John Brannon, President & CEO and Peter Peng, Vice President, Systems Engineering & Operations
A private communications network plays a pivotal role for industries in connecting headquarters to branches, customers to sales, production to supply chain, and supporting the sophisticated machine-to-machine communication. As a result, industries are vying to transform their network to enhance bandwidth, achieve around the clock availability, and deliver low latency connections to support an increasingly diverse and fast-changing set of users, devices, applications, and services. Their optical data network holds the key, as it can provide an optimal combination of control, agility, and economy, enabling them to fully exploit digital disciplines on the path towards enterprise excellence. However, network migration can be a risky operation with several complexities involved, such as downtime, data breaches, and data loss. Organizations suffer due to a lack of skill set and knowledge of the optimized approach to upgrading the network. This is where New Jersey-based LightSpeed Technologies comes to the aid with end-to-end networking solutions and services to help the mission-critical industries meet their networking requirements. “We operate as organizations’ upfront planning, systems engineering, and design consultant to help them map out how their communications infrastructure could support them well into the future,” states John Brannon, President & CEO, LightSpeed Technologies.
Established in 2001, LightSpeed Technologies specializes in providing advanced networking solutions that address the ever-growing need for bandwidth, agility, and resiliency. Having won Nokia’s number one “Business Partner Award” for the last three years in a row, the company brings Nokia’s innovative network advancements to the customers. They offer a complete range of Nokia products, including Optical (DWDM), Data Networking (Ethernet, IP/MPLS), Microwave Radio, Ultra-Broadband Technology (FTTX, GPON) and Wireless (private LTE) products.
These secure and cost-effective solutions, covering the entire networking requirement from the edge of the network to the core, are one of the best-selling and performing solutions available today in the market.
LightSpeed Technologies does not take a one-size-fits-all approach and proposes its solutions only after gaining a thorough understanding of the networking requirements of organizations. There upon, LightSpeed dimensions the network projects with all applicable hardware, software and services. Consequently, the company provides integration services to bring the whole network together before turning it over to the clients. “We not only sell the solutions but also provide consultation, knowledge transfer &training to help our clients leverage our solutions” informs Peter Peng, Vice President, Systems Engineering & Operations, LightSpeed Technologies. Besides, the company also renders remote tech support and maintenance for seamless networking operations. LightSpeed Technologies ensures that all its system engineers and sales professionals complete Nokia’s expert-level certification to help its clients understand the existing as well as upcoming Nokia solutions. Moreover, the company also augments its Nokia offerings with third-party products to deliver a complete turn-key solution to the mission-critical industries.
Many utilities, financial, state and local governments, and transportation companies across the U.S. have benefitted by the networking solutions of LightSpeed Technologies. Brannon shares a customer success story of a client whom LightSpeed Technologies helped to migrate from their existing SONET platform to an IP/MPLS platform running over DWDM to gain more bandwidth and superior control over their network. Additionally, LightSpeed Technologies also provided the solution to support the mission-critical legacy technologies of the client.
As the number of smart devices is growing exponentially, LightSpeed Technologies is focusing on enabling the capabilities at the edge of the network, along with expanding broadband access for data, video, voice services. Going forward, LightSpeed Technologies also intends to continue bringing high-speed internet to the underserved rural communities across the U.S. "There's a lot of activities focused on rural broadband coverage, and we are extremely excited about helping provide solutions for the broadband explosion and the push to have America 100 percent covered," concludes Brannon.