High Performance Ethernet Broadband

Symmetrical Speeds

1:1 Contention Ratio

From $249 per Month

SHDSL  (Symmetrical High Speed Digital Subscriber Line) is a DSL service that uses multiple copper pairs bonded together into a single ethernet link, delivering significantly greater speeds and performance than traditional DSL connections. It's a symetrical broadband service, which means that both upload and download speeds are the same. 1:1 contention means that once installed, SHDSL speeds are set and do not vary, making it ideal for bandwidth allocation to various business applications.

Ethernet Broadband SHDSL is the perfect business broadband solution for companies looking for a high speed internet service that delivers a combination of reliability, performance and quality. It's ideal for businesses that require a high performance broadband connection for applications including Web Hosting, IP Telephony, Hosted PBX, VPN Connections and Video Conferencing.

SHDSL is a genuine alternative to high bandwidth fibre. This powerful, high speed ethernet broadband service is available today, without having to wait for fibre infrastructure. Our primary upstream service provider was the first telecommunication company in Australia to utilise SHDSL to deliver Business Ethernet to business customers using the existing copper network.


Mid Band Ethernet (MBE) and Ethernet Over Copper (EOC)

SHDSL has evolved over the years and the premium service is now more commonly referred to as Mid Band Ethernet (MBE) or Ethernet Over Copper (EOC). MBE achieves guaranteed speeds of up to 80Mbps by bonding up to eight copper pairs into a powerful and resilient network connection. Should one or more copper pairs fail the remaining pairs continue to provide connectivity, keeping your business online. MBE symmetrical speeds are guaranteed and the service comes with business grade SLAs covering installation lead times, service restoration and availability.

Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

EFM is also a type of SHDSL service but with lower capacity of up to 20Mbps and less stringent SLAs. The symmetrical speeds are not guaranteed until the service is connected at the premises and it's a best effort service based on distance from exchange, copper availability and quality of the infrastructure.

SHDSL Features and Benefits

  • 99.95% Up Time SLA
  • 24/7 Australian Based Technical Support
  • Includes Static IP Address
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Symmetrical Speeds
  • 1:1 Contention Ratio
  • High Speed Up to 80Mbps

Business Ethernet Broadband Options

Connect to one of our SHDSL plans starting from $249 per Month. Or enquire about business fibre and nbn.


Typical Business Use of SHDSL Services

SME Businesses

Businesses with more than 10 staff generally require a more robust broadband connection. One of the draw backs of ADSL is the low upload speed. Most services deliver around 600kpbs which is not enough for SME businesses to run the increasing number of cloud based applications.

Businesses that Require High Upload Speeds

Businesses that transmit a lot of graphic content require higher upload speeds, and ADSL is just not enough. It takes a long time to upload larger graphic files through ADSL, and is unproductive and very frustrating.

Businesses that Use IP Telephony

Business VoIP and Hosted PBX is the replacement technology for traditional telephone lines. An increasing number of businesses are migrating their existing phone line services and require a high performance broadband connection such as SHDSL to facilitate it.

Alternative to Business Fibre

MBE (Mid Band Ethernet) is ideal for businesses that require a premium ethernet connection but the cost or availability of Business Fibre is prohibitive.

Businesses with VPNs and UC Systems

VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and UC (Unified Communication) Systems require ethernet broadband such as SHDSL or Business Fibre to function correctly.