Broadband Bonding Explained

Bonded ADSL and FTTC speeds are only possible due to the process of broadband bonding . Simply put, this means combining multiple ADSL or FTTC lines, resulting in a connection with increased reliability and speed. This single data flow, made of several unique lines, has huge bandwidth potential.

The advantage of this unified data flow is that the download and upload speeds can be incredibly fast. It’s resilient too: if one of the bonded lines goes down, the others will not fail automatically. Businesses can add or remove lines whenever the demand is there, depending on their needs, thanks to the flexibility of the bonding process. We’ve got so much confidence in our broadband bonding, we guarantee our packages at 99.9 per cent SLA.

Compared to other high-speed internet solutions, broadband bonding is relatively unobtrusive and easy to install. One of our expertly trained technicians will install your bonded ADSL or FTTC service in next to no time (typically less than 30 days), and will always be on hand for your queries or problems.

Who is a Bonded ADSL or FTTC for?

Anyone who is experiencing the following challenges in getting a reliable and fast internet service should entertain getting a quote from Managed Comms for one of our bonded solutions:

  • Leased lines are too expensive
  • FTTC and EFM are not available in your area
  • Heavy user of hosted services and the above apply
  • Are a long way from the local exchange and single line speed is poor

However, with so many factors to consider, it’s important not to forget the most important thing: speed. Astonishingly, some businesses have achieved connection speeds as high as 72Mbps, and upload speeds of between 1 and 8 Mbps. Although we bond a maximum of 16 circuits, most organisations get the desired effect with just two or three.

Managed Comms was one of the pioneers of bonding internet circuits. There are fundamentally two methods of bonding internet services, but Managed Comms uses a ‘true bonding’ method to ensure that both speed and resilience are delivered to our customers.

True Bonding vs Load Balancing

Managed Comms is a proponent some would say pioneer!) of ‘True Bonding’.

True bonding is the process of using bonding equipment at each end of the bonded circuits to deconstruct/reconstruct the data and transmit across all the bonded lines, thus reducing the amount of data any given line needs to send and increasing the speed that your business can operate at.

With data being spread across all lines, this builds resilience into the service by ensuring that in the event of a single line failure, the other bonded lines take the strain and keep your business running.

Load balanced services will fail as any given line fails (i.e. your voice goes down if that is the line that fails) and also, where any given service has particularly high data usage (i.e. video), that given line can under-perform lighter usage lines.

Speak to an expert about how we can deliver better speeds in remote locations, or provide ultra-fast speeds where FTTC is available.