Superfast networks enable you to connect your business locations with the digital world.
Having Internet access and staying connected are essential requirements for modern business. Downtime is simply not an option and pressure on networks is constantly increasing. In the new digital world of business, where cloud based technologies are becoming more common, high-bandwidth, scalable connectivity solutions are required to work more efficiently and productively.
Mobile 4G & Wi-Fi
High-speed mobile Internet access means productivity no longer has to stop once workers leave the office. From accessing important files to making crystal clear video calls in real time, the mass availability of 4G and Wi-Fi networks means it’s never been easier to stay connected to colleagues and customers. Having access to superfast connectivity, with 4G upto 10 times faster than 3G ensures employees have all the tools needed to work remotely.
ADSL has been around for a long time and has seen several revisions in its time as speed has generally increased. The standard offering these days is ADSL2+, which has a download speed of upto 24Mbps and an Upload speed of about 1.3Mbps. One of the greatest factors on lack of speed is distance from your premises to the exchange. The greater the distance, the longer it takes which affects the quality and speed of the service over your copper analogue line.
ADSL Annex M Broadband
Works the same as ADSL however a portion of the download speed is traded off for the upload speed, increasing to about 2.5Mbps. An ideal line for a small VoIP phone system to sit on.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)
Often advertised as BT Infinity or SFBB (Super Fast Broadband) it is often written as FTTC or Fibre to the Cabinet. This new addition to the broadband family offers speeds of upto 80Mbps download and 20Mbps upload. The difference is that the copper wire only needs to take signal from the premises back to the first green cabinet in the street, a much shorter distance. From here it is converted and sent the rest of the way over a Fibre Optic connection, which is not affected by distance or signal breakdown.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
Similar to FTTC, however this time the Fibre Optic cable reaches all the way to your business premises giving upto 300Mbps download and 30Mbps upload. This package on occasion can be quite costly and availability is limited.
Similar to ADSL – Symmetrical DSL works using very similar technology however the up and down speeds are as the name would suggest, the same. With a top speed of 2Mbps it is a fairly redundant option however, it does work well over longer distances.
Ethernet First Mile (EFM)
An EFM line is also symmetric. EFM makes use of a standard pair of telephone lines to achieve a connection, but the actual speeds are fairly low at around 2-5Mbps. Multiple pairs can be “bonded” together increasing the speed reaching around 40Mbps, making it a flexible option for companies that are expanding. New technologies also make this fairly redundant however it is an uncontended product meaning it does have a niche position in the market and again is ideal for VoIP.
Leased Line is a direct Fibre connection purposely installed to your premises. Speeds run from 1 to 1000Mbps in both directions. Installations can be costly with high “excess construction” charges. This product is focused for high-end corporate installations.