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Why your business needs fttb and why ftth isn’t good enough

Why your business needs fttb and why ftth isn’t good enough

Most business services, including video conferencing, streaming, VOIP calls, cloud storage and back-up as well as many software platforms, are dependent on a quality internet connection.

Access and investment into a stable, fast, low-latency link at your business is therefore essential to productivity and scalability and is without a doubt an asset to any organisation.

Most Fibre Network Operators (FNOs) have a 1:10 contention ratio and a ‘best effort’ service level on their fibre to the home (FTTH) products resulting in longer turnaround times during unplanned outages.

This is not sufficient for most businesses in a world where we need to be online 24/7.

FTTB services are what these businesses require, as they offer a 99% uptime guarantee and incur a penalty if this is not upheld, giving the user peace of mind in terms of service availability – provided you choose the correct FTTB service.

The right FTTB service must come from an FNO and an ISP that can deliver a quality link, provide excellent after sales service, and offer a competitive price.

Service is key in this equation, as it is crucial that you can access help if your internet link goes down, receive insight from knowledgeable support teams, and scale your product when your business expands.

Good FTTB services also come with Service Level Agreements (SLA) and redundancy options because they are more than just “best effort” solutions, and because FTTB is an uncontended service, your solution should offer 1:1 contention on service speeds from 10Mbps up to 10Gbps.

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