Online testing, in-classroom devices and video-rich media are all driving the need for fast Internet. Traditional approaches to improving Internet speed – from adding bandwidth to installing complex packet shaping software – are expensive, time-consuming and often fall short of ensuring smooth, reliable Internet. Network management is a better option.
Web-based exams and student devices are among many new trends in higher education driving the need for fast Internet on campus and in dorms. Unfortunately, adding more bandwidth is simply not a cost-effective or long-term solution to keeping up with the growing demand for connectivity on campus. Bandwidth management is a better option.
The shared economy is roaring ahead, with co-working offices leading the charge as the new way to work, collaborate and network. Shared offices are cropping up everywhere as a cost effective way to start and run a business. Most co-working venues offer a full host of resources, but one service stands out as vital to member tenants and is equally frustrating to shared office operators: fast and reliable guest WiFi.
Guests consistently rank quality Internet near the top of their list of critical services provided by hotels. While this is the case, it is becoming increasingly expensive and complex for hotels to provide consistently fast Internet. Traditional approaches to improving Internet speed – from rate capping and setting up separate VLANs to adding more bandwidth – are expensive, time-consuming and often fall short of ensuring smooth, reliable Internet. A bandwidth controller is a better option.
Satellite connectivity requires a disciplined approach to bandwidth for providers as well as users. Since satellite bandwidth is both narrow and billable by volume, every effort must be made to organize traffic and prioritize transaction data to avoid retransmissions and buffer bloat at earth stations.
Local, state, and Federal agencies are rapidly adopting use of video, VOIP and video conferencing, BYOD and cloud-based file storage to enhance productivity and reduce IT costs. All of these activities are increasing real-time demand on the WAN circuit, causing network congestion, latency, timeout errors and ultimately, poor quality of service overall.