HSNS (High Speed Network Service) comes in two flavours - Lite and Premium. The ‘Lite’ variety is delivered over copper, the Premium version over Fibre. HSNS is simply a Chorus NZ brand name for a family of high-speed access products, it is not a specific technology in itself.
Both HSNS Lite and Premium are easy to work with as they terminate in Ethernet and support multiple real world IPs and Internet routing. Both services are synchronous and the bandwidth is committed - making it faster and more stable than current ADSL services. HSNS is available in approximately 70% of locations in NZ, with HSNS Lite being more prevalent than HSNS Premium.
Delivered over copper pairs using SHDSL (Symmetric High-Speed DSL) technology, HSNS Lite provides the same upload speed as download. HSNS Lite supports speeds up to 10Mbps. HSNS Lite is available at the following speeds (not all speeds are available, as they are still dependent on the distance from the telephone exchange)
|1 Mbps up/down
||2 Mbps up/down
||5 Mbps up/down
||10 Mbps up/down
HSNS Lite was created as a reliable networking product for medium to large businesses; and unlike normal ADSL, provides a guaranteed speed with committed data rates, and higher reliability. It was specifically designed to support sensitive voice, data and video traffic - and is delivered over Ethernet for easy integration into corporate networks (no proprietary routers needed). It is suitable as part of a WAN solution, for carrying Voice traffic (as ADSL is not recommended), or where faster upload speeds than ADSL are required.
Supports speeds up to 1,000Mbps and is delivered using fibre.
Due to the range of pricing options for HSNS (dependent on desired speed, distance from the exchange, Metro vs. Urban zones and geographic distance from our data centres), it is recommend that you contact a Voyager to discuss pricing. HSNS starts from just $195/mth for 1Mbit in urban areas, and may be available in some remote locations.