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Bonded ADSL Explained

Why bonded ADSL?

Bonded ADSL is a cost-effective solution for doubling your upload and download speed in line with the requirements of running mission-critical, bandwidth intensive applications.This a far more cheaper option in comparison to leased lines

What is WiMax and how does it work?

What is WiMax ?

I like the simplicity of the Wiktionary definition which states that WiMax ("Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access") is "a telecommunications technology providing wireless data, voice and video over long distances." Though similar to WiFI in how it works, WiMAX offers ultra-fast speeds over greater distances and for a greater number of users.

WiMax - WiFi on Steroids!!



South African broadband consumers now have an option through which they can connect their offices to the internet. The WiMax (802.16) represents the latest standard of wireless networking that provides ultrafast high speed internet access to the end user. WiMax was designed to provide (MAN) Metropolitan Area Access, to homes and businesses.

Economic recession and business internet connectivity.


The prevailing economic recession has left many businesses feeling the crunch and it is inevitable that many of them arexseeking ways in which they can reduce their expenditure bill without compromising on operational efficiency.

Vodacom - The customer's broadband provider of choice

A recent survey of 1,425 broadband users and ISPs has revealed that Vodacom is the most trusted broadband provider.

The respondents were asked to rank the 5 broadband providers from the most trusted to the one that they least trust. The results are as follows:

1.  Vodacom - 76%

2.  Telkom - 67%

3.  MTN - 61%

4.  Neotel - 49%

5.  iBurst - 42%

Vodacom's innovation and strategic pentration of the markets has given it the lead over its competitors.

Economic recession - broadband may boost productivity by up to 15%

The current global economic recessionary environment has not spared any country. Even the mighty USA has felt the pinch. However, the latest Nokia Siemens Networks research represents a silver lining on this dark cloud.

According to the report, increased broadband deployment may produce significant impact on productivity and economic growth of a country. The research, which focused on 15 OECD countries, suggests that broadband may actually stimulate GNP growth without increasing the cost of production.

WiMax Could Save 16 000 Diginet/Leased Line, Subscribers Thousands


A rough estimate recently put the number of diginet or leased line subscribers in South Africa at 16,000.

Benefits of WiMax


WIMax can best be described as "a wireless digital communications system, also known as IEEE 802.16, that is intended for wireless "metropolitan area networks".   WiMAX can provide broadband wireless access (BWA) up to 30 miles (50 km) for fixed stations, and 3 - 10 miles (5 - 15 km) for mobile stations. 

MPLS - The best way to connect branches cost-effectively.


Large corporates with branches in different locations can set-up a cost-effective and secure wide area network using the Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) standardised protocol.

What is MPLS?

MPLS is a standardised protocol that enables high performance IP networks. This protocol facilitates  efficient data transmission across a network by leveraging the "label switching" technology. This is much more superior solution than running a VPN over the Internet.

Affordable internet access should be prioritised

According to a recently released report, Americans are "twice as likely to cancel cell phone service or cable than switch off their broadband connections." John Horigan, the author of the report attributes this trend to the fact that Americans view a broadband connection as a conduit for connecting to community and economic opportunity.


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