Development of a Network System for BiggsTech Electricals Inc.
Institution of Affiliation
Development of a Network System for BiggsTech Electricals Inc.
Telecommunication Network Design
Improving Telecommunication for BiggsTech Electricals Inc.
In the ancient days, people used telephone networks specifically for communication via voice from point to point. The communication was facilitated by encoding electrical signals using a transmission media which was mainly through copper wires. The services were solely provided by public switched telephone network (PSTN). Later on, there was demand to communicate via facsimile and data services, which were overlaid on the PSTN network (Bayer, 2000). The ability to communicate documents and data from point to point was still under consideration in telecommunications. Recently the need for data transport has increased among telecommunication networks making companies to shift their concerns and requirements. Currently, communication include the use of microwave, terrestrial wireless, satellite, hybrid fiber/coaxial cable, and broadband fiber systems.
BiggsTech Electricals Inc. like any other company that relies on telephone and fax communication needs an expansion that will include data transport, video conferencing, e-mail, instant messaging, web browsing and other distributed collaboration methods. The enterprise needs a solution that will include both products and services. These requirements will call for having a telecommunication equipment and applications as products and services for the enterprise improved network. While making this decision, customer-owned and customer-installed Wi-Fi local area network will have to be deployed to support voice over internet Protocol (VoIP) communication (Bayer, 2000). The company might need to purchase VoIP software package and install them on personal computers. The connection to the internet will be managed and provided by an internet service provider (ISP). The communication will have to be on digital communication framework to support, voice, video, images and data communication. In this context, circuit switching will be handy for the purpose of improvement.
Goals and Objectives
The main objectives for this improvement project are:
- To develop a modern, enhanced and robust telecommunication framework for the enterprise.
- To allow voice, data, image, and video communication using a telephone network that supports fax services.
- To develop an enterprise strong communication channel free from failures and interruptions.
The major goals are:
- Having a working and efficient VoIP communication.
- Integration of internet usage over the enterprise network.
- Having a well-planned instant messaging and communication platform.
- Facilitating hardware and software resource sharing for telecommunication framework.
Proposed Network Architecture with a Telecommunication Design
Advantages of Sharing Hardware and Software Resources used for Telecommunication
Based on the main objectives and goals of the project, there will be various benefits that will be realized in the enterprise due to the establishment of an integrated communication channel. Among the basic challenges that most organizations phase when implementing a telecommunication system are the infrastructure costs. The establishment of an integrated telecommunication system will enable the organization to share its hardware, which will effectively minimize the need of each office, department, or individual having ‘sharable’ equipment (Modern Telecommunication, 2012). Furthermore, having one host for the telecommunications management services in the enterprise will reduce the cost of installing applications on every client computer. BiggsTech Electrical In. will also use the internet to allow collaboration and sharing via client-server architecture. This tactic is easy to implement and is used by many organizations. Generally, the IT department will ensure there is strict user management in the company’s system and a stable and internet connection.
Additionally, the cost of operating costs of BiggsTech Electrical Inc. will be significantly reduced since not every user will need a computer for communication or a telephone station. Through the use of instant messaging and VoIP, employees will make use of any device that has access to the internet for the communication from point to point. Also, having teleconferencing services will reduce the charges that were initially allocated for telephony and fax services. Impliedly, these methods will result in a reduction in the hardware in the company, and subsequently a reduction in operating costs. For example, a reduction in the number of electronics in the company will lead to a reduction in electricity use.
The ability for users to collaborate will minimize the need for movements in the organizations and minimize the number of meetings. Every user will participate and receive a broadcast of every single gathering via the new improved telecommunication service. The software setup of the instant messaging will help in reducing the number of workstations and telephone devices required for communication. If the installation costs lies below the hardware and software application installation the organization is likely to experience a great return in the investment in the long run. Accordingly, the establishment of an integrated telecommunication network will help BiggsTech Electricals Inc. to be more efficient in its operations.
At the start of the project, improved speed of communication and data transfer was among the major mission of this project. Through sharing of telecommunication hardware and software, the company will not only enhance its communication system, but it will also reduce its operating costs. Therefore, the new telecommunication network design is cost effective since less finances will be required for establishing the necessary infrastructure. In particular, unlike in the traditional telephone networks that required physical PBAX for linking the telephones, the use of a software gateway within the infrastructure is a significant saving on the cost of hardware (Lunn, 2012). Other hardware components will be able to be connected via this gateway on the network. The use of user accounts hosted through the use of the active directory is a better way of replacing the numerous wiring required to connect the work stations together for communication.
Wi-Fi connection is also an advantage in the minimization of hardware components required in contemporary telecommunication channels. The wired devices, which were earlier used by the company, will be replaced by a wireless device that will connect every user that is not wired on the network, thus enabling communication. It is essential that the applications running be secured from hacking and intrusion. The mitigation strategies towards these attacks had been earlier discussed and introduced via implementation of a strong firewall on the LAN and at the edges.
Analysis of the Project in Objective and Mission Fulfillment
In the network design and improvement project for the enterprise, there has been stepwise improvement on the infrastructure of the enterprise organization. The bit of improvising telecommunication will come as part of this implementation step in order to plan everything within the new architecture. The use of internet connection and resource sharing is one of the fulfillment of the major objectives of this project. It is possible that having every user connected and collaborate is among the major success of the project.
The use of modern telecommunication in form of improving communication is a fulfillment of the objective of having reliable communication within the retail stores. The entire infrastructure and design was focusing mainly on the transmission and security of the network. This implementation would then stop at data transfer and resource sharing. However, having an integration of telecommunication in terms of voice, data, images and videos enables BiggsTech Electrical Inc. to fulfill its major requirements and missions of the project. The transmission of voice, data, videos, and images enables the organization to have a reliable communication channel.
The security of the enterprise network is one of the major objective that had to be achieved in every bit of implementation. Apart from the use of security protocols that will be introduced in the VPN implementation in the next part. Security of data has been achieved through the use of secure wireless communication channels on this network for telephony and fax services. Additionally, the use of emails is an improvement of the old manual paper letters that guarantees security through authentication and encryption of the messages (Chen & Gong, 2012).
Besides ensuring security in the communication channel, the speed of communication will be improved via the use of network VoIP for telephony unlike the use of the guided media like the copper wires, which were prone to interference. The reduced magnitude of the signals as they traverse the network media (attenuation) have been countered by the use of wireless communication to avoid electromagnetic waves. The mission of the project of having a noise free communication is therefore achieved through this implementation. Accordingly, employees, suppliers, and customers will be able to communicate and reach their targets through the improved telecommunication infrastructure at BiggsTech Electricals Inc. Noteworthy, every detail of the project should be documented for future reference since technology is fluid, and is thus ever changing.
In conclusion, the implementations of the new telecommunication network design has to be rapid and procedurals to keep every idea into detail. If speed and security is achieved through the implementation of the VoIP and VPN, then the organization has a guarantee of secure connectivity. Additionally, these system will enable BiggsTech Electrical Inc. to reduce its operating costs and be more efficient on its work.
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