In a technological world becoming increasingly reliant on cloud based services, data connections are going to be a major catalyst in business growth in the coming years.



Selecting the right connection and provider isn't an easy task, I thought it would be useful to summarise some of the options as well as some of the key things that you should take into account when selected the most suitable connection to complement your business needs.


packageDifferent data connectivity packages


Connection Type Dedicated Symmetric Down Up Est Fix Time
Wireless Yes Yes Up to 1gb/s Up to 1gb/s 4 hours
Fibre Yes Yes Up to 10gb/s Up to 10gb/s 5 hours
Ethernet First Mile Yes Yes Up to 30mb/s Up to 30mb/s 24 hours
Fibre to the Cabinet No No Up to 80mb/s Up to 20mb/s 24 hours
ADSL2+ No No Up to 20mb/s Up to 3mb/s 24 hours




The first step in ensuring you make the right choice is to establish the elements of your business that demand a data connection presence:


ip telephonyIP Telephony


Around 100k of bandwidth is recommended for a high quality phone conversation over VoIP, this makes not only download but good upload speeds crucial. VoIP therefore lends itself to dedicated, uncontended connections such a fibre and wireless leased lines. Ethernet First Mile (EFM) also offers a dedicated service but with businesses relying heavily on their phones, service level agreements (SLAs) are also a factor and as EFM has a less robust SLA it is not as attractive an option.


web browseWeb browsing and email


If your business is just looking for a day to day internet connection then you will probably need no more than a standard ADSL or FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) connection. FTTC offers boosted spends and is continually being rolled out to more locations across the UK.


Layer 1Mission Critical Applications


If business continuity is reliant on connectivity, service reliability is crucial, a leased line with a strong SLA and quick fix time would be justified.


multi siteMulti-site operations


If you operate over multiple sites multi protocol label switching (MPLS) should be considered to bring all the networks together to form a single network entity. The advantages of this are that company databases can be hosted as part of the network and are not reliant on a single location. You can also be flexible with the connection at each site depending upon the site-specific requirements.


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