Not the same as a dedicated point to point leased line circuit
Depending on where the mine is in Zambia, you could use iconnect.zm as the last mile
provider Zambia is connected via Neotel Fiber
AfriConnect commission Fiber links all the way to the mining copperbelt
Possibly that they are lighting fiber on the local electrical supplier ZESCO fiber all
the way from Livingstone (Namibia border) all the way to Copperbelt & Tanazania border
Speedtest from George 8.4 Mb/s -please I know its not a dedicated circuit, this info is For Info Only.2 196-209-0-1.dynamic.isadsl.co.za (184.108.40.206) 9.569 ms 10.989 ms 12.168 ms
3 cdsl1-rba-vl2253.ip.isnet.net (220.127.116.11) 46.641 ms 50.110 ms 50.116 ms
4 cdsl1-rba-vl150.ip.isnet.net (18.104.22.168) 48.053 ms 48.984 ms 50.173 ms
5 core1a-pkl-te-1-2.ip.isnet.net (22.214.171.124) 53.615 ms 55.035 ms 55.974 ms
6 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 54.724 ms 39.248 ms 40.926 ms
7 neotel.jinx.net.za (184.108.40.206) 42.057 ms 43.478 ms 44.185 ms
8 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 45.367 ms 46.797 ms 47.999 ms
9 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 68.166 ms 69.050 ms 70.050 ms
10 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 74.906 ms 75.885 ms 76.778 ms
11 lsk-gateway-rtr-pos6-0.iconnect.zm (220.127.116.11) 131.530 ms 132.432 ms 133.551 ms
12 lsk-bdr-lun-cpt-pos6-0.iconnect.zm (18.104.22.168) 136.464 ms 118.311 ms 117.287 ms
13 lsk-core-bdr-ge0-1.iconnect.zm (22.214.171.124) 118.658 ms 119.168 ms 120.740 ms
14 lsk-chipuku-core-ge1-1.iconnect.zm (126.96.36.199) 125.404 ms 126.352 ms 127.260 ms
15 kapaso.iconnect.zm (188.8.131.52) 128.701 ms !X 129.359 ms !X 130.575 ms !X
Last edited by kilos; 06-08-2011 at 01:39 PM.
Keep in mind, DIGINET in South Africa,will cost you/your company, a arm and a leg (or 2). VPN is the way to go.
Sounds like there is some confusion regarding diginet, adsl, vpn etc.
Diginet is just a connection medium.
Same as wireless, ADSL, dial-up etc.
VPN however is an "encryption scheme" for encrypting data.
You can run your company VPN (private network) on top of diginet, or ADSL or wireless, or dial-up even.
Latency (from SA to international sites) is dependent not so much on distance between you and your ISP, but much more on the medium being used internationally.
fiber, satellite, long haul wireless, microwave.
If it's fiber all the way (between your ISP and theirs), then it depends on which fiber is used (there are many, some are congested) and which route it takes to your destination (how many hops).
JHB to London is supposed to be sub-200ms over SAT2 or Seacom.
JHB to North Amrica as well
JHB to Australia is much slower (200 - 400ms)
and if your primary fiber is down and you're being re-routed over another (congested) fiber or satellite then latency is MUCH worse.
Adding encryption to your link (VPN) adds a couple of MS in latency to your connection (due to encryption/decryption of packets at both ends)
Not all links have a 1:1 contention ratio. (no matter what they tell you in marketing)
If you get an SLA from your ISP (with penalties/discounts) then you are probably on a 1:1 link.
If howver you do not get an SLA then it means you're NOT on a 1:1 contention ratio link and your information rate cannot be "committed" (guaranteed).