Last updated on January 6th, 2022 at 06:32 pm
Your broadband connection is one of the most important pieces of hardware you require in order to run any type business, it is essential you choose the right service provider and connection type.
Many service providers will advertise super fast download speeds for minimum costs, however this is very rarely achievable and their is a caveat in the claim which enables they to state this.
Download speeds heavily rely on the contention rate of service, this is basically means depending on how many users are simultaneously on the same exchange which are using the service your actual speed is defined by this.
As Businesses heavily relies on a quality broadband connection for their voice & data solutions, here are some options on how to ensure you have a stable and reliable broadband connection enabling you to trade without any issues
Business Grade Broadband
If you are using the broadband for business then it’s essential you go for a Business grade broadband. Forget the offerings for massive speeds on residential broadband, they simply aren’t robust enough to handle the high bandwidth nature of businesses needing to connect potentially hundreds of users to the same connection. Think Broadband is an independent Broadband reviews website and lists the current up-to-date Business Broadband packages available in the UK.
Run two broadband connections
It is common now for many business to store and host documents, emails and even a full IP based phone system off a cloud based hosted server. It is essential to have a reliable and stable broadband connection to keep your bussiness up and running no matter what, so separating voice and data applications is a sensible failsafe to have, so if one connection drops, then you still have some method to communicate with your customers.
Annex – M ADSL 2
This allows the provider to sacrifice some of your download speed to increase the upload speed. If you constantly upload large size documents or use Voice over IP (VoIP) on your broadband connection, then Annex M will help this. If you have a requirement for especially fast upload speeds contact your Broadband provider, and mention Annex M, they should be able to accomodate you.
Installing a lease line will guarantee you high up & download speeds as you are privately leasing the line and not sharing it with anyone else – using a lease line is generally the most expensive option however it guarantees the most stability and resilience out of all the options therefore you would improve productivity and efficiency it’s certainly an option to consider