An Irish technology expert has used his quest for better bandwidth to develop bonding router technology which splits Internet traffic across all available Internet connections, giving users the speed and reliability of all combined. So-called ‘multipath’ technology – initially aimed at business applications – aggregates Internet connections, adding their speed and reliability. The router can bond any combination of technologies: DSL, Cable, 3G, 4G, wireless.
Justin Collery, CEO of Multipath Networks, described the multipath router as “a fundamental change in the way we connect to the Internet. We can now use all the connectivity we pay for, adding their speeds and reliability,” he said, suggesting that home users could also benefit from this disruptive technology. “As home users stream more and more entertainment from online services such as Netflix and YouTube, they demand greater speeds. The advent of 4G means consumers are now paying for more than one high-speed connection through their fixed line DSL or cable, as well as their 4G phone or Mi Fi. Combine your speeds, use the connectivity you pay for,” he implored.
Collery is seeking to raise finance and gain global exposure on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. With such support, he plans to bring Multipath from the Arc Labs Innovation Centre to mass production for a global market by the end of 2013. The project launches October 1 and the deadline for pledges is a month away.