Internet Services

These days most single and multi-site organisations are finding that their business survival is increasingly dependent on the operational efficiency afforded to them by their data network. Bandwidth demands continue to rise, and new applications have to be provided. The rise of cloud computing is also causing a demand for more reliable and higher capacity networks.

At Octagon Telecom we are continually enhancing our portfolio so that we can provide the latest technology and the cost savings that often accompany it.

Our data services include:

Broadband – ADSL-based internet access services that utilise existing telephones lines to transmit data at speeds up to 20Mbit/s (and soon up to 40Mbit/s using Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) in conjunction with VDSL.

Annex M – an optional DSL service whereby some of the downstream bandwidth is sacrified for a higher upload capacity: it’s great for businesses which use Voice over IP (VoIP), videoconferencing, or routinely need to upload large data files

Bonding – a technology which allows multiple DSL lines to be combined together to give higher capacity data connections at a great price

Direct Internet Access (DIA) – an unshared connection into the Internet via a dedicated Ethernet connection, fibre circuit or over multiple copper pairs (so called ‘EFM’ technology)

Secure private data networks can be built across the Internet connection types listed above, by using VPN equipment on customer sites.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) These days, private data networks are most commonly achieved by renting capacity on a core network from a provider who has built a network optimised for shared use, and connecting from the customer’s sites into that core network using a range of access lines types. Such networks can be tailored precisely to meet the business requirement, don’t require capital investment, and are highly secure. It’s usually relatively cheap and quick to increase or decrease capacity on this type of network; they use technology such as Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to ensure high availability and to enable Quality of Service (QoS). QoS is a feature whereby certain types of traffic such as voice or video can be prioritised over email and other less sensitive data, to deliver the required application performance.

Point to point Ethernet & Fibre private circuits that link sites at speeds up to many Gbit/s and which are typically used to connect group sites where there is a dependency on time critical applications.

We understand how all these networks work, and we will tailor the best solution for your organisation.