The demand for high-speed internet among businesses accelerated recently. This is due to the widespread adaption of business applications and cloud computing services which both require a great deal of bandwidth in order to run smoothly.
However, while these applications are beneficial for boosting business productivity these reduce the capacity of the company network to deliver high-speed internet. It also slows down business operations and causes the lost in manpower hours due to sluggish connectivity.
According to a study conducted by SanDisk, a producer of flash drives and other storage devices, employees waste an average of one week every year because of slow internet speed caused by inadequate network bandwidth.
To address this problem, most companies demand a high-bandwidth broadband connection from their internet service provider (ISP). Below are some features that allow for superior bandwidth.
Pure fiber cable vs DSL
A number of ISPs in the country deliver internet connection using domestic leased line (DSL). These lines are capable of providing high bandwidth broadband internet via conventional telephone lines. Each line is made of copper wires that stretch for a maximum of 100 meters. It can also send broadband data through signals with a bandwidth of 1Gbps at most.
However, pure fiber cables are better materials for internet connectivity. Unlike conventional copper cables, these use optical fibers that are made of lightweight plastic material. They are also more compact and flexible. One fiber cable can stretch up to several kilometers and are capable of transmitting a bandwidth of 100 Gbps.
Hence, these fiber optic cables are capable of benefiting companies with a higher bandwidth, necessary for better streaming high definition videos, video conferencing, file sharing, and running cloud service applications.
Pure fiber technology also exhibits other features essential for improving business operations. These include reliability, symmetric connectivity, and minimal latency.
Reliability is another feature necessary for companies that run applications on the internet. Any unplanned downtime, or interruption in the data flow, may lead to a loss of productivity.
Pure fiber technology is extremely reliable when compared to conventional DSL. Unlike DSL, pure fiber cables are more durable because it does not corrode lasting for up to 30-50 years. They are also not prone to damages caused by inclement weather, which brings most of the downtimes among copper cables. Finally, because fiber optic cables allow more data to pass through, data traffic is faster.
Fiber optic cables also allow for symmetric connectivity. This means downloads and uploads speeds are relatively the same. This is brought about by the capability of pure optical fibers to transmit data by light. Thus, companies are benefitted with efficient data transfer.
Latencies are the delays that occur while running business applications over an internet connection. Pure fiber-optic Internet eliminates the latency issues experienced by most DSL users. This benefits the companies with uninterrupted uploading and downloading huge files, better quality of voice information sent over the internet, and the ability to run more applications to the cloud.
Pure fiber technology has been in the country for years now, gearing up businesses with fiber-powered connectivity.
Converge ICT, a provider of world-class ICT products and services, takes the lead in offering pure fiber technology in the Philippines. Among its product offerings are iBiz solutions. It is a suite of internet packages that can help business processes run seamlessly with up to 50 Mbps internet. These packages include one public IP address, 100 MB Web Mail, 100 MB Web Space and 10 GB Cloud storage, respectively.
With its more than two decades of cable and telecommunications expertise in Central Luzon, Converge ICT is now taking on new markets in Metro Manila and South Luzon to meet the increasing connectivity demands of the communities in these regions.