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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 31-Oct-13 18:08:21
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Re: Second fibre connection for redundancy


[re: Had] [link to this post]
 
Depending on what you were trying to use, what about satellite broadband?

It does come at a bit of a cost, but its obviously not connected to the current service you are getting in any way.

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Standard User kitcat
(committed) Thu 31-Oct-13 22:50:00
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Re: Second fibre connection for redundancy


[re: Had] [link to this post]
 
If your exchange is not the headend for the FTTC, any DSL from the exchange will give you a level of resilience to electronic failure as well as Cab to Headend fibre failures.

Nothing apart from an expensive fibre resilient product will give you resilience from premises to the cab.

Mobile may give some resilience but it too is likely to use the same exchange and backhaul as the headend kit. ( Unless you are in an area where the mobile uses Virgin backhaul and use that network.)

Summary is the amount of resilience depends on the detail of the area you live in.
If you tell the exchange area others will be able to give better answers.
Standard User unhappyaoluser
(regular) Wed 22-Jan-14 17:39:29
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Re: Second fibre connection for redundancy


[re: Had] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Had:
We currently have BT infinity business fibre and I wanted to add a second line for failover. Can anyone recommend a second provider that would be suitable for this?


Have been really pleased with Entanet through Vivaciti.


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Standard User loadbang
(regular) Thu 22-Sep-16 21:08:00
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Re: Second fibre connection for redundancy


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
If 3G/4G can provide the worst case backup then it sounds like you are some way from the need for full leased line redundancy.
Just to be a little careful here, many phone operators use BT backhaul as well.

We experienced an outage in Birmingham, event taking out EFM and leased BT fibre. Critical systems had a failover of 3G/4G, we found EE and Three also use BT. The only option we can think of is Virgin Media, but that's a 18 month lead time for install just like a BT leased line. May install microwave to shoot over 10km to a Virgin Media for a few customers.

Edited by loadbang (Thu 22-Sep-16 21:12:39)

Standard User 10forcash
(learned) Thu 22-Sep-16 23:19:15
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Re: Second fibre connection for redundancy


[re: Had] [link to this post]
 
I assume you're also looking into a second electricity source as well? If an internet connection is all-important, its essential that you look at all factors that may affect it, not just the obvious ones.
So, once you have your off-site backups, mirror site, replacement staff and hardware sorted, all you need to ensure is that the remaining staff travel by separate means to your backup site and you're sorted!
It's really all about risk assessment.
Standard User Adduxi
(newbie) Fri 23-Sep-16 09:00:24
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Re: Second fibre connection for redundancy


[re: Had] [link to this post]
 
I'm presuming Virgin cable is not an option?
I use both BT and Virgin and have had no issues with this setup.
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