High Speed Benefits

High download speeds support access to external hosting, and cloud applications

If your servers are hosted externally you'll need download speeds that really perform to gain good access.
FTTC beats ADSL hands down in the download stakes - offering up to 66 Mbps depending on your distance from your local serving cabinet.

Much faster upload speeds give consistent remote access to servers hosted at your premises

With up to 10 Mbps upload speeds your customers, suppliers and external workers who are accessing data stored on your own servers will have a much better user experience.
This is excellent news if your business supports home working, as productivity should achieve a significant boost.

Assured bandwidth rates mean you can rely on your connection

Your new FTTC service offers performance you can rely on with a guaranteed throughput of 15 Mbps.
That means your connection will support at least 15Mbps throughput all day every day.

Our backbone network is built to support enterprise grade services

We operate a resillient, redundant infrastructure, that is built to offer scale to your business.

Today you may have 40Mbps, but as your business grows, 1Gbps is always available.

Why would we need a gigabit?

To help us understand why much faster networks are so important, we asked networking giant Cisco what it considers to be the top five bandwidth-hungry applications.
Cisco "mined" their data and came up with the top five in the residential, business and mobile environments. While these apps don’t take up much capacity today because they’re not in widespread use, they are representative of what your business could be doing using our high speed services.

 

1. High-Definition Video Conferencing:  High-definition telepresence requires 24 Mbps and latency of around 50 millisecond to recreate the feeling of sitting in a room speaking with people. Some may consider this a luxury, but the travel savings and potential business deals that could be struck using such systems are impressive. Many South Yorkshire companies who trade internationally, would benefit from faster bandwidth that would allow them to demonstrate their products in HD and conduct business meetings and interviews.
2. Telemedicine and Remote Surgery: This may seem like science fiction, but doctors have been sending medical images to doctors overseas for years. The next step is surgery done by robots or other doctors in consultation with remote physicians. Given the delicate nature of the job, this is a task that requires 10 Mbps and 1 millisecond latency for surgery. Click here to download a paper from Sheffield University detailing robotic surgery
3. Video Instant Messaging and Video Presence: This is happening now thanks to Apple FaceTime, it is now possible to conference from a mobile using a wifi network to a computer in your office or home. Good bandwidth and low latency are once again a pre-requisite.
4. High-Definition Television: Depending on compression algorithms and the network equipment, HD TV requires between 8 and 5 Mbps to deliver crisp video to consumer’s televisions. 3D channels and developing standard, UltraHD are going to significantly increase the requirements.
5. Real-Time Data Backup: This isn’t for those of us concerned about family photos — its aimed at traders and businesses worried about interruptions to their operations and keeping their data secure. Such efforts require high speeds and low latency, and they may become more necessary as enterprises begin to store and save data in the cloud.