Wide area networking technology has changed significantly with the advent of cheap bandwidth.

Broadband, FTTC, VPLS, MPLS and point to point services all have their place. However, selecting the solution that suits your pocket and customer expectations is not straight forward. 

To begin with, you will have to consider the following:

  • Are all locations in the same metropolitan area or district, or are they national, or global?
  • How many network service providers can supply an end to end solution, or do they rely on interconnect agreements for different legs of the service offered.
  • Do you intend to combine voice and data? If so, will your existing infrastructure support it?
  • What SLA (Service Level Agreement) is your carrier/provider offering? Will they let you down when you need their support?
  • What compensation is on offer if service does fail?
  • What is the best choice of service? MPLS, VPLS, xDSL, FTTC, SHDS, fibre, or copper EFM, even 3G or 4G all have different cost, quality, bandwidth and availability implications.
  • What kind of traffic is to be sent across your network? Voice, video, critical data, e-mail or file & print?
  • What resilience have you built into the network?
  • What hardware should you purchase, or should you be looking at a managed service?
  • How much will it cost?

Not all of these will apply to your specific project, but certainly some will and Spink Telecom will save you the huge time and resource needed to find the answers. Time you could be spending acquiring new customers or taking care of the ones you have.



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