OC12 bandwidth quotes are determined by the proximity of your business location to a fiber-fed telecom central office (CO). Another factor in determining OC12 bandwidth pricing is the number of telecom companies that can provide an OC12 circuit to your business location. As a general rule, the more providers who are able to supply OC12 bandwidth to your location, the more competitive your OC12 bandwidth quotes will be.
An OC12 circuit provides 622 megabits per second (mbps) of bandwidth. OC12 is an excellent alternative for companies whose bandwidth requirements exceed that of a DS3 circuit (45 mbps), OC3 circuit (155 mbps) or a Fast Ethernet circuit (100 mbps). OC12 can support many applications such as internet connection, web hosting, MPLS networks, data and video streaming, and point-to-point private lines.
If your business is researching OC12 bandwidth quotes, another option for you may be Gigabit Ethernet (GigE). GigE is supplied in speeds ranging from 100 mbps up to 1000 mbps. A GigE circuit can be more cost effective than an OC12 circuit when you compare the price per megabit of bandwidth. Gigabit Ethernet can facilitate the same applications as an OC12 circuit.
Examples of customers who may require the bandwidth provided by an OC12 circuit would be large companies, large government agencies, small cities, call centers and data centers and internet service providers (ISPs).
To obtain customized OC12 bandwidth quotes and availability for your business location, please use the pricing tool at the top of this page. It’s free, easy to use and there is no obligation.