Fibre Optic Broadband & How It Can Transform Your Business
Fibre Optic Broadband & How It Can Transform Your Business
Many of us remember what a difference it made when, in the early 2000s, we made the massive jump from dial-up to broadband internet. We all had friends who did it first, and we really didn’t understand why they were making such a fuss about it until we switched too. Suddenly if you wanted to download an image heavy document – or heaven forbid, a thirty second video clip – you could suddenly do it in seconds, rather than having to click the “download” button and then go and make a cup of tea while the progress bar spent what felt like several days crawling from left to right.
Broadband really did change everything. Broadband speeds made voice over internet protocol (VOIP) possible. Can you imagine how different the last eighteen months would have been without Zoom? Can you imagine needing to get the image heavy digital proof of your glossy new product catalogue to your New York offices by the end of the day using dial up speeds? Can you imagine your customers clicking to download some of your company’s digital content to be greeted with a message telling them that “estimated download time is seventy-six hours”?
When we are online, speed is everything. So. “Hello, and welcome to Fibre Optic Broadband, London!” The future of internet communication has arrived. Luminet has long been one of the pre-eminent WIFI providers in London, our famed “network in the sky” giving customers across the city fast, reliable broadband through the air.
But now we at Luminet are able to offer a range of connectivity options including fibre internet services across London and other metropolitan areas of the United Kingdom – and the fact that we can couple superfast fibre optic broadband in London with our world beating wireless internet provision means that you can secure your internet connection against any possibility of drop-out, which means it is time to see just how much difference we can make to the way your business communicates.
So, given that what we now think of as “traditional broadband” was such a game changing technology when it was first introduced not much more than twenty years ago, how can fibre make so much of a difference? Well, as we said, speed is King here. Copper wire was fine for phone calls, but it can only really ever give you internet speeds measured in MegaBits Per Second. In theory the electrical signal that carries data through copper wire can move at the speed of light. Electrical resistance in the wire however means that these theoretical speeds cannot ever be attained in practice.
Fibre optic cables have no such speed restrictions. A fibre optic cable is basically a flexible strand of glass which carries data in the form of light pulses rather than electricity. This means that there is no resistance to the speed of your data carrying signal, and because you are literally using light, light speed is genuinely attainable. This allows more data to be carried at significantly greater speeds than copper could ever attain.
This increase in reliable speed means that the cloud computing and file transfer protocols which are now so essential, whatever sector you do business in, will be seamless and hassle free – with no dropping of data and no data loss. The ability of fibre to offer equal upload and download speeds allows your business to upload and download data simultaneously, so you can be assured that with speeds of up to one Gigabit per Second you will always be able to communicate with your colleagues, suppliers and customers easily no matter where in the world they are.
And that’s just for now. Fibre optic cables can handle a lot more data and a lot more speed than the devices at either end of the connection can currently manage to send and receive. So as the technology at either end of the cable continues to advance your fibre optics will keep pace, meaning you will be ready for future advances and have no need to upgrade your infrastructure for the foreseeable future.
As We Said, Fibre Optic Broadband Makes You Future Proof.
But that’s not the difference you and your staff will be appreciating on a day to day basis. No, what you and your team will really see is the crystal clear video conferencing, free from freezing and pixelation, so you never have to deal with the embarrassment of a video call with a valued client crashing out. Your colleagues will appreciate the speed and ease with which they can share files – and even work on the same file at the same time from different parts of the country – or even the world. Fibre optic broadband is the key that can take your business to the next level of internal and external connectivity.
And of course, the high speeds and high data capacity that fibre can give you has potential to do more than just make your back office and internal communications faster and more efficient. If your business offers internet access to customers, high speed fibre optic broadband allows you to give your customers a superior internet experience which will make them feel that their overall experience with you will also be improved, making you stand out as a place where people can connect. If we accept that connectivity is the future (and it is) this is literally the service that will keep your business relevant and connected to your client base for years to come.
The other thing that you will find fibre optic broadband in London can give you that you might value over everything we’ve just talked about is reliability. Because it really doesn’t matter how fast your theoretical broadband speeds are if your broadband isn’t working. Broadband outages are not just frustrating to you and annoying for your clients, they are also incredibly expensive. They can cost you sales revenue, waste your time by interrupting meetings and make you look unprofessional by crashing video conferences with clients or partner organisations.
Even if they do not do any of that, such outages will certainly limit productivity. It has been estimated that the UK economy loses nearly £750m per annum to lost productivity and extra overtime caused by loss of broadband connectivity. That is, without question, a lot of money to be wasted.
So make sure that your business is protected from the scourge of internet outage and that you are not contributing to that eye-watering figure. Unlike the copper cables that are currently carrying your internet data, fibre optic broadband from Luminet will never be slowed down when internet traffic is high, and is completely immune to electromagnetic interference. And of course if you get your fibre optic broadband from one of the foremost WIFI providers in London you also have the option of backing your internet up with some of the finest wireless internet available.
So discover what Luminet, the foremost fibre optic broadband and WIFI internet providers in London can do for your business. The future is bright, fast and online. Let us take you there.