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Finding the best leased line & checking eligibility for the gigabit voucher scheme

The UK government is offering up to £2500 against the cost of a new leased line to your business property.

This means that if your business qualifies, your departmental budget will take a smaller hit from upgrading to much faster speeds than ever before.

But, with a wide range of leased line service providers to choose from and the need to spend time researching eligibility, it's not the most appealing task.

How Ethernet First Mile (EFM) can improve business upload speeds

Conventional telecommunications infrastructure (ASDL) was designed for the home user in mind. It's asynchronous with a higher download speed bias making business operations a little trickier when uploading data to the cloud.

This can be overcome by installing a fibre connection directly to a business premises, however this is often at the cost of installation lead times that can be lengthy.

A more modern approach has been to use 4G networks to bridge bottle necks in network traffic ensuring that there are no holdups when saving vital data to the cloud.

5G with security at its core for businesses using mobile networks

Tests are underway by QinetiQ, a member of the Worcestershire 5G consortium, to build a 5G network that takes a 'security by design' approach.

Motivated by the need for businesses to move from their networks to the mobile network. QinetiQ recognises the risks invovled by potential security flaws and plans to combat this by building networks, software and apps with security at their core.

This approach is in direct opposition to the normal approach of security retrofitting in respose to incidents.

How IoT is going to change the business world forever

Business Insider has carried out an in-depth report in the potential effects of IoT (Internet of Things) on the business world and produced some staggering conclusions about its future impacts on the business world.

They have predicted that there will be "more than 55 billion IoT devices by 2025, up from about 9 billion in 2017."

How to upgrade to business full fibre with a government gigabit voucher

2018 has seen the UK government put their money where their mouths are by offering a voucher scheme to help businesses, and groups of residents, to upgrade their broadband connectivity to full fibre.

The gigabit voucher scheme was announced with a £67m budget enabling businesses to apply for up to £2,500 towards their upgrade costs.

The supplier led application scheme is open right now, and you can apply through us. But first, let's take a deeper look into the government's Gigabit Voucher scheme and work out if it's for your business.

When is 5G coming to the UK?

A potential launch timescale for the new UK 5G network is around 2019 to 2020 depending on which network you look at.

There aren't any devices currently available to purchase on the market that will use 5G yet, and, to the best of our knowledge, there haven't been any handset announcements yet either.

But, the hype keeps on building as more and more trials are announced by reputable tech companies from around the globe.


Full Fibre Broadband Explained

Did you know that in 2017 the UK government pledged to make full fibre available to everybody by 2033?

Since then, new articles on the subject have been published regularly with clear excitement around the subject. So, what exactly is full fibre broadband? And, why is it going to change our world?

How the internet worked in the UK from the beginning

Copper cables formed the original telecommunications network. These were used for normal landline telephone use, but in more recent years became used to transfer internet data too.