SAS ensures that QEHB opens their new kidney dialysis centre on time



London - SAS Global Communications ensures that Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s new kidney dialysis centre at Smethwick opens on time, after late circuit delivery puts the opening day at risk.

Less than 2 weeks before their new dialysis centre was due to open, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) contacted SAS to help them when their carrier services were delayed. SAS deployed their multi-SIM, multi-carrier cellular VPN solution to ensure that the new medical unit was up and running within a very short time. The whole process took 6 working days from answering the phone to installing a working solution.

SAS, an international provider of managed and professional services that designs and manages bespoke IP communications networks for more than 250 customers worldwide, has developed a robust solution to overcome the project risk of delayed UK and International circuits. They provide ultra-rapid delivery of ethernet-speed connectivity to fixed sites, vehicles and boats, using a carrier agnostic, multi-sim mobile 3G/4G data solution.

“QEHB were due to launch a new Dialysis Centre on June 2015 at Rabone Lane, Smethwick for treatment of patients diagnosed with kidney problems. The unit required a direct communication link to be provided between QEHB and Rabone Lane so that it could manage patient treatments. There were unforeseen circumstances beyond our control in delivering this link which meant the opening of the unit would be delayed,” commented Deepak Kumar, Senior Project Manager. “QEHB engaged with SAS, experts in mobile networking technology, to provide a solution to prevent the opening being delayed. They delivered the mobile network solution within a very short space of time ensuring the dialysis centre could open and treat its patients on the first day of opening. We are very grateful to SAS and have since used their mobile solution at other sites for new clinical services coming aboard.”

The SAS managed hybrid IP VPN service can now help organisations who require rapid site deployment, or connectivity to temporary, seasonal, vehicular or marine sites around the world. It also helps them adopt the benefits of M2M and IOT.

“There is now a higher risk than ever before for companies opening new sites, because delivery times for UK and International circuits continue to worsen. To address this, most carriers offer temporary circuits built from low bandwidth single carrier, single SIM solutions within 28 days. SAS offers ethernet-speed connectivity within days, with our international multi SIM and multi carrier bonded VPN solution,” commented SAS CEO, Charles Davis.

“Our purpose is to make our customers more successful by keeping their businesses agile and responsive, but most of all to remove the commercial risk from late circuit delivery when opening new sites. SAS has made significant investments over 18 months to deliver hybrid networking alongside our fixed line managed network services. Our success is reflected in significant projects with customers and partners that help differentiate their service portfolio and remove the burden of managing late circuit delivery. ”

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