The Dedicated Ethernet/IP based Solution
Pesco telecom has launched a new wireless service, which aims at providing small and medium size enterprises (SME) with a performing Internet or Intranet connection, at an affordable cost. It was created after much research and thorough testing, and is considered to be an excellent solution for the SME customers.
Today, Pesco Telecom has all major ISP's in Lebanon inter-connected to its network (Cyberia, IDM, Sodetel, Terranet, and Wise) and accordingly can provide the Internet connection through either one of the ISP's.
The major features of the product are the following:
All-In-One product. No limitations:
The radio unit that comes with a built in router connects the SME's Hub/Switch directly to the Net.
Optionally, an indoor unit with a built in router can be installed at the customer premises to provide enhanced functionalities.
We can accommodate any combination of bandwidths in the range 64 Kbit/s till 1 Gbit/s.
Bandwidth limitation is performed on the radio side, and is managed remotely from Pesco's operations center. Accordingly bandwidth upgrades and downgrades can be performed remotely, in a timely manner.
Customers can monitor their bandwidth usage, by accessing Pesco Telecom's MRTG server (updated every 5 minutes).
Additional Features provided upon specific request:
We can provide the SME with the following optional services:
DHCP server: permits an
easier management of the PC's IP settings.
NAT: Permits all the LAN PC's to share a limited amount
of Internet IP addresses, and optimize the usage of the valuable resource.
In addition, this feature significantly enhances the Lan's security.
Bandwidth monitoring: Customers can monitor their bandwidth usage, by accessing Pesco Telecom's MRTG server (updated every 5 minutes).
Secondary IP address: The Ethernet port can be configured with several IP addresses and subnet masks. Among other benefits, this would facilitate the installation of an Internet Download by Satellite, for the SME usage.
IP filtering: The filtering/restriction of IP packets based on IP address and IP port usage is also possible. In practical terms, this feature allows Pesco to block part of the Internet traffic, in an effort to enhance the Lan's security, in case a firewall is not installed between the unit and the SME's LAN.
The SME is only required to provide an electrical outlet, with ground and UPS power for the connection of the unit's Power supply.
Proper grounding is required, for the proper operation of any telecom equipment, as well as for the proper operation of the surge protectors included in Pesco's installation.
Frame Relay/Transparent Network
Pesco provides at the customer's location, a point of access to its network. Pesco's standard interface at this point of access is a fractional E1 – G.703/G.704 capable of providing N*64 Kbit/s speeds. The customer may choose to start at 64 Kbit/s and increase bandwidth, in increments of 64 Kbit/s, up to 2 Mbit/s thereafter, according to his needs. The increase is done software wise and doesn't need any change in hardware.
In addition, the point of access can be equipped (free of charge) with a Data Service Unit (DSU) to provide a serial DCE interface (V.35, RS530, RS449 or X.21) and, in case of Internet access, an optional TCP/IP Ethernet router.
Frame Relay Access:
Pesco has installed for its network, Multi-protocol Frame Relay switches that can offer both PVC's and SVC's (Permanent and Switches Virtual Circuit.) Frame Relay, being a standard WAN protocol, can carry all required LAN/WAN protocols.
Pesco has added to its wireless network, a cross-connect facility that allows for the delivery of Multiple Transparent connections over a single FE1 interface.
The technology employed is FDD/TDM/TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), and is implemented with all its inherent security features. This state of the art technology requires a sophisticated hand-shaking procedure between the different terminal equipment. This feature by itself provides a complex stream of data that cannot be normally hacked. In addition, the equipment unique ID verification parameter polled periodically, guarantees and seals the system security.
Radio Link Performance:
The weak point of any wireless communication is its performance in various atmospheric situations. Pesco's wireless network was designed to provide 99.98 % availability in all weather conditions so as to ensure continuous uninterrupted operations. Prior to any installations, Pesco performs a site survey to ensure that this reliability criterion can be met.
Thanks to a very conservative and robust design, and by exceeding the usual requirements of the industry standards, Pesco's network is strongly immune to environmental and interference problems.