TMC (News - Alert) always makes a point to catch up with Actelis Networks whenever we can, and last month was no exception when our team landed in San Jose, CA, for an Editorial Open House in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
When TMC Editorial Director, Erik Linask (News - Alert), sat down with Prakash Nagpal, director of solutions marketing for Actelis Networks, recently, the conversation immediately focused on the excitement around the expansion of bandwidth in the industry.
Nagpal started out by telling Linask that bandwidth is moving from being able to offer bandwidth to some people and places to scaling to offer high bandwidth to everyone.
“In the business world, it migrated from offering T1s and E1s, bonding them and making that the domain of the large enterprise, but now it’s about scaling an offering of high bandwidth over Ethernet not only to the small and large enterprises but across the board to everybody,” Nagpal said.
In the residential space, it’s about scaling and offering high bandwidth services not only to people living in urban areas but also reaching residents in underserved areas. Actelis (News - Alert) remains very committed to serving the lost or lower 10 percent of residential areas. The company believes that with the demand for broadband solutions and scalability of bandwidth, no one should be without reliable high speed service, regardless of their location.
However, delivering broadband solutions to residential versus enterprise environments entails different requirements in terms of scalability and reliability.
Nagpal mentioned that the reliability of bandwidth required for a residential area is not as high compared to a business environment. He also credited the symmetry of the bandwidth as being imperative for business settings as opposed to residential. He explained the bandwidth traveling downstream to the customer is equally as important as and the upstream bandwidth providing the ability to send video traffic back to the sending party. While both streams are still important for residential areas, they are not as high maintenance as in business environments.
According to Nagpal, in the business world, connectivity is moving towards more Ethernet-based deliveries, which is not the case for residential areas. He explained that 65 to 70 percent of the world is still utilizing DSL-based services as a method of receiving broadband in residences.
Nagpal explained Ethernet as being referred to as the cord that people plug into their computers to obtain a connection. “The reason everyone is migrating to Ethernet is the simplicity of being able to plug a cord into your computer for connectivity,” he said.
“Reliability is about having the bandwidth available all the time; it’s about meeting the requirements of the application,” Nagpal added. “Reliability is about delivering Quality of Experience to the customer.”
He continued that, reliability involves the combination of elements like making sure the line stays up and making sure the information is delivered reliably to the receiving end.
“Scaling is not just about delivering reliability or higher bandwidth to large communities, it’s about doing so cost effectively and integrating it more easily with your existing infrastructure.”
For more information on Actelis Networks, watch the interview above in its entirety.
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Stefanie Mosca is a Managing Editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy writer for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny