mjpearson (TechnicalUser) (OP)
12 Apr 04 1:43
No. Just a small factory with a slightly higher than normal administrative staff and some machinery operators with very inflated egos that think the phone is for chatting with their wives, friends and neighbors.
Obviously, the LEC has access to my local/toll call stats. I ran through the long distance bills can did the math and came up with the 10,000 minutes/month LD calls. I gave him the LD usage numbers and he did a little rule-of-thumb stuff and concluded that we'd be better served with a single PRI circuit.
I haven't figured out how to use the report function in the Meridian but I did some quick math assuming some worse case assumptions:
* LD and toll calls are about the same so, a total of 20,000 min/month.
* All calls are made during the normal typical workday (8 hours/day and 20 days/month).
* 23 circuits in a single T-1.
So, 8 hours/day X 60 min/hr X 20 days/month = 9600 minutes of available capacity per circuit. Take this and times it by 23 available circuits.
Full capacity = 9600 minutes/month X 23 circuits = 220,800 circuit min/month.
But, if I'm only using 20,000 min/month, it means that I'm only using about 9% of the full capacity of the T-1.
I'm starting to think that it might be worth a try. Drop the LD T-1 circuit and go back to the single PRI. I can give it a month or two and see how it works out. If I have too many problems, I could obtain the second T-1 circuit.
Are there any good documents that explain how to use the Meridian analysis functions?