Local Telephone and Cable Providers

When you assess your communications and data options, do you count on your local telephone or cable provider to offer the advice that is best for you?

Do you trust that your local telephone or cable provider’s advice will be unbiased and based on your needs, rather than their offerings. Or, do you talk to an impartial consultant who can consider and recommend from the offerings of all telephone and cable providers that serve your area? Does your local telephone or cable provider have a conflict of interest? These questions are important for several reasons.

If you are relying on the advice of a single provider, that provider will often recommend services that they offer, not necessarily the services that would best meet the needs of your company. Each provider’s offerings are unique and limited. If your company actually would be best served by a service that is not offered by the provider with whom you are talking, this provider will often be reluctant to refer you to another provider who can better meet your needs. Instead, they often attempt to convince you that you need what they can offer.

What you need, and what a single provider can offer, are often not the same. Unless you are an expert in the industry, you may not recognize this. You are an expert in what your company offers, but probably not an expert in telecommunications.

If your local provider does happen to offer what your company needs, but knows that you are “loyal” to them, and not consulting with others, this may be perceived as lack of competition, and result in less than competitive rates for the services you order. This typically translates into poor service down the line.

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Connect Your Enterprise To The World

Welcome to Unified Network Services. Whether your acumen focuses on information technology or business, we can connect your enterprise to the world. We assist business and technology professionals with robust, high speed, low latency connectivity for their voice and data networks, as well as data center and cloud computing, secure remote access and mobility solutions. The world continues to move way beyond T1s, frame relay and other legacy connectivity. We work with the top service providers in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. We specialize in local support for your business. Let us help you turn up your future.

Private Line

Whether you’re transmitting point-of-sale information, banking transactions, patient records, corporate or government documents, or administering a distance education program, you need to communicate safely and quickly with the utmost in reliability.

Private Line Networks offers high-speed, dedicated, point-to-point connections to transfer data securely between locations for reliable and secure data transmissions because no one else can use your communications path. Easily handle critical applications: bulk data transfer, disaster recovery, distance learning, engineering, and video conferencing.

Stay compliant with regulations such as HIPAA by securely transferring confidential medical records or imagery from one site to another for consultation or for disaster recovery. Instantly transmit mission-critical data, such as: point-of-sale information, banking transactions, corporate or government documents. Supports high-resolution video transmission to enable distance learning.

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MPLS

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a mechanism in high-performance telecommunications networks which directs and carries data from one network node to the next with the help of labels. MPLS makes it easy to create “virtual links” between distant nodes. It can encapsulate packets of various network protocols.

MPLS is a highly scalable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying mechanism. In an MPLS network, data packets are assigned labels. Packet-forwarding decisions are made solely on the contents of this label, without the need to examine the packet itself. This allows one to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium, using any protocol. The primary benefit is to eliminate dependence on a particular Data Link Layer technology, such as ATM, frame relay, SONET or Ethernet, and eliminate the need for multiple Layer 2 networks to satisfy different types of traffic. MPLS belongs to the family of packet-switched networks.

MPLS operates at an OSI Model layer that is generally considered to lie between traditional definitions of Layer 2 (Data Link Layer) and Layer 3 (Network Layer), and thus is often referred to as a “Layer 2.5” protocol. It was designed to provide a unified data-carrying service for both circuit-based clients and packet-switching clients which provide a datagram service model. It can be used to carry many different kinds of traffic, including IP packets, as well as native ATM, SONET, and Ethernet frames.

A number of different technologies were previously deployed with essentially identical goals, such as frame relay and ATM. MPLS technologies have evolved with the strengths and weaknesses of ATM in mind. Many network engineers agree that ATM should be replaced with a protocol that requires less overhead, while providing connection-oriented services for variable-length frames. MPLS is currently replacing some of these technologies in the marketplace. It is highly possible that MPLS will completely replace these technologies in the future, thus aligning these technologies with current and future technology needs.

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Wireless WAN

Wireless wide area networks are wireless networks that typically cover large outdoor areas. These networks can be used to connect branch offices of business or as a public internet access system. They are usually deployed on the 2.4 GHz band. A typical system contains base station gateways, access points and wireless bridging relays. Other configurations are mesh systems where each access point acts as a relay also. When combined with renewable energy systems such as photo-voltaic solar panels or wind systems they can be stand alone systems.

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Wireless LAN

A wireless local area network (WLAN) links two or more devices using a wireless distribution method, providing a connection through an access point to the wider internet. The use of spread-spectrum or OFDM technologies also gives users the mobility to move around within a local coverage area, and still remain connected to the network.

“Wi-Fi” is a term used to describe 802.11 WLANs, although it is technically a declared standard of interoperability between 802.11 devices.

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OC48

The OC48 is a high-speed digital network connection that is capable of transmitting at a speed of about 2.5 gigabits per second. This type of dedicated line is designed for large companies and universities with a large campus environment. The super speed allows for transmission of large databases over a busy network.

