Telecommunications services

Navigation through the options and jargon to help you strategize, source, implement and maintain this crucial business catalyst

Wide Area Network (WAN)

Organizations operating across multiple geographic locations require employees, clients, and vendors to function efficiently on a single, reliable network. WANs empower remote stakeholders to communicate and collaborate 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, 4G, and point-to-point: All serve a specific purpose for organizations today, and each has strengths and weaknesses relative to an organization’s geographic and IT infrastructure.

SIP Trunking

Some organizations with huge investments in legacy PBX phone systems still want the benefits that come from converging local and long-distance phone systems and internet onto one line. SIP Trunking allows businesses to reap VoIP-like benefits, leveraging their legacy systems without investing in new infrastructure. Using SIP, you can consolidate all your communication systems, including data and voice, onto one bill and a single point of contact.

Broadband

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 in which you’re located, your business structure, and your vertical.

Ethernet

As organizations become more global and more virtual, high-performing, and reliable Ethernet services provide a strategic advantage. Pairing the right carrier with the right cost-effective solution allows organizations to deliver information and applications securely over both Local Area and Wide Area Networks. TCO Experts will 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 be your single point of contact for all your ethernet service needs.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

If your business wants more from its current network, MPLS is a highly scalable, packet-switched network solution that increases traffic performance in high-usage environments. MPLS assigns data packets 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, FrameRelay, and ATM.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

VPNs 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 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 the number of circuits needing management. VPN solutions are often cheaper than MPLS and are an excellent choice for data recovery, because they can quickly reroute traffic to secure data recovery sites during emergencies.

The telecommunications landscape can be confusing, time-consuming, and unnecessarily expensive for IT managers who don’t speak the jargon or fully understand all the options. Connectivity, compliance, security, uptime, and service levels are just a few variables to manage, and each metric varies from carrier to carrier and from company to company. The benefits of TCO Experts’ Telecommunications Service include:

  • Strategic relationships with over 70 carriers and suppliers
  • Navigation through the jargon and variables
  • Discovery and assessment to determine the optimal service, provider, and contract
  • Contract negotiation and term monitoring
  • Your single point of contact for the lifetime of your contract
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