mayflower Broadband Connectivity

What’s the best broadband for my business?

Selecting the best broadband for your business is dependent on a number of factors: how many people within the business will be accessing the internet? Do you use transfer large graphics files? Do you video-conference?

To ensure you receive the best service, we will get to know your business, check what services are available to you and help you choose the best broadband option to suit your needs.

What is a leased line?

A data leased line is a dedicated, private connection between two locations that is leased from a telecommunications provider. It is also sometimes referred to as a dedicated line or a private line. Unlike traditional broadband connections, which are shared with other users and can experience congestion and fluctuations in speed, data leased lines provide a consistent, high-speed connection that is exclusively used by the customer.

The benefits of a data leased line include:

  1. Dedicated bandwidth
    Data leased lines provide a dedicated, uncontended bandwidth for the customer’s use, which means that the customer can rely on consistent and predictable speeds.
  2. Symmetrical speeds
    Data leased lines typically offer symmetrical speeds, which means that the upload and download speeds are the same. This is particularly beneficial for businesses that require high-speed upload capabilities, such as those that need to transfer large files or use cloud-based services.
  3. Increased reliability
    Data leased lines are often backed by Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that guarantee uptime and provide compensation in the event of downtime. This makes them a more reliable option than traditional broadband services.
  4. Better security
    Data leased lines are a private connection between two locations, which means that they are more secure than traditional broadband services that are shared with other users.
  5. Scalability
    Data leased lines can be easily scaled up or down to meet the changing needs of a business. This means that businesses can increase their bandwidth as their needs grow, without having to switch to a different service provider or install new infrastructure.

Overall, data leased lines provide a reliable, high-speed, and secure connection for businesses that require a dedicated and consistent internet connection. While they may be more expensive than traditional broadband services, the benefits they offer can make them well worth the investment for businesses that rely on high-speed internet access to operate effectively.

What is FTTP?

FTTP (Fiber to the Premises) is a type of broadband internet service that delivers fiber-optic cables directly to a customer’s home or business premises. This means that the entire connection, from the internet service provider’s (ISP) network to the customer’s device, is made up of fiber-optic cables. This is in contrast to other types of broadband services, such as FTTC (Fiber to the Cabinet), which rely on a mixture of fiber-optic cables and traditional copper wires.

The benefits of FTTP include:

  1. Faster speeds
    FTTP can offer much faster download and upload speeds than traditional broadband services, due to the use of fiber-optic cables. This means that users can enjoy faster internet browsing, smoother streaming, and quicker downloads.

  2. More reliable
    FTTP is less prone to interference and connection issues than other types of broadband, which can result in a more reliable internet connection.

  3. Future-proof
    FTTP is considered a future-proof technology, meaning that it is capable of meeting the demands of future internet applications and services. As the internet becomes more data-intensive, FTTP is well-equipped to handle the increased demand for bandwidth.

  4. Better for multiple users/devices
    FTTP is ideal for households or businesses with multiple users and devices, as it can support multiple devices simultaneously without compromising on speed or reliability.

  5. Symmetrical speeds
    FTTP can offer symmetrical upload and download speeds, meaning that users can upload large files and use video conferencing or other real-time applications with ease.

Overall, FTTP is a high-speed, reliable, and future-proof broadband solution that is well-suited to the needs of both households and businesses. While it may be more expensive than other types of broadband services, the benefits it offers can make it well worth the investment for those who require fast and reliable internet access.

What is SoGEA?

SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) is a type of broadband internet service that provides a pure Ethernet connection directly to a customer’s premises without the need for a phone line. It is also known as Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet (EoFTTC).

Traditionally, broadband services were provided over a phone line, which meant that customers had to pay for both a phone line and a broadband connection, even if they didn’t need or use the phone line. With SoGEA, customers only pay for the broadband service they need, which can result in cost savings.

SoGEA has several benefits, including:

  1. Faster speeds
    Because SoGEA uses a pure Ethernet connection, it can offer faster speeds than traditional broadband services.

  2. Better reliability
    SoGEA is less prone to interference and connection issues than traditional broadband services, which can result in more reliable internet access.

  3. Simplified installation
    SoGEA only requires a single installation, as it doesn’t rely on a phone line. This can make the installation process quicker and more straightforward.

  4. Flexibility
    SoGEA can be used for a variety of applications, including VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and cloud-based services.

Overall, SoGEA offers a modern, flexible, and cost-effective broadband solution that is well-suited to the needs of businesses and individuals who require high-speed and reliable internet access.