Gigabit broadband speeds – Five improvements for your business

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Gigabit broadband speeds – Five improvements for your business

28 April 2014

Ultrafast, reliable and efficient gigabit speed broadband is revolutionising the way we do business. The pure fibre, Peterborough CORE network is set to make Peterborough one of an elite group of the most digitally advanced cities in the world, like Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

So, what are some of the benefits that you could hope to see for your business?

No bottlenecking, no matter how many people are using the network

Gigabit speed internet is on average 100 times faster than current broadband. Staff working in a range of ways whether office based, working in the field, or operating remotely, can simultaneously access a gigabit network at peak times with no bottleneck in speeds. This means that it’s possible for multiple, high capacity tasks to be completed at the same time with no waiting around for pages to load and no downtime while HD streams buffer.

Ultrafast data transfers for all files

With download and upload speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second, whether sending or receiving photos, music or video files or high resolution design work and technical drawings, everything happens in an instant at gigabit speed. A business using ultrafast internet has the capacity to upload and download thousands of megabits of data in mere seconds.

Safely send and store large files online

The unparalleled speed of gigabit connectivity makes it possible to fully realise the potential of remote data storage. Huge files can be saved online using cloud based services such as Dropbox. This avoids the data and access limitations associated with storing large files on an office network. It can also help to improve data storage security: files are backed up automatically, and they can’t be misplaced or damaged by a fire or a flood, hugely reducing the potential for data loss. In the unlikely event of a fault, cloud data recovery is around four times faster than the same process in traditional computing and the failure can be traced back to the source.

Annoying video conferencing lag? Not any more.

The ultrafast internet speeds will eradicate the need for time consuming face to face meetings. With Gigabit speed internet, lag free video conferencing will be the norm, helping to bring businesses together, even if they’re on opposite sides of the world.

On demand services mean the end of expensive hardware

Traditionally, services come as packaged products, discs and wires that need ordering, setting up and installing. The speed of gigabit broadband allows for services to be web based, which can be used on demand. This is cheaper, more efficient and more reliable.