Organisations operating in multiple geographic locations require employees, clients, and vendors to function efficiently in a single reliable network.  Wide area networks (WANs) empower remote stakeholders to communicate and collaborate securely under one network, as if located within the same four walls.

The introduction of cheap bandwidth has significantly changed WAN technology.  MPLS, VPLS, Broadband, FTTC, xDSL, fibre, copper EFM, 3G or 4G, and point-to-point:  All serve a specific purpose for organisations today, and each has strengths and weaknesses based upon an organisation’s geographic and IT infrastructure.