Redlands, Calif., July 14, 2014—Network provider Unite Private Networks (UPN) has signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri, the leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) software. The ELA will allow staff across the organization to visualize business data and use smart maps for making better decisions. UPN delivers high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20 state service area.
"UPN is a growing company, and the need to have Esri licenses available for an expanding staff was key in signing this ELA," says Joe Kilzer, GIS Manager at UPN. "In addition, because the ELA allows us access to Esri's full complement of GIS software, we believe that using Network Analyst and other ArcGIS extensions will help further automate our estimating processes."
"Esri is proud that UPN has selected ArcGIS to be its spatial platform," says Randy Frantz, Esri director of telecommunication solutions. "The ELA will provide access to GIS technology that will increase the company's ability to deliver broadband services in a highly competitive environment."
UPN has used Esri's ArcGIS platform for several years to distribute drawing files, maps, and other company data layers across many different platforms. The ELA expands this capability to more departments and people. Additionally, customer estimates, available with all other mapping data layers, are accessible to more people for quick and precise analysis. This helps UPN keep decision-making quality information flowing throughout the organization.
Learn more about GIS for telecommunications at esri.com/telecom.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.
About Unite Private Networks
UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20-state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, UPN has been providing customer-focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information, visit www.uniteprivatenetworks.com.