Internet Connectivity

Internet Connectivity

So what internet connection can I have and what is the difference?

 

 

Standard Broadband and ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) makes use of the copper lines which are already in place and being used for landlines. This is a basic analogue copper wire line, not a digital line.

Opposed to dial-up, ADSL uses a different frequency which allows you to make phone calls and search the web at the same time. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange the weaker the signal strength. Providing you’re not a high user with a need to regularly upload/download large files, this service will be a cost effective solution, offering download speeds of up to 24Mbps.

 

Fibre Broadband

Is your Standard broadband just not cutting it?

When your connectivity is proving unreliable and speed of access is becoming slower with an increasing workforce, Fibre broadband will be the solution that provides consistency of service and speed. It is up to nine times faster than the original copper to wire network used for standard broadband.

So why is it faster?

Fibre cables consist of thousands of strands of glass fibre, no thicker than a human hair that can transmit the entire content of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in less than a second. With download speeds of up to 76mb fibre broadband is an attractive option for most businesses.

With the increase in number of business users accessing a single source internet service within their company, the slower it becomes to upload and download. Whether you’re accessing for competitor or client research or looking to buy products and need to assess the market, more and more customers are looking for a more effective and robust alternative option.

 

 

Leased Line: A private, dedicated internet connection

Since 2002, the number of internet users across the world has skyrocketed by over 500%. Customer now expect reliable website and internet services. With increasing numbers of consumers shopping on line, businesses are seeing the benefits of an ecommerce site. With this comes the need for a more robust network connection that can handle high volume traffic.

This is not just an ecommerce requirement as a reliable internet connection is also vital if you’re:

  • Running a CRM system.
  • Streaming video.
  • Running your voice calls over your data network.
  • Regularly uploading, sending or receiving large files.

This is where a Leased line can really benefit your business. Unlike standard broadband connections, where you share bandwidth with others, the bandwidth on a Leased Line is exclusively yours. What’s more, the speed (or bandwidth) is guaranteed, so it won’t slow down, even at peak times. Add the ability to flex your bandwidth up or down, with prior notice, and the benefits of a leased line start to add up.

Naturally, these services cost more than a typical broadband connection, but there are key benefits such as:

  • Consistent speeds.
  • Network exclusivity.
  • Service level agreements
  • Priority maintenance back up

All of which may be crucial to the management and future growth of your business.