A start-up plans to unveil a new T1 service at the NetWorld+ Interop trade show to enable customers to pay a per minute usage rate rather than the current mileage based one.
Warpspeed Communications will launch [email protected] in Atlanta next week and charge users a flat rate of $500 per month, plus $1 per minute of use, although this falls to $.50 per minute at night.
The service is currently available in all major US metropolitan areas, but the firm is also talking to “a couple of companies oversees” and hopes to move into Europe early next year.
Mill Ovan, Warpspeed’s vice president of marketing, said: “We have a new service that gives flexibility to IT managers and can be complimentary to the bandwidth they may already have. We have had a number of companies come to us that have high bandwidth, but find T1 too expensive and the Internet not secure enough.”
Typically, T1 lines cost between $500 and $1,000 per month, with a charge of at least $20 per foot of access line. As a result, the bill for a cross continental T1 line can run as high as $6,000 per month.
But [email protected] also reduces the number of T1 lines that are required to create wide area networks, Ovan claimed.
With existing T1 networks, each site needs a different T1 line to link to another site. But Warpspeed’s offering means that each site only needs one T1 line, which connects to the Warpspeed network. Once the service is established at a given location, it can then connect to any other site that has signed up to [email protected]
And, Ovan continued, authorised customers can access the service via the company’s Web site in about 30 seconds after logging on using a secure password and exploit the connection for as long they need to. After finishing with the line, users return to Warpspeed’s Web site and simply end the connection.
He added that the firm guaranteed its T1 lines would be up from end to end at all times and were encoded using B8ZS/ESF, which provides bandwidth of 1.5 Mbps.
[email protected] is based on the company’s patented online transaction processing (OLTP) engine, the Broadband Service Control Point (B-SCP), to enable “any to any” connectivity.
When a connection request arrives from a Web site, the B-SCP creates a path through all the control points required to complete an edge to edge broadband connection.
It also uses realtime intelligence to view all the networks as a whole, track calls and maintain detailed records for usage based billing. The "least cost route" is selected and the best connection becomes live less then thirty seconds after the request is made.
V3 puts the pro-level football GPS tracker through its paces, and asks if it's more than a gimmick
Finding refutes many earlier studies that suggest that galaxies don't have much dark matter at the time of their birth
Boris the robot outed as man in rented robot suit
Mission will provide vital data about the performance of rocket, spacecraft, autonomous docking system and the landing system