Are you a Canadian ISP looking to grow your business?

Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering Bell or Rogers.

Rogers Wholesale Service

TPIA- Aggregated POI Design

Bell Wholesale Service

Gateway Access Service (GAS)

High Speed Access (HSA)

Service Overview

TPIA is a service offered to Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) by Rogers Cable. The service allows ISPs to provide their End- Users with high-speed Retail Internet Service via DOCSIS compliant cable modems attached to Rogers cable plant. To use the service, the ISP must connect to aggregated Point Of Interconnect (POI) operated by Rogers. The aggregated POI is located at York Mills. Once connected at the POI, the ISP can offer service to End-Users served by the aggregated POI.

Service component

The components which, collectively, make up a third party ISP’s Third Party Residential Internet Service offering are depicted in the conceptual diagram below. It is important to note that the Cable Modem, End-User PC, RBS Transport Network and the ISP Network are not part of the Rogers’ TPIA service.


The Aggregated TPIA model is based on one MPLS VPN (vrf) per Phub for each ISP to segregate the traffic between PHUBs. The aggregated POI router will have a default route inside each VPN pointing to ISP router, and propagate it to same VPN on all CMTSes through MP-BGP. The default route will be configured to use the directly connected ISP router from the POI router, as the next hop. End-users’ traffic will follow the default route to reach their upstream ISPs respectively. The ISP router must be configured with static routes pointing to CPE IPv4 blocks for the specific PHUBs on the assigned VLANs. These VLANs will be provided by ISP to the Rogers. The CPE IPv4 blocks must be provided by ISP.

VLAN Assignment The 1xGigE or 10xGigE links facing the ISP router will be configured as trunk in Dot1Q mode to allow the traffic on VLANs coming from different PHUBs. A unique VLAN will be assigned to each physical links for each PHUB and these VLANs will be provided by ISP. These VLANs will be configured on the aggregated POI router on the backhaul links and will be mapped to ISP network via Dot1Q trunk. The VLANs must be unique on each physical links for each PHUB.

High Level Network Diagram for aggregated TPIA

The following diagram shows the network interconnections on the aggeregated POI. The diagram shows the scenario when an ISP has chosen RBS as backhaul provider. Rogers will utilize its Transport Network to provision the backhaul from aggregated POI location at York Mills and terminate at 151 Front Street. Rogers will then handoff the fiber at the demarcation patch panel located in Meet Me Room

Gateway Access Service (GAS)

The Gateway Access Service (GAS) from Bell provides you with a low-cost solution for Internet access over Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE).

With this service, your business and residential customers can access high-speed Internet using existing telephone lines. Based on ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) technology, applications include high-speed Internet access and remote LAN connectivity.

GAS is offered on two different platforms to meet the dynamic needs of your customers, including:

Copper-based network for users with legacy requirements Fibre network for users with higher speed requirements.

Our Gateway Access Service offers you:

Service delivered over shared permanent-virtual-circuit (PVC)

Dynamic IP addressing

Remote LAN connectivity

Simple and secure login

Password authentication with access to multiple destination networks

High-speed Access (HSA)

The High Speed Access (HSA) service from Bell delivers an end-to-end Ethernet LAN-based solution and is designed for business customers with demanding network needs.

The HSA service features:

A single, dedicated permanent-virtual-circuit (PVC)

Static IP addressing

HSA is offered on two different platforms to meet the dynamic needs of your customers, including:

Copper-based network for customers with standard legacy requirements

Fibre network for customers with higher speed requirements

This service offers:

High-speed Internet access for medium to large customers with complex network requirements

LAN/WAN service to customers via existing primary exchange service (PES) lines

A dedicated loop to ensure quality performance with high traffic usage

Simultaneous use of the Internet service and the telephone line

Internet Connect - Dedicated Internet Access (IC-DIA)

Using dedicated network point-to-point Ethernet, Internet Connect – Dedicated Internet Access (IC-DIA) from Bell bundles access and transit to provide a complete solution with the speed and performance your business customers can rely on.

Delivered over Canada’s largest fibre optic network, IC-DIA offers flexible, secure, dedicated Internet connectivity.

Our service provides:

Scalable bandwidth speeds from 1 Mbps to 200 Mbps

Dedicated network point-to-point access speeds of 10BT,100BT or GigE Ethernet

IPv4 static IP addresses included and also supports IPv6

Web-based usage monitoring and reporting

How fast can your company afford to grow?

Everyone knows that starting a business requires money, and growing a business requires even more. But few people understand that a profitable company that tries to grow too fast can run out of money even if its products are great successes. So a big challenge for managers of any growing concern is to strike the proper balance between consuming money and generating it.

What your capital costs will be:

  • Rogers/Bell Wholesale deposit and installation fee
  • Building Core Network, including Routers, Switches and Servers
  • Consultant fee and installation fee
  • License for services like Radius server, Router license "Only for some Routers"

What your recurring expenses will be:

  • Cost of Rogers/Bell bandwidth 
  • Cost of Datacenter "Power, Rack, Internet Bandwidth, IPv4/IPv6"
  • Employee "Customer Service"
  • Service contract "Monthly"
  • License per number of user 

Your datacenter solution

  • It is not a good idea to split your core in multiple datacenter but it is important to find a reliable one.
  • Make sure the datacenter has enough bandwidth for your future grows.
  • Ask for redundant service.
  • Buy your own IPv4/IPv6

Your core hardware: Routers

Cisco ASA1000 Serie

  • Router Price starting at: ~$60,000 (one-time)
  • License fee: $8,000 (one-time)
  • License per number of users: $8,000
  • Service charge: ~$1,500 (monthly)
  • Installation/Configuration: ~$8,000
  • Cisco direct phone: Available
  • Response time: 1~4 hours 
  • Hardware replacement: 1~4 days
  • Backup solution: NOT AVAILABLE
  • Maximum number of users: up to 6,000 CX
  • Reliability: %99.999
  • Demo: not-available

MikroTik CCR1000 Serie

  • Router Price starting at: ~$1,500
  • License fee: $0.00
  • License per number of users: $0.00
  • Service charge: $0.00
  • Installation/Configuration: ~$4,000
  • MikroTik direct phone: Not Available
  • Request by email:
  • Response time: Maximum 12 hours 
  • Hardware replacement: Under 30 minutes.
  • Backup solution: Always AVAILABLE
  • Maximum number of users: up to 6,000 CX
  • Reliability: %99.999
  • Demo: available

Why we think Mikrotik makes sense for Canadian ISPs on the grow.

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