British Telecom is hoping to attract new customers to its SMDS service, by offering organisations the chance to trial the service free of charge for three months.
SMDS, a switched service which runs over a broadband public data network, is designed to interconnect Lans and form the backbone of corporate Intranets. It offers a number of data applciations including file transfer, disk mirroring, distance learning, file and image sharing and remote printing. New users with 10 or more potential sites can have up to three 0.5Mbits connections to the service for the duration of the trial.
The company is also offering deals on its Flexible Bandwidth Service to help customers develop high-speed data communications networks. For existing customers BT are offering a 'buy one, get one half-price' offer on new channels. For every new 64Kbps channel ordered between the end of November 1996 and the end of February 1997, customers can buy another similar channel for 50 per cent of the 24-hour annual bandwidth rental. For new FBS customers, bandwidth in the range of 256k-768k over any one connection will be discounted by 20 per cent. The discounts will last for 12 months.
FBS is a managed national wide area network designed to integrate the provision of data, voice and video over a single infrastructure.
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