Blended Connectivity: Fast, global, reliable.
Continuity and quality are the major requirements in business communications, but in an increasingly global world, they can be difficult to source. Whether you’re deploying operations in a remote location, you need quick deployment or you’re looking for a fool-proof redundancy — fast, reliable connectivity is needed to support your day-to-day day operations and business-critical applications.
In a market that’s Always-On and leaning Mobile-First, Custom Connect has added Blended Connectivity to its selection of global communication services. By integrating fixed and mobile connectivity into a network that leverages 4G, we can connect our customers to high-performance, redundant networks globally.
To offer this groundbreaking service we’ve partnered with M2MBlue, a leading wholesale global 4G service provider that can connect customers to any mobile network, anywhere in the world.
Why Blended Connectivity?
4G adds significant value in the search for improvement of the continuity and flexibility of mission-critical communications.
The need for integration
The trend towards Mobile Business has complicated enterprise network management — essentially creating another infrastructure to take care of. Enterprises need mobile communications have to adhere to the same requirements regarding business continuity, management, performance and visibility that have been set for general enterprise networking. This means mobile networks need to be embedded in, and integrated with, overall network management. Blended Connectivity does exactly this — integrating two separate infrastructures into one, SD-WAN-ready management environment, offering one-contact one-contract benefits.
The need for business continuity
By adding 4G to the enterprise networking infrastructure, new opportunities arise for strengthening that infrastructure. Today, fast and reliable mobile 4G communications are quickly becoming the preferred channel for mission-critical connectivity at remote locations — places where fixed lines are not (yet) available or where temporary access is needed.
What’s more, 4G can be leveraged to create an additional channel for backup when a fixed lines fail. Adding 4G to the existing array of redundant communication channels minimizes the risk of failure to near-zero as the 4G network is separated from the fixed infrastructure.
This works the other way around as well. As many innovative business models are based on mobile access, the end-to-end transport of the associated data flows must be secure, reliable and high performing — from the 4G device all the way up to the business critical application and vice versa. In a Blended Connectivity environment, 4G benefits from the redundancies in the fixed infrastructure.
The promise of new opportunities
Blended Connectivity allows for a wide range of new opportunities, as enterprises no longer have to wait for fixed lines to be deployed.
4G offers connectivity at remote locations where traditional modes of connectivity are not available. Due to its fast deployment and small IT footprint, a 4G connection is much more easily established than waiting on local network carriers. With 4G, enterprises also gain flexibility because deploying mobile connections takes a matter of minutes instead of weeks or months. Internet of Things strategies are also much more easily adopted when the end-to-end connection from the device to the datacenter is safe and secure.
4G means serious business
As with many other digital innovations, 4G demonstrates the ‘spill-over’ of technology from the consumer market to the enterprise arena. Today, regions with the fastest 4G LTE networks easily outstrip the capabilities of the average wired broadband connection. On top of that, 4G LTE coverage is quickly increasing the world over. Today, East Asia and Europe are leading the way with faster speeds and broader 4G LTE availability — but 4G can be accessed anywhere on the planet.
Fixed and 4G: Best of Two Worlds
Custom Connect is partnering with M2MBlue to offer end-to-end, carrier neutral high-bandwidth Blended Connectivity. The partnership is a perfect match — with Custom Connect’s starting point being fixed lines and M2MBlue’s mobile. And while the companies come from different sides of the connectivity spectrum, they meet in the middle with a clear understanding of the importance of carrier neutrality for enterprise networking.
Customers of Custom Connect rely on a dynamic global network that meets their connectivity requirements — from availability to bandwidth, latency and flexibility. Because of this, these clients are well equipped to leverage even the most critical business applications in the most exotic locations. Through the M2MBlue offerings, Custom Connect provides an additional 4G connectivity service that enhances its broad array of connectivity solutions. Custom Connect’s engineer’s design, create and manage the most demanding networks. Plus, doing business with Custom Connect means benefiting of the ease of one-contact, one-contract.
As a network-independent connectivity specialist in the field of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, M2MBlue provides global wireless connectivity and services. M2MBlue offers services based on smart and hybrid roaming for national and international markets.