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Nimans Launches EtherStream

Mark Curtis-Wood

Nimans has strengthened its network services division by announcing a new high performance and flexible data connectivity solution.

EtherStream V provides cost effective high capacity connectivity – a bridge between Fibre To The Cabinet and more expensive pure Fibre options. EtherStream V is a bonded FTTC product, bonding either 2 or 4 FTTC circuits.

“If a business requires robust, high-capacity connectivity without the expense of fibre, EtherStream V is ideal. It provides high performance and resilience at an affordable cost,” explained Nimans’ Head of Networks, Mark Curtis-Wood.

“Many organisations are fighting to get more out of smaller budgets. At the same time, taking advantage of internet apps and Cloud- based services is key to staying competitive, but these technologies need robust, high-speed connections. With EtherStream V they get the bandwidth and reliability they need without the cost of fibre lines.

“EtherStream V uses either two or four FTTC connections bonded together so they offer the performance of a single line. For the first time in this country, this technology provides downstream speeds of more than 100Mbps without the need for dedicated fibre. The service is available to about half of all UK businesses, a number that’s set to increase as the country-wide roll-out continues.”

Curtis-Wood says resellers and their customers can take advantage of less expense, robust connectivity and reliable performance.

“There’s no need to pay the high prices or excess construction charges of fibre connections. Costs are also fixed so bills are predictable. The service is highly reliable since it is provided over multiple connections, and can compensate if any of the connections go down. Alternative backup options are also available for even greater resilience.”

He concluded: “EtherStream V provides high levels of performance even with increased Cloud, VoIP and video traffic. The service can also be scaled up from 160Mbps to 320Mbps quickly and without hassle as needs change.

“Service speed is guaranteed to remain above half the maximum available on a site, (equivalent to less than a 2:1 contention ratio). Maximum speeds of up to 320Mbps downstream and 80Mbps upstream are available, depending on location.”