We were approached by several of our customers with a view to enabling Carrier-Class services such as MPLS pseudo-wire over low-cost, off-the-shelf routers (that many SMB’s use). Specifically, the ability to support multi-site offices, where all of the locations function together as in a single layer-2 network. Or the ability to offer remote access to people that wish to work from home (or on-the-road).
There is a ton of technology around that can benefit SMB’s in very practical ways. And the thing is, we already use a lot of it. Cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and so on) give us huge storage capacity at very cheap prices. Literally hundreds of companies provide virtual servers (VPS), meaning we can get reliable computers “in-the-cloud” on a simple monthly plan.
Helping their customers keep their Wi-Fi networks up and running smoothly is one of the largest support challenges facing Service Providers. Many householders struggle with poor Wi-Fi throughput, coverage or sometimes basic configuration issues with having little or no technical understanding, this usually leads to numerous support calls.
Today, Inango is proudly announcing the commercial availability of its Virtual Services solution, allowing Service Providers to take ownership of the end-user services opportunity and remove the barriers to its rapid deployment. Service Providers at last have a practical, robust way to unshackle their router and offer their customers a virtual supermarket of services.
Cloud storage accounts are pretty much ubiquitous. Dropbox, Google Drive or hundreds of others provide us with a convenient and cheap way of storing our stuff: music, photos, videos or just documents. But what if I want to watch a home video, for example, on the TV in my lounge room. My TV is probably networked, but how can I stream a video file to it?
In our previous blogs we have discussed the need for Service Providers to offer more enhanced end-user services and the unique advantages in using the home router as a hardware platform for their deployment. In this blog, we will have a closer look at how this may be done today and what types of challenges it raises.
Broadband Service providers are continually looking for ways to become more relevant to their end-users. This is driving them to extend their reach into the cloud-based services market, which, as highlighted in the previous blog, is estimated to be over $221B for this year and it is only growing.
These days most of the households have a broadband connection either using Cable, DSL, Wireless or Fiber. Typical service offerings in the Western world are currently between the 50 and 100 Mbps and with max service tiers around the 1 Gbps. According to a report done for the European Commission by IHS and PointTopic…