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Business Broadband News: Global broadband use is on the rise

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by admin No Comments


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The Rise of Global Broadband

It’s no secret that the use of the internet is increasing on a daily basis, you would have to be living under a rock, in a very deep cave, on the dark side of the moon not to notice.

Companies are using superfast Business Broadband in a bid to compete for their piece of the global market, and help improve their overall efficiency. Not to mention the amount of residential users now logging on to social media and other online services. A platform which has grown exponentially in recent times, and with that the need for increased broadband usage, speed and demand.

ABI Research has released a study that shows that several types of broadband internet connection were on the rise in 2011, with subscription numbers and service revenue both having grown significantly in the 12 month period.

The Broadband Research Analyst Khin Sandi Lynn at ABI, stated; “Fibre broadband adoption has grown rapidly over the past years. Consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on a number of data-intensive services such as high-definition online video services, internet protocol television and online gaming.”

Certainly, business users are able to use services VoIP and conference calls much more effectively with these less restricting access speeds available to their business. One can also imagine that such increases in speed will increase any online workforce’s productivity. Reducing the waiting time for updates and critical file transfers, from clients, co workers and business partners.

It has been said that the constantly growing demand has convinced a large majority of of large broadband providers to release radical upgrades to their services. In the UK this is certainly very clear to see, where British Telecom, (BT) announced it would be upgrading certain parts of the country with connection speeds of up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps), and Virgin Media have made 100 Mbps available to 10 million potential users.

ABI added that the increase in broadband speed is set to continue, and have a positive impact on the industry over the years to come. Certainly it seems obvious when it is predicted the fixed broadband sector will generate revenue of $191 billion (£121 billion) in 2012 and this is expected to increase to $217 billion by 2016.

News: Fibre Optic broadband rollout in London disrupted by Olympics – How will Business Broadband be effected?

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by admin No Comments


Business Broadband rollout stopped for Olympic Games

Business Broadband rollout stopped for Olympic Games

Fibre Optic broadband rollout to be put on hold due to Olympic games in London

It has been revealed that British Telecom’s (BT’s) plans for the latest superfast broadband, via fibre optics, might be disrupted by the 2012 Olympics being held in the capital city. Business broadband providers have warned that Transport for London (TFL) are set to ban all street works on key parts of the 2012 Olympic Route Network, including those that are planning to lay fibre optic cable, until after the Games are over.

“Due to preparations for the Olympics this summer, TFL are putting in place an embargo on all planned street work starting on March 1st 2012,” said one of one supplier of Business Broadband.

Telecom firms such as BT, looking to lay fibre optic cables for superfast broadband in parts of the capital city might just have to wait until after the games come to a close during the Autumn of 2012.

“Restrictions will continue to affect us until they are fully lifted on September 30th.”  It is unforeseen how this might effect businesses that rely on high speed business broadband in the area, but many of them do not welcome the layout being put on hold for such a long period of time.

Firms have stated that it is important to ensure early action is taken, in order to complete the rollout of orders for Optical and Ethernet based services that will terminate on the core Olympic Route Network or require some form of construction work before the end of the month.

So any businesses that want fibre optic broadband before the games begin will have to make sure to get it done by the end of February.

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