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How Fixed Wireless Addresses Modern Scalability Needs

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s expected that the number of Internet users around the world will reach 3.6 billion of the population, or 48 percent, this year. The demand for a high speed connection challenges the copper and fiber options and their ability to reach both dense urban and rural areas. For companies looking for ample bandwidth and flexibility, the speed and scalability of copper and fiber come up short, too.

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Topics: Fixed Wireless,

Fixed Wireless: What You Need To Know

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Fixed wireless is a kind of Internet service that is accomplished with radio signals. It offers many of the same things wired broadband offers -- without the need to run cable. There are many reasons to use fixed wireless service. If you're considering utilizing it for your business, there are a few things you need to know.

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Topics: Wireless, Network, Fixed Wireless,, internet,, ISP, communications

How the Cloud Is Changing the Way Enterprises Connect to the WAN

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Before the cloud brought about software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), but after frame relay stopped being the standardized WAN technology, most enterprises used multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) to connect to their WAN. MPLS is still the most popular form of WAN connectivity today, but with data- intensive applications on the rise this may be changing.

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Topics: WAN,

First Data, Now Connectivity: The Cloud Is Still the Future

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Back when cloud-based systems were first getting started, they were looked at the same way someone would look at, say, jumping the Grand Canyon on a soapbox derby racer built by a particularly bright seven-year-old. It was a clever enough plan, but almost insane in execution. Who would put valuable proprietary data in the cloud, where theoretically anyone could get at it? 

That's long since changed, thanks to significant security augmentations, and cloud-based operations are now a welcome part of everyday business. It's time to reconsider the cloud as a connectivity vector with fixed wireless service.

Fiber in the Sky

Fiber service really got its start from Google Fiber, which presented as a serious competitor offering not only better prices, but significantly better service. Google Fiber eventually retracted after the discovery that laying fiber optic cable was extremely expensive. That's where fixed wireless connectivity can be especially valuable. Able to function as "fiber in the sky," it can effectively deliver fiber-grade service without having to lay the actual fiber.

Why Bother with Grounded Service?

This concept raises an interesting point: if there's a service out there that can act like fiber, provide the latency of fiber, and offer the speeds and bandwidth of fiber, then why even bother with grounded services at all?  In some cases , speed can be an issue, though this is changing rapidly. 

In fact, many of the reasons to avoid fixed wireless are either outdated or have been corrected. It used to be that fixed wireless required a direct line-of-sight connection, a  development  that's long since changed. Perhaps the only reason to continue using grounded instead of fixed wireless is that fixed wireless isn't available in a particular area.

Cloud-Based Internet Access

Essentially, we now have the option of what amounts to cloud-based internet access. It may sound redundant given that the internet is required in order to access the cloud, but it's about the case. With minimal infrastructure required--especially when compared to grounded access--fixed wireless can deliver all the benefits of standard fiber without the need to run fiber all over the place. 

If cloud-based internet service sounds like a good deal to you--and it should--then talk to  MHO Networks , who can deliver service on par with fiber, but without the messy infrastructure issues. The best in connectivity may be closer to hand than you ever expected.
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Topics: cloud

A Day Without Internet

Posted by Olivia Phan on May 22, 2017 5:00:00 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 5:00:00 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 7:28:04 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 5:00:00 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 10:15:00 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 10:08:00 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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