The difference between a public and a private IP network

We recently talked to you on our blog about the importance of having a fast Internet link, always faster.

Speed is like quantity; it’s always good to have it. But like a highway, even if it has 4, 6, or 8 lanes, it is always at risk of congestion if lanes are not reserved for the critical traffic that requires it.

This analogy is an excellent way to explain the differences between the public Internet and private networks. All applications compete for the available bandwidth on the public Internet, which is often allocated to the “biggest” but not necessarily the most important!

Only the applications that are invited on a private network can access it. In addition, a prioritization system is put in place to route applications, such as IP telephony that need it.

Imagine an ambulance on a highway during rush hour. The vehicle may have priority, but it is often slow to move. Imagine a less crowded private highway with one lane for ambulances!

Private networks are the only ones that can offer the end-to-end quality of service required to transport IP telephony on time. Without a private network, there is no quality of service or “QoS.”

Private networks, such as those offered by IP4B, offer other significant advantages: increased security and ease of management.

Because only “guest” applications can access a private network, providing an additional level of protection and integrity assurance. In addition, IP4B can monitor end-to-end network performance from its management center, thus providing an exceptional level of service (SLA).

In conclusion, a private network ensures the quality of service, offers predictable performance, and guarantees a level of service that meets your business needs.