CMC | Path Diversity

Guaranteed network connectivity is not a given. Networks are carefully designed and implemented to ensure they are resilient and diverse in order to react swiftly and have the necessary resources to re-route traffic during planned and unplanned network changes.

To ensure continued business operations, CMC's diverse and flexible network infrastructure supports the extensive range of all our products which can be mixed and matched to ensure no single point of failure and to facilitate the desired and required service levels.

This can be achieved by the following:

  • Dual Customer Premises Equipment (CPE): Active/Passive or Active/Active modes.
  • Local Loop Diversity: Diverse technology (Fibre, Wireless and Satellite), North and South points of entry and provider diversity guaranteeing no single point of failure (SPOF) in the telco exchange.
  • Point of Presence (PoP) Diversity: *Geographically diverse PoPs.
  • Undersea Cable: Access to multiple submarine cable systems.
  • International Termination Diversity: Provides the ability to terminate (NNI) international traffic in geographically diverse locations.

Near real-time reporting via CMC's online portal offers you visibility of your network performance. With dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams, you can rest assured your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.
*Available at certain PoP locations

Diversity Options Below

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Path Diversity

Diverse Options

Access

PoP

Wet segment - Undersea cables

Customer handoff NNI

Access Options

Diverse Technology (Fibre, Microwave, Leased Line, xDSL, VSAT

Diverse in-country provider - Telco redundancy

North and South Entry Points (in most countries)

Product Diversity

Internet

MPLS VPN

Carrier Ethernet

VSAT

C-RAN SD-WAN

C-RAD

GENERAL

Flexible bandwidth rate

512Kbit/s - 10Gbit/s+

SLA:

Silver, Gold or Platinum or Platinum +

Support:

24x7x365

MTTR:

SLA dependent

Near real-time reporting

Available on most countries and dependent on the SLA subscribed to

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CMC | Rapid Adaptive Network (C-RAN)

In our Journey to Digital Transformation - CMC Networks developed a platform called C-RAN (CMC Rapid Adaptive Network) which combines the Next Generation Software Defined-Wide Area Network (NG SD-WAN) architecture with inherent security and encryption features while ensuring the flexibility to spin up (install) and service chain (connect) Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs') of Your choice.

The C-RAN SD-WAN platform is regarded as the Next Generation SD-WAN (NG SD-WAN) platform. The routing function is Session Smart, therefore speaking the language of Your applications and subsequently turning Your network into a service-centric fabric that's simple, agile and with built in “Zero Trust” security by including metadata into each packet which is inspected hop by hop ensuring integrity of your data. The platform eliminates the use of tunnels (i.e. IPSec, GRE, etc.) saving you CAPEX and OPEX and at the same time addressing current SD-WAN challenges, such as:

  • Stateless failover experienced with state full applications and voice services
  • Additional bandwidth tax introduced when creating tunnels (IPSec and GRE)
  • Load sharing across dissimilar links

The C-RAN platform accepts Application Programming Interfaces (APIs') from external sources subsequently enabling your sales and operational processes to be part of CMS's process allowing immediate response to all sales queries and swift resolution to operational issues.

The C-RAN SD-WAN platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) using machine-learning algorithms by learning and understanding the status of each WAN link terminating on the SD-WAN router. The protocol called Service and Topology Exchange Protocol (STEP) makes a decision how to route the packet, based on the credentials and thresholds assigned to the application, user and the status of the destination network.

Orchestration and management of the services are offered by best of breed applications and supported by all known VNF's, ensuring Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) interoperability between network functions and the inclusion of hybrid cloud capabilities.

In summary, the C-RAN SD-WAN platform offers the following commercial benefits:

    • Simplicity: No tunnels or overlays, no more hardware centric networking
    • Agility: Faster deployment, better responsiveness, dynamic optimization
    • Security: Zero Trust model, Authentication + Encryption + Segmentation
    • Performance: Less overhead, more scalability, dynamic optimization
    • Savings: Reduce bandwidth and connectivity costs (no tunnels), third party point tools, CAPEX and OPEX up to 30%
    • SLA: 99.99% network availability in challenging countries in High Availability (HA) mode

Near real-time reporting via CMC's online portal offers you visibility of the performance of your network. With dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams, you can rest assured your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.

The product is delivered in three different variations, depending on the Customers' requirements, namely:

 

Product Offering

Product Name

Supported Items

C-RAN 4C

NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

C-RAN 8C

NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security + 2 X VNFs’

C-RAN 12+ C

NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security + n X VNFs’ + Public Cloud + Private Cloud

C-RAN 4C Offering

Variant

Discription

Access Type

Availability SLA

SLA Components

Standalone

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

Customer Supplied

98.5%

C-RAN Device Only

INET

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

CMC Supplied - 2 X DIA

99.2%

C-RAN Device & Access

Hybrid

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

CMC Supplied - 1 X DIA + 1 X MPLS

99.8%

C-RAN Device & Access

VPN

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

CMC Supplied - 2 X MPLS

99.9%

C-RAN Device & Access

High Availability (HA)

HA mode can be supplied by duplicating the above

CMC Supplied

99.99%

C-RAN Device & Access

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CMC PRODUCTS | OneMPLS

The product is designed to cater OneMPLS for Customers who have multiple sites in the same geographic location, with the need to send and receive data to or from their Head Office or Data Centres and require an aggregated International Transit component to save on costs, but still require the characteristics associated with a MPLS network such as robustness, predictability and security.

The product has the same resilience and diversity as its sister product “MPLS VPN” however giving you flexible design options to suit your network needs.

