What is 95th Percentile billing & how it offers burstable bandwidth rates

95th Percentile is a method used by ISP’s and Data Centers to provide a burstable and flexible bandwidth (Internet) access to companies over and above their contracted bandwidth rates for 5% of the time, without increasing the price. Let us learn more about 95th Percentile billing method in this article and see why you might want to push your ISP to offer this plan.

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Accessing Internet over Power Lines

The power lines, are present in almost all the localities (including rural homes). Is it possible to access Internet through these all-reaching power lines? And more importantly, is it feasible? We’ll look at both the technology (Called as BPL – Broadband Over Power Lines / PLC – Power Line Communications) and its advantages/dis-advantages, in this article.

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You could implement Global MPLS to connect International branches

What are the options available for connecting multiple branches spread across the globe? IPLC (International Private Leased Circuit) is a dedicated line that runs between two countries, but is very expensive. VPN over Internet Leased Lines maybe inexpensive, but its not very secure & CoS parameters cannot be applied for critical real time traffic. So, why not look at Global MPLS Network, then?

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Enterprise Internet (WAN) Link Connectivity – Redundancy and Load Balancing

While taking a single 2 Mbps Internet Leased Line Link might be more cost effective than taking two 1 Mbps ILL Links from multiple service providers, the various enterprise WAN Link termination/ connectivity devices come with good redundancy and load balancing options with multiple ILL Links, which can avoid single point failures at the most important point in the network – WAN/ Internet Gateway.

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Centralized/ De-Centralized Internet Access and Inter-branch WAN Connectivity for Enterprises

Most of the companies have multiple branches. And almost all of them connect to each other over WAN (Wide Area Network) Links. Each branch needs Internet connectivity as well. So, what kind of connectivity architecture do companies adopt? Which architecture is better – MPLS WAN Connectivity and Centralized Internet Access (or) De-centralized Internet Access at each branch, while still connecting to other branches using MPLS Links (or) Virtual Private Networks using just Internet Leased Lines at all branches? We will find out, in this article.

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Salient Points and Applications of ISDN – Integrated Services Digital Network

ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) hasn’t found many takers for connecting to the Internet after the ADSL (broadband) networks became popular. But is connecting to the Internet, the only application of ISDN network? Do read on to find out how ISDN is relevant even in today’s age of high speed networks like Internet Leased Lines, VSAT and 3G – Third Generation Mobile networks!

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