Host Tel Ethernet 

Due primarily to the many challenges and frustrations many businesses today still face with unreliable, under-performing ADSL services, Host Tel has been on a mission to bring to its valued customers a true business grade data service that is capable of providing performance and reliability suitable to run dedicated voice and data services cost effectively. 

So, what is Host Tel Ethernet?

One of the significant advantages with the Ethernet product when compared to other data services in the marketplace is that Host Tel Ethernet has far superior upload speed when compared to ADSL, which is major factor for large deployments. Secondly, it is not too dissimilar to that of many fibre services, in terms of performance but outperforms fibre when comes to value for money.

Furthermore, the customer avoids the large Capex and Opex charges traditionally associated with Fibre deployments. 

Host Tel Ethernet is essentially a number of ULL (Unconditional Local Loop) services aggregated together to achieve a required symmetrical speed.

 

Service

Wires

DownStream

UpStream

Host Tel Ethernet  >1Mb

2

1Mb/s

1Mb/s

Host Tel Ethernet  >5Mb

2

Up to  5Mb/s

Up to  5Mb/s

Host Tel Ethernet  >10Mb

4

Up to 10Mb/s

Up to 10Mb/s

Host Tel Ethernet  >10Mb 

6

Up to 10Mb/s

Up to 10Mb/s

Host Tel Ethernet  >10Mb 

8

Up to 10Mb/s

Up to 10Mb/s

 

NOTE: The available bandwidth is also dependant on a few other factors, such as the quality of the telecommunications infrastructure between the exchange and the client premise, distance from exchange and the number of local loops requested/ available from the client premise.

 

What are the Differences between ADSL and Host Tel Ethernet? 

ADSL technology is more commonly used in the marketplace due primarily to its overall cost and availability. However, with that availability comes saturation of the network, which in turn impacts significantly on line performance and reliability. Furthermore, in a lot of instances ADSL will provide greater download speeds, but is not capable of providing anything like the uplink speeds achievable on an Ethernet service. 

It is important to note that like ADSL, the speed of an Ethernet circuit depends on the distance from the exchange and the quality of copper in your area. However, unlike traditional ADSL services which uses a single copper pair, copper wires can be 'bonded' at the exchange to improve both the speed and resilience of the service, which is significant factor for businesses located further from the exchange.

By utilising multiple copper pairs Ethernet is considered to be more reliable than ADSL, and even Fibre in some instances. The theory behind this is; if one pair fails the circuit will usually stay up, albeit at a reduced speed, whereas with ADSL and Fibre if the single copper pair or fibre develops a fault the circuit is usually inoperable.

DSL is old technology and has a few flaws. Technology is always evolving and is changing to accommodate the new requirements of business today and in the future. There is now a much cheaper alternative for businesses who were previously considering Fibre... and that is Host Tel Ethernet.


What are the benefits of Ethernet? 

Here is a list of pertinent points that differentiate Host Tel's Ethernet service when compared to other data services in the marketplace:

 

List of Benefits

Advantage to Customer

Symmetrical speeds

(up to 10Mbps)

Fibre like performance at SHDSL prices.

High availability

Unlike fibre, Ethernet is not only much cheaper - but readily available.

Bundled Voice and Data

Single service, single bill.

Quality of Service

QoS enabled end-to-end

Dedicated line

Uncontended dedicated lines. (1:1 CIR)

Easy to Install and Manage

Ethernet is exactly what technology should be: easy to install and easy to manage. Aggregating ULL services to single device (Router)

Built in redundancy

Ethernet is bonded copper pairs providing a diverse path in the event a pair fails.

Seamless Provision

Connectivity without tying up additional phone lines. Service provided as straight Ethernet.

99.99% Reliability.

Dedicated pairs engineered for business grade services - backed by robust Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Connectivity via L2TP tunnels

Create VPN's, Direct access to end user sessions,

Value for Money

Best value for businesses with intensive bandwidth needs

Remote Access

Companies with multiple locations will benefit greatly by the overall performance

VPN

Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint. Server/application hosting is a realistic option now

 

What speeds are achievable? 

Whilst the technology works on similar parameters to that of traditional DSL/ DSLAMS, in that speed and overall throughput is determined by a number of factors (as mentioned earlier).It is however a true symmetrical service with speeds up to 10Mbpits/sec.

In instances where a client's premise is 1.5km's - 2km's from an exchange, speeds as high as 5Mb/5Mb may still be achievable, which is a significant difference to that of a traditional DSL service in terms of uplink speed.

 

The following graph of distances and speeds will give you an indication as to what speeds may be achievable.

 


 Distance and Speed 2 wire service: 

Distance (m)

Minimum Speed (Mbps)

Average Speed (Mbps)

Maximum Speed (Mbps)

0 - 250

11.1

11.1

11.1

251 - 500

9.6

11.1

11.1

501 - 750

10.6

11.1

11.1

751 - 1000

8.5

10.9

11.1

1001 - 1250

4.5

9.5

11.1

1251 - 1500

5.8

8.8

11.1

1501 - 1750

5.0

7.0

11.1

1751 - 2000

2.8

5.5

10.4

2001 - 2250

4.5

6.0

9.6

2251 - 2500

2.0

4.1

7.9

2501 - 2750

2.8

4.1

5.6

2751 - 3000

2.0

3.6

5.4

 

 Note: The above speeds should only be used as a gauge and will vary on a case by case scenario, please contact Host Tel for a more detailed information.