Fibre has become a buzz word in the last few years in the telecoms industry. There are different types of fibre connections. Some connections bring fibre all the way into the premises whereas others use copper for the last part of the connection. Often when looking at fibre options, businesses will choose an ethernet service. Generally, the ethernet service will be symmetrical, meaning that the upload speed is the same as the download speeds. Some telecoms providers offer an uncontended service, this means that your ethernet connection is not shared between commercial and / or residential customers.
2) Wireless Connection
Another connectivity option is wireless. There are a number of factors that will determine the suitability of a wireless connection for your business. The speed of the wireless connection will have a bearing on your decision to choose wireless. If you are close to the highsite and there is a clear line of sight, the connection should be strong and therefore a wireless option might be the best one for you.
Businesses also often use both wireless and fibre connectivity to give them a diverse connection. This is important in the event that one connection goes down. If your business relies on a stable, reliable connection to operate then diversity is something to look at.
There’s also managed services that can be purchased which allow businesses to work more efficiently. MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) is a protocol for efficiently managing network traffic flows. It’s an excellent network solution for enterprises requiring collaborative working across their organisation and / or with their customers and suppliers. Another managed service option is Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a transformational software-defined application to centralise and simplify WAN management. It enables businesses to deliver an agile WAN solution significantly faster and a lot more cost effectively than a typical WAN solution.
When researching internet connection types, it’s important to make an informed decision. Different options work better for different types of businesses meaning what suits one company might not work for another.
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