Monday, January 4, 2010

Verizon Offers SMB Internet Customers a 3G EV-DO Back-up

Verizon Business has begun offering a 3G EV-DO Back-up to small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers using its dedicated Internet access service. The new solution -- Verizon Internet Dedicated Access with Mobile Broadband -- automatically routes business traffic to the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO broadband wireless network in the event of a service disruption.

The combined solution features two linked ADTRAN NetVanta 3200 routers -- one connected to the primary T1 access source and the other featuring a 3G wireless Network Interface Module designed for use with the Verizon Wireless network. This dual-unit approach provides the flexibility to place the 3G NIM-equipped router wherever cellular coverage is strongest. The IDA circuit and Internet traffic are actively monitored so that the wireless link is activated only as needed.

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