Vox Orion wireless access offers quality of fibre at ADSL-like pricing

Zeppelin Express gives SMEs no-compromise voice, converged and value added services

Small and medium-sized businesses and branch offices of large enterprises – particularly in small towns – are between a rock and a hard place when shopping for Internet connectivity giving them access to voice-over-IP and other Internet services.

Until now, ADSL has been the only affordable option, but it is a best-effort service delivering unreliable quality bandwidth when local exchanges are few and far between, over-subscribed and infrequently maintained. Fibre and Diginet leased circuits, on the other hand, offer uncontended quality, but at a considerable premium.

Uncontended, uncapped, unshaped

To solve their predicament, Vox Orion has launched Zeppelin Express – a dedicated microwave access solution offering the uncontended quality of fibre at prices comparable to ADSL. “Bandwidth is uncapped and unshaped, giving SMEs and branch offices an endless supply of affordable bandwidth, no matter what protocol traffic they generate on the network,” says Jacques du Toit, MD of Vox Orion.

Du Toit explains that wireless backhaul installation costs are far lower than ADSL, and these savings are passed on to customers for affordability. He adds that the service comes with guaranteed quality, because it uses 28 Gigahertz spectrum frequencies, licensed and awarded to Vox’s technology partner, Comsol. “Unlike the technologies employed by many other wireless providers serving small towns, licensed spectrum is allocated to a closed group of providers, so quality issues like jitter and latency can be controlled and eliminated.”

Choices

He says customers have a choice of using the solution solely as a least-cost routing voice service, or as a converged voice with uncapped and unshaped data service. “Or they can add additional Vox Orion products like hosted IP telephony and remote security monitoring, for added value.”

Vox Orion’s Zeppelin Express is currently available inDurban,RichardsBay,Port Elizabeth, Polokwane and Rustenburg, with plans to expand toEast London,Bloemfonteinand Nelspruit.

About Vox Telecom Limited

Vox Telecom Limited is a leading telecoms operator, providing voice and data services to the Southern African market. The Group competes through its primary brands Vox Orion, Vox Datapro, Vox Amvia, @lantic, Vox Telepreneur and Vox Pureview and has offices inJohannesburg,Pretoria,Durban,Cape TownandPort Elizabethas well as inWindhoek,Namibia. Vox Telecom, over the past 13 years, has established itself as one of the major players in the telecoms market and is the largest black-owned telecommunications company inSouth Africa.

For more information go to www.voxtelecom.co.za

Vox Orion

Diana Prenner (Marketing)

Tel:       011 808 1019

Email:  dianap@voxorion.co.za

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