As a hosting provider, one of the most important components of our services is the ability for customers bandwidth to be burstable. Customers will usually commit to a committed data rate (CDR) each month as their baseline level of traffic, enabling CatN to capacity plan our network and customers to be assured of a minimum level of service provision.

In addition to CDR, customers expect CatN’s network to be capable of allowing usage to exceed the CDR for short periods without incurring the cost of paying for blocks of additional CDR which may not be utilised the remainder of the billing period.

Most hosting providers, CatN Included, use 95th percentile billing as a method to charge customers fairly for the bandwidth consumed while remaining flexible to spikes in demand.

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