MDNX has been working closely with BT Wholesale over the last 2-3 years on defining the shape of RT QoS over shared broadband and were the only partner to successfully operate RT QoS over WBC/WBMC during last year’s Service Provider technical trials.
Real Time QoS, which we’re now actively trialling with some of our resellers, customers and BT, will be ready for launch later this year and offers guaranteed end to end prioritisation for voice and any other ‘real time’ data traffic on ADSL2+, FTTP and FTTC circuits. This will mean companies using VoIP or converged voice and data over shared infrastructure on NGA broadband will be able to beat the effects of contention even at times of massive network overload such as the Olympics next year. Implementation of RT QoS will lead to a situation in which some bandwidth can be effectively dedicated to an individual line and will therefore never be subject to the effects of contention. The eventual deployment of this technology will be a major breakthrough in the viability of shared broadband for business and represents a major cost reduction for companies willing to learn how to implement this. We are obviously very excited to be one of the few companies involved with this trial.
• Prioritised marked packets through the carrier’s shared bandwidth broadband network
- only available on BTW broadband
• Ensures quality VoIP calls during times of congestion
- think London 2012
• Bandwidth options from 220K up to 4.9M
- needs sufficient symmetric line speed
• After EMD, SLA provided for latency, jitter and packet loss
• With RT QoS and Premium Care (7 hour repair), Broadband becomes a serious replacement for ISDN
- ADSL2+: Wires Only March 2012
- With DiffServ capable Zyxel AMG 1202 March 2012 (subject to successful testing)
- FTTC: Q2 Summer 2012