Everywhere we look these days, there are new demands on our bandwidth. As the internet of things (IoT) proliferates, partners are going to need to plan for the shifting bandwidth needs of their customers. But what kind of bandwidth changes can we expect?
Expect unexpected relief. For the mobile workforce, for example, some of the bandwidth demands won’t land on your customers’ networks, but rather on other networks. Whether someone is working at home, at a coffee shop, or on the road, those workers will turn to other networks for necessary bandwidth.
Expect unexpected demand. However, your customers’ networks will have to absorb new demand from unfamiliar corners. Remote requests for information will necessarily skyrocket, as well as what bandwidth demand they are generating internally.
The changes will vary, wildly. Establishing universal bandwidth demand figures will be effectively impossible, as each individual business’ demand will vary. Not everyone has a use for some Internet of Things operations, for example, so while some will be extensively using GPS and sensor data, others will be using remote surveillance capabilities to monitor static installations. That’s different demand, and at different levels.
How does Hosted PBX play a role in bandwidth demand?
Hosted private branch exchange (PBX) service can seem like an excellent way to take some bandwidth demand off your customer’s network’s back. Some situations specifically call for hosted PBX use.
Their current system is aging. More than a few who switch to hosted PBX did so because their current system was so far beyond end of life that finding parts was an insurmountable trial.
They want access to new features. Hosted PBX can offer a variety of new tools that standard PBX and other systems don’t offer.
They’re concerned about bandwidth use. While hosted PBX bandwidth use changes with the number of concurrent calls involved, for those with comparatively little simultaneous voice use, one call at a time can take place on as little as 100 Kbps up and down.
How do I address my customers’ changing bandwidth needs?
No matter what your customers’ bandwidth needs look like, we’re ready to help at eXemplify. We connect you with the solutions your customers will need by partnering with Granite — a winner of the 2017 Internet Telephony SD-WAN Excellence Award.