March 23rd 2020
FULL FIBRE BROADBAND IS HERE!
2020’s the year, and full fibre is here! As a partner of Cityfibre, we are committed to helping them with their pledge to transform the UK’s digital infrastructure.
With more and more businesses moving to cloud communications, implementing remote working solutions and handling more data then ever before, it is time to move to full fibre.
Firstly, what is full fibre?
Full fibre is the next generation of fibre broadband, that is connected straight to your premise from the broadband exchange point using all ultrafast fibre-optic cables.
Why should my business move to full fibre?
Full fibre is considered best in class connectivity for its symmetrical speeds, capacity and reliability
Averaging speeds of more than 250Mb even through heavy use, it is the perfect end-all solution.
COVID-19 and the importance of broadband capacity
If your business has started to implement hosted systems, or even remote working solutions which your staff rely on, it is extremely important to have the broadband capacity to manage.
Thousands of businesses have resorted to home working procedures to follow government guidelines in the prevention of COVID-19 spreading. There is a huge strain on hosted solutions and if you have limited resources in terms of broadband, your staff will experience slowdowns across important systems; cloud storage, email servers and everything else reliant on your connectivity. For some, limited capacity is preventing companies from allowing more staff to work from home.
There are many different types of broadband/connectivity that your business could be currently on. Let’s go through the different types, and what their max capabilities are so you can see why full fibre is the real deal! Or, even an upgrade to FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) would still be an important jump.
Types of Broadband
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line uses copper cables to a street cabinet/junction box then to the premise.
Maximum speed: 24Mbps
Fibre to the cabinet uses faster fibre optic cable to the cabinet, then copper to the premise.
Maximum speed: 80Mbps
Fibre to the premise uses a superfast fibre optic cable that connects straight to the premise with no copper cables in-between.
Maximum speed: 1000Mbps+
Forget superfast (defined as speeds greater than 30Mbps), with FTTP (Full-Fibre) you can have access to Ultrafast (defined as a speed greater than 100Mbps) speeds!
According to Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, an average of 240GB of data was being used each month per fixed broadband connection in 2019.
FTTP can support the needs of businesses and homes that are now using more internet than ever. Providing a reliable and ultrafast connection to the internet, FTTP is the future.
Cityfibre, the builder of Gigabit Cities has just recently increased their pool of towns and cities that are viable for a full-fibre transformation. Your business may be able to benefit from future-proof connectivity. SME’s in select regions across the UK can now apply for £3,000 in grant funding to get a Gigabit capable connection installed.
As a partner of Cityfibre, we can provide your business with the latest broadband technology to get you ahead of the game. Even if your business is not ready for full fibre, we are still able to audit your usage and work with you to provide the most cost-effective connectivity solution to fit your needs.