so we've partnered with a range of best of breed vendors to suit the wide range of needs our customers have. Here's a sample of some of our partners.

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How We're Different

We run our customers’ corporate data networks. Our innovations connect their new sites faster, make their applications faster and give them better service and lower cost than they’ve had before. We’re making them more successful by approaching their networks in a different way, with a focus on best practice. This is how we do it.

We serve large and medium-sized business customers, often global but mostly UK-based. We design, deploy and support the networks, the applications and the infrastructure on which they run their businesses. Most are burdened by five key problems that we solve to make them more successful:

Delivery – Corporate networks are complex to deliver. Network providers with manual processes take months to deliver, creating disruption and cost.

Performance – Companies want to be right-first-time and fast, so they build applications to digitise their processes. Many struggle to make applications work well over their networks, wasting time for hundreds of staff.

Service experience – Network providers are notorious for delivery errors, slow changes, unfixed problems and billing errors. This makes the network painful and costly to run.

Skillset – Companies buy managed services to avoid hiring skilled resources but sometimes the provider does not have skills they need urgently. For example, when network performance problems are traced to a database design or server configuration, many providers struggle to fix them.

Cost – Most businesses pay too much for their network. Culprits include lower supply costs that are not passed on and cheaper technologies or designs that are not suggested.

We spent 10 years and millions of pounds innovating to provide that help.

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Our Vision
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Why we're different

Customer Stories

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HYBRID NETWORK Cloud access

Princes underpins its SAP deployment on Amazon Web Services with a hybrid WAN from SAS. Princes was keen to deploy SAP on Amazon Web Services (AWS) because the platform offered increased agility and flexibility for systems development, as well as significant annual cost savings. To take advantage of these benefits, the company needed to migrate its existing SAP suite of applications from a hosted data centre solution to the cloud.

Finding a partner with knowledge of both SAP and AWS was a prerequisite.It was also essential to have a network infrastructure with the throughput and resilience to enable uninterrupted access for Princes’ 2,500 users. SAS designed and implemented a hybrid WAN solution, working with other project stakeholders to engineer a smooth transition to AWS.

12-month ROI
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50% Annual Operational Savings

2x increase in performance

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UK Distillery Firm

REAL-TIME NETWORK MONITORING

Our client wanted to monitor applications delivered from the UK to a global workforce but could not get essential network intelligence or monitoring capabilities directly from its carrier. SAS designed a bespoke solution that provides real-time reporting and trending analysis for the company’s large global network consisting of over 200 infrastructure devices.

  • Experiential data for internal score cards
  • An independent view of how the network is operating
  • Data retention for trend analysis
  • Speed and flexibility around change management
  • Ability to monitor changes in the network
  • A real-time view of network operations with visibility of device status
  • End-of-life information for all devices
  • Drill down capabilities on specific devices
  • The ability to create bespoke reports

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200 devices: routers, LAN controllers, APs, firewalls, switches, etc.

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A14 Joint Venture

4G WAN CONNECTIVITY

As part of a £1bn+ project to extend and improve the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, the A14 integrated delivery team needed to establish a fixed line and mobile infrastructure along a 31km stretch of greenfield land. A key objective was to deliver secure access to cloud-based applications for 650 users alongside secure access to several corporate networks (bring your own corporate device, or BYOCD). SAS delivered a secure, agile network that allowed corporate network access, open access for local and cloud services, and roaming between sites.

  • Secure, agile BYOCD network design, allowing corporate network access for each major partner, plus open access for local and cloud services and roaming between sites
  • Internet connectivity for A14 user-base and access into a backbone network
  • Cloud-based perimeter security for network and users
  • SAS Network In Advance: collaborative provisioning, costing and delivery planning using their Infrastructure Readiness services.
  • Bonded, multi-carrier 4G WAN connectivity with high gain external antennae for increased reliability and performance
  • Line of sight connections (between main sites and smaller units)
  • Gigabit BT fibre links (for main sites)
  • On-site cabinets, cabling, LAN and WiFi infrastructure
  • Project and provisioning management, engineering and installation services
  • 24/7 monitoring through the SAS UK-based NOC

24/7/365 monitoring

LoS connections between sites

Connected 31km of greenfield land

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European Bank Real Estate Company

4G WAN CONNECTIVITY

A European bank Real Estate company experienced a critical network failure, disabling all connectivity between its London HQ and six UK sites. Not only did this represent a 90% loss of data services for its users, it also meant the company would have to wait up to 90 days for a replacement network to be delivered.

An SAS bonded 4G WAN solution was installed and working within five days of initial contact, restoring all site connectivity and providing an effective interim solution while new permanent circuits were sourced.

In total, six regional sites and around 200 staff were affected by the network failure. At five of the sites, SAS installed its standard six-bonded-sim solution, incorporating two to three wireless access points and a single router. A slightly more complex configuration was used for the larger midlands branch.

5-day 4G WAN

35% Cost Saving

100% Service Recovery

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Awards

We're a multi award winning business. Our awards reflect the innovation that we have created over many years. Our innovations directly help everyone of our customers to be more successful.

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