We are researching how to connect our main office to a new branch office for file sharing, email access, VoIP.
We've already ruled out a IPSec VPN over the internet because we want QoS for our inter-office calls using our asterisk-based PBX and SIP phones.
For MPLS, I'm seeing that it is about $500/month for a full T1 per site, plus about $500 per site to setup. The 2nd T1 is approximately an additional $200/month with no increase in setup fees. The MPLS vendors are including the QoS routers.
I have have a few vendors who are pushing MPLS for this purpose and it seems like a good fit, but I believe that a point-to-point T1 is also an option, but I haven't had time to get quotes. For now I just need a basic idea of expected setup and monthly costs for this sort of setup so I can compare to MPLS.
As I understand it, I'll pay the telco for the T1's at each site, but I'll have to provide my own QoS routers.
So what should I expect as typical monthly and setup costs for the point-to-point T1s? Please include expected additional costs for the 2nd T1 at each site. We aren't sure if we are going with 1 or 2 yet.
And what should I expect to pay for each QoS router capable of routing PRI phone calls separately from data traffic?
One site is in the Metro Milwaukee WI area, the other is in the northern Chicago IL suburbs.
Thanks for a quick response!
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