The IP•Tube T1/E1 provides enterprises with the ability to interconnect their existing phone systems over flexible bandwidth lines that are used to carry data, voice, and video. The Voice Only Leased Line Toll charges assessed by long distance and local carriers are dramatically reduced or eliminated by transporting voice traffic across IP and Ethernet LANs and MANs that are becoming more and more ubiquitous:
The most compelling option for the interconnection of T1/E1 based systems is when it can be
accomplished over a Local Area Network. The deployment of Fiber based LANs such as
Gigabit Ethernet, provides organizations with high performance and high quality bandwidth that
is especially well suited for the interconnection of PBXs.
Connecting phone systems across a wireless Ethernet connection has a return on investment
that is measured in weeks.
Wide Area Networks with sufficient bandwidth and Quality of Service provisioning offer a compelling alternative to T1/E1-based terrestrial networks. Let' s explore some WAN options:
Competitive IP / Ethernet Service Providers
The list of Service Providers offering IP/Ethernet access networks are growing. The types of
technologies that support reliable broadband IP/Ethernet is diverse:
Cable operators deliver traditional Ethernet private line services over their hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable modem termination systems (CMTS).
Metropolitan Area Networks
Metropolitan carriers have built fiber-optic based Gigabit Ethernet networks to support a menu of flexible Ethernet services.
Utilities continue to build state-of-the-art IP/Ethernet networks over their vast power system Rights-of-Way to offer broadband services over fiber optics or power line carrier (PLC) networks.