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A Day Without Internet

Posted by Olivia Phan on May 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It seems like a nightmare scenario, but it’s a waking reality for most businesses. A survey by Adweek shows 90% of all companies experience unexpected downtime, and as many as a third experience downtime every month.

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Topics: Network

The Financial Market Runs on Bandwidth

Posted by Olivia Phan on May 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM
Without bandwidth, there's a lot of life online that just doesn't get done. Sure, no one thought too much about bandwidth in the text-heavy, low-resolution days of online living, but today, it's just impossible not to. With video, conferencing, analytics tools, and all the other potential uses of bandwidth, we need it now more than ever. The financial market is no exception.

Incoming Communications? Bandwidth.

Financial organizations need to be able to field customer concerns at any given time. From simple questions about hours or balances to the most complex questions of future investment tracking, the incoming communications systems have to be ready to allow these calls through. It's not just customer calling, though; it's also contact made from other organizations, government regulators, and other such operations that need answers and information from the financial organization.

Outbound Communications? More Bandwidth.

Financial organizations also need to be able to provide a way to connect to the outside. Whether it's research being done, calls to customers being made, calls to suppliers carried out, or the myriad of other kinds of contact involved, bandwidth has to be on hand to allow the contact to flow out from the organization. Financial organizations need to be able to inform current customers, make contact with potential new customers, and carry out a variety of operations, all of which require bandwidth to be possible.

Internal Point-to-Point Communications? Still More Bandwidth.

There are even breeds of communication that need to go on within a financial organization; whether it's remote workers that need to connect back to the primary power structure via conferencing tools or whether it's information going out to those users via data channels, some connections need to take place among the members of the organization internally.

...That's a Lot of Bandwidth.

With Internet service providers often pleading poverty when it comes to improving Internet service, what can provide the kind of bandwidth that financial organizations need to succeed? There are a growing number of answers to that question, including fixed wireless service. Offering high speeds and low latency, often without the impediment of a bandwidth cap, fixed wireless can be just the thing to get bandwidth to a business.

With a growing number of uses for that bandwidth, businesses require no small amount of it to keep going. When it comes time to get that bandwidth, fixed wireless like that offered by MHO Networks can deliver with speed and latency that will surprise many...and all without a bandwidth cap.
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Topics: Bandwidth

How Digital Transformation Impacts the WAN

Posted by Olivia Phan on May 10, 2017 8:28:04 AM
Wide area networks are ever-evolving; they have to in order to support the constant levels of digital transformation businesses undergo. The move to the cloud has been one of the drivers of transformation for many businesses, but other factors such as the Internet of Things and security shifts are influential as well. The WAN has to evolve to support all these changes, and here we explore how the WAN is dealing with it. 
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Topics: Network, WAN,, Digital Transformation,, Automation

Fixed Wireless: Not Just a Terrestrial Safety Net

Posted by Olivia Phan on May 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM
Most everyone who works online to any degree already knows how important it is to have a backup system. Whether that backup is an alternative connection or a drive to the nearest coffee shop with Wi-Fi, having that backup can save a lot of business. Fixed wireless is often considered an excellent backup, but fixed wireless is more than just a backup solution. Having that backup can save companies a lot of revenue and headaches.

Better, Faster, Stronger, More

It's not just the hook of a Daft Punk song; fixed wireless Internet access has a much greater capability than some may realize. Fixed wireless Internet might bring to mind images of barely-working satellite Internet that throttles users after the fifth YouTube video of the month, but newer advances in microwave technology represent significant advances over fiber and satellite.

A properly-engineered microwave solution is able to endure even some substantially harsh weather conditions. That's a big step up from satellite by itself, and makes microwave an excellent alternative. Throw in some big improvements in latency, and the picture improves still more.

All This and Less Cost Too

Sometimes all the planets align and, in a rarity of birth, we get a technology that not only offers more, but may do so for less money than its alternatives. While this does depend on location and alternatives available, fixed wireless providers can deliver connectivity for lower cost than many terrestrial options. Given that many fixed wireless providers can offer service without data caps--unlike many current terrestrial providers--that means added value on top of lower costs.

Tomorrow's Connectivity...Today

In fact, MHO Networks' president refers to its service as "fiber in the sky," which should make it a worthwhile competitor against terrestrial fiber services. Naturally, overall speeds will vary, but fixed wireless can deliver a powerful solution without the need for terrestrial "last-mile" connectivity that can take several months to install or might be prohibitively expensive.

Naturally, fixed wireless connections vary from company to company, so be sure to check on points like security protocols, service level agreements, the ability to use voice services over the connection, and similar points.

A Connection to Count On

Add it all together, and there's a lot of clear benefit for a fixed wireless connection. Able to work in almost any weather conditions and often deliver a more robust connection than many landline equivalents, fixed wireless can be a major force in keeping a business connected. Providers like MHO Networks are ready to provide that service, and prove firsthand that fixed wireless is a connection to count on.
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Topics: Wireless

New Director of Channel Sales for MHO

Posted by Olivia Phan on Mar 29, 2017 11:15:00 AM

MHO Networks recently announced, Michael Hallet, as Director of Channel Sales. Hallet joins MHO with 17 years of experience in telecommunications, previously working at Momentum Telecom, Integra Telecom, and Qwest Communications. Read below for the full announcement to see how Hallet's new role will impact the channel.

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Michael Kriech's New Role

Posted by Olivia Phan on Mar 22, 2017 11:08:00 AM

MHO is thrilled to announce, Michael Kriech's new role as Vice President of Business Development. Over the past eight years, Michael has taken MHO to where it is today. The company is continually expanding and felt that it was a good business decision to have Michael take on the lead within this position. Read the full announcement below to see Michael's thoughts on the company and his new role.

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MHO Announces new VP of Sales

Posted by Olivia Phan on Mar 15, 2017 11:29:44 AM

MHO would like to welcome, Jamie Minner to the team as VIce President of Sales! Minner will be leading the company's Direct and Channel verticals. He was brought onto the team to help MHO expand its footprint and presence in existing and new markets.

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MHO is heading to Vegas!

Posted by Olivia Phan on Mar 3, 2017 1:46:16 PM

MHO will be exhibiting at the Channel Partners 2017 show, at Booth #637. The show will be from April 11th-13th at Mandalay Bay's Convention Center. During the show, MHO will have at the booth:

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Is RF Exposure a Concern in Point-to-Point Microwave?

Posted by Olivia Phan on Oct 14, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Over the years, microwave technology has received some negative assumptions and still does to this day. One of these assumptions claimed that exposure to microwave frequencies cause some health concerns, such as cancer. And for some organizations and decision makers, that may be a significant deterrent from utilizing an alternative technology for their network.

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