Your internet connection has never been more important with the surge in cloud computing and remote working which is why System IT partner with a number of industry leading suppliers to ensure that your connection meets your business requirements.
We can provide a full range of internet connectivity solutions ranging from traditional business broadband connections right up to fibre and leased line connections.
We work with you so that we can understand your business needs and requirements so that the most appropriate solution can be implemented.
There are five main types of broadband connection available: ADSL, cable, fibre optic, satellite and mobile.
ADSL (a type of DSL) broadband uses the existing telephone network. A phone socket filter, also known as a microfilter, converts the phone line into two separate signals, one for telephone and one for internet access. This means that you can make and receive telephone calls while you're online. ADSL broadband is widely available in the UK, with coverage available to more than 99% of the population.
Cable broadband transfers data using a system of fibre-optic cables laid underground. These also support cable television and landline telephone calls.
Fibre optic broadband
Fibre optic broadband delivers a connection through cables made up of thousands of fibres as thin as human hair. Such cables can provide consistent, super fast speeds, no matter how far you are from a telephone exchange.
Satellite broadband is an alternative to ADSL and cable broadband. It's predominantly used in rural areas where there's no ADSL or cable broadband service available. The internet feed is beamed from a satellite to a dish installed at the subscriber's home. It can be expensive to set up and the signal can be affected by weather conditions.
Mobile broadband uses the mobile phone network to connect to the internet - but you don't need a mobile phone to use it. Instead, you use a data card or a USB dongle, which plugs into a USB port on your computer.
This option can be ideal for those who don't want a fixed landline and/or those who want access to broadband on the go - perhaps students, people travelling to business meetings, or journalists and others who regularly work at external locations.
When thinking about this option, consider the growth in free wi-fi networks. In some circumstances relying on such networks might suit your needs, but others may find the back-up of mobile broadband invaluable.
Mobile broadband availability in your area depends on network coverage and signal strength. If the aerials have not been upgraded to 3G (and now 4G in some cities) then speed and connectivity can suffer significantly.