What’s All the Buzz Surrounding Wholesale Bandwidth?
If you’re in the telecommunications industry, you’ve probably heard of wholesale bandwidth, but do you know exactly why it’s so popular? And, more importantly, do you know how it can benefit your business?
If not, read on!
Like its traditional counterparts, wholesale bandwidth is sold per megabit per second per month. The difference is that it’s sold in much higher quantities, so as a result, it’s sold at wholesale prices. It’s kind of like buying your paper products wholesale. So, if you’re an ISP company – or, just a giant company that needs a ton of bandwidth – this can be a much more affordable option for your high bandwidth.
And when you buy wholesale Internet, you don’t have to worry about making any sacrifices. That’s because it’s transmitted over fiber optic lines, so you’ll actually get to take advantage of the very best connection that technology has to offer!
Just how big are the savings, though?
Well, it depends. High bandwidth prices have always been affordable, but they’ve actually gone down significantly over the past few years, so this has become a much more popular option.
However, you’ll be hard-pressed to find set prices advertised on the web – which makes it tougher to do some comparison shopping.
Why don’t wholesale bandwidth providers publish their prices?
Part of the reason is because the prices change so quickly. Remember, prices are dropping. The last thing providers want to do is list a price on their website that’s higher than the going rate!
Another part of the reason is that wholesale bandwidth purchases are not one-size-fits-all. Since virtually every order is different, providers like to deal with things on an order-by-order basis.
So, once you settle on a provider, what perks will you get to take advantage of?
- Managed services
A good wholesale bandwidth provider will have a team of people on hand making sure that your security and technical issues are A-OK. So, just because you’re buying wholesale doesn’t mean that you’re on your own. And, as an added benefit, you won’t have to worry about hiring your own team to take care of them!
- An SLA and Guarantees
Because your high bandwidth will be travelling over fiber, you can rest easy knowing it will be fast. But that’s not the only guarantee you’ll have.
You’ll also get a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that will cover you even if you turn around and sell part of your wholesale bandwidth to someone else.