Data Services

For over 100 years, the telecommunications industry has connected people and businesses to the world. For the first 50 years, telecommunications consisted of voice transmission only. Data communications first arrived on the scene in the 1960s and today “data” in the form of Internet, Wide Area Networking (WAN), and VoIP has transformed the telecommunications marketplace. Early on WAN communications consisted of the transmission of text and numbers between sites, however today WAN data has evolved into intelligent MPLS networks which are now routinely routing email, data applications, video and voice between network sites.

TELigence Partners offers a variety of convenient data products, including Integrated Voice/Data, Private Line (Point-to-Point), Virtual Private Network (includes dynamic T1), MPLS Networking, Metro Ethernet and Data Advisory Services.

Regardless of the size of your business, our next-generation communications services can propel you forward with new unified communications and collaboration applications, while helping you better manage your costs.

TELigence’s suite of proven data platform solutions backed by our expert team will advance your business to the next generation of data communications technology.

Click below to see descriptions and benefits of some of our top data products:

Integrated Voice/Data

Integrated Voice/Data is a system that combines voice and data over a single connection. Voice can be combined with Internet access or MPLS WAN connections over DSL, T1, DS3, or Ethernet loops. The benefit of such dynamic connections is that the local loop resource can be dynamically allocated to support both applications without impacting voice quality. Since the local loop often represents a high percentage of the overall cost of a service, the dynamic sharing of this resource between voice and data is cost efficient.

There are many advantages to implementing Integrated Voice/Data including:

Network productivity. Integrated Voice/Data can greatly increase network productivity. For example, voice services are typically only available during normal business hours. By making resources used for voice available during off-business hours to support remote data-backups, a company can ensure their network is being used more productively.

Lower costs. Integrated Voice/Data can reduce existing communications bills by up to 50%. The cost of Integrated Voice is currently estimated to be only 20 to 50% of the cost of a traditional circuit-based voice network. There are also cost savings associated with reduced maintenance costs and more efficient network control and management, reduced long distance charges and line costs.

Increased service offerings. Integrated Voice/Data systems offer access to next generation telephony applications such as Unified Messaging and voice integration with CRM and other applications.

Increased operational efficiency. For businesses operating in multiple locations, integrating voice and data networks can help streamline operations. Different locations can be operated on the same voice system, enabling employees to take advantage of extension dialing between locations, and avoid intra-company toll calls. With Integrated Voice/Data it’s also possible to manage voice traffic as well as the network infrastructure from one central location, making network updates and upgrades more efficient.

Private Line (Point-to-Point)

The purpose of installing a Private Line (or “Point-to-Point”) is to provide communications between specific locations in a highly secure environment that is 100% controlled by the end user. It is a physical line and can have many different speeds, ranging from 56K to gigabyte.

There are many advantages to having a Private Line including:

Security. Private Lines offer dedicated bandwidth for high-priority business applications, such as voice and video traffic, using trusted architectures for exceptional performance. Point-to-Point is completely controlled by the end-user’s routing and switch infrastructure, and in this capacity is the most secure means for interconnecting locations.

Instant data transmission. Securely and quickly transmit important private data. Private Line offers the lowest latency and highest packet delivery.

Full regulatory compliance. Private Lines are compliant with government privacy regulations and are therefore frequently favored in the banking, financial and healthcare sectors.

High resolution video transmission. The low latency of Private Line Point-to-Point easily supports resolution video files from one place to the other without loss of video quality.

Flexibility. Private Line services are protocol independent and can carry IP, voice, data and video as Layer 2 or Layer 3 traffic. All transmission protocols are dictated and controlled by customer managed equipment.

Reliability. Private Line architecture most often carries the highest service level agreement commitments from carriers and as such is more reliable and consistent than VPN.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

A VPN or “virtual private network” is a private network that exists within a public network such as the Internet. By using encryption and other security measures, a VPN encodes all the data sent through the Internet, so the VPN is virtually private.

VPNs allow employees to securely access their company’s intranet while outside of the office. They also securely and cost effectively connect remote offices of an organization, creating one connected virtual network.

VPNs offer businesses many advantages:

Lower costs. VPNs eliminate the need for expensive private WAN circuits. VPNs are managed by client routers or firewalls and do not involve carrier facilities and support. They are therefore more flexible and are easily established and managed by a company’s IT resources.

Scalability. The cost of traditional leased lines can increase exponentially as an organization grows. VPNs that utilize the Internet avoid this problem by simply tapping into the geographically-distributed access already available.

