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Wireless broadband network to replace existing BT fibre network

Argus Media today announced that it has chosen wireless connectivity expert MLL Telecom to design, install, commission and manage a mission-critical wireless broadband access network for its headquarters in central London.

Argus provides up-to-the-second market data, news and analysis about the world’s energy industries to its customers around the world. It also has a global network of offices so reliable communications are essential to its business. With this in mind, Argus wanted to supplement its existing fibre network to ensure an exceptionally high service level.

Argus compared the various advantages of fibre, wireless and satellite and quickly realised that a wireless broadband network should be deployed not as a backup to the existing fibre network but as the core network. The fibre would be the backup.

Jim Hughes, Global IT Manager of Argus Media, said: “In reality, connectivity choices are quite limited in central London. MLL is building us a network that will exceed our requirements in terms of service levels, capability, capacity and price, all wrapped up as a fully managed solution”.

MLL’s point-to-point wireless network will provide bandwidths that are 15 times greater than Argus’ current fibre connection and with none of the latency problems associated with the satellite alternative. In addition, wireless will be five times cheaper than satellite and offer a degree of resilience unmatched by fibre.

Rick Hudson, CEO of MLL Telecom, said: “There are many opinions about using microwave radio in London, most of them misinformed and anecdotal. In reality, wireless can provide a combination of higher bandwidth and greater reliability for companies such as Argus Media. We are building a future-proof network that can easily be expanded as multi-media applications become the norm for Argus.”

Today’s announcement is the latest in a number of new customers for MLL Telecom, including a multi-million pound contract with East Sussex County Council working in partnership with BT.

About Argus Media

Argus Media is a leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global oil, gas, electricity, coal, emissions and transportation industries. It is headquartered in London with offices in Houston, Washington, Los Angeles, Astana, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow and other key centres of the energy industry. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company with over 200 employees.

About MLL Telecom

Established in 1992, MLL Telecom is the largest independent provider of converged wireless solutions, delivering carrier-grade connectivity to locations other network providers cannot economically reach. MLL provides customers with highly resilient, future-proof, safe and secure networks, with fast and cost-effective delivery. MLL also provides a unique, fully managed 24x7 service for wireless links and currently supports more than 5000 links nationwide.

Customers include other network operators such as BT (1500 wireless links), Affiniti, ntl:Telewest and public sector organisations including East Sussex County Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Dorset Police, North Dorset District Council, plus a number of NHS and enterprise customers.

For more information please contact Bridget Fishleigh, + 44 1273 305 936 or skype: bridgetfishleigh

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