48 Port Switch Price in Nigeria

A switch is a device in a computer network that connects other devices together. Multiple data cables are plugged into a switch to enable communication between different networked devices. Switches manage the flow of data across a network by transmitting a received network packet only to the one or more devices for which the packet is intended.

Each network device connected to a switch can be identified by its network address, allowing the switch to direct the flow of traffic maximizing the security and efficiency of the network.

In our modern world today, port switches are seen as one of the very vital equipment when it comes to managing networks. As we all know managing networks, especially in an organization, is one of the most important in the IT sphere.

These port switches, apart from the fact that they help properly manage communications between channels, they also prevent various communication breaches and unauthorized access to networks.

This article, takes a look at one of the known types of port switches we’ve got today. The 48-port switch. Here, let us look at the prices of various types and things to consider before making a decision to purchase one.

Cost of 48 – Port Switch in Nigeria

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The 48 – Port switch vary in designs, speed, capacity and sizes. They can be purchased from distributors around the country or any popular e-commerce platform close to your region.  However, For convenience you can also get it directly from the manufacturers or any computer store near you.

Here, we will take a look at the prices of some of the known types and brands of 48-port switches there are in Nigeria today.

Engenius 48 – Port Switch

  • Engenius 48 Port Gigabit POE smart managed switch (EWS-7952FP) — (NGN) 420,000 naira — (NGN) 430,000 naira

Ubiquiti 48 – Port Switch

  • Ubiquiti UniFi switch 48 Port POE switch 500W – US – 48- 500W — (NGN) 360,000 naira — (NGN) 380,000 naira

TP- Link 48 – Port Switch

  • TP – Link 48 – Port 10/100Mbps Rack mount Switch – TL – SF1048 — (NGN) 42,000 naira — (NGN) 55,000 naira
  • TP – Link 48 – Port Gigabit Rack mount Switch – TL – SG1048 — (NGN) 105,000 naira — (NGN) 120,000 naira

Cisco 48 – Port Switches & Prices

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  • Cisco Catalyst 48 port Switch (Cisco-WSC2960-48TT – L — (NGN) 220,000 naira — (NGN) 280,000 naira
  • Cisco Catalyst 48 port 10/100 PoE + 2T/SFP Switch – WS-C2960 + 48PSTL — (NGN) 400,000 naira — (NGN) 440,000 naira
  • Cisco Catalyst WS – C3650 – 48TS – S, 48 port Switch — (NGN) 890,000 naira — (NGN) 920,000 naira
  • Cisco Catalyst 2960X – 48FPD – L Ethernet Switch 48 ports — (NGN) 600,000 naira — (NGN) 660,000 naira
  • Cisco Catalyst WS – C3850 – 48P – L, 48  Ports Networking Switch — (NGN) 900,000 naira — (NGN) 1.1 million naira
  • Cisco Catalyst WS – C3850 – 12X48U – S, 48 Ports Switch — (NGN) 1.3 million naira — (NGN) 1.6 million naira
  • Cisco Catalyst WS – C2960L – 48PQ – LL, 48 Ports Networking Switch — (NGN) 760,000 naira
  • Cisco C9300 – 48P – E, 48 Ports Networking Switch — (NGN) 1.3 million naira — (NGN) 1.4 million naira

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a 48 Port Switch

Before a decision is made to purchase a 48 port switch the following basic factors are to be considered:

  • Your Budget
  • Speed
  • Power of Ethernet
  • Intelligence of Switch
  • Brand

Role in Network

Switches are most commonly used as the network connection point for hosts at the edge of a network. In the hierarchical inter networking model and similar network architectures, switches are also used deeper in the network to provide connections between the switches at the edge.

A modern switch may implement power over Ethernet (PoE), which avoids the need for attached devices, such as a VoIP phone or wireless access point, to have a separate power supply. Since switches can have redundant power circuits connected to uninterruptible power supplies, the connected device can continue operating even when regular office power fails.

Wrapping up

A switch is more intelligent than an Ethernet hub, which simply retransmits packets out of every port of the hub except the port on which the packet was received, unable to distinguish different recipients, and achieving an overall lower network efficiency.

An Ethernet switch operates at the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI model to create a separate collision domain for each switch port. Each device connected to a switch port can transfer data to any of the other ports at any time and the transmissions will not interfere.

Because broadcasts are still being forwarded to all connected devices by the switch, the newly formed network segment continues to be a broadcast domain. Switches may also operate at higher layers of the OSI model, including the network layer and above. A device that also operates at these higher layers is known as a multilayer switch.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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