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Radiant Turbo DSL cheaper, faster than T1, company claims

Radiant Communications has launched a new high-speed Internet service that the company says uses three DSL connecti...


November 27, 2002  


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Radiant Communications has launched a new high-speed Internet service that the company says uses three DSL connections to deliver high-speed performance greater than T1, but at half the cost.

The company says the offering aggregates the power of multiple DSL connections to deliver the performance demanded by Web-based business applications at a rate that small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can afford.

The service revolves around Turbo DSL, a technology that aggregates up to three DSL connections via a configured appliance at the customer’s location. According to Radiant, download speeds of up to 4.2 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1.9 Mbps can be achieved. That compares to a T1 connection, which provides upload and download speeds of 1.5 Mbps.

Data packets are split into smaller packets and transmitted across the multiple DSL lines, allowing them to reach their destination faster than sending the original packet on a single DSL line. Once the mini-packets arrive at Radiant’s core network, they are reassembled and delivered to the recipient.

“Choosing the best network access solution that meets the growing demand for capacity and fault tolerance is the single biggest challenge for IT managers today,” the company says. “To interconnect with partners, suppliers and customers, businesses need bandwidth that scales to meet their growing needs, without a subsequent explosion in communications charges.”

Established in 1996, Radiant currently serves 10,000 business customers in Canada and the U.S. Customers include Cathay Pacific, Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, Money Mart and London Drugs.


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