OneAccess, a provider of multi-service access routers, has today (22 September 2014) launched an integrated LTE/4G router platform that enables telecom operators, Cloud and managed communication service providers to add LTE connectivity to the growing list of access technologies they can integrate on the multi-path WANs of SMB and enterprise customers.
Once installed on the customer premises, the One1540-4G router also provides a single, centrally managed application delivery platform over which service providers and operators can deliver bundles of revenue-generating managed network services which enhance the performance of the WAN, guarantee network availability and raise the Quality of Experience delivered by the customer’s critical Cloud applications infrastructure.
Enabling operators to deliver a bonded LTE link on the WAN ensures they can maintain continuous availability of business-critical applications as bandwidth-hungry Cloud-based applications continue to force increasing volumes of data over the network. The One1540-4G is particularly well-suited to healthcare, hospitality and retail environments where a consistently high-performing network is a pre-requisite for optimal daily operations.
By effecting a seamless and automatic failover to LTE, together with an automated return to the primary link once the principal fixed connection is restored, the One1540-4G enables service providers to extend their business continuity commitments to cover peak traffic periods when failover to legacy cellular standards, such as 3G or HSPA+, could risk performance degradation from overloading the network.
By bolstering this service with an LTE link, service providers can be assured of uninterrupted performance and, by extending the terms of their SLA guarantees, establish competitive differentiation.
“Unlike larger vendors, we work with operators directly and collaboratively to design and manufacture multi-service access solutions suited to their specific requirements,” comments Pravin Mirchandani, chief marketing officer, OneAccess.
“By providing a bonded LTE WAN link operators can harness the new cellular standard to beef up their business continuity offering, for example, or increase the performance of their customers’ Cloud applications infrastructure by using the LTE link to load balance the network.
“We have purpose-designed the One1540-4G to enable operators to think laterally about how they can extend their network service delivery to customers. Operators can, for example, use this solution with customers that require a superfast connection but have yet to install a fibre link.
“By deploying a One1540-4G they can immediately deliver a high-bandwidth LTE link of up to 150Mbp/s which will automatically switch over to a fibre link when cabling is completed, retaining the LTE link as a best-of-breed business continuity failover.”