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)
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.
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)
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
MikroTik CCR1000 Serie
Router Price starting at: ~$1,500
License fee: $0.00
License per number of users: $0.00
Service charge: $0.00
MikroTik direct phone: Not Available
Request by email: email@example.com
Response time: Maximum 12 hours
Hardware replacement: Under 30 minutes.
Backup solution: Always AVAILABLE
Maximum number of users: up to 6,000 CX
Why we think Mikrotik makes sense for Canadian ISPs on the grow.