A resilient internet strategy needs more than just fiber and copper lines to bring real continuity.
Even a protected circuit is vulnerable to outages and costly downtime.
As a fiber customer ourselves we have endured incomprehensible related outages resulting in the need to engineer a more robust and resilient offering.
NWIC has engineered a large hybrid microwave and fiber optic network that provides the best diversification and protection against outages and downtime.
Pole and severed line repair can create outages and often delayed restoration. If the accident is of a serious nature repairs are prohibited from being commenced until the area is safe and clear.
Whether for road repairs, utilities maintenance or private construction, fiber optic cabling is easily severed with machinery. In 2019 there was more fiber related damage then electric, water, sewer and natural gas combined. While locates usually assist not everything is marked and not all projects are properly located.
Fiber is commonly mistaken for copper and vandals will often remove with hopes of re-selling for scrap. Others have been found to use optical cables for target practice, which has resulted in a large proportion of avoidable fiber network damage.
Fiber vaults in the ground are a great dry place for rodents who are on the lookout for something to gnaw or create a nest. Aerial cable is primarily victim to squirrels who in 2011 caused US operator Time Warner the need to replace 87 miles of fiber optic cabling in New York alone.
Freak weather such as high winds, hurricanes and other storms wreak havoc on overhead fiber optic networks and Point of presences. Communities isolated exactly when they need access to information.
Fiber optic networks use an approved “Right of Way” provided by the municipality, region or city. Large infrastructure projects often require the relocation of fiber resulting in a fiber fusing process which can take many hours to complete and cause unwanted outages.
In order to remain secure and scalable many backbone fabric components require upgrades which results in network interruptions. In 2022 a failed system upgrade resulted in an unplanned 15-hour country wide outage for Rogers. Equipment can also fail without warning requiring root cause analysis and often timely replacement.
True peace of mind for your business along with options to scale up to 10Gbps on a single circuit.
Connections can terminate a 100kms away in a few hops, making the impossible - possible.
Our wireless solutions are complementary to fiber and other broadband technologies making implementation easy.
All services are monitored 24/7 and in the event of a disruption teams are on standby as required.
A proper continuity strategy will incorporate carrier diversity in addition to a protected circuit. NWIC can be utilized primarily or as a hot-standby to your current connectivity but should be used in conjunction with a secondary offering from a separate carrier.
NWIC utilizes licensed spectrum as well as lower frequency spectrum and engineers link paths based on 100-year weather reports to ensure we can withstand challenges with rain.
NWIC can provide ultra-reliability for utility, scada and other customers without the requirement to deliver 100’s of megabits of bandwidth.
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