Broadband

The UK Broadband network is available to most homes and businesses that are located within 10 kilometres of the local BT exchange.

In city areas there is also a choice to get the service direct from one of the larger Tier 1 carriers.

This service provides up and down load speeds and nowadays the speed most desired is upload speed.

We can advise on the network choices in your area and explain how to get more out of your internet connections.

 

Fibre to the Cabinet

Throughout the UK the Fibre to the cabinet rollout is well on its way but still only covers about 2/3 of users.

There are two variants on offer which is a 40/10 and 80/20 service choice, the higher number indicating the down load speed and the lower number the upload speed.

As with all adverts in the media these are maximum indicative speeds. There are many reasons why your IT equipment may not be getting the full benefit of these. Again we are happy to advise on ways to improve your services.

Ethernet First Mile

Ethernet first mile, Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet and Generic Ethernet Access are all similar services that provide you with a dedicated fibre connection  - normally up to 20 Mbps.

In order to get these services you have to be within one mile of the nearest Telephone Exchange or fibre enabled cabinet. We can do a survey for you to see if you can get this service as it is a low cost high speed option.

Dedicated Fibre

If your business is a serious IT user you may benefit from choosing Dedicated Fibre, also referred to as leased line mega or gigabit circuit.

These services are not limited to a maximum throughput and are fully scalable. The services you put over them can be set up in a fully dynamic fashion.

Virtual Private Network

Most medium and large companies nowadays have more than one location and often have remote or home workers. This is where it is important to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which brings everyone into a singular secure network. This optimises control, security and saves time.

With the number of hacks we have seen over the last few years, mostly into bigger businesses, Network Security is becoming a much more important issue.

Many small and medium businesses now realise that keeping their clients' data data and their own safe is worth looking into. We are happy to discuss the best solution to match your business needs.

Structured Cabling

While there  are still many business that use voice cabling for their Telephony Equipment and Cat5 or similar Structured Cabling for their IT, the market has for some time been to unify these two networks to an integrated unified Cat6 or similar data cabling network on which all your office and business equipment sits.

Fibre Optic Cabling & Backbone

If you have cabling runs in your business that are longer than 90 metres you would benefit from the implementation of a fibre optic cabling backbone. This allows larger volumes of data to be handled by the cabling throughout your buildings and does not slow your networks down.