Although the Philippines has a large economic potential, their slow business Internet access is creating a drag for businesses. Out of 22 Asian countries, the Philippines ranks 21st in terms of Internet speed according to a recent article in Reuters. According to the article, the slow Internet speeds are making a real monetary difference for the businesses operating in the Philippines.
If no single Internet access is reliable or fast enough, a very well-engineered technology called Broadband Bonding can be used to address the problem. More specifically, 2 or more Internet lines (either from the same carrier or different), can be combined to create a faster and more reliable Internet connection. This type of approach is especially important for business applications such as real-time collaboration (VOIP, video conferencing etc.) as well as cloud based services, such as CRM, ERP and many other Software-as-a-Service type solutions provided via the cloud.
The advantage of using a Broadband Bonding device such as Truffle is that it can customize the bonding tunnels as a function of the traffic type. As an example, for bandwidth heavy traffic the bonding tunnels can optimize for high bandwidth and reliability. For real-time applications such as VOIP and video, the WAN aggregation device can optimize the parameters that matter for real-time traffic such as latency, jitter and packet loss.
Modern Broadband Bonding routers are now capable of implementing VNFs (Network Virtual Functions within SD-WAN architectures) that can be optimized for the application at hand, so that you can make the most of the available resources.
Such approaches for delivering business class Internet to enterprises in the Philippines might be the best method to bridge the gap to the future.
Cahit Akin, CEO, Mushroom Networks, Inc.
Mushroom Networks is the provider of Software Defined WAN and load balancing solutions capable of Broadband Bonding that enables self-healing WAN networks that route around network problems such as latency, jitter and packet loss.