The year is 2025 and the UK government has succeeded in its ambition to bring full-fibre connectivity to at least 85% of premises in the country. Sounds dreamy right? But the full-fibre roll out is going full steam ahead and, to keep ahead of your competition, having a connectivity solution that works for you and your business is fast becoming as essential as the old school pen and paper.
Much like shoes, connectivity isn’t a one size fits all product. Instead; connectivity includes a breadth of products all with different requirements and different features to fit a specific set of needs.
Aside from browsing the web, sending emails, downloading files and uploading large proposal documents and sending attachments to clients or customers, connectivity has several other uses you might not immediately think of.
For example, a quality connectivity system can help with security devices such as alarms and sensors in your office and/or building.
What’s more, you’ll need a reliable and fast connection to prepare your business for the 2025 PSTN Switch Off. In 2025, the PSTN will be switched off and all traditional copper phone lines will cease to exist, instead businesses will be required to switch to a VoIP solution. However, in order to utilise VoIP effectively, you’ll need to deploy a reliable, fast and secure connection to continue collaboration and communication within your business.
The PSTN Switch Off date coincides with the UK government’s full-fibre target too which isn’t a coincidence – in fact providers across the country are busy installing infrastructure up and down the UK to bring the reliability, speed and security full-fibre can offer.
If you’re wondering whether you’re in a full-fibre enabled area, we’ve got an easy-to-use postcode checker to help you see whether full-fibre is available or not. To check your postcode, please click here.
Don’t worry if you’re still confused or connectivity tool can also help you decide which connectivity solution is right for you – to try our tool please click here.
We know it can be a complex web to weave and detangle when it comes to connectivity and, with everything from basic ADSL through to full-fibre Ethernet and a range of options in between to suit any business, any sector, any need and any budget, it’s not the easiest to navigate.
ADSL is perfect for small businesses who just need to email and browse the web, Superfast and Ultrafast can offer that little bit extra for businesses wanting a bit more from their connectivity.
If you’re needing something more, our Fibre Flex option can give you a burstable bandwidth up to 1GB anytime you need a bit extra. Our Ethernet options range from Ethernet First Mile through to the all-singing, all-dancing, top of the range full fibre Ethernet.
However, if you’ve got two or more sites or offices you want to connect and share data between, our Ethernet Point-to-Point range could be a handy tool to have in your business arsenal whilst our MPLS product can enhance your connection and free up vital bandwidth and link up your workforce.
Whatever connectivity solution your business needs, we’ve got one to suit your needs, your requirements and to help you collaborate, communicate and connect.