Business Internet Connections
How often are you interrupted by a slow internet access? It can be so frustrating, whether you are at home or at work.
So why are so many businesses just merely coping with poor connection?
As leased line providers, we believe that high-speed internet access is a basic utility.
That’s why, at Zen, we’re bringing high speed, reliable, and resilient connections to your business.
While there are many options for internet connection – from the basic ADSL to full fibre or leased line direct access – much will depend on your typical usage and plans.
Our experience and expert advice will ensure you have what you need and don’t find yourself paying for a service you do not use.
If you’re unsure, we can help, offering an analysis of your likely usage and growth. There are a range of connection options to choose from, including a simple upgrade path should it be needed.
We generally connect to Interoute’s network. Its 70,000km of fibre connect the business hubs of Europe and interconnects America, Africa and Asia. It’s more than capable of supplying the kind of connectivity we think you should have. And, what’s more, you’ll never need to speak to BT again.
Dedicated Internet Access (Leased Line)
With dedicated internet access, it will be yours, and yours alone.
If you need high bandwidth at all times, a leased line guarantees you the capacity. It’s not so much a fast lane,
but a private highway all to yourself.
At Zen, we are leased line providers and we offer a fully-managed service, including a managed router on site, or a wire-only service using your own equipment.
Ethernet over fibre comprises a direct fibre connection from your premises to the local ethernet node. It is scalable in usage – for example, if you install a 100Mbps circuit, you can buy service at 10Mbps and buy more as you need it without having to install a new circuit, up to 1Gb.
Copper Wire Ethernet
Want to save your money?
Copper connected ethernet leased lines are considerably less expensive, but are inevitably a lesser service, with a maximum bandwidth of 35Mbps.
On the plus side, it is a guaranteed service and it’s not only cheaper to buy, but it is considerably cheaper to install, too.
Resilient, Business-grade Broadband
Zen provides access to Interoute’s resilient broadband services which provide a backup to BT access connections. The range of models for bandwidth consumption enable us to match your needs to available service packages from different suppliers.
The essential difference to leased line access is that your connection is shared with other users locally, so effective bandwidth is subject to substantial fluctuations and may not achieve the promised maximum rate.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
We’ll roll out the fibre all the way to your door. That’s the way to be sure of a good standard of internet access over the public network.
FTTP supports maximum speeds of either 40Mbps downstream and 2Mbps upstream, 40Mbps downstream and 10Mbps upstream, or 80Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)
Using fibre connections from the local exchange to the nearest on-street cabinet, FTTC can support maximum speeds of either 40Mbps downstream and 2Mbps upstream, 40Mbps downstream and 10Mbps upstream, or 80Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream.
The minimum predicted speed is 2Mbps downstream. You should consider carefully if a line offering marginally over 2Mbps would be adequate in the event that that is all you achieve following installation.
It happens. We’ve seen it.
Slightly more impressive than plain old ADSL, ADSL2+ is still based on copper wires from the nearest exchange to your premises.
It’s a shared infrastructure but there are add-ons that can improve the experience during times when the network becomes congested. You can have an uprated router to boost your upstream connection. You could also opt for prioritsation of VoIP traffic to ensure you get a good standard of voice calls. You can also purchase an elevated data priority to guarantee a preferential weighting to your data traffic during congestion.
This is broadband at its least broad. Based on copper wire, ADSL offers a maximum downstream rate of 8Mbps and alternative maximum upstream rates of 448Kbps or 832Kbps.
As an alternative to using the BT network, we can also connect through TalkTalk Business which offers an enhanced ADSL2+ service and FTTC (see above for data rates).
A useful backup for those whose trust in BT has in some way been diminished…
Real time QoS
With this add-on to ADSL2+ and FTTC, we can prioritise VoIP packets to ensure quality voice calls over the network. It’s worth considering if you’re keeping an eye on costs but also want to ensure quality.
Let’s get connected…
As leased line providers, we can help you to accelerate your IT systems. Our friendly and expert team can provide prompt IT support services so your team can get back to doing what they do best. Get your free audit now…