Starting up your own small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) is no mean feat. There’s plenty to consider when embarking on this endeavour, from acquiring finances and equipment, to creating and offering a product that gives you an edge over your competitors. You’ll need a great deal of help and advice before, during and even after the startup process. Luckily, there are various tools you can use that will make operating your own business easier. One example is fibre, a popular and prevalent type of internet connection that you make use of if it’s been installed in your business’s area. Here are the various ways in which fibre will help you with your SME.
A slow internet connection can prevent your company from running at full speed. Online work needs to be completed, emails need to be replied to, the cloud needs to be easily accessible, and web conferences need to be attended. You don’t want any important aspect of your business operations to hampered by a poor internet connection, and that’s where fibre connectivity shines. Depending on the package or speed you’ve chosen, fibre is particularly fast when compared with other forms of internet connectivity, using light to transmit data through cables.
Safety against damage and theft
There’s another reason why fibre is a more viable form of internet connectivity when compared to others — it’s safer in various different ways. Firstly, fibre optic cables, which are already lighter, sturdier and more flexible than copper cables used for ADSL, are less prone to damage, being able to withstand the effects of weather and moisture. Copper cables, on the other hand, are susceptible to environmental damage, and can eventually become a fire hazard when they’re old and worn. They’re also popular amongst thieves. So when you decide to activate a fibre connection you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your internet connectivity won’t be compromised by weather damage or theft.
Of course, there is another reason why setting up an internet connectivity solution for your business can leave you vulnerable, and that’s hacking. However, as RS Web Solutions notes, fibre networks are far more secure against data security threats than ADSL connections. While copper connections are easily compromised, fibre networks radiate no signals, making it almost impossible for anyone to hack into them. As a business owner, your company’s data security should be one of your top priorities, so make sure you choose fibre if you have the option.
You might find that your company needs to use a fair amount of bandwidth for business activities like file sharing, web conferencing, using cloud applications or streaming high definition videos, perhaps for training purposes. This can put a strain on bandwidth availability, regardless of the type of network you’re using in the office, thereby slowing down internet connectivity and hampering business operations. If, however, you’re using a fibre network, you’ll find that a host of network demands like the ones described above won’t affect your bandwidth too substantially. When it comes to fibre networks, bandwidth availability is much higher and speed is rarely compromised by a large amount of online activity.
Fewer latency issues
Latency refers to delays in the processing of data via an internet connection. Thanks to its efficiency, fibre helps to eradicate latency issues that users might experience on another kind of network. There are notable benefits to this. For example, you’ll be able to download and upload large files, and move more applications to the cloud, without any hassle.
Let your experience as a business owner be a bit more efficient with the help of fibre connectivity. It will help speed up business operations, ensure better bandwidth and eliminate any issues associated with latency, allowing you to send emails, use and access the cloud and conduct web conferences with little to no hassle. Added to that, fibre is a very secure internet connectivity option, not just because it’s safe against environmental damage of theft, but also because it lessens the risk of your data security being compromised.