Innovative local Internet Service Provider (ISP) RSAWEB today announced the release of their new aggregated ADSL product, aptly called SuperPIPE, which can deliver download speeds up to 50 mb/s.
SuperPIPE works by aggregating multiple ADSL lines into a single fault tolerant high speed connection of up to 50 mb/s that can be managed as simply as if it was single ADSL connection.
Rob Gilmour, MD of RSAWEB said ‘Telkom have been far too slow in rolling out faster speeds for business and consumers alike, and although they have just announced their 20 and 40 mb/s ADSL pilots – we know that this will be unattainable for many and limited to certain areas. We are launching SuperPIPE to fill this gap in the market.’ Gilmour went on to say ‘Some of our competitors have launched bonded ADSL products to the market, however we have taken a different approach by placing hardware onto either side of the Telkom IPC (ADSL) network in order to ensure a quality high speed experience .We are delighted to be able to offer the first truly aggregated ADSL product to the market which performs very well for both uploads and downloads alike.’
There is currently a huge gap in price, speed and reliability between fibre connectivity, which allows speeds from 10 Mb/s up to 10Gb/s but at a higher cost, than ADSL which rarely achieves 10Mb/s. SuperPIPE bridges this gap by offering fibre like throughput at competitive pricing with some inherent reliability. SuperPIPE is available today in capped and uncapped packages. Installation time is also greatly reduced to weeks rather than months as is currently the norm with fibre connections.
Mark Slingsby, RSAWEB’s Technical Director adds, ‘SuperPIPE is a fully resilient service, we’ve designed it so that even if 4 out of your 5 ADSL lines are unplugged, our automatic failover will ensure that you are still online which is ideal for companies who need always- on connectivity. Plus, SuperPIPE inherently allows for much higher throughput than traditional ADSL, which is great for companies who use a lot of VoIP or video conferencing or who regularly download and upload large files.’
Slingsby went on to say ‘In testing competing solutions we established that the way SuperPIPE works provides a far superior service by aggregating (summing) the ADSL lines instead of treating them as its own service, meaning higher single stream and over throughput’
SuperPIPE is now available across South Africa, find prices and packages at www.rsaweb.co.za.