Last Mile Access Technologies
American Data & Voice’s carrier partners can provide your organization with a 100% secure private network, connecting your remote offices, teleworkers and business partners. We utilize private, non-Internet routable IP ranges. WAN data is securely transferred among locations, without being exposed to the public Internet, via multiple connectivity technologies.
These technologies include mobile wireless, DSL, frame relay, DS1 through Gigabit speeds. Customers have the option to either centralize the WAN traffic at the HUB of their network or relocate (colocate) their equipment (routers, servers, firewalls, etc) to the CORE of the Private Network in a highly secure, fully redundant, Internet Data Center and colocation facility.
1. Business Class DSL
American Data & Voice’s carrier partners specialize in securely connecting multi-location businesses for data communications. Working with all major carriers, we are able to offer Business Class DSL service in over 550 markets nationwide. Through proprietary network design our carrier partners provide enhanced data communications capable of supporting high quality of service (QoS) initiatives such as voice, video conferencing, and multicasting.
2, DS1 (T1)
The DS1 (T1) is the most commonly used digital line in the United States. A DS1 is a high-speed data link protocol that has been a standard in the telecommunications industry for more than three decades. A full DS1 transfers data at 1.544 Mbps symmetrically, and is ideal for customers who need a high-speed, reliable connection to the Internet or as one link in their Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Private Wide Area Network.
Our carrier partners monitor their DS1 lines 24 x 7 x 365. If there is ever a problem, it gets fixed fast through an industry leading Service Level Agreement. A DS1 circuit has its own dedicated port on a router at Data Center and Colocation facility. This means that your port can be monitored individually from any other connection on our carrier partner’s network, and that other customer circuits won't affect the performance of your DS1.
A DS3 connection is very similar to a DS1 in that it utilizes the same stable technology, follows a similar provisioning and installation process and is subject to the same in depth management and monitoring from our carrier partners networks. In fact, the biggest difference between a DS1 and a DS3 is the size of the "pipe," or the amount of bandwidth. As stated above, a DS1 transfers data at a rate of 1.544 Mbps. A DS3, in comparison, carries 28 DS1 signals, transferring data at a rate of 45 Mbps. A DS3 is a solution for companies that require larger amounts of highly available, dedicated bandwidth.
Optical Carrier levels (OCx) carry higher bandwidths than DS3 and are a set of multiples of the base rate for Synchronous Optical Network (SONET). SONET, the American National Standards Institute’s standard for synchronous data transmission on optical media, defines the base rate as 51.84 Mbps, each OCx level being a multiple of this data transfer rate. The following chart shows the varied OCx levels and their associated data transfer rates.
5. Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
MPLS is a data carrying mechanism that allows networks to efficiently prioritize network traffic and move information across different locations. It is suitable for global businesses that require scalable connectivity with minimal investment.
Switched Ethernet is a service that connects your LANs within the same metropolitan area with flexible bandwidth options from 5 Mbps to 1 Gbps. It provides a fully managed service that uses optical transport and builds on the strengths of a robust redundant with Cisco equipment to provide our customers with scalable optical service within the metropolitan area. Switched Ethernet supports many transport data configurations (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, multipoint-to-multipoint). It uses physical and virtual connections to satisfy your specific business requirements.
7. Wireless Point-to-Point
Licensed and unlicensed last mile wireless solutions at fiber-speed. This service allows businesses flexibility in bandwidth speeds while saving money over the long-term by not paying monthly recurring charges for network access.