T1 Xstream Internet Access
- What is T1 Xstream?
- What equipment do I require?
- Inbound/outbound fail over?
- Do I lose VoIP calls or terminal services when T1 Xstream fails over?
- IP Quality of Service (IPQoS)
- IP Compression/Acceleration
- Managed Virtual Private Networks IPSEC/PPTP
- Service Level Agreement
- How can T1 Xstream help my business?
- Where is T1 xstream available?
T1 Xstream is a service that bonds multiple Internet access services provided by Skyway or other providers. For example, a DSL service, a wireless service and cable service.
T1 Xstream increases your download and upload speeds by combining multiple Internet services into a single connection. Increase your download speed to 12 Mbps and upload speed to 2 Mbps by combining two 6 Mbps ADSL2+ services. Or, 6 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up by combining two 3 Mbps ADSL2+ services.
T1 Xstream provides no loss fail over meaning your Internet access continues uninterupted if one service fails.
In addition to aggregating Internet traffic, Enhanced T1 Xstream can apply QoS to prioritize different types of traffic and can also apply compression to typically double the download and upload speeds of uncompressed data.
Actual speeds may vary due to overhead and the amount of latency on each connection.
Skyway supplies a T1 Xstream Aggregator that connects to the router/modem supplied by your Internet provider(s). The Aggregators have an 100 Mbps ethernet port for connection to your firewall or local area network.
The T1 Xstream aggregator equipment at your location connects your multiple Internet connections to a T1 Xstream Aggregation Concentrator located at Skyway's network operation centre. The Aggregation Concentrator passes the aggegated traffic to/from the Internet or to/from locations served by Skyway.
Yes, T1 Xstream provides inbound/outbound fail over. T1 Xstream combines up to four different Internet connections into a single connection sharing the same IP space. If one Internet connection fails, the remaining connection(s) continue using the shared IP addresses. If you have four connections, three can fail without loss of service. Inbound and outbound traffic continue as they were.
No, VoIP calls or terminal connections do NOT drop when an Internet connection fails. People using VoIP will loose a moment of communication but their VoIP call will not disconnect. People using a terminal or citrix connection will notice a short delay but they will not have to reconnect afterward.
T1 Xstream can be enhanced to provide bi-directional IPQoS between your location and the T1 Aggregation Concentrator located at Skyway's network operation centre. Bi-directional IPQoS manages Internet connections from different suppliers to allow inbound and outbound IPQoS. We can also provide bi-directional IPQoS between different T1 Xstream services.
IPQoS increases overall performance and reliability for mission critical applications such as voice, video and data. T1 Xstream supports Priority Queuing using IP Precedence, IPToS, DSCP and Custom Classification methods.
For example, when there is insufficient bandwidth over an outbound connection, Priority Queuing will send the packet containing the highest priority queue first and then send the next priority packets. VoIP Packets can be assigned the "High" priority.
T1 Xstream can be enhanced to compress traffic between your location and the T1 Aggregation Concentrator located at Skyway's network operation centre. Compressing the traffic reduces the time required to transmit the data across the T1 Xstream, permitting more data to be sent in a given time.
T1 Xstream will compress any data that is not already compressed by the application. For example, common html pages, email and email attachments, spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations and machine to machine data outside of a VPN are all typically compressed by T1 Xstream. It will not compress traffic already compressed (e.g., most VoIP calls, photos, multi media files) or secured traffic it cannot identify (e.g., within a VPN).
Compression typically doubles the download and upload speeds of uncompressed data.
T1 Xstream can be enhanced to terminate IPSEC VPN connections eliminating the need for a separate firewall. Skyway manages and monitors the VPN connections.
The T1 Xstream Aggregator also has a built in PPTP VPN server which can be configured to slave off a customer's radius or active directory server. Ths allows a roaming user to connect their laptop to the office by pointing to the local aggregator without changing their PPTP login and password.
Skyway guarantees T1 Xstream customers using multiple Internet technologies 99.99% uninterrupted transit to the Internet. If transit to the Internet becomes unavailable, Skyway will refund the customer an amount equal to one day of the customer's pro-rated recurring monthly T1 Xstream charges during the month the interruption took place.
If transit to the Internet is unavailable for a cumulative period exceeding one hour, the customer will receive an additional refund of one day of the pro-rated recurring monthly charges for each additional hour, or portion thereof, of transit unavailability. All refund calculations will be based on unavailability in one-hour increments.
This SLA does not cover outages caused by equipment and/or events not under the direct control of Skyway or caused by individuals not directly employed by Skyway. It excludes short periods of temporary service degradation, such as slow data transmissions. It does not cover outages due to scheduled or emergency network and/or facility maintenance by Skyway, which will be broadcast to all customers in advance.
Any and all refunds to a customer will not exceed 50% of the customer's recurring monthly charges for the month in which the refund is paid.
T1 Xstream simultaneously provides your office:
1. a cost effective high speed Internet connection achieved by bonding and accelerating multiple Internet connections,
2. inbound and outbound fail over without disconnecting users,
3. IP Quality of Service between your office and Skyway's network operations centre, and
4. Service Level Agreement.
T1 Xstream can be combined with many different Internet connections. For example,
1. Two 6 Mbps down/1 Mbps up Skyway Internet connections. Achieve 12 Mbps down/2 Mbps up before compression.
2. Two Skyway Internet connections and a cable or wireless connection.
3. A 1. 5 Mbps T1 connection and a 3 Mbps down/1 Mbps up Skyway Internet connection. Achieve 4.5 Mbps down/2.5 Mbps up before acceleration.
4. A 10 Mbps Fibre connection and a 6 Mbps down/1 Mbps up Skyway Internet connection. Achieve 16 Mbps down/11 Mbps up before acceleration.
5. Combine two, three or four Internet connections provided by any Internet service provider.
Actual speeds will vary due to overhead and the amount of latency on each connection.
T1 Xstream is available throughout British Columbia (BC) and Alberta (AB). For example:
British Columbia (BC)
Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Annacis Island, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Clearbrook, Cloverdale, Duncan, Esquimalt,Fort Langley, Kamloops, Kelowna, Ladner, Langley, Maple Ridge, Merritt, Mission, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Newton, North Vancouver, Penticton, Pitt Meadows, Port Kells, Port Moody, Prince George, Richmond, Squamish, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria, West Vancouver, White Rock
Airdrie, Calgary, Canmore, Chestermere, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Nisku, Peace River, Red Deer, St. Albert
Please email email@example.com or phone 604-482-1225 for more information.