Organizations operating in multiple geographic locations require employees, clients, and vendors to function efficiently in a single reliable network. Wide area networks (WANs) empower remote stakeholders to communicate and collaborate securely under one network, as if located within the same four walls.
The introduction of cheap bandwidth has significantly changed WAN technology. MPLS, VPLS, Broadband, FTTC, xDSL, fiber, copper EFM, 3G or 4G, and point-to-point: All serve a specific purpose for organizations today, and each has strengths and weaknesses based upon an organization’s geographic and IT infrastructure.
Broadband today is about more than just high speed Internet connections in the office. In today’s business environment, it’s about having a connection wherever your employees need it. Whether DSL or Cable high speed Internet, Wi-Fi connectivity, or Mobile Broadband, all broadband networks are not created equal. Each carrier displays unique strengths and weaknesses depending on the region of the country you’re located, your business structure, and your vertical.
As companies become more digital, more global, and more virtual, high-performing and reliable Ethernet services become a strategic advantage for organizations. Utilizing the right carrier with the right cost effective solution allows organizations to deliver data, information, and applications securely over both Local Area and Wide Area Networks reliably and securely. We’ll help you determine the best Ethernet solution for your business, vet the best providers in your area, see the implementation through to the end, and will be your single-point-of-contact for all your Ethernet service needs.
If your business wants more from its current network, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a highly scalable packet-switched network solution that increases traffic performance in high usage networks. MPLS assigns data packets with specific labels, thus routing data through virtual paths between nodes rather than endpoints. The results? Enhanced bandwidth use, reduced network congestion and an overall better user experience. MPLS supports DSL, TI/E1, Frame Relay and ATM.
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) use encryption and tunneling to extend your company’s private network across a public network, like the Internet. By utilizing the right VPN solution, your business can operate between regional offices and remote/roaming users as if directly connected to your private network. VPNs scale easily from 64k to 100G and can combine with your voice network to reduce costs and reduce the number of circuits you need to manage. VPN solutions are often cheaper than MPLS and are an excellent choice for data recovery because they can quickly reroute traffic to a secure data recovery sites during emergencies.
Which carrier service solutions are right for your business? Which carriers are best for your location, your business structure, and your IT infrastructure? To help you find out, we offer a complimentary Carrier Services Review to baseline your current voice and data costs, and to design and provide an overview of the cost savings or the efficiency gains available to your company.