06/03/2012 For Information
This briefing is for GEA Communications ProvidersThis briefing confirms Openreach plans for the early market deployment launch of the product feature 'Multicast for GEA' from 1 April 2012 and the associated price involved.
Openreach is pleased to announce that we are moving to early market deployment launch for our Multicast for Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) product feature with effect from 1 April 2012.
The product is purchased at a Layer 2 Switch (L2S) level, with a one-off connection cost of £1,200, an annual rental of £10 per 5mb per L2S (the VLAN is currently available up to 300mb) and modification price of £10 per L2S. There is a three year contract associated with this, during which modifications can only be made upwards.
For further details on pricing, please visit section 5.3.2 on the price list.
Multicasting at its simplest is the capability to transmit one stream of data and that data stream only gets split into individual streams nearer to the end user’s site. Examples of use include broadcast TV, streaming of data such as race results or share prices or for pre-downloads such as media/software/firmware updates.
Multicasting avoids having to send multiple individual streams through most of the network. This has the benefit of reducing the required bandwidth in a CP s network enabling a reduction in the associated backhaul cost. This will become more relevant going forward as data volume increases and where multicast can help to restrict network development costs.
Multicast for GEA is a dynamic point to multipoint network layer enabling users to subscribe to IP data streams served by their provider. The CP provider requires a Multicast VLAN, which is a GEA product option, to benefit from this facility.
The key features are:
To take part, customers need to be a registered CP, with backhaul connectivity to a GEA Cablelink in the relevant geographic area.
For further details of Multicast for GEA please contact your Sales and Relationship Manager.
Pricing detail is available at the pricing section of the website.
The contents of this briefing are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change.
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