Achieve Adequate Network Bandwidth with Bonded T1
Internet service is not one size fits all. Just as businesses vary in type and scope, so do business Internet access requirements. What’s more, bandwidth needs are not static, but grow right along with a company’s size and application needs.
Ever-changing business demands require frequent network design tweaking. The question is, how can your company achieve the perfect level of bandwidth while staying within its budget?
Suppose you’ve already made the leap to T1, but are approaching the limits of T1 service capabilities. An upgrade to T3, which is equivalent to 28 T1 lines at 45 megabits per second (mbps), very possibly would strike you not only as cost prohibitive, but also as bandwidth overkill.
What your company needs is a service middle ground, one that provides the bandwidth you need today with an eye to what you might need in the future. The good news is that there is a way to incrementally increase bandwidth as necessary for your company. Your solution: bonded T1.
Bonded T1 Unites Circuits for Speedy, Seamless Operation
Essentially, bonded T1 can be defined as the joining of two or more T1 circuits for the purpose of increasing bandwidth. Whereas one full T1 line provides data transmission at a speed of 1.54 mbps, utilizing 24 channels at 64 kilobits per second (kbps) apiece, two T1 lines bonded together provide 3 mbps supporting 46 channels.
Bonded T1 is achieved by running T1 lines through the same router and to the same Internet Service Provider (ISP), and uses inverse multiplexing (IMUX) to divide and send a single data stream across two or more T1 lines. The bonded T1s behave as a single circuit. It is the bonding of T1 lines that allows for access to the combined T1 bandwidth; simply using two or more individual T1 lines would limit you to the standard T1 1.54 mbps data transmission speed. Once bonded, the more T1 lines you add, the greater your bandwidth.
Incrementally Add Bandwidth As You Need It
One of the beneficial aspects of bonded T1 is the flexibility it affords your company in designing your LAN or WAN—and, as time goes on, in modifying those networks’ designs. For companies with 50 employees or more, for multi-site businesses, or for running such applications as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video conferencing, bonded T1 service allows adequate bandwidth at a fraction of the monthly cost of T3 service.
Bonded T1 service is available and most commonly configured as dual-bonded (x2 T1, at 3 mbps), triple-bonded (x3 T1, at 4.5 mbps), or quad-bonded (x4 T1 at 6 mbps). T1 can also be sextuple-bonded (x6 T1 at 9 mbps) and octal-bonded (x8 T1 at 12 mbps). We at Bandwidthplace are committed to helping you determine the best solution for your company’s desired applications. Please Request a Quote to discover your best options concerning network design using bonded T1. With bonded T1 flexibility comes efficiency and affordability. Should your business—and your need for bandwidth—expand, you can easily add an additional T1 line. With bonded T1, you’ll never pay for more bandwidth than your company’s network needs.
For more information about bonded T1, T1 Lines, and how increasing bandwidth through bonded T1 can make a significant difference for your business, please Request a Quote.