Swiss Telecom PTT was keen to improve the quality of service for leased line
customers and saw the manageability of the Newbridge products and the Company's experience in offering similar services with other partners as the most effective way of doing it," said John Everard, General Manager, Newbridge Europe.
One key to the success of this Netrix solution is the ability of the switches to leverage the leased line through flexible bandwidth allocation: when data traffic is higher than voice, more bandwidth is allocated to data--and vice versa.
As a result, we eliminate the need to double our leased line bandwidth, saving about $1 million a year.
To further streamline network management, and improve network reliability, we have attached devices to each frame relay switch that automatically set up a virtual leased line through the public ISDN network when the leased line fails.
When the leased line failed in the past, the PBX and servers had to do their own backup, routing each call through the public network and using modem connections.
In fact, we calculated that we could gain 30% more bandwidth without increasing the price we pay for our leased lines.
This is one reason why we are still hesitant to replace leased lines with public frame relay links, but it is something we will investigate as a way to further reduce communications costs.
Attica Telecommunications has created a large fiber optic Metropolitan Area Network in the wider Athens region to serve fixed and mobile telecom operators, service providers, ISPs, systems integrators and large public and private enterprises, offering to them leased lines
of high quality and capacity.
The VPN path is so much cheaper to use than the dial-in technology of leased lines that some companies estimate they save between $1,000 and $2,000 per employee per month with a VPN.
Organizations using either leased lines or a VPN, therefore, take a risk: they trust remote users not to pry into a corporate database where they don't belong and not to edit data inappropriately.
can be conditioned (enhanced) to ensure a higher level of performance, producing higher transmission speeds and fewer data errors.
VisionShare software and services create safe, high-speed connections over the Internet replacing leased lines
and dial-up connections in order to speed up the transfer of administrative and critical data, ensure regulatory compliance and reduce risk.