Selecting telecommunications services and providers
- March 21, 2012
The Farmington School district in Connecticut has deployed a Comcast Metro Ethernet network to support online testing and educational applications across the district.
- February 22, 2012
With proper configuration and good system management, VoIP over WAN delivers good voice quality.
- October 14, 2011
Is your company struggling to find WAN professionals? Virtela Technology Services' cloud-based application acceleration service could be the answer.
- September 16, 2011
Legacy WAN connectivity options, such as ATM and frame relay, are falling out of favor as businesses spend more on MPLS and Ethernet WAN services, according to In-Stat.
- August 10, 2011
With Ethernet exchanges, WAN pros have more options for Ethernet WAN services because a service provider can extend connectivity beyond its own footprint.
- July 08, 2011
Despite the hype, 4G is as much of a best-effort consumer service as 3G is for branches. But Sprint is trying to make 4G business-ready with its new wireless WAN services.
- July 01, 2011
WAN managers tasked with satisfying an insatiable hunger for bandwidth are looking to Metro Ethernet and other Ethernet WAN services for bigger, cheaper pipes.
- April 27, 2011
Oracle's senior network engineer encourages businesses to deploy an IPv6 internal network in tandem with an external one to save companies headaches and extra costs.
- February 01, 2011
Looking to cut WAN costs associated with expensive private circuits, enterprises are considering standard broadband as a primary means of WAN connectivity for select branches.
- July 21, 2010
Using satellite Internet connections and mobile broadband has enabled Hess Corp. to provide wireless WAN connections where wires do not or cannot reach -- from a deepwater drilling vessel off the coast of West Africa to production facilities in ...
- July 14, 2010
Cheap land and labor in developing countries may look appealing, but limited broadband availability there often makes wide area network (WAN) connectivity expensive, unreliable or simply unavailable. WAN managers can deploy technology that reduces ...
- January 13, 2010
Rather than build a new WAN after a merger, a Dutch dairy cooperative is waiting out old contracts and slowly transitioning to managed MPLS-based services from one global WAN service provider.
- December 09, 2009
Network managers can do everything right but still get burned when a WAN service provider doesn't. A retail chain is protecting itself by using a WAN controller that enables WAN load balancing and link bonding that can ease the pains of latency and ...
- October 28, 2009
Wide area network (WAN) managers need to think less like techies and more like business strategists when deciding whether to power the WAN with one or multiple service providers. Enterprises have to decide how much risk they can tolerate and weigh ...
- October 05, 2009
In an era of tight budgets, a shortage of skilled staff and increasing network demands, WAN managed services are looking better as an option to help eliminate management and support stress on a company's IT department. There are also some ...