Internet connectivity is essential for every business and organisation regardless of size or sector. We all rely on a fast and reliable internet speeds to operate on a day-to-day basis.
Poor internet speeds hamper productivity and the efficiency of your staff. Slow broadband has always been a problem but we envisage it becoming an increasingly bigger issue as more staff return to the office.
Businesses have spent such a long time out of the office that WiFi speeds haven't been an issue with staff working from home.
The usage of internet has significantly increased which will be compounded by teams now working together in the office, a greater drain on speed from more devices in the workplace and staff relying on the internet.
With video calling becoming the norm, the shift to voip telephone systems, more connected devices, more cloud based tools and systems – your current broadband speeds will no longer be enough.
We highlight three key areas to consider to improve your internet connectivity :
Installing a leased line into your business guarantees performance, provides symmetrical speeds for upload and download as well as improving the security of your lines.
It will remove any problems relating to calls dropping out or slow uploads when there isn’t enough bandwidth, especially at peak times during the working day.
With systems and tools being cloud based, you need a guaranteed consistent speed for your team to access and use them with the connection being disrupted. A symmetrical connection will guarantee that your cloud systems are always available.
Review office WiFI
You may have reconfigured your workplace in light of the pandemic and adapting to new ways of working.
What does this mean for the office WiFi coverage around your building or site?
Staff may be experiencing slower speeds based on how and where they are attempting to connect to the broadband.
Review your floorplan with WiFi and internet connectivity in mind to map out where routers and access points need to be located.
Staff may now be using a space that wasn't previously used as desk space, therefore could be too far away from a router.
It may be the case that you just need to relocate your existing router or you need to increase the number of access points.
Upgrade your data cabling system
Improve connectivity and performance of workplace technology by upgrading or replacing your data cabling network.
Your cabling infrastructure supports internet connectivity, cloud telephone systems, CCTV, IT systems and AV. Essentially all your technology and devices performance rely on the quality of the data cabling.
Upgrading your CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or CAT6e cabling will provide you with the infrastructure you can rely on to maximise your internet speeds.