Internet traffic continues to grow at an alarming rate but unfortunately technology cannot keep up with demand. As we speak, not all businesses in the UK can access high speed fibre broadband so get stuck with traditional ADSL products due to the high prices of leased lines in comparison.
Bonded ADSL is a great cost effective solution for those businesses that find themselves in that predicament. If your business is dependant on internet connectivity but feel restricted either by cost or simply what is available at your local exchange then bonded ADSL may be for you.
This technology is usually taken up by people in pretty remote areas where all other connectivity options have been explored but simply not available or cost restrictive. Bonding will allow you to double, triple or even quadruple your speed!
How does Bonded ADSL work?
Basically multiple ADSL lines are combined together to create one big “fat pipe” of bandwidth to create faster download and upload speeds as indicated in the image.
Sounds simple? The implementation really is quite complex as it involves a huge amount of processing in the splitting and then recombining the data streams.
As an example, take a video stream watched on a PC. With Bonded ADSL the original stream will be split into multiple streams, sent down each individual ADSL line. This process is performed automatically by the bonding providers technology.
At your business premises the separate data streams are recombined to give you one fast individual data stream.
Another example, if you had two 8Mb ADSL lines and bonded them, you would get the equivalent of one 16Mb line. Simple!
Bonded ADSL benefits
Your business can benefit greatly from bonded ADSL if you are in a rural location or are situated quite far from your local exchange. This is because other technologies may not be feasible to you or will prove too costly, for example the costs of installing fibre for a leased line in a rural location could be immense.
The further you are from your local exchange then the slower your connection speeds will be. As you will already have an ADSL connection then bonded is a viable, cost effective option and you will be able to achieve a lot faster speeds than you are already getting through your current connection.
Speed is not the only benefit of bonded ADSL. It also provides a great deal of resilience due to the simple fact that if one connection fails it falls back to the remaining connections. You many lose a percent of your speed for a short time but at least your business is still fully operational. Bonded ADSL contracts are generally backed by a 99% Service Level Agreement.
Businesses can also subscribe to different providers, this allows for greater resilience if more than one of the services should fail.
Another great advantage is that bonded ADSL can be up and operational within 10 working days whereas a leased line can take up to 60 or 90 days.
Bonded ADSL is the best value option for any business that is looking for increased bandwidth, speed and resilience.