Internet Solutions (IS) has launched a new Business ADSL:100Gb service, available immediately.
Mark Strathmore, manager IS Access Solutions, says the new 100Gb services takes advantage of the various access speeds available on the market today.
With the new service, IS is moving away from linking its Business ADSL services to the access rate (such as 384kbps, 512kbps, or “up to 4Mbps”) because, firstly, the access rate can vary depending on geographic location, copper quality, and a multitude of other factors; secondly, as access rates increase, there is less significance attached to how fast you connect, and more emphasis on what you can do with the service.
Strathmore explains; “As an example, if you are reading this at work, it is likely you are on an Ethernet connection, connected at 100Mbps to your company’s network. However, it is extremely improbable that your company has a 100Mbps connection to the Internet – especially if there is more than one employee in your company. For this reason, we accept that notwithstanding your fast connection to the corporate LAN, and given that Internet bandwidth is finite, there must be some mechanism to fairly distribute bandwidth to users.”
IS is positioning the Business ADSL:100GB service to address user requirements for a business-related ADSL service with fixed IP addresses, uncapped usage, included router, and additional services such as fax and anti-spam accounts.
IS Business ADSL: 100GB service is uncapped, and the ‘100GB’ represents a threshold at which IS will limit the connection speed in order to prevent abuse. This threshold has been intentionally set high so as not to affect the user experience. Based on experience, IS estimates that this threshold will be encountered by approximately 0,08% of its user base, and hence presents the market with a service that can be cost-effectively offered without being over-engineered.
While ADSL in itself carries no performance guarantees, the Business ADSL service adapts ADSL technology to allow a company to have a constant presence on the Internet in a manner that is more cost effective than leased infrastructure.