Gigabit Ethernet or Gig E describes a 1 Gig, or 1000Mbps access loop for an Ethernet connection with port speeds ranging from 100Mbps to 1000Mbps. Access to Gig E circuits requires carriers to have fiber optic cabling in or around your building, which limits access to Gig E to businesses or universities in areas that have been targeted by Tier-1 and major network ISP’s as heavy data use territories.
For growing companies that are fortunate enough to get this type of connection, Gig E is a great option given its scalability and ease of upgrade after its initial installation.
Gig E provides sufficient bandwidth to companies using their connection for the following:
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
- General Internet browsing
- Business-class VoIP
- Web Conferencing
- Data Center Applications
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity