Many people don’t appreciate the difference a Superfast Broadband connection will make to their lives. We find that many people are so used to the speeds and connection quality they are currently getting, that they believe it’s not possible that their connection can be improved. Until now, there has been no real alternative, but with the latest technology of pure fibre and fixed wireless internet, we can move away from the old system and experience a fast and stable connection, even in previously hard to reach areas.
It is common to notice a dip in the evenings or weekends when everyone else is accessing the internet. The old copper cable system just cannot cope with the demand. It doesn’t matter if you pay for the extra speed, it all comes through the same system, meaning that the existing connection no longer matches contemporary bandwidth requirements.
So what would faster stable speeds give me?
All accessing the internet together? Mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, PCs, game consoles, tv boxes, media players, even some boilers, use an internet connection. You can expect Superfast Broadband to comfortably support the increasing number of devices in your home.
To determine how much bandwidth your home really needs, you need to know how many computers, smartphones and other devices will be accessing the network and what kinds of apps and programs are being used on a regular basis.
This simply means no buffering or waiting. You can watch programs such as iPlayer, Netflix or YouTube without interruption and seeing the irritating ‘circle’ in the middle. Experiencing minimum fluctuation of speeds and no evening drop-outs. In other words, have your sanity restored!
You need a constant smooth connection at about 10-15Mbps to get the best from streaming. Anything below this and you start having problems. With the old system, the higher the quality needed, the more problems you will experience.
Faster internet speeds make it possible for staff to work from home, or from other remote locations. A fast internet connection allows workers to easily share large documents, make effective use of cloud storage space and more. If your internet connection is slow and unreliable, your network runs the risk of becoming bogged down or even crashing. Custom designed networks that meet the specific requirements of your business, including bandwidth, will prevent these things from happening.
Fast internet access allows your employees to be more productive. Downtime means money down the drain. The speed that comes with sufficient bandwidth allows your employees to meet deadlines, connect with your suppliers, customers and potential clients. It also allows them to easily back up important information, collaborate with co-workers as well as develop and implement innovative solutions.
Faster Backup Speeds
Off-site network storage and networked backups usually require large data pipes. Many businesses store data in the cloud or have storage servers in remote locations. For those using such services, a fast internet connection is essential.
When transferring large amounts of data, slower internet speeds mean slower back-up times and slower operation, delaying access to your important data and placing it at unnecessary risk.
Video conferencing platforms such as Skype, WebEx, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts or Messenger are becoming increasingly popular. To get the best out of such services, you need a fast internet connection. Sufficient bandwidth, both for upload and download, allows the information to flow swiftly in both directions during the conference call.
If you are unsure how much bandwidth you need, we are happy to advise and help determine your requirements, ensuring that your package meets your needs both now and into the future.