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Signet Court Internet Service
Netservers are now providing a Wireless Leased Line service for businesses in Signet Court in Cambridge. We're offering a range of different service profiles that are designed to replace both ADSL and Leased Line services.
As of September 2011, Netservers will have 10Gbit/sec of connectivity at our datacentre in Signet Court. In addition to our main 10Gbit link, we will have a 1Gbit/sec backup connection. These fibre connections share no common ducts and are supplied by different providers.
Our two links terminiate in our PoPs (Points on Presence) at Telehouse and Telecity in London, where we have multi-gigabit connectivity to multiple tier-1 transit providers. At both of these datacentres, we also offer a co-location service on very reasonable terms.
For the wireless link we have chosen to use the industry leading Ubiquiti Networks high-powered AirMax equipment. This equipment is purpose built for the provision of wireless leased line services over a wide area.
The particular equipment we have chosen operates in the 5Ghz range, utilising "Band B", which has been reserved for outdoor use. This particular band is also far less susceptible to water absorbtion than 2.4Ghz. This means that the signal penetrates trees, heavy rain and walls far better than common consumer equipment.
The nominal operating speed of the wireless nework is 300Mbit/sec. In real-world tests this equipment has shown true TCP throughput levels of 150Mbit/sec.
As the equipment we are using has been designed to operate at distances of up to 15Km, we are confident that at distances of only 20m-50m, we will have a solid, reliable and high speed service.
Ease of Installation
The wireless transceiver also known as a CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) can be mounted either internally or externally.
The internal mount (pictured) can be attached inside any window with "Line Of Sight" to the base-station at Unit 25 Signet Court. The CPE is owned and managed by Netservers, so there are no complicated set-up or management tasks from an end-user perspective.
Comparison with Broadband
In short, there is no comparison between broadband service and what we are offering. Broadband speeds in Signet Court struggle to exceed 5Mb/sec. As is well known, the "synchronisation" speed is not the actual speed that you the end user experiences. Due to various overheads including error correction and packetisation, you'd be doing well to exceed 4.2Mb/sec on a 5Mb/sec circuit.
The underlying wireless network at Signet Court is rated at 300Mbit/sec, with real-world performance of 150Mb/sec. When we sell you say 24Mb/sec download, that is the speed you as the end user will receive. By over-provisioning bandwidth on the wireless network, with 10Gbit/sec of back-haul connectivity, we are able to guarantee these levels of performance.
|Service||Description||Download Mbit/sec||Upload Mbit/sec||Montly Cost|
|Download Standard||Broadband replacement||8Mb||1Mb||£27.00|
|Download Plus||Broadband replacement||24Mb||2Mb||£38.00|
|Symmetric 20||Leased Line||20Mb||20Mb||£100.00|
|Symmetric 40||Leased Line||40Mb||40Mb||£180.00|
|Symmetric 60||Leased Line||60Mb||60Mb||£250.00|
(All prices exclude VAT)