by Virtela Communications, Inc.
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Published on: May 2005
Type of content: WHITE PAPER
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Length: 8 pages
Broadband is a flexible and cost-effective access alternative for speeding-up bandwidth constrained leased lines and frame relay. It provides a diverse and economical back-up to frame relay and MPLS network locations, primary connectivity for small/branch office locations, and to replace usage-based ISDN connections.
While broadband Internet access for a single location is relatively easy to deploy, broadband VPNs are much more challenging due to complications of equipment maintenance, technology diversity, managing multiple access providers, solving security threats, and inter-working broadband with other access technologies.
The challenges of constructing a broadband-based VPN are being addressed by Virtela's managed services offerings.