Fiber Internet, Hosted VoIP, SIP, MPLS, T1, bonded T1, cable and other cloud services.  These are just a few of the services we offer at Optiwave Communications.

Ethernet – Ethernet is becoming the T1 of 10 years ago. Today, instead of buying an Internet T1 at 1.544 Mbps, companies are buying Ethernet circuits.  This is due to speeds from 10 Mbit/s up to several gigs of bandwidth. Some forms of Ethernet are:

  • Ethernet over Fiber
  • Ethernet over Copper
  • Gig Ethernet (Gig E)
  • Metro Ethernet
  • Ethernet over DS1
  • OC-3, OC-12, OC-48
  • (ask our consultants which option is best for you needs)

VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) – VoIP is a way of communicating voice traffic over your internet connection instead of using the PSTN carrier networks. First of all, VoIP is less regulated compared to traditional copper voice traffic.  Therefore, this can save companies substantially. Also, with QOS (Quality of Service) and COS (Class of Services), carriers can guarantee better quality.  As a result, VOIP traffic has less degradation and static on the lines provided.

Hosted VoIP PBX – Most of all, we offer the best Hosted VoIP PBX phone solutions. We use VoIP IP phones for the hosted phone system.  Therefore, this replaces the need for companies to purchase expensive phone systems for their company. Also, all the functionality is instead offered over the data connection. These include Voicemail, auto attendant, and other functions  and are set up in the cloud. As a result, the system replaces the need for a phone system entirely. Finally, call us if your company is looking to buy a phone system.  Especially if you don’t want the huge capital expense. A hosted VoIP phone system might be a better option.

SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) – SIP works in conjunction with several other protocols. Subsequently, it is only involved in the signaling portion of a communication session. When looking for SIP services, it’s important to find a carrier who supports your phone system. Therefore, it will be on their approved SIP PBX list.

MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) – is a high performance telecommunications network.  Most importantly, it directs and carries data from one location to the next with the help of labels. MPLS makes it easy to create links between sites on a private intranet.  Therefore, it allows companies with multiple locations to communicate with each other privately with voice and data services.  Hence, the labels allow the company to prioritize the type of traffic that travel the network.  As a result, the company gives different priorities to voice, video or other applications.

Internet T1/Bonded T1 – T1 is a dedicated Internet access circuit consisting of up to 24 channels. First of all, each channel is 64 Kbit/s and work together to reach speeds of 1.544 mbit/second. Internet T1s can be bonded to each other for greater bandwidth.  Also, these bonded circuits can increase up to 12 Mbps in increments of 1.5 Mbps. However, if you need 3 T1s at 4.5 Mbps, you may be better off ordering an Ethernet circuit.

Integrated T1 – encompasses the best of both worlds from the voice T1 and from the data T1. Each 64 Kbit/s channel can dynamically convert back and forth from voice to data and back. Voice always takes precedent over data on an integrated T1.  DID (Direct Inward Dial) numbers can also be set up on integrated T1s. You can also bond Integrated T1 lines.

Voice T1 – A voice T1 can be set up just like an internet T1, but with voice instead of data. You can also set up voice T1s with a PRI (Primary Rate Interface) interface to your phone system.  Hence, you can have up to 24 telephone lines and hundreds of DID (Direct in Dial) numbers.

Point to Point T1 – This is a form of T1 that sets up an internal network between two sites at 1.544 Mbps. The circuit does not have any data internet access on it.  Therefore, end users are responsible for formatting the communication on this line. There are only two end points on a point to point T1.  Subsequently, there are only two speeds available with this circuit, 1.544 Mbps or 45 Mbps. If you have three or more sites, MPLS is probably going to be a better solution.

DS3/T3 – Digital Signal 3 is the equivalent of 28 Internet T1s (DS1) working together. You can reach speeds of up to 45 Mbps.  Also, you can configure a fractional DS3 anywhere from 10 to 45 Mbps.

OC3 – OC3 is a dedicated fiber circuit with transmission speeds of up to 155 Mbps.

OC12 – OC12 is a circuit with transmission speeds of up to 622 Mbps.

OC48 – OC48 is a circuit with transmission speeds of up to 2488 Mbps.

Co-location – You can rent space in a data center to store your equipment instead of having equipment onsite. Hence, this is great for dispersed work forces or a good disaster recovery plan.


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