A fibre-optic Internet connection can without any doubt deliver significant benefits whatever your business operation. Online business tools, including cloud storage and backup, virtual phone systems and video conference calls, among others, will be easier when an Internet connection is fast, strong, and reliable.
Since the technology is relatively new, it is important to consider its multiple business benefits when considering a switch-over to fibre Internet.
- Fibre Internet is fast
Fibre optic Internet is deemed the fastest in broadband technology, and is much faster than legacy copper connections. Because fibre Internet disseminates data as light pulses, information is transmitted at higher speeds consistently, meaning that even at peak Internet-use times, you shouldn’t experience delays in transfer. According to a recent research report, it was found that employees waste one week per year waiting for their Internet connections to respond. That amounts to an astounding 50 days or more loss of productivity for ten employees per year.
- Fibre Internet is reliable
Unplanned downtime may cause productivity losses and result in missed opportunities, aggrieved or lost customers, or the inability to deliver a service. Fibre Internet is the ideal solution.
In comparison to copper, fibre-optics are stronger, meaning a fibre Internet connection is far more reliable. There is little interference due to extreme weather conditions, which can prevent data transmission through copper cabling. Unless deliberately cut, fibre is hardy and is resistant to electrical and human interference.
- Fibre Internet emits a stronger signal
Businesses with facilities that cover large flour areas with employees dispersed in more distant spaces, a strong signal is crucial. With traditional broadband Internet using either DSL or Ethernet over cable, moving away from a switch, will result in weaker signals. Fibre-optic Internet delivers a much stronger signal since it does not degrade as quickly as traditional broadband Internet connections do.