Case Study: Leverage SD-WAN to reduce enterprise OPEX costs in PNG

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On average you could be losing PGK 44K per branch annually when using 1Mbps circuit. You could be losing approximately PGK 650K annually if you have 15 branches or more on dual ISP links using 1Mbps

A Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services – including Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), LTE and broadband internet services – to securely connect users to applications.

SD-WAN uses a centralised control function to securely and intelligently direct traffic across the WAN. This increases application performance, resulting in enhanced user experience, increased business productivity, Security and reduced costs for IT. As businesses race to adopt the use of SaaS/IaaS applications in multiple clouds, IT is realising that the user application experience is poor. That is because WAN networks designed for a different era are not ready for the unprecedented explosion of WAN traffic that cloud adoption brings. We believe SD-WAN is the most optimal WAN solution for PNG and the Pacific.

Why you should care about SD-WAN in PNG?

More than 50% of IT budgets are spent on service providers, hoping it will improve branch up-time and overall link performances. But this is not often the case.

Enterprises in PNG use two service providers, Telikom and Digicel. These enterprises never get to use both service provider links simultaneously due to the lack in technology within their networks, resulting in loss of money (no ROI). This is no longer the case, thanks to the power of SD-WAN!

How much are you spending on your WAN circuits? Examples here are based on two service provider links for a typical PNG branch office

Service Provider Avg Cos
in PGK/Month
1 Mbps
2 Mbps
2800 PGK
5000 PGK
3600 PGK
6000 PGK

* The average monthly costs based on rates as of June 2019

0 %
Bandwidth not Used

Do you know you are using only 50% of the available bandwidth?

0 K
Loss in Revenue/Branch​

On avg you could be losing  PGK 44K per branch annually when using 1Mbps circuit

0 K
Revenue Loss for 15 Branches

On avg you could be losing approximately PGK 650K annually if you have 15 branches or more on dual ISP links using 1Mbps

High-level Network Diagram

How SD-WAN can save you money, increase productivity and security?

1. Make the Internet your New WAN and save

SD-WAN will help you to make the Internet your new WAN securely. Replace expensive WAN circuits easily with ADSL or 4G/LTE.

4. Prioritise your important traffic

Optimise business critical traffic from branch to head-end. Prioritise business critical applications based on pre-defined traffic classes.

2. Double your Bandwidth Automatically

Load-share across available links to maximise throughput by utilising all your WAN circuits over Digicel, Telikom, SpeedCast, BMobile, Biz Internet, ect.

5. Total Control of your WAN

Control, manage and provision your WAN network from a single pane of glass. Troubleshoot network related issues with a few clicks. Automatic alerting of your WAN link’s SLA breaches.

3. Secure your WAN Traffic over Telikom, Digicel, etc.

All your WAN traffic is securely encrypted using enterprise grade security tunnels. Peace-of-mind from MIM (Man-In-The-Middle) attacks.

6. Eyes in to your WAN

See your network performance and analytics based on applications. Know how your business critical apps are performing.

Single Dashboard that gives you an overview into your entire network

Creating history in PNG

Sprint Networks was the first IT company back in 2018 to introduce SD-WAN to the Pacific region, and PNG was the first to deploy it. It was a champagne popping – cake cutting event. Sprint Networks increased the WAN link utilisation by 50% and optimised the WAN to dramatically increase the end user experience. The project was extremely successful, running for over 2 years with no disruptions. 

Special SD-WAN offer by Sprint Networks for PNG

Sprint Networks SD-WAN offer for PNG includes a single Premium Package that provides customer the ability to fully utilise every available feature in SD-WAN. The customer is also given the opportunity to customise the package to suit their needs.

Cutting Edge Hardware

Brand-new Hardware upgrade at every single SD-WAN branch site and at the HQ.


Audit customer network and integrate the SD-WAN solution into the core environment seamlessly.

24 X 7 Monitoring

We work with customer’s ICT staff closely to monitor the network, identify any faults and report them.

WAN Optimisation

Optimise your WAN with advanced App Aware Routing like never before. Optimise Business Critical applications


Fine-tune configuration and upgrade software over the life of the contract.

Quality of Service

Provision Quality of Service on the network and prioritise business critical traffic.

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