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Zen Internet

Zen internet is a limited company which deals in Internet industry. It was founded in 1995 and headquartered in Rochdale, England. Zen Internet was also one amongst the very few oldest internet service providers in the UK. They began with Rochdale area providing Internet services to small businesses and schools. When this company started the number of people working was only 2 which gradually increased to 350 till May 2009 and it can at the same time boast of a huge customer base as much as77,000.

In 2006, Internet Service Providers’ Association awarded Zen Internet with “best business ISP”, “Best heavy business broadband” and “best uncontended service”. In 2008 Zen Internet shifted its HQ from Moss Bridge Road to Sandbrook House. In 2010 Richard Tang, a managing director was named Customer Service Entrepreneur of the Year in Manchester by Ernst & Young.

Zen has a wide variety of product areas such as Broadband, Security services, domain & hosting services, leased lines, web solutions and voice. Broadband includes fibre broadband, ADSL, SDSL and DSL Hardware. Zen internet is also into UTM Firewalls, Content filtering, shared hosting, managed hosting, domain names and colocation. Zen internet also provides leased lines like Access (up to 2 Mbit/s), Ethernet (2 Mbit/s-1Gbit/s) and Private WAN. Zen Internet also provides web solutions to its customers such as website design, content management systems, Ecommerce websites, designing and building Intranet/Extranet, search engine optimisation, social media marketing and email marketing. Voice services include phone services, SIP trunking and VOIP.

Zen Internet also offered ‘self-install ADSL’ and as they were aware of the disadvantages associated with other provider, they did not rely on others. Zen core network lies in seven POPs and it has the big names in its hardware area like Redback, Foundry, Juniper and Cisco. The POPs are distributed in Rochdale, Manchester, London, New York and Leeds.For Colocation services they have at least three types shared rack colocation hosting, dedicated rack colocation hosting with 6 amp power allocation and dedicated rack colocation hosting with 10 amp power allocation. Out of the fibre Broadband products fibre lite, fibre active, fibre pro, fibre office and fibre office plus. The price ranges from 23 pounds to 65 pounds and the contract is also for minimum 12 months. One can get upstream speed ranging from 2 Mbps to 10 Mbps. Minimum downstream speed varies from 12 Mbps to 16 Mbps. According to the package taken monthly download usage can vary from 10 GB to 500 GB.

To summarise it can be said that Zen is built on a fantastic infrastructure and thus provides excellent services even to big businesses.