The design requires all sites to terminate on the same edge router at CMC's PoP (Point of Presence) locations. All sites use a centrally managed private bandwidth pool over the CMC core network therefore, any bandwidth not being used is available to all sites to take advantage of.

Priority of business critical data can be classified with a higher priority using Class of Service (CoS) mapping and Quality of Service (QoS) targets where required.

Country centralized or decentralized Internet breakout with either dedicated or shared firewalls are available with full support and Service Level Agreements (SLA's).

Unique Proposition:

  • Cost per site for MPLS services are drastically reduced, however still maintaining all the characteristics of a Private MPLS network.
  • Centrally managed bandwidth pool, therefore bandwidth not used can be utilized by other sites.
  • Customer has access to bandwidth statistics via our online portal.
  • Customer's bandwidth pool can be upgraded dynamically without hardware changes.
  • Prioritization of business critical traffic can be configured to take precedence over less critical traffic.
  • Country centralized or decentralized Internet breakout with security/firewalls available.

Near real-time reporting via CMC's online portal offers you visibility of the performance of your network. With dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams, you can rest assured your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.

Below table depicts the SLA’s offered:

OneMPLS

 

OneMPLS Lite

OneMPLS Express

OneMPLS Premium

Tail Types

 

 

 

Leased Line

SDH

Fibre

WLL P2P

Metro Ethernet

Protection

Optional

Optional

Optional

SLA Options

 

 

 

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Platinum +

Features

 

 

 

Multiple CoS

 

Internet Breakout

 

 

Managed Firewall

 

 

Managed CPE

Available

 

 

 

Global (GLNet)

Africa (AfriNet)

Middle East (MeNet)

North America (NANet)

South America (SANet)

Asia (AsNet)

Support

24 x 7 x 365

24 x 7 x 365

25 x 7 x 365

Managed CPE

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CMC PRODUCTS | PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

CMC's Professional Services provide support to Customers requiring emergency, ad-hoc, planned and route maintenance in all CMC supported Countries. Our partner technicians are on call at any given time of the day, every day. With CMC's Professional Services, Customers can respond more efficiently and quickly to emergencies, reduce travel time, improve up-time, reduce the overall cost of infrastructure management and maintenance. CMC's hourly service plans, and volume discounts are uniquely designed to support all Customers in reducing their infrastructure management costs.

Managed Logistics support
With years of experience and an integrated support structure, CMC provides logistics support for all your equipment needs by assisting in procuring network equipment, warehousing and remote implementation.

By combining CMC's products such as Carrier Ethernet, MPLS VPN, OneMPLS, Internet, Professional Services and Managed Logistics, CMC provides an efficient, one stop turn-key solution for all your network requirements and infrastructure needs.

The following outlines the services provided by CMC:

Equipment

  • Hardware replacement or installations
  • Procurement of Cisco equipment, x86 white boxes to support our C-RAN deployment
    (alternative equipment can be sourced, however this will be on a case by case basis)
  • Provide logistical and warehousing support for our C-RAN deployment
  • Shipping, receiving and delivering equipment
  • Warehousing of equipment
  • Racking and stacking equipment
  • Configuration of Cisco and C-RAN equipment (configuration of alternative equipment can be done with the assistance of the Customer)


Professional Services

  • Racking and stacking equipment
  • Field services support on a time and material basis
  • Moving or securing network cables
  • Network router, switch configuration and software updates
  • Server refreshers and reboots
  • Power cycling
  • Inventory management and labelling
  • Network Audits (physical and logical)

Professional Services & Logistics 24x7x365

Features

Hardware Replacement

Procurement (Cisco Equipment)

Procurement (Other)

Optional

Shipping & Receiving

Warehousing

Racking and Stacking

Configuration (Cisco)

Field Service Support

Inventory Management

Network Audits

GNOC Support

24 x 7 x 365

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CMC PRODUCTS | CARRIER ETHERNET

CMC's Carrier Ethernet product provides the ability to build diverse, flexible and scalable WAN solutions to seamlessly connect Customers globally.

CMC's Carrier Ethernet portfolio is an extension of your existing product set enabling you to have full control of the routing, IP layer and extending your existing footprint globally through our extensive coverage of 110+ points of presence in 95+ countries.

With Point-to-Point (E-Line), Point-to-Multipoint (E-LAN)* or E-Tree* configurations available via our fixed route or dynamic routing options, allowing you to design the best solutions for your Customers. By leveraging multiple in country PoPs' and access to various undersea cable systems, CMC ensures the lowest latency routes with maximum levels of resilience.

Near real-time reporting via CMC's online portal offers you visibility of your network performance. With dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams, you can rest assured that your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.

Carrier Ethernet

Mode

Point to Point, Point to Multipoint or E-Tree

Multi-Node Access:

Dual NNI for N+1 hand off

OAM

Ethernet Demarcation Device (EDD) to all customer locations, provides end to end path visibility, fault management and SLA enforcing

Smart Demark:

Iline EDD to all customer locations, provides end to end connectivity, fault management and SLA enforcing (OAM)

Reach:

Global reach through our 110+ PoP locations

MTU

1500+

VLAN Transparent:

CDP Transparent:

STP Transparent:

MAX # of VLANs:

4096

MTTR:

SLA dependent

Tail Access:

Metro Ethernet, Microwave, Fibre and Ethernet, Country dependent

NNI Support:

Protection:

Available on most countries and dependent on the SLA subscribed to

GENERAL

Flexible bandwidth rate

512Kbit/s - 10Gbit/s+

SLA:

Silver, Gold or Platinum or Platinum +

Support:

24x7x365

MTTR:

SLA dependent

Near real-time reporting

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