Want the Perfect MPLS Service Provider? Follow This Advice!
MPLS service can be the perfect technology choice for businesses both big and small. But simply choosing this technology isn’t good enough! You also need to find the perfect MPLS service provider.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Get the perfect contract length
A good MPLS service provider will let you select how long you want to work with them. If you simply want to test things out with a year contract, you can do it. Or, if you want to “set and forget” your service, you can get a five-year contract. While MPLS service providers are more likely to give you a discount if you sign a longer contract, most of them are open to negotiating. So, feel free to ask for better terms; you just might get them!
2. Get the perfect communication
Any length of time can seem like an eternity if your MPLS service provider doesn’t keep you in the loop. A good provider will be on hand 24/7 to help you with any technical issues or questions. They’ll also keep you up to date on everything that goes on with your equipment. (After all, they’re the ones in charge of taking care of it for you!)
Perfect communication also extends to scalability. Since MPLS service is naturally easy to scale, a good provider will make it easy for you to do. In fact, if a potential provider doesn’t brag about how easy they’ll make it for you to scale your service up or down, keep looking!
3. Get the perfect coverage
The right fine print and a promise to keep you in the loop don’t mean much if your potential MPLS service provider can’t cover ALL of your office locations!
MPLS service was created to link different cities together, so it’s the perfect way to get all of your employees onto the same network – and, thus, completely streamline your technology. So, you need to take a careful look at any provider’s coverage map. Even if their service doesn’t cover the entire world, they need to cover every single place where you do business.
4. Get the perfect access technology
Your access technology is what you use to physically connect to your MPLS service. A good provider will allow you to choose a copper connection, one that uses Ethernet, a T1 line, or anything in between. By having a variety of choices, you can make the perfect choice for your budget.