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It’s a challenging time to be a US business trading internationally, so the last thing you want to worry about is your communications networks. Picking a communications partner that truly understands your business is vital to your success.

There is no getting away from the fact that operating a multinational corporation (MNC) is a complex business, so any opportunity to simplify operations is one that most business leaders welcome. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of communications networks. Twenty-seven percent of multinationals say they cannot easily gauge their global expenditure on communication , while 78 % agree they could improve their productivity if only their communications were more integrated and simpler to use.

North and Latin American businesses looking to take advantage of opportunities globally could rack up dozens of different suppliers and technologies in an effort to connect enterprise staff and locations across the world. This can be time consuming and inefficient, making it a dangerous combination for businesses looking to stay ahead of competition. In fact 67 % of multinationals agree that multiple platforms, networks and suppliers are making it hard for them to provide effective communications.

So the obvious answer is to look for a single supplier who can provide your business with connectivity at home and across the globe, which is easier than it sounds. Most ‘global’ suppliers promise that their networks will connect your business globally, but this is not necessarily true. You will likely be supported by a patchwork of sub-contracted networks managed by your supplier.

This solution is problematic because it makes it harder for the supplier to deliver the level of service needed to support the critical functions of your business. For example service assurance (SLAs), security and enabling consistent features across the network. The one provider, many networks model is more complex and makes it difficult to deliver immediate business benefits and manage the service long-term.

All for one and one for all

For genuine service-level assurance and the confidence to be connected anywhere, US-based MNCs should look to partner with a true global communications supplier. One that operates networks across the world, from end to end. This level of control over the network means your staff can benefit from seamless, reliable, available connectivity wherever they are in the world. As a genuine global communications supplier Vodafone is rapidly growing its industry-leading global managed data networking capabilities, adding points of presence in the US, LATAM and around the world.

For Vodafone, it’s not just about being where your business is, but providing the consistent, global services and ubiquitous features that today’s MNCs demand. This includes high-availability global IP VPN, high speed data networks, M2M communications and cloud services. In other words, a total communications service that provides MNCs with the tools they need to stay competitive in an increasingly globalised environment.

With Vodafone as a partner your communications network is designed around your businesses’ global footprint, supporting you where you have – and want to do – business.

We’ve announced a more than threefold increase in the number of points of presence available to enterprise customers across the US, Canada and South America, enabling global businesses to gain the benefit of global internet protocol virtual private network (IP-VPN) services from a single supplier.

This expansion has created the most expansive global MPLS network by both reach and depth in the industry and means that Vodafone has the ability to help your business become more scalable, connected, responsive and engaged with your customers – the key attributes of a Ready Business.

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