Business Broadband South Tyneside

March 04, 2015
by Alex Tough

“To help South Tyneside businesses understand better about broadband types, we will explain each technique. This will help to get the best out of your Connection Vouchers!”

There’s an enormous range of acronym-heavy technologies available to business broadband customers – ADSL, SDSL,  and wireless to name but a few. The consequences of choosing the wrong access technology for your business could be an unnecessary bill running to tens of thousands of pounds, or – at the other end of the scale – tens of thousands of pounds worth of lost business, because your connection wasn’t up to scratch or properly backed up with a failover.

So to help South Tyneside businesses understand better about broadband types, we will explain each technique. This will help to get the best out of your Connection Vouchers!

Types of Broadband

 DSL Broadband

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is a technology that delivers broadband over your phone line to be used in the home or office.
  • With DSL technology, large volumes of information are sent over a copper cable at rapid speeds.
  • DSL allows you to download web pages, text, graphics, music and video in real time.

ADSL Broadband

  • Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a technology similar to the DSL technology.
  • With ADSL, information is downloaded more rapidly than it is uploaded.
  • ADSL is particularly useful for homes and businesses as it can download web pages and files at fast speeds.
  • ADSL2 and ADSL2+ are new technologies offered by some providers offering speed up to 24Mbps. One provider offering this service is.

Symmetric Broadband (SDSL)

  • Symmetric broadband (SDSL) is a technology similar to ADSL broadband.
  • SDSL broadband downloads information at the same speed as it uploads information. Whereas ADSL broadband downloads the information faster than it uploads it.
  • This type of broadband requires an extra telephone line.
  • SDSL broadband is particularly suitable for businesses that send large volumes of information.

Local Loop Unbundling

  • Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) is where ADSL or SDSL broadband technologies are provided without using the British Telecom’s exchange system.
  • This means that LLU providers can offer broadband features at a competitive price.
  • LLU is only available in certain parts of UK. Providers include Bulldog and Be.

Cable Broadband

  • There are several ways in which broadband can be delivered to your PC, this type of broadband is delivered through a cable.
  • Cable companies also offer television and telephone packages as well as broadband Internet services.
  • Cable companies provide broadband, television or phone packages to about 45% of homes and businesses in the UK.
  • You can only get cable broadband if a company has cabled your street.
  • Cable providers include virgin.

Satellite Broadband

  • There are several ways in which broadband can be delivered to your PC,PC; this type of broadband is delivered through a satellite.
  • To receive satellite broadband you must have a dish antenna, and can be used almost everywhere in the UK.
  • There are 2 types of satellite services:
  • One-way satellite services download information via satellite and upload information via a telephone or IDSN line.
  • Two-way satellite services download and upload information via satellite. This provides an even higher bandwidth and a faster speed.
  • Satellite transmission may be affected by weather conditions.
  • The cost of installing and running satellite broadband can be quite expensive compared with other types of broadband.
  • Satellite broadband generally has quite high latency (ping times) compared to other broadband, and so is unsuitable for certain types of Internet Access such as online gaming.

Wireless Broadband

  • Wireless broadband is one of the ways in which broadband can be delivered to your PC.
  • This type of broadband requires an antenna to be installed to get connection to the Internet.
  • Wireless broadband is particularly suitable for distributing information between buildings and for homes where access to ADSL or cable broadband is unavailable.

One service we can offer is to install purple WiFi. This allows your customers to use your internet connection ‘wirelessly’ and for no fee. To use your WiFi they must sign in using their social media accounts. More info on purple WiFi can be found here.

Connection Vouchers

The £3bn investment of Virgin Media’s network upgrade welcomes the Connection Voucher scheme with open arms in the area of South Tyneside. The recent news that the government is extending the voucher scheme until March 2016 allows more companies to upgrade their broadband to superfast speeds.

If you’re a SME that has broadband installation costs over £100 and you’re willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier then we can help. Rymote are proud to be in a position to offer this to our customers, we will provide all the assistance needed to make your business broadband superfast!

Who’s Eligible?

Rymote are in a proud and prestigious position to offer this to businesses across South Tyneside. We can deliver this scheme to you but first you need to;

  1. Have broadband installation that will cost over £100 and willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier.
  2. You need to be an SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader.
  3. Your connection is for your business premises only, you can however apply for a connection at home if that is your work base but not if you occasionally work from home.
  4. You have not received more than £120,000 in grants in the last 3 years.

What’s Next?

You can either fill in the form below or visit our Connection Vouchers page to find out more Information.

Hurry, Connection Vouchers are available for a limited time only, so start applying today.

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