Reliable, Flexible, High-Speed Internet Access
In today’s world, businesses are more dispersed than ever but still need to operate as a united organization. In order to enhance their productivity, these organizations need to be seamlessly interconnected through high-speed, high-bandwidth networks. Traditionally, the level of communication between sites were heavily dependent upon the level of bandwidth limitations that service providers could provide in the Metro Area Network (MAN). The headquarter office may have been connected to the service provider’s Central Office (CO) over fiber but smaller satellite and branch offices typically lacked access to fiber and in many cases
were connected over a slower speed Wide Area Network (WAN) connection based on frame relay or T1/E1 leased-line services.
As IP-based communications, such as VoIP and video conferencing, become more prevalent in today’s business environment, companies struggle to find faster, more reliable bandwidth while adhering to budgetary restrictions. UNSi’s Ethernet over Copper (EoC) Internet solutions bridge that gap by providing reliable Internet access with speeds up to 45Mbps at costs far lower than fiber-based services. By providing the service as an Ethernet based connection, companies can further lower costs by not investing in expensive routing equipment and hardware to terminate already existing, traditional copper-based services.
In other words, by using an easy-to-install Ethernet Access Device (EAD) coupled with cost effective Ethernet, an Unbundled Network Element (UNE) can be transformed into a 5.7 Mbps Ethernet connection, with multi-pair loop bonding increasing bandwidth to over 45 Mbps.
Based on a recent market study by FTM Consulting Inc., approximately 76.8 percent of the underlying telecommunications infrastructure was still based on copper cabling in the total market.
Traditional T1 services can deliver up to 1.5 Mbps whereas the EoC’s redundant copper pairs (2 Base-TL) technology can deliver up to 5.7 Mbps per copper pair, eight (8) pairs can be bonded to deliver 20 Mbps. Based on this solution, network resiliency is drastically increased because performance issues with individual copper pairs do not result in a complete loss of network connectivity. That means the redundancy enables repair before events become service impacting.
Although degradation of copper faltering is likely, the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC’s) are committed to repairing the line within 24-hours. UNSi can go further with our proactive monitoring service called Hosted Monitoring.
Hosted Monitoring monitors all copper loops to the customer premise and all related UNSi network elements for both service degradation (post-installation throughput below committed rate) and service outage (post-installation service is unavailable).
Pushing High-Speed Networks without Fiber
For companies without access to fiber and with rapid growth in demand for Ethernet services, even from small businesses, UNSi can implement EoC as an innovative bridge technology that provides highspeed and reliable services without the lengthy time and extreme expenses of laying new fiber optic build-outs f the building is not “lit.”
“Our underlying finding was that copper cabling, which accounted for 76.8 percent of the total market in 2009, would account for 79.1 percent of the total market in 2014. Whereas fiber cabling will continue to make inroads into the data center cabling market, copper cabling will also be used extensively in future VoIP systems. Other factors contribute to our overall analysis, but these are two of the primary drivers for the future structured cabling systems market.”
Frank Murawski is President of FTM Consulting Inc. “Fiber vs. Copper: Battle for the Cabling Systems Market.”
- more bandwidth at lower costs
- exceptional service level commitment
- tier 1 bandwidth
- 24 x 7 x 365 network monitoring
- bandwidth can scale easily with your needs
- easy to install, maintain and upgrade
- reduced complexity of the WAN connections between office locations
- significant cost savings over DS-3 and older network technologies
- rich media can be streamed such as video, audio and web conferencing
- fiber–like experience enabling consistent delivery of ethernet services over copper media