Broadband internet use in business compared with residential setting

Business broadband or residential deals?

Depending on the size and nature of your organisation, specialist business broadband can bring a range of benefits over using a standard home broadband service. However, it’s worth noting that not all businesses need an enterprise-grade broadband solution. To decide which type of package is preferable for your organisation, you’ll need to be aware of …more

WiFi connects your device to a broadband network via a local access point such as a home router

Wi-Fi​ ​vs​ ​Broadband

It’s becoming increasingly common for internet users to use the terms ‘Wi-Fi’ and ‘broadband’ interchangeably. Wi-Fi is commonly used to loosely refer to all types of internet. However, it may surprise you to learnt that actually, they are completely different. Whilst they both fall under the wider realm of a delivering an internet connection to …more

A new office will need broadband internet access and telephone service

Moving premises: broadband and phone

When moving premises to a new office, you will need to consider what to do with your wireless broadband and telecoms systems. A relocation can be the perfect time to upgrade. You may wish to switch to an FTTP connection or a fibre leased line, along with a future-proof telephony solution such as VoIP (Voice …more

A business with a heavy demand for bandwidth is likely to need an ISP offering fibre broadband or leased line products

Is a leased line cheaper than broadband?

A fibre leased line is ideal for businesses needing a reliable, constant connection. As it uses a dedicated 1:1 connection, a leased line can be allocated to an organisation for their sole usage, without the problems that can arise due to line contention. In contrast, typical ADSL vs fibre broadband connections will be subject to …more

Construction worker making telephone call on mobile phone

Construction site telephones: VoIP or PSTN?

When setting up a construction site, there are many considerations: from safety to staffing. However, the question of a communications infrastructure – more specifically a phone system – is particularly pertinent, as it will often be required in order to resolve other issues. Choosing a phone system for a construction site can be more complex …more

Dental office receptionist making a hands-free call using an IP-based phone system

Telecoms systems for dental offices

The telephone remains a crucial point of contact in any dental practice. Whether you’re scheduling or cancelling appointments, dealing with emergencies or communicating with suppliers, it is essential for dental offices to operate an efficient, reliable phone system. If you are currently considering a new phone solution for your dental office, there are several suitable …more

Video game console controllers for online gaming

Optimising broadband for online gaming

Ask any member of the online gaming community and they will confirm that reliable broadband is essential. Whether you’re playing the odd game in your spare time or consider yourself to be a pro – having an internet connection that is slow or prone to cutting out will inevitably lead to frustration. It is widely …more

BT PSTN and ISDN telephone and internet access switch off

What does the end of Openreach PSTN and ISDN services mean for business phone systems?

Communications technology has drastically advanced over the years, and this continues to be the case. In terms of telephony, BT Openreach has committed to the ending of PSTN and ISDN services by 2025. Announcing the switch-off date now means that businesses have a number of years to implement alternative phone solutions. Aside from representing a …more

Internet Service Provider server

What makes the best FTTP provider?

When on the hunt for a new fibre-optic broadband provider, it’s important to make an informed choice. If you’ve already decided that FTTP (fibre to the premises) is the right broadband solution for you (and you’ve confirmed that it’s available in your area), then the first bit of hard work is done. Now you must …more

SChool telephone communication system handset

Best phone system for schools

It’s essential for all schools to have a reliable phone solution. From liaising with parents and carers to arranging clubs and school trips, school staff require a constant line of communication. Tighter budgets have become an everyday reality for most schools, so its vitally important that allocated funds are not wasted on an inefficient phone …more