Private IP Network
With satellite internet access you can create a virtual private network
between all your business locations regardless of distance.
As the rate of business change accelerates, enterprises across the world
depend increasingly on their corporate intranets for rapid delivery of information
to their people. A well designed corporate internet can increase productivity
by providing convenient desktop access to corporate-wide business TV broadcasts,
interactive training, human resources forms and information, important messages
from corporate executives, electronic copies of new marketing materials, software
updates, and more.
Satellite-based network solutions bypass terrestrial last mile gridlock,
providing each of your widespread offices, no matter where they're located,
with always-on, high-speed access to all of the bandwidth-intensive content
on your corporate intranet. Satellite networking has numerous advantages over
- Ubiquitous Availability - Satellite internet access is
available everywhere, even the most remote urban and rural areas. All that's
needed is a clear view of the sky. Terrestrial broadband technologies, such
as DSL, Frame Relay, ISDN and cable reach only a small percentage of businesses.
- Superior Economics - Satellite networks are much less
costly to deploy, maintain and operate than terrestrial network technologies.
Terrestrial networks require heavy infrastructure and heavy capital expenditures.
The individual VSAT units are relatively inexpensive and can be quickly
and easily installed by a field technician. Hub and satellite costs are
shared among thousands of customer sites, so the per-site cost of equipment,
maintenance and management is low - and gets lower as more sites are added
to the network.
- Reliability - Satellite networks provide unmatched reliability,
with far fewer potential points of failure than terrestrial solutions, and
built-in redundancy at almost every level to limit service interruptions
when problems do occur. Terrestrial networks have multiple potential points
of failure where outages can occur: construction projects digging up streets;
falling trees taking down telephone poles; equipment failures at the local
telephone central office, to name a few. And many times, terrestrial network
providers may not be able to fix these outages without third-party carriers.
- Timely Deployment and Installation - Satellite networks
can be rolled out to hundreds or thousands of locations in a fraction of
the time required for a comparable terrestrial network. An installation
team can usually complete a site install in a matter of hours, no matter
where the site is located, meaning that complete network deployment to hundreds
of sites can be accomplished in a matter of weeks, rather than months.
- Site Relocation and Addition - Relocating and adding
network sites is significantly less complicated and less expensive with
a satellite network. In the terrestrial world, vendors require advance notice
to move a site; they may be unwilling or unable to fulfill requests for
quick relocations, or charge significant extra fees. Adding a new location
can be similarly complex and costly, in addition to incurring increased
monthly bandwidth fees and other charges. In either case, the time and expense
required increases significantly if infrastructure is not already in place
- which is very often the case in remote and rural areas.
With a satellite network, installation of new sites takes just a few hours.
Relocation can occur on the same day, in most cases, if the sites are close
to one another. And, no additional terrestrial infrastructure is ever required.
- Network Capacity Expansion - Satellite technology provides
a uniquely convenient environment for accommodating network and bandwidth
expansion. One of the biggest wide-area network challenges is the ever-increasing
need for additional bandwidth to support new applications. In a terrestrial
environment this is especially challenging since, if a new application is
large enough, new terminal components (routers, cards, etc.) have to be
ordered - and increased bandwidth has to be commissioned - separately at
each site, in conjunction with local third-party vendors.
With a satellite network, network expansion is extremely easy and comparatively
inexpensive. First, all bandwidth allocation is controlled at the hub, so
increasing network capacity is as simple as increasing the amount of bandwidth
allocated to the network. And, while in some cases additional equipment
may be required at the hub to support the increased capacity, this hardware
can most often be installed in a matter of days. More importantly, no hardware
changes or field technician visits are required at the remote sites, since
VSAT equipment is designed out of the box to handle maximum bandwidth requirements.
- Flexibility and Expandability - VSAT technology has an
unmatched ability to support a wide range of devices and applications. Single
platforms can provide voice, fax, data and Internet connectivity; data networks
can support advanced functions including IP multicasting. With satellite's
unique broadcast and multicast capabilities, it is the only choice for companies
planning video and high-bandwidth content distribution as part of their
AntennaPro can offer nationwide professional installation. We can manage
all aspects of your installation, inside and out. To further discuss your
project requirements, call us at (303) 369-5666.