The move to the cloud has forced us to take a closer look at our connections out to the internet. A good download is one thing, but upload has become the crucial definer – why?

UK Version of 4 Channel Bond Equipment

UK Version of 4 Channel Bond Equipment

If you have your documents located in the cloud, could be on OneDrive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Sharepoint etc, then getting hold of them is easy. You click to download and within a few minutes your file is accessible locally. What happens once you have made your changes? The typical upload speed is around 800Kb/s – on average much less than 10% of your upload.  As a result your upload takes over 10 times longer.

This for many is just an inconvenience, so what if it takes a little longer to upload?   What if you start to use other bandwidth sensitive services like VoiP, video conferencing or data tracking. Suddenly that large file upload affects the quality of your voice call or the video conference you are viewing. Achieving the best upload speed possible is becoming the holy grail of moving to the cloud.

If you are based close to the CDB, or lucky enough to have NBN, then moving to a faster technology like Fibre or EFM will be cost effective, but the further you move away from the centre the more costly these solutions become. Is there an alternative?

Joining multiple broadband connections together, in what is called a bond, can provide the solution you are looking for. There are numerous ways of doing this and over the last 10 years we have tried most of them! Every option has its pros and cons, but at the end of the day you need a solution that just works and is reliable.

To make the best of the bond we need to provide the broadband connections as well. This is because we control the connections at the Layer 2 level and therefore need to receive the L2TP tunnel directly from the provider. Once the connection arrives on our equipment it is bonded with any other lines, you have with us, that have the same IP address allocation. On average we see around 80% of the combined download speed and up to 90% of the upload.

What about pricing?

Some key things to note. The hardware for each customer site costs almost $2000, and we warranty that for the entire period of the contract. We also INCLUDE the rental and activation of the ADSL lines for the bond and that is included in the monthly rental as well. The only thing you will need to provide is the physical phone lines for the ADSL to be activated on. If you need new lines installed that may cost you $299 install and the monthly line rental, so do bear that in mind.

Package  Setup Cost Monthly Cost
2 Channel Bonded ADSL $400.00 $350.00
3 Channel Bonded ADSL $500.00 $425.00
4 Channel Bonded ADSL $600.00 $500.00


We are getting ready to launch this service offering here in Australia so why not indicate your interest by letting us know your details and we will contact you with some more information.