The news came in last week that UK broadband speeds are rising, 18% from a year ago and by 60% since 2018. Thank goodness!
The reason is down to the availability of full-fibre technology and the need for homes and businesses to upgrade to faster speeds as their needs change.
The good news is the Government has a target of providing Gigabit capability to 85% of the UK by 2025. This is thanks to our partners CityFibre and ITS, who are building their own fibre networks at a rapid rate.
Is 5G going to replace business broadband? The short answer is not yet. Yes, it makes for a very good temporary solution or backup connection if your main internet line goes down, but we’re simply not there yet. It’s going to be a few years before we see 5G unshackled to provide low latency and high-speed services.
We rely on the internet so much and take it for granted that we often don’t even realise it’s there until we get some buffering or someone cuts through your cable. Building resiliency into your connectivity is something that is often over looked, more on that further down.
Talking about cutting through cables… according to The Sun (!), undersea cables were cut by a Russian ‘research’ ship last Thursday, disconnecting the Shetland islands from the internet and any communication with the mainland.
In this month’s bulletin, we cover the cost of slow internet speeds, Faster Britain, how to improve your internet connectivity and more.
Let’s get into it…
UK BROADBAND SPEEDS HAVE INCREASED
Figures from Ofcom claim the median average speed of a home broadband connection has reached 59.4 Mbps – a 60% increase on the average speed recorded in 2018 of 37 Mbps.
BUSINESS FAILURES DUE TO SLOW INTERNET
Is your company preparing your network for the future of business?
If not, you could potentially begin to see slow downs, and interruptions in your work flow that can potentially have a significant negative impact on the company. Read the article.
Contact us about your disaster recovery plan to see how we can help.
FASTER BRITAIN – BRISTOL
Faster Britain give businesses in Bristol access to full fibre ultrafast connectivity, supporting cloud-enabled and future proof technologies.
We are proud to be one of Bristol’s principle partners of Faster Britain. Faster Britain also covers the following cities:
- Milton Keynes
Contact us to find out more
HISTORIC ISLAND DRAGGED INTO THE PRESENT WITH A FIBRE LASSO
The BT-owned fixed line wholesaler has completed a gigabit broadband upgrade to the ‘historic tidal island’ of Lindisfarne, situated roughly 1.5 km off the Northumberland coast.
3 WAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
Are you feeling frustrated by slow internet? Are your colleagues on video calls throttling your speed?
In our video below we outline three ways you can improve your business internet connectivity so you can say no to buffering and stay productive.
FUTURE PROOF YOUR BUSINESS
The way Britain consumes both goods and services is changing, which is pushing the need to look for faster and smarter ways of operating.
Ultra-fast and resilient full fibre connectivity is needed to underpin this digital revolution that is seeing data consumption accelerate at a phenomenal rate.
Ethernet Flex is the internet solution that provides you with the appropriate bandwidth when needed. No more buffering, jittery calls or long waiting times. It will automatically increase your bandwidth up to 1Gbps.
• Guaranteed 200Mbps both up and down
• 1Gbps burst at no extra cost
• On-demand bandwidth with no need for portal requests
• 5 business hour return to service guarantee
• Unlimited usage
Contact us to find out more
WiFi ACCESS POINTS
WiFI Access Points extend the WiFi coverage to provide a seamless internet connection to all areas of your building. Users can move from room to room without experiencing network interruption.
Contact us to hear about the seven different types of access points we can provide.
PRIVATE CLOUD OR PUBLIC CLOUD: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
In our blog, we cover the following cloud questions that are important to consider.
- Which approach is right for your business?
- What level of privacy or security do you need and how important is reliability?
- How can you connect to the cloud i.e. public internet, MPLS or SD-WAN?
- What goes into the cloud?
MOBILE DATA AT HOME
If your colleagues are struggling to get suitable home broadband speeds we’ve got you covered.
We’ll provide an unlimited 4G/5G tariff on the network with the best coverage as well as a mobile router on a monthly contract.
Contact us to find out more.
Meet our Provisioning and Billing Manager, Jemma Agg.
Jemma manages the provisioning of services from start to finish and has written a blog about how to ensure your leased line is installed on time.
HOW TO FIX CALL QUALITY ISSUES AT HOME?
Can’t hear the caller, getting jitter or dropped calls?
There are a number of things that affect call quality whilst working from home.
We delve into 10 ways you can fix your call quality issues in the video belowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGcu3KE4nn0&t=19s