BY SANDRA HOULIHAN 29/01/10 N00064561 DL242 CA1B – BROADBAND PROJECT
The purpose of this project is to outline different service providers including wireless, landline, mobile and modem to a small business operating in 19 Charlestown Park, Meakstown, Dublin 11 and compare this to 1 package abroad.
DEFINITION OF BROADBAND In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information. Because a wide band of frequencies is available, information can be multiplexed and sent on many different frequencies or channels within the band concurrently, allowing more information to be transmitted in a given amount of time (much as more lanes on a highway allow more cars to travel on it at the same time).
MOBILE - VODAFONE 3G BROADBAND E169 MODEM €16.95 per month 10GB monthly Download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps Installs directly into PC Work at home and on the move
MOBILE -EIRCOM Eircom 7.2Mb Mobile Broadband €16.45 per month Broadband speed up to 7.2 Mb/2Mb 10Gb download allowance Free WiFi at 100 Eircom locations
MODEM - EIRCOM Business Lite Plus for €24.79 per month Ideal for 1-3 moderate users of the internet who like to send & receive e-mails & carry out general web searches Download speed – Up to 3Mb Suitable for large e-mails, attachments & watching videos Upload speed – 384kbps Ideal for sending e-mails with large attachments. 30GB monthly download allowance – Eircom will charge if you go over this
MODEM - EIRCOM Free wireless modem – Connected to phone line & broadcasts the internet around the house for 2-3 laptops that can pick up the signal up to 100 feet from the modem. Self install or Eircom will do it for €81.47 Security Firewall – Enforces security policies that will stop unauthorised or potentially dangerous materials from entering your computer system WiFi access for an extra €1.64 per month
MODEM - EIRCOM Business Plan 3Mb Bundle - €52.99 per month for all of the above plus: Up to 3Mb always on broadband Unlimited local & national calls 60 any network mobile minutes 30GB download allowance Free connection online Line rental included
WIRELESS – CHORUS NTL Fibre Power Broadband 30Mb for €42 per month Ideal for anyone who downloads large filesand works from home Download speed – 30Mb Upload speed – 3Mb 300MB web space Free wireless router No usage limit No telephone line required
WIRELESS - IMAGINE Breeze 4Mb for €45.27 a month Upload & download speed – 4Mb Download allowance – unlimited Contention ratio – 24:1 Connection charge is €150
LANDLINE - PERLICO 3Mb Broadband Plus with Freetalk Anytime for €56.98 per month 3Mb speed Always on broadband Contention ratio of 48:1 Download limit – 30GB Free line rental Unlimited local & national calls Calls to any Irish mobile Call to over 30 International destinations
LANDLINE - PERLICO Easy to be set up: No change to telephone number No new phone line No engineer call No disruption to your service
LANDLINE - VODAFONE 3Mb Anytime package for €45 per month 40GB download limit 384kbps upload speed Free anytime local & national calls Free wireless connection
Recommendations I recommend for a small business setting up form home in D.11 that the Chorus NTL package is the best option due to the really fast download & upload speed and the no usage limit all for only €42 per month.
AUSTRALIA Adsl2+ Platinum 100GB Dodo Broadband plus monthly phone line rental $49.90/€32.00 per month (1AUD =0.639372 EUR) The Dodo ADSL2+ 100GB Platinum broadband plan offers the fastest possible broadband connection speeds of up to 20,000kbps combined with a huge monthly download limit. The massive download limit is split between 25GB during on-peak hours (1pm and 12.59am) and 75GB off-peak (1am until 12.59pm.) Once the monthly download limit in either on or off-peak times is exceeded excess usage is charged at 18c per MB and needs to be considered when choosing an appropriate plan.