Keeping you connected!

So you’ve made the decision to invest in a new telephone system, the next stage is to consider what connectivity is required.

Without resilient and reliable connectivity, the investment in your new telephone system could be at risk. Seamless connectivity is of the utmost importance to any business.

With an array of broadband packages, converged internet and voice and SIP trunking, it can be difficult to know which is best for your organisation, so here’s an overview of typical requirements and data usage for small, medium and large organisations.

Typical connectivity options

Unified 1

Large Office, Multiple Sites

20-200+ employees

Requirements:

  • Private secure connectivity across multiple sites
  • Prioritisation of critical applications
  • Choice of access service for remote workers
  • Secure cloud internet access
  • Monitoring and management capabilities

Use of data:

  • Variety of connectivity options
  • Large file transfer
  • Connectivity for remote and mobile workers
  • Integrated IP telephony

Recommendation: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  • Converged Private Network (CPN)
  • MPLS based WAN solution providing a secure converged private network supporting voice and critical applications across multiple sites
Unified 2

Large Office, Multiple sites

20-200 employees

Requirements:

  • Heavy data usage
  • Data is business critical
  • High quality service for voice and video
  • Dedicated managed service
  • Security
  • Resilience
  • Long term commitment

Use of data:

  • High speed internet access
  • Large file transfer
  • In-house hosting
  • Video conferencing

Recommendation: Fibre Optic Ethernet

  • Converged Ethernet ad Voice
  • Speeds up to 1GB
  • Dedicated and symmetrical bandwidth
  • Reliable service with SLA’s – 6hr fix
  • 24/7 monitoring and UK based helpdesk
  • 12-60 contract terms

Installation: from 60 days

Unified 3

Medium sized office,  1 to 2 sites

5-20 employees

Requirements: 

  • Communication with ‘out of office’ staff
  • Best value for money
  • Homeworkers with online requirements
  • Longer term commitment

Use of data:

  • Website and browsing
  • Email
  • Online documentation
  • File transfer
  • Voice services
  • Cloud based services

Recommendation 1: Superfast Fibre Broadband

  • Speeds up to 80Mbps downstream and up to 20Mbps upstream
  • Unlimited usage option
  • 12 month contract
  • 10 working days installation lead time

Recommendation 2: Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

  • Converged internet and voice
  • Speeds up to 35Mbps
  • Dedicated and symmetrical bandwidth
  • Reliable service with SLA’s – 8hr fix
  • 24/7 monitoring and UK based helpdesk
  • 12-60 month contract terms
  • Installation from 30 working days
Unified 4

Small office, Single site

 2-5 employees

Requirements:

  • Get connected for first time
  • Keep costs to a minimum
  • Not always in the office
  • No long term commitment

Use of Data:

  • Website and browsing
  • Email

Recommendation: Home Worker

  • Converged internet and voice
  • Speeds up to 8Mbps downstream and up to 1.3 Mbps upstream
  • Usage – download up to 100GB option
  • Available on any phone line
  • Can be installed at the same time as a phone line
  • 10 working days installation lead time
Unifed 5

Start Up Business:  Single site

1-2 employees

Requirements:

  • Get connected for first time
  • Keep costs to a minimum
  • Not always in the office
  • No long term commitment

Use of Data:

  • Website and browsing
  • Email

Recommendation: Home Worker

  • Converged internet and voice
  • Speeds up to 8Mbps downstream and up to 1.3 Mbps upstream
  • Usage – download up to 100GB option
  • Available on any phone line
  • Can be installed at the same time as a phone line
  • 10 working days installation lead time

SIP trunking over the Janet network

Janet, the network infrastructure which enables UK educational and research establishments to connect and collaborate both nationally and internationally, plays a vital role in the country’s knowledge economy. A reliable, secure, high bandwidth and high speed UK-wide network, it serves over 18m users.

Pennine offers access to this 100Gbit/s optical fibre infrastructure via SIP trunking, a successor technology to ISDN which offers many practical and cost benefits. Freeing users from the burden of often long term ISDN contracts, SIP trunking works by routing calls as IP packets via a SIP enabled PBX or another appropriate gateway device. When connected to Janet it enables all calls to be routed exclusively within the network, a softswitch enabling direct access by users.

This gives not just business class telephony but great flexibility and the cost-saving benefits associated with VoIP solutions – all calls made within the same organisation on the network are free, irrespective of location. Offering swift and simple set up this service also enables users to retain their existing numbers and to add new ones as necessary.

Savings

Cost-saving benefits associated with VoIP solutions and the Janet network.

SIP Trunking

SIP provides additional flexibility and cost savings.

Free calls

Free calls within the same organisation on the network , irrespective of location.

Retain numbers

Retain your existing numbers and add new ones as necessary.

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