Bonding unbundled copper lines creates Ethernet first mile solution
How does an up to 100Mbps connection sound? Attractive I am sure, but this deal is aimed at businesses who want something more than your usual ADSL/SDSL/ADSL2+ solutions.
Entanet is going to offer an Ethernet First Mile service around some exchanges in the Birmingham and Wolverhampton areas. This will bond multiple unbundled copper lines to create a single connection capable of up to 100Mbps. We asked Entanet roughly how many pairs would be needed on a line that was nominally 3.5km long and the reply was roughly 40 pairs currently, reducing to around 20 pairs in March 2008.
For businesses whose operations are heavily dependent on reliable connectivity between central and regional offices, uncontended connectivity solutions make commercial and technical common sense. They make the network a reliable platform for run critical business applications such as Citrix, terminal services and voice over IP and provide continuous and fast Internet access.James Blessing, Chief Operating Officer at Entanet