From unmatched speed to dependable cloud access, fibre may make the difference between you and the competition.
Driven by innovative technologies, particularly cloud-based online services, employee productivity and collaboration are speeding up—and as a result, so is competition. But to take full advantage of these technologies, businesses need to ensure they have the proper internet connectivity. In many cases, fibre internet is the right choice, and here’s why:
Business at the speed of light
Data can be transmitted through fibre optic cabling at light speed—literally—making it capable of delivering upload and download speeds of 10 Gbps with unlimited usage. Identical, simultaneous upload and download speeds is called “symmetrical speed,” and it can be crucial for certain types of workloads, such as high-definition streaming during conference calls and real-time sharing of very large files. Fibre internet provides a better user experience and can save hours of waiting, helping to maintain high productivity, business relationships and brand reputation.
Everyone has experienced lag and latency when attempting to stream video, download files or access an app. But with the unlikely exception of a line being damaged by weather or construction, nothing interferes with the transmission of light pulses through a fibre optic strand—not even electrical or radio wave interference. That means employees can consistently depend on a lightning-fast connection, regardless of how busy the network might be.
An easy way into the cloud
Thanks to its speed and reliability, fibre is the best way to ensure a seamless connection to cloud-based apps employees rely on the most, like Office 365 and G Suite, and for retrieving files from cloud storage services. You can’t get anything from or send anything to the cloud without the internet, so if that connection suffers, so does your workforce’s productivity.
The bottom line is that if your business relies heavily not only on downloading content from the internet in real time, but uploading it as well, fibre may be the most viable option for you, and it’s certainly worth investigating further.