Fiberguide Networking Consulting and Solutions
Whether you want to connect two or more geographically dispersed business locations within the US or in different parts of the world, our wide area networking consulting service can help. We can do this by leveraging over 25 top tier national and global carriers representing millions of kilometers of terrestrial and submarine fiber optic cable. Private lines, Metro Ethernet and MPLS are some of the readily available solutions for your metropolitan area network (MAN) or wide area network (WAN).
For a secure dedicated point to point physical connection between two geographically dispersed locations, a private line may be an option. Any service and bandwidth of choice over the private network are available to most businesses. They range in bandwidth from as little as DS-1 (1.5Mbps) for PBX to PBX interconnection to dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) services with bandwidth as high as 100Gbps per wavelength for very high performance requirements.
For connecting multiple locations with high bandwidth within the same city, Metro Ethernet may be a solution of choice.
Metro Ethernet takes advantage of readily available metropolitan fiber optic networks and a mature, well understood Ethernet technology to provide low cost, scalable, low latency and secure connectivity. Bandwidths of up to 10Gbps are readily available and a few providers offer up to 100Gbps. Metro Ethernet enables the subscriber to configure the network across the connected sites without the need to coordinate with the service provider.
For organizations wishing to transmit multiple services across geographically dispersed locations over a high-performance WAN network, MPLS may be the service of choice.
MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) is a protocol used to speed up and shape network traffic flows.
In an MPLS network, data packets are labelled and packet forwarding decisions are made only from the label, without the need to inspect the packet itself. This enables the design of end to end circuits across any transport medium using any protocol.
MPLS can be used to improve quality of service (QoS) by defining for each packet, transmission paths that will meet specific service level agreements (SLAs) on latency, jitter, packet loss and downtime. Different SLAs can be defined for different services such as VoIP, video, time sensitive data and best-effort traffic.