The Engine that can Help Networks Perform Better

Have you ever thought what goes into making a call from your cell phone possible?  It’s almost expected that a call from point A to point B will happen immediately and without interruption.  It is also expected that text messages, internet connections or emails occur almost instantaneously.  What people tend to remember most is dropped calls, slow downloads or a painfully slow Internet connection when flipping from one Internet site to the next.  It gets frustrating and these are the challenges in today’s very competitive wireless market.  1) On time delivery, 2) faster downloads and 3) no dropped calls.

This puts added pressure on carriers to make sure their networks are beefed up and meet the challenges of today’s speeds and tomorrow’s applications.  We live in a mobile age and hunger for new and advanced applications requires wireless carriers meet these demands and deliver solutions to their subscribers at low cost.

A critical function of the wireless network is the carriers’ last mile or first mile access to the Cell Tower.  Over the past few years I’ve seen that Ethernet from the cell sites to the Wireless Carrier’s networks has been the fastest and one of the most effective means to connect their network together.  Huge demand for data used by today’s smart phones, tablets, mobile tracking devices, mobile workers and the Internet has caused carriers to reevaluate their connections to the cell site.

Ethernet is now looked at as one of the most efficient means to address these demanding wireless applications.  It is a technology that is quickly replacing other traditional “access to the Cell Site” means.  Ethernet satisfies the need for low cost, scalable, low latency, big bandwidth demands.  It gives you the ability for fast network upgrades.  Service Level Agreements help guarantee that your data or voice conversations are received from their destinations with more reliability.

This is just one more example of how Ethernet addresses the needs of the market.  And it is not just limited to a provider’s cellular network; it is one of the fastest growing technologies for businesses as well.  You can learn more with a quick visit to AT&T’s Enterprise Business website or listen to the webcast.

What have you experienced with Ethernet and Wireless that delivers good results?  What is working in your organization?  We’d love to hear your comments and you can share them below.
Lee Sheehan Senior Marketing Manager AT&T About Lee