Wide Area Networks Global Specialist | Connect UK, South Africa


Wide Area Networks.

In today’s interconnected world, communication is the cornerstone of progress and innovation. Wide Area Networks (WANs) play a pivotal role in facilitating seamless connectivity on a global scale. Unlike Local Area Networks (LANs) that cater to a confined geographical area, WANs transcend boundaries, linking distant locations and enabling the exchange of data and information over vast distances.

Our network now reaches over 100 countries – and if you need to link somewhere we’re not, we’ll extend it!

Coverage, quality and flexibility, delivered at speed.

When you’re opening a site in a new location, integrating new multi-national acquisitions or demerging a business from its parent, you need business to go on as usual. That means you need your network up and running almost before the deadline day. While some providers struggle to give you the same quality of service internationally, Connect has the capability and connectivity to underpin your operations – no matter where they are located. With a global network spanning 100+ countries, we have a proven track record in delivering high quality, flexible, secure networking – at speed.

The connectivity you need (not what you’re given).

Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) face a set of challenges other businesses simply don’t experience. Connect built our network specifically for you and those challenges. Designed for SIP and other demanding traffic, it provides the dependable high capacity links businesses need. We have points of presence in more locations than most global carriers, plus excellent in-country connectivity, as well as established partnerships with local tech specialists for anything we can’t solve remotely. Crucially, we also understand international networking legislation, so we can ensure you are fully compliant wherever you’re working.

SD-WAN.

A high-performance solution for enterprise applications and cloud platforms. Our innovative Session Smart SD-WAN solution weaves routing and network security together into one platform: it goes beyond application-aware routing to become session-aware, enhancing the user experience and simplifying management. What’s more, unlike solutions that graft security onto an insecure network, our approach embraces the Forrester and NIST Zero Trust Model.


Hybrid WAN.

Hybrid SD-WAN is combination of traditional MPLS and Direct-to-Internet connectivity, to maximise available bandwidth and resilience while minimising latency. The cost-effective solution reduces reliance on any single WAN technology – making it the easiest way to ensure continuity of service.


MPLS.

A secure private network, combining the latest fixed and mobile access technologies to provide cost-effective connectivity, plus centralised Quality of Service (QoS) so you can prioritise business-critical applications and traffic. Highly scalable, easily flexed and proven to be cost-effective.


Internet Services.

High performance dedicated internet access at speeds from 10Mbps to 10Gbps to support collaboration and accessing cloud-based applications. With Connect’s business-grade network, you’ll never have to share your connection, or compete with consumer traffic.


Hybrid Working Network Solutions.

Setting up a hybrid network for remote work requires careful planning, investment, and commitment to security. By focusing on the specific needs of your business, leveraging the right technologies, and prioritising employee training and support, Connect will ensure that you establish a seamless and secure hybrid network that empowers your workforce to excel in both office and remote environments.


With Connect , you don’t just get basic connectivity; you can also benefit from our expertise in network management and security, ensuring a consistent and straightforward user experience.

The benefits of Wide area networks (WANs).

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WANs are integral for businesses with multiple locations. They enable seamless communication between offices, facilitating the exchange of information, data, and applications. This connectivity enhances collaboration and boosts productivity on a global scale.

With the rise of remote work, WANs have become indispensable for providing secure and reliable connections for remote access to corporate networks. Employees can access company resources and information from anywhere in the world, fostering flexibility and efficiency.

WANs facilitate the sharing of data and resources across diverse locations. Centralised data centers can serve as hubs for information storage and processing, ensuring consistency and accessibility across the entire network.

WANs empower global communication by enabling real-time interactions, video conferencing, and collaboration tools. This is particularly crucial for multinational corporations, research institutions, and educational organisations with a global footprint.

Wide Area Networks serve as the backbone of our interconnected world, fostering global communication, collaboration, and innovation. As technology continues to evolve, the role of WANs will become even more significant, shaping the way we connect and share information on a global scale. By addressing challenges and embracing emerging technologies, the potential of Wide Area Networks to drive business progress and connectivity remains boundless.

Components of WANs.

A Wide Area Network is a network that spans a large geographic area, connecting multiple LANs and other networks across cities, countries, or even continents. The primary purpose of WANs is to establish reliable and efficient communication between widely dispersed locations. Unlike LANs, WANs exhibit characteristics such as long-distance coverage, often involving multiple service providers, and the utilisation of various technologies to ensure connectivity.

Communication Links:
WANs rely on a variety of communication links, including traditional methods like telephone lines, as well as modern technologies such as fiber optics, satellite connections, and microwave transmission. These links form the backbone of WAN infrastructure, enabling the transfer of data between geographically distant points.

Routers:
Routers play a crucial role in WANs by directing data traffic between different networks. They make intelligent decisions about the most efficient path for data packets to traverse, ensuring optimal performance and minimal delays.

Switches:
Switches are used to connect devices within the same network and are vital in managing data flow efficiently. In a WAN context, switches help in directing data to its destination, preventing congestion and optimising the overall network performance.

Protocols:
WANs use various communication protocols to ensure standardised and efficient data exchange. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the most widely used set of protocols, providing a robust foundation for data transmission across the internet.

100+

countries where we provide global VOIP

36

countries where we offer PSTN equivalent voice

24/7

monitoring and support

500

cloud service providers connected with Cloud Exchange

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