- Reduction in telephone costs – through the use of VOIP (voice over internet protocol) for business calls, no telephone line rental and cheaper call rates
- Disaster recovery – be prepared for the unexpected through the use of remote off-site backups
- Video conferencing – reduce travel expenses and time spent travelling by connecting with colleagues/clients worldwide, without leaving your office
- Cloud computing – fibre optic technology supports Cloud computing. Cloud computing allows you to access to your business software, resources and data files over the internet and from different locations.
- Workforce flexibility through remote working – speedy staff access
- Faster downloads and uploads – improving productivity and performance
What is the difference between ADSL & fibre optic broadband?
There are two main types of broadband ADSL and fibre optic. The main difference between fibre optic broadband and ADSL is the way in which data travels over the two networks. One uses copper phone wire (ADSL) and the other uses fibre optics.
How do fibre optics work?
Fibre optic technology works through the use of light. High tech equipment transmits data through pulses of light beamed through small optical fibres which are like strands of glass (as thin as human hair). Signals sent through fibre optics can travel long distances without being diluted or weakened, which in turn offers high speed internet access and reliability.
ADSL is reaching its capacity
For years ADSL broadband (using copper wires) has been a standard in the UK. The main issue now is that the speed of broadband delivered over the current copper wire telephone system is reaching its limits and with increasingly large amounts of data currently being sent over the ADSL network, it will soon struggle to cope.
The speed you get with ASDL can vary depending on the distance of your office from the local BT exchange. The further the data moves from a telephone exchange the weaker it gets, when it finally reaches a destination broadband speeds can often be drastically reduced resulting in poor performance.
Fibre optics is the technology for the future
Fibre optic broadband delivers a consistent and reliable high speed internet connection, regardless of the distance between the user and the exchange. This means out-of-town business parks such as Oakwood Park can offer connectivity speeds which can now outperform many town centre locations.
A number of companies are switching over to fibre optic broadband, not only does it offer high performance connectivity it can also cope with users downloading vast amounts of data. As the technology advances so will the speeds, which means fibre optics will be here for some time to come.
How quickly will our business be connected?
Connectivity can be organised immediately, a distinct advantage over ADSL which can take some time waiting for the line to be active. This means you can start work the moment you unpack your office.