Improved network QoS and performance. Internet download speeds and quality of service (QoS) can be dramatically improved by using a VPN connection.

MPLS Networking

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a standards-approved technology that accelerates network traffic flow and facilitates its management. MPLS tags identify data streams within a private WAN and those distinct data streams can be given routing priority based on assigned importance. As an example, voice services can take priority over data services, and enterprise data needs can take priority over browsing. Most of TELigence Partners managed WAN networks are MPLS.

There are numerous advantages to implementing a MPLS Network:

Lower costs. Because MPLS allows for meshed network routing between multi-site networks, an MPLS network can be built to deliver the quality of Point-to-Point routing without the high cost of Point-to-Point circuits.

Security. As a Layer 2.5 technology, MPLS allows shared network resources with private routing for customers’ data. Furthermore, it has some of the scalability and cost advantages of Layer 3 public Internet, but it also has additional security and efficiencies that make it ideal for deploying large-scale, IP-based, private network services.

Scalability & flexibility. MPLS converges multiple technologies into a single Internet Protocol network. Many types of traffic can be carried via MPLS routing. Additionally, it allows for automatic configuration of the network and setup of tunnels or label-switched paths and is less resource-intensive to configure than circuits.

Quality of Service (“QoS”). As well as moving traffic more quickly, MPLS’ attributes make it easy to manage network quality of service.

Reach. Many carriers have MPLS NNI interconnects, which allow for MPLS to be built using multiple carrier networks for cost effectiveness.

Improved traffic routing. Unlike with IP routing, network elements can simply read the MPLS label and move the packet along to the next step in the pre-determined path, allowing for greater reliability and predictability of traffic within the network.

Improved disaster recovery. MPLS can be pre-programmed to alternately route traffic from one path to another in case of system or location failure.

Metro-Ethernet

A Metropolitan-Area Ethernet, Ethernet MAN, or Metro Ethernet network is a metropolitan area network (MAN) that is based on Ethernet standards. It is commonly used to connect subscribers to a larger service network or the Internet. Businesses can also use Metro-Ethernet to connect their own offices to each other.

There are many advantages to Metro-Ethernet networks, including:

Lower costs. An Ethernet interface is typically less expensive and offers higher bandwidth scalability than the more traditional handoffs such as DS3, T1 and DSL. Additionally, because the provider hands Ethernet to the end-user network they are most always able to use current router or firewall WAN interface, avoiding the need to purchase additional equipment.

Speed & scalability. Metro-Ethernet also supports high bandwidths with fine granularity, which is not available with traditional connections such as T1, DSL and cable. If you need 3 MB you get 3 MB, if you need 40 you get 40. There are no “fixed increments” or limitations.

Ease of use. Ethernet provides simplified networking solutions through available private WAN connections that are linked across the Metro-Ethernet network.

The TELigence Partners difference:

We continuously comb the telecommunications and technology landscape to stay abreast of emerging trends and companies;

Work with you to assess your telecommunications and technology needs, then devise the best, most affordable solution drawing from our team of over 30 trusted technology partners and years of experience in the industry;

Once a custom solution has been selected, we work with your IT team and our chosen technology partner to ensure the deployment of your solution meets your expectations and objectives;

Post installation, we verify final billing meets the originally contracted amounts;

For the term of your contract you will be covered by TELigence Parnters’ Quality Assurance Program. We will be there to assist you with any questions or problems that may arise, relieving you of the headache of technical worries and freeing you to focus on other issues.

TELigence Partners takes our work and your business very seriously. It’s our mission to design network solutions that make you happy, save you money and improve the efficiency of your operations.

Contact us today to learn what TELigence Partners can do for you.

“Our TELigence agent is meticulous, careful, easy to work with and talk to, and has the experience in this field to provide something that other agencies cannot – honesty without ulterior motives for personal gain. He is not only an agent but also a great consultant that can help a company to determine which path is best for them.”

– Scott Bond, COO

"It can be very challenging to deal with sales people from the various telecommunications carriers when trying to source network services. They represent most of the top carriers and will work with you to identify your company’s needs and match them to carrier offerings"

– Shannon King, Director of IT

"TELigence oversaw the conversion of a nationwide POTS network and the installation of an MPLS network for my company (a national retailer with 180+ locations). TELigence met my high standards for attention to detail, organization, follow through and proved to be an invaluable resource on this project."

– Jim Giantomenico CIO

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