There are many good reasons to stay with your current Internet
Service Provider (ISP)—whether you’re happy with their service, committed to a contract term, afraid of the potential hassle, or are just not in favor of change. The good news is—whatever your reason, you can add ‘over-the-top’ voice, networking and security services, independent of your ISP, to complement your last mile connectivity.
BYON, or bring your own network is the concept where access-agnostic
solutions allow you to swap phone systems and migrate to the latest
communications and networking technologies easily, while keeping your underlying
connectivity in place. BYON offers a unique mix-and-match approach, empowering you
to find the optimal combination for your business communication needs.
BYO for you?
“BYO” is not a new concept—bringing your own lunch, beer, wine and
most recently, device is a common practice that allows a simple way to control
personal preferences and costs—but is BYON right for your business? There are a
few things to consider.
your network from “zero to hero”
We recently helped Arc3
Gases add SD-WAN, UCaaS and Managed Network Security to take their
network “from zero to hero”. Disruptions were eliminated by leveraging existing
connections—no “rip and replace” tactics were needed. By going “over the top” of
existing connectivity, Arc3 avoided paying early termination charges for
circuits still under contract. These connections were paired with cost-effective
cable circuits in an active/active configuration to simultaneously maximize
bandwidth utilization and ensure uptime. 4G fail-over was also added in an
active/passive configuration to guarantee latency-sensitive applications,
including VoIP, continued to perform well and without interruption. Not only
did this customer successfully improve performance and converge multiple
vendors, they also increased employee productivity and their customers’
If you’re interested in exploring a BYON
approach, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Aaron Baker is the regional president of sales for Windstream Enterprise’s north region. Prior to joining Windstream, he served as the vice president of sales at EarthLink which merged with Windstream in 2017. Prior to Earthlink, Baker held several senior leadership roles with Deltacom. Baker received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina.
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