MPLS (Private IP)
MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) technology has become the new standard for connecting voice and data of three or more sites. Its method of setting up data packet pathways allows “any-to-any” connections of sites, rather than routing them though hubs. Among the numerous benefits are:
- As a private network, it is not subject to the delays of the public Internet
- Supports real-time prioritization of applications like voice, video, etc.
- Enables class of service traffic prioritization, based on your preferences
- Ensures quality of service – guaranteed service on a private network vs. the public Internet
- Excellent foundation for disaster recovery and business continuity
- Economic scalability and efficiency
A Metro Ethernet is an Ethernet-based network that covers a metropolitan area, connecting subscribers and businesses to a larger service network or the Internet. Metro Ethernets offer cost effectiveness, reliability, scalability and bandwidth management superior to most proprietary networks. Speeds are available from 10 mbps to GigE (1 gigabit/second).
Private Line (DS3, OC3, FastE & GigE)
Digital Signal 3 (DS3), Optical Carrier 3 (OC3), Fast Ethernet (FastE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) are various levels of Internet connectivity, offering a range of speeds for different business requirements. They are private and secure, provide guaranteed availability and are usually the best point-to-point connectivity for two locations.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure way to connect remote users over the Internet. They offer the economies of scale and management capabilities of large networks. A VPN can cover large geographic areas, provide site-to-site connections to branch offices and allow your mobile users to dial up your company’s LAN.
Fixed Wireless systems connect offices and other business sites using wireless, point-to-point signal transmissions over a terrestrial microwave platform rather than through copper or fiber cables. This eliminates the need for satellite feeds or local phone service. Ideal applications are campus environments where unobstructed line-of-site connection is available.