For the past few weeks we have seen congestion on the NWU’s International bandwidth.

We have been in negotiations with TENET on options and prising to upgrade the NWU’s International bandwidth. Up to now the University only had 600Mbps International bandwidth, but was allowed to burst to 1Gbps.

An upgrade order was placed on TENET for 1.6Gbps International bandwidth. The upgrade will be implemented in two phases:

  • The first phase is already implemented with the SEACOM limit of 1Gbps being replaces with a 1.6Gbps limit.

  • The second and more long term implementations will split this bandwidth equally (800Mbps, 800Mbps) across SEACOM and WACS system.

Published at http://hosting3.nwu.ac.za/?p=1561 on 2015/09/10 at 15:18