MPLS WANs have been around for a long time, and they don’t have the marketing buzz of SD-WAN alternatives, however, in the New Zealand and Australian markets this WAN option is often the most cost-effective.

If you have an opportunity where SD-WAN isn’t a good fit or a hybrid design is required, let’s work on a WAN design for your clients.

Single pane of glass for all services via illume

Illume provides granular real-time and historical insights into service performance and utilisation to allow for easy capacity management and forecasting by your NOC.

All Lightwire internet and WAN services are provided with 24/7 automatic outage alerts and ticket creation, helping you create the best possible experience for your clients.

It's about realising the value

We aren’t a company that likes to focus on price without context, we find that value is the best metric. The less complex CPE required for MPLS WANs often results in lower overall costs, but whether that drives value will depend on your customers’ requirements and drivers.


WAN Solution

Diverse carriers & Failover

MPLS is a single ISP product. We can provide multiple services (fibre, ethernet, 4G, and/or fixed wireless) to a location via diverse wholesale carriers, but ultimately they will all connect back to Lightwire’s network in some form.

If you have your heart set on a solution where each service coming into an address is provided by separate ISPs, then you should consider SD-WAN.

Internet breakout

MPLS WAN will ideally have multiple geographically diverse transit gateways, located within data centres or very well connected and powered offices.

Depending on the locations involved and how close they are to transit gateways, internet exchanges and CDNs, this design may result in higher or lower latency than an SD-WAN alternative offering local internet breakout at each site.

Complementary pre-sales design by our network architects can work through your clients’ business case and create a design to suit. 

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Firewall location

We can incorporate virtually any firewall design you require. Host your own in your DC, get us to connect to your existing multi-tenant platform, have us deploy a managed firewalls at geographically diverse locations or leverage one of our virtualised firewalls – there are plenty of ways to get the desired result for your client and we are here to help plan and implement your solution.

Security Fabric Analytics & Automation

When Lightwire provides the firewall functionality for your customer’s MPLS WAN, we leverage FortiAnalyzer to provide security fabric analytics and to automate detection of and response to against cyber risks. Reporting can be customised and tailored set to a recurring cycle to meets your clients’ needs.

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