Is your broadband keeping up with the needs of your business?

Today’s business world takes for granted, email, access to various portals, making purchases, filing returns on line .… and more. In business, the world is moving fast and the need to send and receive data in large volumes is more important than ever. Your broadband connection could be the difference in making sales, and costing you revenue from underperforming. It is worth considering if your broadband connection is right for your business. Do you know the differences of all the choices on offer to you? What is FTTC or a Leased Line? Which one is right for your business needs not just now but for the future?

To assist you through the products that are available under the Broadband banner Trunk Networks has put together this guide to help you.

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Broadband: A high-speed data connection. The UK government has a target of ensuring that even hard to reach areas of the UK achieve a minimum speed of 2Mb/s

ASDL: ADSL is the most common type of broadband used. This is delivered through an existing BT telephone line utilising a special router or modem. This also facilitates in receiving and making calls, with the same single telephone line, even when the internet is on. They use special filters called micro filters to prevent interference with voice calls. All ADSL services offer a faster download speed than upload.

FTTC: Fibre to the cabinet provides end to end fibre optic connections form the local road side cabinet to your local telephone exchange. The fibre optic cables help to increase the speed of your broadband connection. It is often referred to as ‘super-fast broadband’ or ‘next-generation broadband’ as it offers faster speeds than have been available to date using older generation networks. It is available to both home and business users in about 65% in the UK.

Bonded Broadband: Bonded Broadband has at least two ADSL lines that are joined together to form a single ‘virtual’ connection, which can be particularly useful if you are located in an area with slow broadband or you require faster upload to the Internet.

EFM: Ethernet First Mile is delivered over existing copper wires on either 2 or 4 bonded pairs. EFM is a more reliable, scalable, and robust source of uncontended, unlimited Internet access not dissimilar to a Leased Line. It attracts the same service level agreements and the same symmetric speed as a leased line. It’s weakness is that it’s speed is governed by the length of the copper lines, just like ADSL broadband. This means that there is no upgrade path to higher line speeds like there is with a Leased Line

Leased Lines: A leased line is a private circuit. Completely uncontended symmetrical connectivity delivered over fibre optic cables with bandwidth options from 10 mb/s up to 10,000 mb/s in some areas. A leased line provides optimum traffic performance, increased security, flexibility & reliability.

MPLS: Multi-Protocol Label Switching is a packet-forwarding technology which uses labels to make data forwarding decisions. MPLS is a flexible, resilient and cost-effective service that provides private connectivity between two or more geographically dispersed locations. It can be deployed over any of the above connectivity services depending on need and budget thus providing scalable, private connections between any size of office.

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