For a modern business the right broadband is essential
Your connection allows you to engage in a wide range of business activities, from maintaining communication within and outside your company to collaborating online.
Business Fibre Broadband provides a faster and more productive bandwidth that your company needs. Its speed and reliability make it ideal for networking, the use of multiple devices and effective operation of cloud technology, VoIP communication, and various other digital technologies.
Choosing Business Broadband
When trying to decide which service is best for your business, there are various factors to consider. Your business will rely on its broadband for its daily operations which is why reliability, and customer service, should be considered as well as speed.
When you’re running a business you don’t want to experience problems with any of the services you depend on to keep it running.
Problems with your broadband can be extremely disruptive, sometimes stopping your business if the internet is not functioning as it should be. A reliable Internet service provider is a must if you want a stable broadband connection that delivers the speed that you are promised.
Even the best internet providers can not avoid all issues. When something goes wrong, or when you’ve got a problem simple, you want to know there’s going to be someone who can solve your issues quickly.
At Russell Telecom, we provide our customers with immediate access to our skilled team. If issues need to be escalated to OpenReach, our Business Broadband customers receive priority support over residential customers.
Having a fast broadband business connection makes sure everybody can get their job done. However, not all businesses need the same levels of speed.
Some offices have low demands whilst other businesses have huge requirements and a super-fast connection that won’t lag at the most inconvenient of times. We can help you choose the best service and value for money that delivery what you need.
Cloud adoption has changed the landscape
Businesses should consider how the use of cloud technology changes your bandwidth requirements. Many businesses are increasingly adopting the use of cloud storage and SaaS (software as a service), as well as backup services and communications technology such as VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and unified communications.
If your company uses or plans to implement cloud services, it’s important to make sure you have a broadband connection that can handle your requirements.
How much speed do you need?
Not every business needs the same level of speed when it comes to broadband. If you need less speed, you could save money by choosing a connection with lower maximum speeds. We can help you decide which service fits your business by evaluating what your users will be doing on a daily basis.
ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) is broadband delivered over copper telephone lines. This is the type that many businesses have, but it will be phased out soon. BT have planned to switch off their traditional telephone network by 2025, replacing it with IT services and fibre broadband.
Basic fibre broadband, FTTC (fibre to the cabinet), is a good reliable service but speed will be affected by your location, and distance from your street cabinet.
Full Fibre, FTTP (Fibre to the premises), delivers exceptional speed at a lower cost than a private leased line.
FTTP provides greater reliability over copper-line services, with speeds and latency times helping businesses deliver data-intensive cloud services and SIP trunking with ease.
A leased line offers companies a private dedicated broadband line. This can be a good choice for large businesses, especially those using off-site networking and storage, transferring large amounts of data, or doing financial trading.
Unlike Broadband connections, leased lines match upload and download speeds, up to 10Gbps.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The setup and configuration of your office network is very important. The further away you are from your router the slower your connection. The fabric of a building is an important consideration, a general rule is that if you double the distance between the router and client (or device), throughput decreases by one-third of its original strength.
A network of wireless access points provides extra benefits over a wired network. Access points increase the number of users you can connect to your WiFi and provides a better WiFi signal to fully cover the building. Find out more about access points
Not at this time, however as the 5G network rolls out it will make a significant difference in the future. You will still require a strong signal for reliability and unfortunately high data consumption will come at a higher cost.