edNET, the Scottish business-class ISP, has announced a significant technological development with the implementation of voice traffic prioritisation through its network.

Unlike other networks that segregate traffic, the whole of the edNET network is configured to recognise the different types of data packets and subsequently give high priority to voice traffic. Creating a network that manages all types of traffic is far more efficient than having multiple networks for different applications. Combining all services into one and managing the traffic types makes a more efficient and economic network, be it more complex in its management.

Early in 2003, edNET became a Convergent Service Provider (CSP) and is now a worldwide provider of voice services over broadband Internet connections, whether ADSL, SDSL, Wireless, Satellite, leased lines, and Ethernet connections. Although edNET is reputed for its reliable and innovative Internet services, voice is a business-critical requirement that demands Quality of Service (QoS). This is yet another innovation that is making the edNET network one better than most providers.

Managing QoS means that voice packets are guaranteed to traverse the edNET Internet network with the least delay ensuring that speech jitter, echo and crackle are eliminated – the sort of issues that exist with mobile phones.

Dr Aydin Kurt-Elli, CEO of edNET, explained: “For the last 8 years, we have built our reputation on the reliability of our Internet and Network services. We now apply the same principle on our voice services. However, because a phone call cannot wait, we have implemented additional measures to achieve this objective”.

For more information, please contact us on 0845 1199 911 or email us at info@ednet.co.uk.


For more information please contact:
Aydin Kurt-Elli, CEO,
T: 0131 514 4025
E: aydin@ednet.co.uk

Issued by:
Shehnaz Bharwani, Great Circle,
T: 0131 225 4646
E: naz@greatcircle.co.uk

Notes to Editors: www.ednet.co.uk
Since 1995, edNET has earned a solid reputation as a serious business-class ISP, providing reliable and cost-effective Internet access and hosting solutions to businesses throughout Scotland. The firm is heavily committed to improving the infrastructure of the telecommunications industry in Scotland and is involved in several local loop unbundling projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

edNET is one the few companies nationwide, and the only Scottish ISP, to remain on the Oftel/BT Local Loop Unbundling Industry Negotiating Panel, involved in negotiating for access to BT exchanges for the deployment of broadband services.

edNET's innovative business model has been listed for four years running in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Scotland awards, and, last year, was also recognised by inclusion in the Deloitte European Top 500.

Published on: 12:00AM on 20th February 2004