Converged Private Networks (CPN)

An MPLS-based WAN solution to boost network performance, improve security and reduce costs

Converged Private Networks

Converged Private Networks (CPN) is our fully-managed MPLS-based WAN (Wide Area Network) solution that is ideal for multi-site businesses that want to improve service while reducing costs. CPN delivers the performance, reliability and security that businesses need to make effective use of today’s multi-media services.

By fully integrating our market-leading IP voice products (Gamma SIP Trunks and Horizon) with an MPLS core network, your business can benefit from having all your IP voice and data services supplied by a single supplier – with just one point of contact, one bill and one set of SLAs.

Gamma’s core network is a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Wide Area Network (WAN) that enhances the inherent benefits of MPLS with the integration of our market-leading high quality IP telephony services.

Gamma's MPLS network

With Gamma-supplied customer premises equipment installed at every site to enable end-to-end full management of the network, performance can be managed centrally and effectively, meaning we can provide you with network-wide service level agreements.
Our next-generation firewall is architected to be highly available and hosted in the cloud. This protects all access to your Virtual Private Network (VPN) and ensures that users at every site, along with remote workers, receive the same up-to-date protection against the latest cyber threats.

Features

MPLS-based WAN service

Delivering private, secure connectivity to enable you to easily connect and communicate efficiently between each geographically diverse office location as part of a single network.

Prioritisation of critical business applications

Quality of service (QoS) mechanisms ensure prioritised and guaranteed performance of voice, video and key business applications.

Choice of access services

With an extensive range of access types ranging from ADSL and FTTC Broadband to FTTC Ethernet, EFM or fibre optic Ethernet, CPN offers a suitable access option for every location regardless of availability, site criticality or budget.

Integrated IP telephony

An end-to-end communications solution that reduces the complexity of taking your service from multiple providers (optional). Compatible with Gamma’s Horizon hosted telephony system and SIP Trunking.

Flexible pricing options

Choose from either an upfront charging model or our unique rental model which removes the cost to change associated with moving to a new MPLS supplier whilst also aligning your need for an opex-based purchasing model.

Secure cloud internet access from the VPN

Supplied via multiple peering partners and secured by our next generation firewall means that you benefit from high availability and resilient links to the internet that your business can depend on.

Managed security

Our next-generation firewall eliminates the need for a firewall at each site and ensures users have the same high level of protection, across all network access points.

Range of value-added products and services

Includes handsets, solution design and consultancy, installation and provisioning, project management, maintenance and support.

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The benefits of Converged Private Networks

Converged Private Networks (CPN) forms part of our comprehensive connectivity portfolio, which includes converged high quality voice and high speed internet services over broadband and Ethernet.

CPN extends this capability to privately connecting multiple sites with many benefits:

  • Lower voice and data costs – attractively priced service contracts, no charges for site-to-site calls, competitive call rates and a reduced need and investment cost for internal IT and networking skills.
  • Ease of operation – acting as the sole provider of your WAN, we manage the key components of your business so you require fewer IT and networking staff, enabling you to focus on your business goals.
  • Reduced business risk – high availability of services (including cloud applications and SaaS), reliable network and resilient access options.
  • Improved productivity – suitable for employees’ increased use of high-quality video conferencing, UC and other collaborative applications, secure authorised access to company information from all sites and remote locations, less business interruption owning to consumption of nonproductive usage and poorly performing or unavailable services and applications.
  • Better protection against cyber threats – up-to-date protection against the latest web threats for all users and at all access points, supporting governance and compliance to general and industry specific security requirements, visibility and control down to application, content and user level.
  • Commercial options to suit business needs – choice of contract term, wide variety of access types, deals with no upfront costs and access to adds and changes.
  • Network monitoring and management capability – can be operated either by yourself or through your service provider, allows you to monitor the performance and availability of the technology your business depends upon.
  • Application prioritisation – enabling support for voice and video conferencing along with high-priority business-critical applications means that you’ll benefit from high quality voice and video calls and uninterrupted access to the tools you need to do your job.
  • Scalable bandwidth – to meet differing needs across organisations and sites. This ensures that your network is future proofed to accommodate for your growing business requirements.

When is CPN right for your business?

  • If you still use legacy leased lines and are also transferring data across the public internet (e.g. using IPSec) but you want to implement true quality of service and benefit from the cost savings associated with running both voice and data over IP
  • If you’re using IP voice but have yet to integrate it with your data network. It’s ideal for businesses that want to achieve operational and other benefits from running all voice and data traffic over a network supplied by a single vendor
  • If you’re nearing the end of your current agreement for an MPLS-based service and will be searching for a better deal in terms of cost, management, performance, security and reliability
  • If your business is fast-growing and expanding its geographical footprint, you’ll need a flexible MPLS-based WAN solution to support it
  • If your business is running collaborative applications such as video conferencing to benefit from the reduction in staff travel costs and lost work time

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How does Gamma ensure quality?

Our network was conceived and engineered specifically for business users. This means that at peak times your customers’ time-critical and business-critical applications will always be prioritised. Quality is assured through:

  • Extensive monitoring of all elements and metrics within the call path both TDM and IP including but not limited to, Post Dial Delay (PDD), Answer to Seize Ratio (ASR), Network Efficiency Ratio (NER), Mean Opinion Score (MOS), Perceptual Analysis of Speech Quality (PESQ) Score, Call Closure and Error codes for C7 and SIP signalling, Jitter, Latency, Packet Loss, Trunk and Circuit occupancy, uptime and trends
  • Proactive call testing and analysis for all platforms and services
  • Appropriate and timely alerts of potential issues and ‘hot spots’ to our 24×7 Network Operations Centre
  • Review of external and internal reports including customer feedback via support desks
  • Strict Change Control and Release Management process aligned with our suppliers and carrier partners to prevent related quality or service issues
  • Oversight through a monthly Quality Steering Group meeting chaired by our CEO that includes input output from our regular Platform Service Reviews, Capacity Management, Information Security and Business Continuity forums

Have you seen our other products?

Converged Broadband and Converged Ethernet

At the heart of our Converged Broadband and Converged Ethernet products is an affordable solution that enables you to consolidate and converge your data and voice networks, giving your business a number of distinct advantages.

Voice Enabled Services

Fully integrated with our market leading and award-winning IP voice products, our data products give you access to a purpose-built combined voice and data network.

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