The OC48 is equal to 4 OC12s. To get an idea of the size this equates to approximately 1600 T1 circuits. The OC48 is engineered specifically for your location and can be used for voice or data. It can also be divided and used for both. The large bandwidth of the OC48 provides fast service for your network backbone.

Because of the large amount of lines and capabilities of the OC48 the pricing is based on the specific configuration. The OC48 allows for full Internet access to all streaming data and can handle many Internet connections at a time.

The OC48 is made for large and super-large applications and those requiring the maximum amount of bandwidth. This may include campus environments such as hospitals and universities. An OC48 can be used as the backbone in large installations.

OC stands for Optical Carrier. The OC48 is a group of fiber optic circuits. This allows the OC48 to support such high speeds. The OC48 is suitable for a large enterprise or ISP backbone. Fiber provides a stable and reliable method of delivery for these circuits both for voice and data applications.

OC48 bandwidth is the big story here. With speeds of up to 2.488 Mbps the OC48 is a logical choice when large applications are used. These can include streaming video, multiple large text files and graphics. The bandwidth supports any current application available today as well as future applications. For the business serious about its communication system, the OC48 is the best method for the price.

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OC3 Wireless

OC3 Wireless is a License-Exempt digital microwave radio that provides wireless full-duplex OC-3 connectivity for distances exceeding 7 miles (11 km)—at a significantly lower cost than leasing dedicated OC-3 lines or trenching for fiber.

Using high-quality radios and standard SONET interfaces, OC3 Wireless allows you to quickly connect locations or add redundancy to existing SONET network infrastructure. OC3 Wireless offers significant cost savings compared to leased-line connections, and provides a time-to-connection advantage where new lines are impossible or too costly.

In addition, OC3 Wireless is license-exempt, so you can install it where and when you need it, without right-of-way limitations, frequency licensing delays, or waiting for your telecommunications provider to deliver new lines.

With OC3 Wireless, there are no leased-line hassles, antenna restrictions or right-of-way issues to negotiate. You no longer have to worry about man-made barriers to Easy installation and operation allow network planners to quickly deploy SONET (155 Mbps) capacity between locations, making it the ideal solution.

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Fixed Wireless

Fixed wireless refers to the operation of wireless devices or systems in fixed locations such as homes and offices. Fixed wireless devices usually derive their electrical power from the utility mains, unlike mobile wireless or portable wireless which tend to be battery-powered.

Although mobile and portable systems can be used in fixed locations, efficiency and bandwidth are compromised compared with fixed systems. Mobile or portable, battery-powered wireless systems can serve as emergency backups for fixed systems in case of a power blackout or natural disaster.

The technology for wireless connection to the Internet is as old as the Net itself. Amateur radio operators began “patching” into telephone lines with fixed, mobile, and portable two-way voice radios in the middle of the 20th Century. A wireless modem works something like an amateur-radio “phone patch,” except faster. High-end fixed wireless employs broadband modems that bypass the telephone system and offer Internet access hundreds of times faster than twisted-pair hard-wired connections or cell-phone modems.

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3G Fixed Wireless

Fixed wireless broadband refers to a technology that allows a network high-speed wireless Internet access connection between two fixed locations over a wide area. Broadband is a telecommunications signal of high bandwidth, or a frequency greater than 1 MHz, or one million hertz cycles per second.

3G fixed wireless utilizes a radio antenna located at each fixed location to establish a wireless link. These links are arranged as point-to-point transmissions to facilitate use of the antennas. A point-to-point data link is a method of telecommunications connection using two designated endpoints.

The 3G fixed wireless system used by wireless devices to connect two fixed locations with a radio or other wireless link to enable data communication between those locations. Wireless LANs, or local area networks, typically manage 3G wireless systems. Wireless LANs link multiple devices via a wireless distribution method and provide a network connection.

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Ethernet Over Copper

Ethernet over Copper provides high speed synchronous Internet services that DSL cannot achieve. Ethernet over Copper is more akin to T1. EoC is an Ethernet WAN connection that can link multiple business locations or give you a high speed dedicated Ethernet connection. It also makes a good on-ramp to private cloud networks such as nationwide or international MPLS networks.

What Ethernet over Copper and T1 lines have in common is that they are both provisioned over multiple twisted pair telco wiring. That’s what’s in the bundle of telephone wiring that’s connected to your business now. Both T1 and EoC can use multiple wire pairs to increase bandwidth in a process known as bonding.

There are technology differences in the protocols and modulation schemes that are used to transport the signal between your business location and the closest carrier office, but you generally don’t need to be concerned about that level of detail. Both technologies can transport your packets quickly and reliably. What you need to really compare is how much bandwidth you can get for a particular price level.

Where available, EoC often offers both higher bandwidths and lower prices. Part of that is due to the efficiency of the technology involved in transmitting higher bandwidths over common copper wiring. The other factor reducing prices is that EoC is often promoted by competitive carriers looking to establish a foothold or even dominance in a particular market.

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