From single apartment to global office system, TOMS finds reliability and scalability for its business

The agile AT&T network provides the company with easily adjustable solutions that work around the world

Business Needs

The popular one-for-one shoe company TOMS used AT&T since its small beginnings in a Los Angeles apartment, but it needed a network with the ability to grow in tandem with the business.

Networking Solution

The reliable AT&T network provides a complete solution to link offices and logistics centers around the world, wherever the company needs to connect.

Business Value

TOMS has the agility to flex its network anywhere in the world, whether at a distribution center or at a shoe giveaway in a different country. With AT&T, the company had the ability to use inexpensive network capabilities in its beginnings, but was able to confidently enhance those capabilities as it grew—leaving TOMS to focus more on its mission, and less on its network provider.

In Brief

In Brief

About TOMS

Founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS designs and sells shoes based on the Argentine alpargata design as well as eyewear. When TOMS sells a pair of shoes, a new pair of shoes is given to an impoverished child. When TOMS sells a pair of eyewear, part of the profit is used to save or restore the eyesight for people in developing countries.

Industry Focus

Retailer of shoe, sunglasses, bags, apparel and coffee

Size

Annual sales over $500 million

Business Challenge

Finding a network that’s easily scalable while also reliable from anywhere in the world. TOMS knew it could rely on AT&T in its infancy at a single location, but it eventually required the ability to scale its network up slowly while also keeping costs down.

Solution

TOMS stuck with AT&T as its main network provider because of its successful past partnership. And AT&T empowered the company to implement different network aspects and bandwidth as needed. As TOMS grew from needing a mobile provider to a technology partner, AT&T was able to provide things like access to real-time video conferencing and a connected infrastructure for each new office throughout the world.

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