Enterprise networks reduce communication protocols, facilitating system and device interoperability, as well as improved internal and external enterprise data management. An enterprise network can also be known as a corporate network.
In scope, an enterprise network may include local (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), depending on operational and departmental requirements. An enterprise network can integrate all systems, including computers and operating systems (OS), mainframes and related devices like smartphones and tablets.
An integrated enterprise network effectively combines and uses different device and system communication protocols. It also includes server farms and infrastructure used for cloud computing.
Fibre broadband is a type of broadband currently being deployed in the UK by BT, Virgin Media, CityFibre, Gigaclear, KCOM and other operators which uses fibre optic cables to help increase the speed of internet broadband connections.
Often referred to as 'super-fast broadband' or 'next-generation broadband' as it offers faster speeds than have been available to date using older generation, mostly copper or Coax networks.
Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) involves running fibre optic cables from the telephone exchange or distribution point to road/street cabinets which then connect to a standard phone line to provide broadband. This is currently combined with a copper cable from the cabinet to the home or business.
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) provides an end-to-end fibre optic connection the full distance from the exchange to the home or business building and can deliver faster speeds than FTTC as there is no copper cabling.
Wireless backhaul is the wireless communication and network infrastructure responsible for transporting communication data from end users or nodes to the central network or infrastructure and vice versa. It is the intermediate wireless communication infrastructure that connects smaller networks with the backbone or the primary network.
In a typical scenario, the Internet, voice and video data that originates from consumer sites is transported by wireless backhaul systems to the primary Internet or communication backbone.
For example, data from consumer sites includes residential and corporate Internet and telephony communication.
This data is connected/transported to a Tier 1 Internet service provider or a central Telecom Exchange by means of wireless backhaul infrastructure. In recent times the use of fibre optic connectivity for wireless backhaul has dramatically increased driven by the ever growing demand for data through hand-held mobile devices ensuring consumers stay connected.