What does a purpose-built network mean for an enterprise like yours?
As the Internet becomes more congested — more video, more cloud, more AI, more everything — performance demands are increasing. That means that reliability and low network latency are more important to a business than ever.
But those quality metrics are something most network providers can’t control very well.
A purpose-built network is different. It’s designed to perform with the needs of businesses in mind.
That makes an enormous difference to you, your customers, and your bottom line. No matter how many network providers try to convince you “internet is internet” – i.e., one provider is no different from any other – don’t believe it.
Here’s why a purpose-built network is different than generic internet providers.
Most Networks Are a Mess
Most IP networks were built through acquisitions and mergers, with one network being tacked on to another.
The more networks you stitch together, the more problematic it becomes. Legacy phone and cable providers may route your data through a maze of paths throughout the country or the globe, even if you’re sending your data just across town. Too much switching between networks creates more latency and makes troubleshooting more complicated.
This leads to poor customer experience and more headaches for your IT and networking staff dealing with complaints, slowdowns and outages.
To make matters even worse, most of these network providers are global behemoths that try to be all things to all people, selling everything from residential cable TV to home security to business services. Their focus is on adding customers while lowering their costs, not creating solutions for your specific business needs.
That also means that when you call about service issues or to explain the intricacies of your enterprise networking needs, good luck. You will likely deal with customer services agents who don’t know you, your business or how to solve your problem.
Uniti Is a Network Built from Scratch
If your enterprise could build a network from scratch, Uniti’s network is what it should look like. Will give you four reasons why:
Private Network with No Convergence
Uniti’s overall network features 100% fiber and 7 million route miles of fiber. Our IP network utilizes its own, dedicated optical wavelengths running on fiber and which prohibits convergence with any other network. Because of this dedicated deployment, there is no opportunity for this to be routed through a switched network – which then could lend itself to converge with other Non-Internet traffic. Our Internet backbone routers only carry Internet traffic – plain and simple.Translation: Your data takes a private, direct route while others battle traffic jams on a scenic route.
Efficient Routes Planned in Advance
We planned routes in advance for efficiency. We used decentralized and dedicated market IP routers so routing decisions are optimized and made closer to your business. Our route maps demonstrate how this will work for your business. Your data has less distance to travel and gets moving faster, in the most direct path possible.
Worldwide IP Edge Connectivity
The Uniti network is connected to multiple Tier 1 transfer providers and Internet exchanges in on all regions of IP backbone and growing. Like the decentralized routers, having decentralized edges allows for better geographic routing because traffic goes to the closest edge in and out of the multiple paths to each location. All are in multiple locations with enough bandwidth to handle even multiple edge outages for greater network reliability.
Built for Business Customers
The Uniti network was built to deal exclusively with business traffic and is not bogged down with consumer data. And because it owns all parts of its network, in the unlikely event of a problem, it can easily track down and pinpoint the problem without looking to other network providers to help figure out what is going on.
A Quality Experience for the Network
Because Uniti’s network is built from scratch specifically for the needs of business customers, it can anticipate and avoid the bottlenecks that are endemic to major carriers. Your data can move faster, ultimately providing a better experience for you and your customers. Let us show you how we can bring your network up to modern standards.