Broadband - speed vs reliability

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The exponential growth in Cloud services has been catalysed by the government’s heavy investment in high-speed connectivity and the £3,000 Broadband Voucher Scheme. The Government has estimated that for every £1 it invests in faster broadband, £12 will flow back into the British economy. The Broadband Voucher Scheme has enabled smaller businesses to capitalise on these new opportunities giving employees access to real time company information without being tied to their desks. This is providing much better opportunities for home-working, making decisions in front of clients, speeding up the sales process and enabling employees to work together wherever they may be, creating a much more dynamic and collaborative workforce.

On a bigger scale the movement of in-house servers, file storage and telecom systems into the Cloud is giving businesses the space and resources to focus on growth and development. This scalability and flexibility means that new ideas and solutions can be implemented much faster without the need for huge initial investment.

Whilst the Government are keen to promote the benefits of high-speed broadband – and there are many - a serious consideration for businesses must be the reliability, guaranteed uptime and Service Level Agreements of their connection. As many businesses are now so reliant on broadband for e-mail, voice and data access, a key question any business must answer is ‘Can my business still function without broadband?’.

The good news is that Ethernet services – those with guaranteed uptimes and Service Level Agreements – are no longer only available on Leased Line private fibre connections. Ethernet grade services levels are now available on fibre broadband and even over standard copper lines and with the growth of 4G availability over mobile networks, there are now a wide range of opportunities to guarantee you will have the connectivity you need, when you need it most.

At 9dots we have seen a shift in the discussions we are having with our clients over the last few years when talking about broadband. Whereas a few years ago people were ‘happy’ with their speeds and just wanted to see how they could reduce cost, nowadays clients are doing whatever it takes to make sure the connection they have is fast, reliable and going to be there when they need it. Even if this means an increase in spend. Quite often these additional costs can be written off by the cost-savings gained by migrating phone lines to SIP and moving to the Cloud but as one client said to us recently: ‘If it’s going to cost me an extra £2,000 a year to help my staff work effectively and get them off my back when the broadband slows down then that’s a sound investment.’

Check out the video below and get in touch with 9dots if you’d like to find out how you can benefit.

Written by Martin Kershaw - 09/03/2015

Recent Articles

Bespoke phone systemsBe More MobileThe Art of MorePlan for success in 2022, and plan for your comms before 2025!Getting that festive feeling with 2CCe-SIMs for the Win2nd Year RunningEarly Treats and a few Golfing TricksUnlock your full potential with the 'Open Road'What's all the fuss about 5G?A slow but steady return to normality...Don't let your staff returning to the office be a Trojan horse...The Great British Switch OffOur Royal Connectivity for both domestic and business useProtect your business from just a few £££ per monthHow COVID-19 has sparked a digital age of entrepreneurshipMobile MAY-niaBelated Celebrations and Brand-New AnnouncementsSPRINGING into actionFebruary FunHave you considered your post-lockdown working environment?The problematic pricing of large providersGood riddance and goodbye 2020...Hello 2021Our Festive FarewellLockdown 2 - What does it mean for you and you business?Award WinnersiPhone 12 - Now Available!An alternative to the pubProducts to help your business prevail in the 'new normal'Positive things and positive peopleMorning motivation and fresh facesSafety First!Mobile May MadnessStaying connected as the world changesFull Fibre Breakfast and BroadbandWhy Getting Better Broadband is Essential to Your Business’s SuccessCorporate Social ResponsibilityData Usage Warning!Fibre Connection for the FutureTELECOMS: What You Need to Know in 2019The time for better connectivity is now!2circles Consulting June '192Circles Consulting May '19How can Wi-Fi experience drive loyalty?2Circles Consulting April '19The Decline of the Landline - ten years in telecomsCoulda, Woulda, Shoulda….2Circles Consulting March '19The Next Big Thing?When will I be able to get full fibre broadband?The New Way to Give to Charity?2Circles Consulting February '192Circles Consulting January '192Circles Consulting December '18Protect yourself from telecoms fraud from just £1 a monthIt's that time of year again, is your phone system prepared?Who can remember the Millennium Bug Hype?Limiting 'phone addiction' in the workplace5 things I learned from reading One Device (The Secret History of the iPhone - FT Business book of the year 2017)Land Rover release ruggedised phone for the farming community!New Features in Android PieThe Switch-Off is Happening!Thomson Cooper Secure their £3,000 Broadband Voucher for Gigabit BroadbandNew Version of Android to Help with Your 'lower spec' Android DevicesThe Rural Connectivity Conundrum£3,000 Broadband Vouchers are back!The Right To Demand Faster Broadband SpeedWhen Weather affects Work - The Show MUST go on - But HOW?It's time to 'Flip the Iceberg' on the Cost Of a Hi-Speed and Guaranteed Broadband ServiceCopper is Dead, Join the Full Fibre Revolution!CAT's Latest Phone is a Real WorkhorseTequila & Tacos but Poor Mobile ServiceThe Cost to Your Business of Cheap SolutionsGood ol' BT...Have you locked the front door?Ransomware outbreak - Cisco Meraki will never make you want to cry!Superfast. Ultrafast.HTA News Feb 2017Consumers Spent More Than 900 Billion Hours on Apps in 2016A Golden Template for Every NetworkInternet of Things Will Play Major Role in Ultrafast Broadband GrowthChristmas has arrived early for businesses still on ISDN lines!How will the PSTN and ISDN switch off impact on your business?Reliability Contest: ISDN vs VOIPInternet of Things Devices, Applications & ExamplesBroadband Voucher Scheme Generates Billions of Pounds for British Economy6 ways a VoIP phone system can help your businessHow will your broadband cope with growing business demands?3 Tips to Roam Worry FreeThe Big ISDN Switch-Off17 Mind Blowing “Internet of Things” Facts9dots Review of The YearMobile contracts – the decisions have changedThe Internet of Things - What does it actually mean? And what does it mean for your business?Video Interpreting For The Deaf Across All Public Services In ScotlandBroadband - speed vs reliability

Complete Business Communications, Simply Delivered, Remarkably Supported