Internet, Network & SD-WAN: Internet Service Provider Solutions
Today’s interconnected world requires always-on connectivity to the Internet, ensuring applications can be accessed and information can be readily exchanged. So, being fully informed about all your supplier options is where BroadReach Technology’s comes into the picture.
All decision-makers are aware of the “brand-name” carriers for network connectivity such as: AT&T, Verizon, and your local cable company. BroadReach Technology Advisor’s supplier portfolio of Internet providers, not only includes these well recognized providers, but also the best-in-class carriers that operate in your area that you may not have heard about.
It’s these lesser known domestic and international carriers which are building today’s modern global networks, that have the best performance, fastest speeds, and the most nimble and responsive support organizations.
Although a business’ connectivity needs are dependent on my factors, and it’s important that your needs are properly evaluated and communicated with potential suppliers, and we ensure that this occurs.
The following type of Internet Service Provider technology options are available from our supplier network:
- Fiber Optic Connectivity
- Lit Fiber (aka dedicated Internet Access)- This is a turn-key fiber solution, which places the onus on the supplier to maintain and operate all equipment. This is the most common type of fiber optic based Internet connectivity. Service Level Agreements (SLA) are standard with this type of offering.
- Dark Fiber- The only user of a dark fiber network is your company, which means your company has more responsibility with performance, but you also have full control of performance, security, and downtime.
- Broadband, aka cable Internet
- This type of Internet service is usually delivered via a coax cable infrastructure, although also using fiber optics, i.e., Verizon FIOS.
- Performance for speed, latency, jitter, and uptime is all “best-effort” without an SLA
- Download and upload speeds are usually asymmetrical
- Satellite Internet Service Provider
- The most common use of this type of Internet service, is for rural or remote areas
- A great option for a secondary connection (back-up Internet), or for a new construction site, where a terrestrial provider hasn’t yet installed permanent cables.
- Available to most areas of the world.
- The primary providers are: HughesNetwork, Viasat, and Elon Musk’s Starlink
- Download speeds range from 25Mbps-250Mbps
- Upload speeds range from 3Mbps-30Mbps
- Monthly costs range from $70-$300
- Fixed Wireless Solutions
- This is a private network solution with customers having exclusive use of the service.
- Speeds scale from 100Mbps to 10Gbps.
- The wireless technology connects two fixed locations within line of sight.
- A great option for network redundancy or diversity, or when a quick turn-up is needed.
- 5G Wireless Internet-
- Primarily used as back-up solution, to a primary connection.
- Requires a 5G radio antennae to be installed on premises.
Managed Internet Service Provider WAN Solutions
Wide area networks (WANs) in today’s enterprises are under pressure to accommodate a variety of initiatives including cloud computing, mobility, video collaboration, big data and more. Organizations must adapt their WANs to improve control, flexibility, and insight, as well as reduce complexity and optimize bandwidth.
Managed SD-WAN takes network performance to the next level by delivering a completely managed solution that streamlines the entire SD-WAN implementation—from solution design and white-glove installation to portal-based management and ongoing support. The technology provides your enterprise with consistent access to the resources required to run your organization.
Broadreach suppliers include those offering SD-WAN solutions based on the following vendor: Versa, VeloCloud, Cisco Meraki, Viptela, Fortinet, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, and others