What is the best Internet for business?
It's the question we get asked on a regular basis. Due to the increase in Cloud Apps and increased web security requirements, more and more business are seeking higher quality Business Broadband links and higher bandwidths.
There are many facets to take into account when recommending the most suitable Business Internet service including:
- Geography - what networks are available
- The IP Voice requirements - does the client need a higher quality low latency connection
- The business applications in use - On prem or cloud requiring symmetrical bandwidths
- The number of staff in the business - More staff requires greater bandwidths
- Is the site mission critical and require a 2nd connection for redundancy?
- Is it a multi site business - Will it be a multi technology WAN?
- Is Web Security required - How will the business protect from web intrusions?
- Are any network management tools required - Will the business need visibility of their sites?
So what is the answer?
In many cases due to geography, sometimes the answer is there is only standard NBN available. This is not a great option if the company has business grade requirements and there is no fibre available without a significant fibre build fee.
But where multiple networks are available for a client, this opens several choices including increased bandwidths and technology types. Often availability is the single determining factor in the technology chosen or the price. Pricing is always dictated by the Fibre Zone from the carrier or NBNco with sites closer to CBD or Zone 1 being the cheapest. A decent quality Fibre service starts in the $400 per month range. If you have 20 staff that's about $1 per working day per staff member. You probably spend more on coffee than that.
The Next Telecom network of Fibre Broadband services, including our own Layer 2 and carrier Layer 3 networks mean our clients get to choose the most suitable option for their requirements. The Next Telecom approach differs from our competitors. We seek to understand the client's requirements, interrogate all the available networks and provide the client with the options available to them. This means our clients are not stuck with a single carrier network and limited choice.
Next Telecom Fibre Internet for Business Options include:
Multi carrier dedicated Layer 2 services up to 2Gb (2000/2000Mbps)
These dedicated 1:1 Fibre Broadband services are widely available and offer a low cost means of deploying Business Grade Fibre Broadband with the option of Rapid 4G Deployment up to 100, Integrated 4G failover up to 40/40Mbps and other Managed WAN services and support. These service all offer unlimited data and synchronous bandwidths.
Dedicated Layer 3 services up to 1000/1000Mbps
With band widths of 100/100Mbps, 250/250Mbps, 400/400Mbps, 500/500Mbps and Gigabit fibre, these dedicated 1:1 Business Fibre Internet services are broadly available in Metro and most regional townships and business centres. These offer a high quality but no frills dedicated 1:1 service with unlimited data usage and are typically the most cost effective solutions for any nominated bandwidth.
NBN Enterprise Ethernet up to 1000/100Mbps
NBN Enterprise Ethernet is the NBNs Business Fibre technology. NBN Enterprise Ethernet is available as a dedicated service (High CoS = dedicated 1:1) or as a shared service (Low CoS = contended) and is widely available. NBN EE strength is that it is being delivered as part of the NBN roll out so in effect the NBN service delivery is subsidised by the broader roll out. As a Low CoS service is is effective for basic requirements however Low CoS services can be contended meaning the service quality and bandwidth can degrade over time, as more users join the network. We don't recommend a Low Cos Service but understand budget requirements often dictate the selection.
Contended Layer 3 services up to 1000/1000Mps
Our Layer 3 fibre is available as a contended service. It's not what we regularly recommend but we understand some clients are limited by budget and just need something better than NBN at the lowest possible cost.
Don't forget the router!
One issue to be aware of when ordering a Business Grade data service. The quality and throughput of the router is paramount to the success of the service. Choosing a basic router for a business grade data service can have a detrimental effect on the performance of your service. We recommend high throughput devices from Ubiquiti, VMWare, Sonicwall and Meraki with remote access and analytics.
How to we get a Fibre broadband service availability report?
A fibre Broadband service availability report provides you with the information on the technology types and bandwidths available at your locations. To get your report simple complete the webform on any of our data pages or on the button link below and we will provide you with a service summary for your sites.
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