A low-cost pathway for your New Zealand customer locations to go beyond 1Gbps without the network complexity.
“Hyperfibre” is the next generation of fibre services built on the development of the UFB network. The technical name for Hyperfibre is “XGS-PON” and it can reach symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps, however the Hyperfibre services launched to date support best effort symmetric speeds up to 8Gbps, with 2Gbps and 4Gbps option launched initially.
Everything you want to know about Hyperfibre
Lightwire was the first ISP to launch a Hyperfibre service for businesses, and in doing so we worked closely with Ultrafast Fibre (now Tuatahi First Fibre). In this panel chat with John Hanna (CEO of Ultrafast Fibre) and Peter Ensor (CTO of Ultrafast Fibre), we get into the details, discussing:
- What drove this evolution in XGS-PON technology (more commonly known now as Hyperfibre)
- The technical issues that had to be overcome to make Hyperfibre a reality
- What problems Hyperfibre solves and the opportunities it represents for New Zealand business
- The equipment you will need to make the most out of Hyperfibre
- The future of Hyperfibre
Real world use cases of Hyperfibre
The great thing about Hyperfibre is that it shows how UFB is continuing to evolve, New Zealand’s fibre providers are creating the capacity today for near future bandwidth hungry applications.
We discussed some of the use cases for Hyperfibre with The Instillery’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy Nees in this recent panel chat.
Hyperfibre makes you
Along with our expert sales and provisioning team, the Insights and analytics provided through our customer portal “illume” give you all the data, insights and alerts that you need to accurately and effectively advise your customers.
- Monitor different end user groupings with ease.
- Provide real-time service status
- View circuit utilisation in real time and historically
- View service performance metrics such as latency & jitter.
- Receive automated SMS and email alerts
- Share NOC dashboard view with other staff and clients
Who's Hyperfibre for?
Hyperfibre is ideal for companies that require a huge amount of bandwidth to shift large quantities of data, fast.
Companies will use these super-fast connections to utilise full and hybrid cloud computing setups more efficiently. Backup and replication of Gigabytes through to Terabytes of data to the Cloud or between offices will be possible faster than ever before, which is excellent news for business continuity buffs.
Hyperfibre is ideal for businesses that:
- Need robust, symmetric bandwidth
- Support remote branches over MPLS and VPN
- Have a large quantity of users running HD voice and video applications (4K/8K) and pretty much all other cloud apps simultaneously
- Require rapid prototyping and deployment at scale
- Depend on offsite or Cloud server/application hosting and backup
- Upload and share huge files
Hyperfibre not the right fit?
Check out our other business grade broadband solutions with wholesale pricing starting from $90/month excluding GST.
Bridge mode means business
Bridge mode is how we describe an ONT’s setting where the Residential Gateway (RGW) features such as Wi-Fi and Ethernet ports are disabled. Bridge mode allows you to connect your router to the 1x 10GE (LAN 10G) 10GBase-T 10Gbps ethernet port on the back.
If you’re looking to supply a Business grade service, then you want to avoid RGW mode as it is akin to a residential service, limiting your ability to ensure your customers network is secure and designed properly.
To support our wholesale partners, all Lightwire Hyperfibre connections are deployed in Bridge (Standard) mode only.
Hyperfibre + Managed Routers
If you don’t have a Hypefibre capable router, that being a router with a 10GE port and sufficient processing capability to handle the speeds, or if you want Lightwire to manage one on your behalf, our recommendation is the FortiGate 100F.
Fully managed, with the next business day replacement guarantee, wholesale pricing starting from $179 p/month + GST.
Looking for something a little less grunty? A popular BYOD choice amongst the SMB market is the UniFi Dream Machine, although that won’t be a suitable choice over the Enable network.
So thanks from all the team at Unit Networks, your team makes light work of what can sometimes be very challenging situations.
4Gbps Hyperfibre services are available in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. The 2Gbps option is available in all other enabled locations.
Please note that Hyperfibre is not available everywhere and is subject to availability.
We know your customers want certainty, so setting clear expectations is key. Where Hyperfibre isn’t currently installed, the standard turnaround time is 20 business days, but as with any UFB install, these timelines can blow out if civil works and/or consent is required.
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