Having access to easily scalable networks allows organizations across every industry to quickly adapt to market forces and new technology, promoting competitiveness. Network needs are always changing, whether that’s an increased reliability on streaming and sharing multimedia content, or a shift to remote working for companies around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leveraging easily expandable networks enable organizations to stay agile in times of change and opportunity, minimizing disruptions and increasing productivity as they grow.
Scalable networks are set up so they can be quickly upgraded to increase capacity and bandwidth as required to promote business growth or reliably serve a larger user base. To be considered a network designed for scalability, it should be flexible and dependable for years to come.
If speeds or bandwidth is lower than desired, network operators can quickly modify their existing infrastructure to take on more workloads or increase data transfer speeds. Scalable networks enable companies to quickly swap out existing hardware technologies or modify protocols to drive the performance they require.
Scalable networks allow organizations to do the following:
Networks that can scale as needed are often cheaper than networks that must be completely replaced. The reduced effort needed to install a completely new network infrastructure will save companies expenses that they can put towards improving their existing setup instead.
No matter the industry, organizations will likely have to upgrade their network at some point to serve more users, or to provide their customers with new features or a greater bandwidth to support larger data transfers.
For telecom carriers, the advent of 5G brings several opportunities to offer customers faster speeds and lower latency. In order to provide the benefits of 5G, those companies must upgrade their networks to best leverage the new generation cellular network. Carriers leveraging networks designed for scalability will be able to adopt 5G technology faster than those that have to start at square one and build their telecom infrastructure from the ground up.
For enterprises, educational institutions, and other organizations, scalable networks enable them to grow bandwidth and network capacity as more personnel are using the same network. This allows organizations to prevent traffic bottlenecks and promote productivity.
In highly competitive markets, having an easily expandable network allows organizations to scale as new market trends or needs arise, promoting long-term business success. Leveraging scalable networks allows businesses to set themselves up to be adaptable as new technologies emerge or new network-intensive service offerings roll out, enabling agility and reducing downtime when upgrading their infrastructure.
Managed network services providers (MNSPs) can work with organizations to determine how to best future proof their networks by providing the expertise and resources needed to expand existing network setups. If a customer requires a new type of network, a MNSP can work with the organization to design a network with scalable bandwidth or interchangeable hardware to enable network growth with limited friction.
SCE Carrier Solutions is a local MNSP supplying Southern California enterprises, telecom carriers, academic institutions, government agencies, and other organizations with scalable network solutions to meet their unique needs.
As a local MNSP, SCE is uniquely positioned to work with organizations to understand their unique needs and how they are planning to grow in the near and distant future. With this insight, SCE can be prepared to install and upgrade networks accordingly, and provide on-site assistance and maintenance as needed to support that expansion goal.
SCE offers organizations several types of scalable network solutions Including:
Interested in leveraging futureproof network solutions that support your business growth? SCE has you covered. Request a free quote today and one of our network experts will discuss how your organization can promote network scalability.
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