OC48 bandwidth quotes and availability are determined by the proximity of your business location to a telecom company’s fiber-fed central office (CO). Another factor (yet rarely mentioned) in establishing OC48 bandwidth quotes is the number of companies who can supply this service to your location. Usually, the greater the number of telecom companies who can provide this service to you, the better the pricing will be for your OC48 circuit.
If your company does not require your OC48 circuit to terminate at your business location, colocation facilities can offer OC48 circuits, often at greatly reduced prices. By using a colocation facility, you can access and maintain your servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can do this either via the internet, point-to-point lines or an MPLS network, whichever method is best for your company. Colocation facilities are often located in major metropolitan areas, and have close proximity to the fiber lines of the main telecom providers for that area. Due to this close proximity to fiber, the cost of an OC48 circuit at a colocation facility can be greatly reduced. The loop or access charges for the OC48 bandwidth quote can often be completely eliminated – potentially saving you tens of thousands of dollars per month.
An OC48 circuit provides 2488 megabits per second (mbps) or 2.488 gigabits per second (gbps) of bandwidth. The bandwidth supplied by an OC48 circuit would benefit customers whose requirements have outgrown the bandwidth supplied by a Gigabit Ethernet (1000 mbps) circuit or an OC12 (622 mbps) circuit. An OC48 circuit can be used for internet access, MPLS networks or point-to-point private lines. Some examples of applications supported by an OC48 circuit are: voice, transferring centralized data, video streaming, video conferencing, web hosting and email.
Customers who may take advantage of the bandwidth supplied by an OC48 are call centers, large companies, data centers, large government agencies, mid-size to larger cities, web hosting companies and internet service providers (ISPs).
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