Increasing Network Capacity

04 Jul

We've been spending time recently improving the network capacity for Borders Online with the inclusion of 5 new fibre connections. Spread over a fairly wide geographic area, they will help reduce contention across some of the 'over the hill' links and improve resilience due to localised issues.

With 3 fibres now in the Heriot portion of the network we are finally able to reduce the 'over the hill' links to being mainly used for backup purposes, and of course connecting local customers.

We still have a number bits of the network that don't have redundant links out to more than one fibre, so we will be continuing to invest in bits of infrastructure that helps keep the network running.