Installing a Full Fibre connection for your business will ensure a number of positive impacts for your team, and your bottom line.
There are few businesses today which don’t rely on broadband internet in some form or another. From simply having an email address where potential customers can reach you, to running an enterprise which depends exclusively on a website geared toward taking customer orders we all need to be able to access the internet at some point every day.
Depending on how your company uses the internet the demands you have from your broadband provider are going to be different, but there are several key issues that any company is going to require from a data provider before signing the dotted line.
Reliable Speeds and Stable Access
Time is money, and you can’t have your workforce sitting around wasting time as they wait for files to load, gazing at spinning wheels instead of accessing the internet, or freezing during videoconferencing with clients or business partners. Rather they need to be able to get instant access to the internet no matter what time of day. Full Fibre delivers a stable, symmetrical service over fibre optic cables. Uploads are as fast as downloads meaning sharing the biggest files can take place while simultaneously Zooming with as many people who need to be in attendance.
Currently as many as 88% of UK businesses use cloud storage, and 48% use it to store their most sensitive data, and 60% of all corporate data is stored remotely. Having guaranteed access to those files whenever they’re needed is essential to the smooth running of any business. Cloud storage means any of your staff can access the files they need if they’re working from home or on the road, it also means that anyone can update or create sharable files which everyone can use, it also means that CRM, HR and all your other data can be used by anyone with the right permission and access.
Having unlimited high speed data via Full Fibre means that your security devices such as Smart access controls, burglar alarms and security cameras all work perfectly, and having all that bandwidth available means better pictures and more efficient, more effective sensors and alarms.
Bandwidth and Strength
Full Fibre offers virtually unlimited bandwidth, meaning you can add as many users to your network as imaginable and they should never experience a significant degradation in speed or ease of access. To make this possible it’s necessary to install fibre within the business’s estates as the infrastructure provider only goes as far as the front door. However, for most businesses this isn’t necessary, but the bandwidth available, and the stability of the technology mean that even a low volume user can handle unexpectedly high use without any issues whatever.
Symmetry in Speed
Most broadband providers offer upload speeds which are much slower than their download speeds. For domestic users this hasn’t traditionally been so much of a problem as consumers tend to download much more than they upload. However, businesses use the internet for a variety of different things, usually at the same time, and are not very similar to home users. VoIP phone calls, videoconferencing, sending files to other users mean that upload speeds need to be symmetrical with download speeds otherwise those activities don’t work properly. When looking for a new broadband provider, make sure you look out for one who provides symmetrical up and download speeds.
Full Fibre broadband is cheaper, more efficient, and more reliable than copper ADSL cable, and now that it’s being rolled out across the country with an expected 85+% of the country being connected before 2025 it’s worth getting aboard now. Full Fibre eliminates many of the problems that you would have experienced before. Fibre broadband doesn’t slow at busy times, it’s futureproof as it’s designed to transfer vast amounts of data across the globe instantaneously where copper phone lines were laid a century ago to carry voices as far as the next town over! Fast broadband means that not only can you get more things done, you can get them done quicker, freeing up time and therefore releasing profit as efficiency increases.
As the UK’s Fibre Rollout carries on apace ultimately it won’t be an option whether or not your business is connected to the fibre network. However, getting connected now means that you’ll be able to take advantage of these benefits all the sooner.
Briant Broadband are the only genuinely local Worthing based internet provider, delivering fast, friendly, expert local customer service. We offer Worthing based offices and local engineers who can attend your premises for installation, upgrades and network extension, servicing, maintenance and repairs at times which are convenient to you.