OC48 price quotes are extremely competitive per megabit of bandwidth when compared to other forms of bandwidth such as OC12 and OC3. Generally, the more bandwidth a company purchases, the lower the price per megabit of bandwidth.
OC48 price quotes are calculated based on the distance between where the circuit originates (a telecom company’s central office that is fiber-fed) and where the circuit terminates (your business location). Pricing for OC48 circuits is also determined by the number of telecom providers who are able to supply the service to your location. In general, if your location has several companies that can provide an OC48 circuit to you, the better your pricing will be.
Businesses that have increased bandwidth requirements beyond what a Gigabit Ethernet circuit (1000 mbps) or OC12 circuit (622 mbps) can provide, may find that an OC48 circuit will meet their needs. An OC48 circuit provides 2.488 Gigabits per second or 2488 Megabits per second of bandwidth. MPLS networks, point-to-point private lines and internet access can all be facilitated by an OC48 circuit.
Customers who may require the bandwidth of an OC48 circuit are: mid-size or large cities, hospitals, large companies, call centers, data centers, web hosting companies, ISPs (internet service providers) and large government agencies. An OC48 circuit can support such applications as email, voice, centralized data transfer, video streaming, web hosting, and video conferencing.
Colocation facilities are another option if your business is researching the cost and availability of an OC48 circuit. If your business does not require that the OC48 circuit terminate at your location, you may be able to take advantage of the benefits of utilizing a colocation facility. With this option, you can store and manage your servers at the colocation facility, while having complete access to your servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access your servers via the internet, an MPLS network or point-to-point lines. Colocation facilities are often located in major cities, and are close to the fiber lines of the telecom companies who serve that city. Because of this, the loop or access charges of your OC48 price quote may be significantly reduced or even eliminated.
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