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Why do so many companies choose an 8el Wide Area Network?

8el helps businesses connect safely and efficiently. Whether it’s sharing critical applications across a network, connecting to remote workers or emailing clients around the world, 8el offers a robust solution.

8el's advanced data network is built on over 30 years experience and considerable expertise gained from managing corporate networks for clients such as MORI, Russell Jones & Walker and Centaur Communications. Its range of public, private and international data services focus on security, speed and reliability of data transit.

The top reasons to buy an 8el data network include:

1) Quality of Service

Each customer network can be configured to support Quality of Service (QoS). This is achieved by applying either ATM Class of Service to PDH or SDH connections or custom queuing to LES and DSL services. QoS allows business critical applications and time sensitive traffic (such as VoIP and Video) to be prioritised across the network, thus providing the most appropriate end-user experience.

2) Superior network design

8els advantage is its ability to deploy the right fit for each individual customer. Depending on the required characteristics such as Quality of Service (QoS), Class of Service (CoS), resilience or convergence. 8el is able to choose the right network technology and support package to deliver the right customer experience.

3) Full national network coverage

8el has partnerships with multiple network carriers providing national coverage with access to over 140 Points of Presence (PoPs). For each customer 8el is able to work with the most appropriate partner to supply the most cost effective network.

8el is able to provide international coverage via its connections to global carriers from its PoP in 8els data centres in London.

4) Access technologies

Customers sites can be connected into an 8el WAN (also known as IP VPNs) via a number of different access technologies to best suit individual business including:

Private ADSL (contended and un-contended)
ISDN lines
Private leased lines (2-8Mbps)
LES 10/100

Access technologies include ATM, DSL, Ethernet, Frame Relay, IP VPN and MPLS to connect remote single users through to core network sites.

5) Network resilience

All 8el solutions focus on providing service continuity. With this in mind all backhaul across the 8el network is via SDH protected circuits. Where required a variety of backup options are available; including diversely routing customer tail circuits or supplying fully managed ISDN or DSL backup.

6) Support and monitoring

8els Network Operations Centre and support team provide 24/7 engineering cover and pro-active fault finding. This is backed up by 8elWatch, an extensive online network monitoring tool allowing IT managers to view bandwidth and performance stats on their network.

7) VoIP ready WAN solutions

8el WANs are fully scaleable, designed to give customers greater flexibility for future growth and to accommodate VoIP and Next Generation Services.

To discuss your data requirements, please call 0845 33 000 93. Alternatively, send an email to [email protected]