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AAISP Launches Office::1 package
Thursday 28 March 2013 20:07:33 by Sebastien Lahtinen

Following the launch of its Home::1 package in November, AAISP has now launched a new Office::1 product for businesses designed as affordable lease-line replacements for those seeking a resilient service. These ::1 packages have been designed to provide a complete package at a simple monthly cost against what is otherwise quite a complex pricing structure for bespoke packages where users have to buy a number of 'units' depending on their peak and off-peak usage and wholesale network, something that can put off less technical customers.

The new Office::1 package includes 100GB of usage at any time; excess usage will be chargeable or 200/300GB options are available and includes installation/rental of two phone lines, a FireBrick FB2700 router (which can also function as a PBX), three broadband modems (one for each line; and one spare in case a modem fails) and a mobile data dongle to provide 3G backup if the two fixed lines were to both fail (AAISP can provide a mobile service for £10/setup + £2/month excluding data chages; or you can use another mobile provider if you prefer). Where possible, each of the two lines will be connected via different wholesale network operators and/or technologies (e.g. FTTC + ADSL) to deliver a more redundant service. The lines can also be bonded together to deliver much faster speeds, especially useful to those on longer lines with limited upstream capacity.

Monitoring of the circuits is provided by AAISP and one of the telephone lines is provided with the 'fastest response' maintenance service which should mean a line fault is rectified within 7 hours.

The cost of the service is £300/setup + £150/month (all inclusive; ex VAT). More details here.


Posted by adslmax over 4 years ago
far rip off
Posted by RevK over 4 years ago
Well, it is not for everyone, but customers feel it well worth the money.
Posted by chilting over 4 years ago
My setup with AAISP is like this but I dont have a spare modem or dongle [no 3G].
My set up works reliably well will an uptime in excess of 99% for the past six months.
Having the two lines bonded is the only thing that gives me a usable connection but I still only manage about 2.5meg because the West Chiltington exchange is so far away from the village. Even ADSL 2 has made little difference to our speeds.
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
Certainly looks like a belt and braces approach, would need to be matched with a generator / UPS to ensure the power supply was available to utilise the enhanced availability.
Posted by otester over 4 years ago
AAISP provide the best service but unless cash is abundant there are much cheaper ways of achieving nearly the same level of quality.

Monthly costs (£47-72)...
TT DSL + line = £25
Sky DSL + line = £22
(Unlimited 3G = £25)

One off costs...
Router (used as switch+3G) £50
(Nexus 4 (3G) = £240)
(Dongle (3G) = £30)
Posted by chrysalis over 4 years ago
otester, not the same really. no 7 hour response, no static ip, no aaisp level of support, no isp side monitoring, no allowed use for business purposes on those isp's, no bonding.
Posted by forsaken over 4 years ago
+! to chrysalis. Having done support for many large business ISP's it's almost shocking how few small business take care to put in decent resilience.
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