View Full Version : Anybody using it for trading on SAFEX?
02-02-2004, 08:34 AM
How fast is sentech's 128k compared to a 64k ISDN? If you could get both for just R600/pm, wich one would it be? Would you recommend sentech to somebody who trades on the JSE via an isp to the JSE?
Only thing I'm bit worried bout is delayed data. If anybody could please help me out with this and if somebody knows a person at sentech who could come around and answer some of my questions about the product, the consultants just don't have a clue.
02-02-2004, 10:00 AM
Check the first impressions on mywireless.
It looks like your average ping to local servers will be about 120ms.
This is 2ms faster than our 128(something) here at work.
The on guy that is up and running, is getting around 16KB/s downloads. Wich is about what 128k can carry if I'm not wrong.
So it should be fine, I dont see why ;)
But I'm no pro
02-02-2004, 10:21 AM
Depending on your ISP ISDN pings are normally half of that, i was getting between 40 and 60ms on my isdn, some days even as low as 25. Your maximum download speed on 64k isdn will be 8k/s and 16k/s on 128k isdn.
I don't know how the weather affects mywireless, but if you are getting a JSE feed the weather might be a factor for your decision.
I have worked a bit with the JSE and providing live data to companies/private investors and most the time diginet is the preferred choice, it is more expensive, but it's a lot more reliable.
02-02-2004, 10:30 AM
We trade thru SAFEX, you don't need a monster feed. My concern is the same as everybody else, I can't even get a sales rep to come over and brief me on the product.
If there is anybody who's in the same business and using my wireless, give us a shout.
02-02-2004, 08:43 PM
ADSL will be much cheaper than ISDN if you want to be online 8 hours a day... and it has the benefit of being much faster in general. ADSL can however break from time to time, so if you already have an ISDN line keep it as a backup, it will only cost you the rental...and if you do have a normal analog line you can cancel that and just use ISDN for both your voice and internet.
I am just not 100 percent sure if Telkom does ADSL on ISDN lines.
I know in the UK you can order ADSL on your ISDN line... its technically possible.... does anyone know if Telkom does it?
02-02-2004, 09:46 PM
ADSL over ISDN is not currently supported in South Africa, so i would suggest keeping your ISDN line for voice/backup, and use your analogue line for ADSL (or have a line installed if u don't have one already).