Super fast internet
Super fast internet

Super fast internet

Super fast internet

Fast internet connections don't come into it, what we are talking about here is real speed !

Super fast internet, bandwidth v speed
Having too little internet bandwith is annoying and frustrating and makes internet users unhappy, especially if they are paying their internet service provider for a fast internet connection.
Just imagine how angry you would get if your slow internet connection was not only costing you a lot of money, but losing you a lot of money too. If you need guaranteed, fast internet for your business, it will cost you bundles.
Everyone wants a fast internet connection, but there's a point at which extra bandwidth is wasted. The next consideration is speed or, how quickly data travels from one place to another.
Super fast internet in milliseconds
If you are involved in something where milliseconds matter, sending and receiving your data is going to cost you a lot more, but for anyone in this postion, cost will hardly be a factor !
Cost is unlikely to be a factor because, when milliseconds matter, there's usually a very good reason and this is about one of the best - time is money ! Save time, save money, make more money !
The financial rewards involved for the people and companies concerned are substantial and this is what motivates them and this is the reason why such a big investment is being made.
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Super fast internet

Super fast internet

New transatlantic fiber optic cable for super fast connection to America

Super fast internet
17-09-2011
It's more than ten years since the last transatlantic fiber optic cable was laid between America and the UK and when you consider that the new cable being laid by Global Marine and funded by Hibernia Atlantic is costing in the region of £250 to £300 million, it's hardly surprising !
At 6021km in length, it's no simple task either so, why all of sudden, do we need a new fiber optic link across the Atlantic ?
Well, the cable is being laid along a new route which is shorter than the previous route taken by the existing fiber optic cables and so, (wait for it) the transatlantic data traffic will travel back and forth 5 milliseconds faster than the fastest option that is currently available which is 65 milliseconds.
The high cost of laying the new cable Will guarantee that anyone who wants to use the new service will have to pay a premium price, but who might possibly be interested in signing up for this new super-fast service ?
Well, Hibernia Atlantic think that they know the answer to this question and they also predict that their customers will be prepared to pay up to 50 times more than they pay at the moment, just to use their new service !
But, in order to capture a greater market share, many internet service providers are currently advertising cheap introductory offers and to the typical end-user, this practise makes it look as though the cost of internet access is falling - will this not make the new service harder to sell ?
No, because Hibernia Atlantic's customer base will not be typical end-users, it will be made up of the various financial organisations involved in trading stocks, shares and currencies and according to Hibernia Atlantic, they are queueing to sign up for the new service which commences in 2013.
Apparently, to one of the top hedge funds, just a one millisecond advantage over a competitor can mean £60 million in extra profits per annum !
Will this not just mean that all the big players involved in the financial sector will sign up for the new service and that in the end, none of them will have a speed advantage ?
In theory, yes it will, but maybe there is just not enough bandwidth available for everyone and that this is why the companies with an interest in the financial sector are queueing to sign up for what must be, some of the most expensive bandwidth available on the planet.
A BBC 4 interview with Mike Saunders, the Vice President of business development at Hibernia Atlantic, is available to listen to at but beware, the interviewer asks him how many milliseconds there are in a second and he answers incorrectly - he says that there 100,000 milliseconds in a second when in fact, there are only 1,000 - eek !?
I am sure that investors who have listened to the interview will be hoping that he wasn't the person at Hibernia Atlantic who was responsible for calculating the return on investment figures on what must be a considerable investment for the company !
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