Do You Know How to Choose Internet for Your Business?
Jairo A. Guzmán Yermanos
If you're looking for internet for your business, it's important to know the different available options and their features. In this article, we'll discuss several concepts: why broadband isn't the only relevant factor, reusability, and solutions for reliable internet for your business.
We don't want our internet signal to drop, ever. In fact, we can't even tolerate it working poorly, partially, leaving us frozen, unable to transmit or receive information. The disconnection of the data we need to work is a serious issue.
Today's businesses need reliable internet services that are symmetrical (with equal upload and download speeds) and ensure minimal response time (latency) that your company truly requires. Essentially, good service is more than just bandwidth.
Differences between Fiber Optic and Wired Internet
The type of internet connection that uses fiber optic cables to transmit data is a more advanced technology than using copper cables, as it allows for higher connection speeds and greater data transmission capacity. Additionally, fiber optic is more resistant to interferences and adverse weather conditions.
On the other hand, it's still possible to use copper cables for data transmission. Wired networks remain an option for businesses, but it's true they offer slower connection speeds than fiber optic.
One statistic: fiber optic connection can be up to 20 times faster than the best cable connections.
Now, it's not just about speed and bandwidth. The internet businesses need today demands more: symmetry (equal capacity for sending and receiving information) because now we're all sending and receiving large volumes of data; reliability, because we need to know our connection is stable and won't leave us hanging; and above all, we need good latency because we need to be able to quickly view and access the data we send back and forth on our devices.
And here comes a fundamental concept for better connectivity, understanding which will help us make a better decision: reusability.
What is Reusability?
The friendliest definition could be: "Reusability is a technique that allows companies to share the bandwidth of their internet connection with other companies. This can be beneficial for those who don't require a large amount of bandwidth, as it allows them to save money on their internet bill."
But your company does need a large amount of bandwidth. Therefore, sharing the same internet channel with many users doesn't serve you. Do you know how many connections could exist on the channel your provider offers you? It could be up to 20.
Did you know there's a service that ensures you won't share that channel with anyone or, if needed, you'll share it with a maximum of three more users?
What Are You Looking for in a Business Internet Service?
Needs can be as diverse as there are business sectors listed in the chambers of commerce directory.
They can range from providing internet access to a limited number of users to achieving faster card terminal transactions that positively impact your customers' purchasing experience.
But it's clear you need a better connection – for the tools, data, and applications to be as agile and efficient as you need them to be, for instance. Or to avoid problems when downloading or sending large files, such as high-resolution videos or images.
In conclusion, when choosing an internet solution for your business, it's important to consider your needs and factors like stability, latency, symmetry, and connection speed. Fiber optic is a more advanced option than wired internet. Additionally, you should consider reusability so that the quality of the connection you need isn't compromised during peak network usage times.
You know, you need more than just a proposal for more bandwidth.
Jairo A. Guzmán Yermanos
Electronic Engineer with more than 20 years of experience, specialized in negotiation and Marketing Management, with experience in sales and marketing management in the telecommunications sector. With skills for product structuring, team building, strategic relationships, and negotiation.