The importance of identifying operational risks in WAN Ethernet deployments


Our top eight operational risks you should be aware of.

For organizations whose success relies heavily on operating at optimum efficiency, the operational risks of WAN Ethernet installs are particularly troublesome. Missing a deadline, wasting team effort, successive delay of efficient communication – all these are highly frowned upon by enterprise executives.


#1 Failure to provision an Ethernet circuit with an optical handoff on the original order

#2 Site survey issues such as missing or overlooked infrastructure or components and inaccurate drawings

#3 Understated or undisclosed LEC requirements

#4 Compliance with landlord agreements, including access to bordering tenant spaces

#5 Adjacent property owners

#6 Access issues into the common MPOE

#7 FTE: Over the course of a month, employees hired to do other things can devote hundreds of hours to conferencing with far-flung contractors and LECs.

#8 Municipal Permits required for LECs to extend circuits across roadways, levies, and restricted conservation areas


As you can see, there are many operational risks in WAN Ethernet installations.  Nationwide SCS has installed hundreds of WAN projects and we have a systamtic approach for success..


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Removing risk begins with removing assumptions

Communication, Documentation and Seeing Around Corners are the big three roles for risk mitigation.


Early, Frequent and granular communication streamlines any project, but especially WAN Ethernet installations with construction requirements.  


Documentation is critical.  Email communications, project agreements, field notes and project conversations should all be recorded and appropriatly dispersed immediatly.

Seeing Around Corners

It is all about expierence.  Knowing what questions to ask, what tasks to prioritize and which stakeholders to approach (and in which order) is paramount to project success.

Learning through experience

We are continously learning and adjusting to make our process better.  We install hundreds of projects each quarter for our customers…and we use that expierence to make future customer expierences better.

Sometimes you should take the road more traveled.



Initial Planning

We know what questions to ask



We know how to reduce risk and accurately budget costs



We install WAN projects weekly across the country

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