Internet access for your corporate sites – What are the options?

Internet access. It’s like tap water and everyone expects it to be readily available, always and plentiful. That may be the case for your home workplace, but for the IT manager or CIO connecting each corporate site this can be quite a puzzle. Does it really need to be that complex? 

The power of large telecom organizations (telcos)

To get straight to the point; a second opinion on how your organization sources internet access can be very lucrative. For example, we recently managed to save more than four thousand euros per month for 9 sites of a client. This amount was paid to a large telco in order to prevent possible congestion or blockages in the access network to the internet. The possible risk turned out to be so small and outweighed the demonstrable savings. This shows how IPK helps, without you having to solve this puzzle yourself. We offer your organization optimal Internet Access (IA) for every location, in line with your specific usage requirements. In concrete terms, this means that we contract the best provider for each of your branches, as an independent party, without you having to deal with a jumble of contracts yourself. But we will solve even more for you, namely:

The maze of possibilities

There are many ways to provide internet access for your corporate sites. Just take the options for fiber optic access offered by a growing number of local and regional providers. At the same time , consumer products providing ‘last-mile’ access such as xDSL via copper and cable broadband (via coax) can also greatly increase the performance and availability of your company network, at limited costs. For remote branches with limited options for last mile infrastructure,  mobile internet access via 3G, 4G or 5G is an economical alternative to a microwave radio connection. Do you know the best choice for your company sites? Then let’s make the puzzle a little more complex:

International challenges

Ensuring that an internet line works in the Netherlands is usually no major challenge, although there are large differences in performance and associated costs. It may be different in other countries, where the internet infrastructure is different from what we are used to here. Access to the internet may not even be viewed as a commodity.  Take for example a fast growing economy such as India. Other countries face strict regulations on internet communication,  such as in China. Even right across the border, our neighboring countries such as Germany and France, one may face certain challenges. Then how to ensure the best connectivity for your international organization? After all, as a trading country, the Netherlands is completely dependent on stable global connections.

Our ‘three musketeers’ solve the puzzle!

Bart Hendriks, Manager Business Operations, knows everything in the field of mobile technology such as 3G, 4G and 5G. This is partly due to his experience as Manager Mobile Innovations at KPN. Bert-Jan Kamp, our CTO, has a wealth of experience at KPMG where he was responsible for operation of its ultra-large corporate network, to ensure continuous, efficient and secure delivery of corporate applications. Finally, Steven de Graaf, Managing Director. He knows the international Telecom world better than most, partly because of his European responsibility at Tata Communications. Fortunately, companies that have discovered that internet lines are not a commodity are increasingly able to find us and benefit from our expertise. Our team is expanding and we will soon introduce you to more colleagues who have recently joined our team.

All options – Only one simple choice to make!

We have found that many organizations still suffer from connectivity problems and poor, inflexible services from traditional internet service providers (ISPs) with networks that deliver variable performance. Do you really want to deal with these issues yourself? We are here to help, and keen to handle this for you. If desired, we can start by placing your internet lines under 24/7 monitoring, to measure, track and report the actual availability and quality per line. That’s right – you only have to make one simple choice! 

NB: In this earlier must-read blog, we demonstrated how to save cost on traditional MPLS networks.