14 June 2019
Having the right broadband solution for your business needs is important so you can maximise productivity without overspending.
However, the pain of being far away from the green box or just sharing a busy contended line – such as an ADSL, FTTC and FTTP – can be frustrating, especially if your business is fast growing and more employees are in need of a slice of the internet connection.
For example, having to deal with slow speeds while trying to complete simple tasks – such as sending an email – can be very exasperating and lead to decreased productivity. The situation can be even worse when your employees need to use cloud-based applications on a daily basis in order to complete their tasks. With 77% of businesses reported to be using at least one application in the cloud in 2018, the need to have adequate business broadband is more important than ever before.
Thus the logical solution for most businesses would be to have an uncontended line, such as an ethernet or leased line. But these full-fibre internet solutions more often than not price SMEs out of budget. However, there is a way businesses can enjoy the speeds of an uncontended line without the high price point.
What is GPON?
GPON stands for Gigabit Passive Optical Network. What this means is that it can transport a single line of ethernet, split it up into 8 separate lines and deliver high-speed internet to individual business premises via an optical splitter.
Here’s a handy diagram to show you how GPON works in more detail:
How much is GPON?
Prices for GPON start at £281 per month and is available at 500 Mbps or 1 Gbps with no downtime or upgrade charge to switch to a higher speed. Compared to the cost of a leased line (which can easily start at £418 per month), GPON is a highly cost-effective form of full-fibre internet for businesses looking to balance exceptionally high speed with price while retaining critical reliability.
What’s more, you’ll have access to 24/7 UK support and comprehensive 100% SLA with delivery typically in 65 working days. Thus, you’ll get the greater support and speeds at a much lower price – win, win!