Everyone who uses the Internet has experienced speed issues at times. Despite promises to the contrary infrastructure still leaves certain parts of the UK and indeed the world with unworkable internet speeds. This is especially the case in rural areas in the UK.
Businesses have been complaining that Internet availability has been hampering them. In fact, within the inner ring road of the City of Wolverhampton, where our operational base is, high-speed internet, such as FTTC via the PSTN phone network is just not available.
Various providers have engineered infrastructure of “gizmos” that supposedly allow speed increases by combining one or more Internet connections together. The problem is that these lines can drop at any time and if a telephone system is Internet based, calls drop at any moment. In addition, when a particular Internet service has high data usage, like video then performance issues also arise.
These “gizmos” as well as being unstable often work by providing multiple Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (when companies need one static address) or a negligible speed benefit at best.
An Internet search returns that a number companies can provide a load balanced or bonded solution – the solutions can leave a great deal to be desired.
Ahead of the Field
Governments keep promising better affordable broadband. It is a fact that unless you have dedicated ‘Leased lines’ then SME’s cannot compete with large corporations and companies when it comes to speed of data and connectivity
Because of the pressures placed on our business and the businesses of our clients, Shiloh realised that an innovative solution was possible, yet not available in a workable format.
After a number of meetings with our skilled and specialist team we – ahead of the field – developed the Shiloh Multiple Internet Line Exchange (S.M.I.L.E.)
S.M.I.L.E. works every time guaranteed. The infrastructure terminates at our Data Centre in Cheltenham.
Shiloh can now give their customers, cost effective high speed internet provision no matter where they are located as long as basic broadband is available. Shiloh is different as we have been able to take technology to a different level with new solutions. By using traffic shaping technology to ‘combine’ internet lines, we can make connections faster, more reliable and resilient.
Frequently, because lines are “routed” differently through dated telephone topology and exchanges we have seen two connections into a building, quite literally next to each other, with one connections at 5Mb and the other at 2Mb. In this case the connection would be traffic shaped to 7Mb if we employed S.M.I.L.E. and connected the two lines together. They would also present with a single IP address!
Therefore, unlike other providers it is not two boxes attempting to talk to each other – it is a fully shaped and managed solution.
S.M.I.L.E. takes internet lines and multiplies and shapes them. For indicative reference it gives;
2 x 8Mb lines = 16Mb connection
1 x 8Mb + 1 x 6Mb lines = 14Mb connection
1 x 80Mb + 1 x 40Mb lines = 120Mb connection
2 x 30Mb + 1 x 8Mb = 68Mb connection
Unlike other technologies, S.M.I.L.E. can take Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) connections as well. So where a business DOES have fast internet S.M.I.L.E. can multiply connections. It is not unusual to have connections in excess of 200Mb all over standard internet DSL technology!!
Other Benefits of S.M.I.L.E.
- S.M.I.L.E. also produces a single Internet address for the multiple connections, critical if you have onsite services that need to be available externally
- S.M.I.L.E. incorporates resiliency. If one of the Internet connections goes offline the other connections within the bond keep working
- S.M.I.L.E. allows us to mix ADSL and FTTC connections
- S.M.I.L.E. allows uplink speeds to be multiplied as well
Shiloh is the only provider that provides S.M.I.L.E. The only provider that can shape traffic to get the best from connections in a consulted, engineered, cohesive way mixing ADSL and FTTC connections that allow an organisations Internet Connectivity to truly grow as businesses expand.
• SMILE that rural business now have big city connectivity • SMILE your internet connection no longer holds you back • SMILE fast internet just got incredibly faster
• SMILE fast internet just became reliable
SMILE – Your internet is fast and very, very strong!!
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