Broadband Internet Access

Internet Bandwidth is currently available in Nigeria via submarine cables and satellite. Traditionally, it is faster for data/packets to move between two end points on fibre cables than on wireless media like radios and satellite technology. This explains why companies are investing huge amount of money (about $600 million for SAT3) to deliver fast internet/data connection across continents of the world using submarines cables. Cable providers are Globacom (GLO 1), SAT 3/WASC (South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable) that runs from South Africa to Portugal via West Africa, and in June 2012, the new Main One cable landed in West Africa from Southern Europe and will run on to south Africa later in the year.

Broadband Internet Access, often shortened to just broadband is a high data rate Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access using a 56k modem. Dial-up modems are limited to a bitrates of less than 56 Kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a telephone line—whereas broadband technologies supply more than double this rate and generally without disrupting telephone use.

Although various minimum bandwidths have been used in definitions of broadband, ranging up from 64 Kbit/s up to 2.0 Mbit/s, the 2006 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report is typical by defining broadband as having download data transfer rates equal to or faster than 256 Kbit/s, while the United States (US) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as of 2009, defines "Basic Broadband" as data transmission speeds exceeding 768 kilobits per second (Kbps), or 768,000 bits per second, in at least one direction: downstream (from the Internet to the user‘s computer) or upstream (from the user‘s computer to the Internet). The trend is to raise the threshold of the broadband definition as the marketplace rolls out faster services.

Voix Networks currently purchases bulk internet (1 STM1 - 1550 MB) bandwidth directly from Main One which it resells to lower capacity users at reasonable margins. For reliability and customer satisfaction, Voix has also made Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) configuration for internet backup and redundancy with bandwidth sources from GLO1 and SAT 3/WASC. Voix Networks internet service is available in bundles to meet the requirements of different income groups.

Our Mission

Voix Networks Limited was established to provide services within the regulatory frame work under the Nigerian Communication Commission. The company also provides customized and general services.

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