- Nov 11, 2009
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ADSL regulations as per Government Gazette no:29141
The contention ratio for ADSL is 20:1.
Contention ratios are an international norm and all Telkom's make use of it.
The contention ratio does not remain constant as it fluctuates as the service grows and more customers and infrastructure are added.
I've never understood why a company would make there higher capped accounts more expensive then the basic account + out of bundle
30GBB R5,341 + 70GB OOB R3150 = R8491
Am I missing something here?
Bonded ADSL does seem to be a better deal unless you need a synchronous connection.
Wouldn't Neotel Fibre fall in this sort of SME price range and better value than all of the connections listed in the article?NeoBroadband fibre
Ummm... wrong. http://www.telkom.co.za/products_services/dsl/conditions.htmlThe problem with ADSL is the contention ratio in Telkom's infrastructure.
They advertise 20:1 as an allowed contention ratio.
So Telkom only guarantees 0.2Mbps on a 4Mbps ADSL.
minimum 640kbps, maximum 4096/10016kbps
I'd estimate multiple redundant/bonded ADSL lines a better guarantee of reliability than a piece of paper with "SLA" written on it.
Or better yet, have both.
Further, I'm not sure it's a good bet that SMEs in general value reliability and symmetry over value and performance.