You may have heard the buzzword ‘full fibre’, or a host of other terms such as; ultra-fast broadband, get lightning speeds, and FTTP, (we know as we use those terms too 😊). But the truth is, full fibre really does involve speeds that can transform your business, and it makes a difference to how you work with your team and your customers.

If you haven’t made the move to full fibre, we hope this short blog will help you understand more about full fibre and if it’s right for your business.

1. What is full fibre? </h2/p>

Also known as FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), full fibre runs directly into your business. Traditional broadband connections often use copper wires, meaning that the strength of your signal is not always guaranteed and can degrade quickly.

Full fibre doesn’t use copper (and isn’t shared with your business neighbours), so it doesn’t restrict the speeds that networks like CityFibre or Glide can support, meaning that there’s practically limitless capacity. It’s not only fast (a HUGE step up from ADSL), but it’s also consistent.

Plus, the full fibre infrastructure is the best possible platform to deliver business-critical services, so you can provide the assurance and quality that your team expects from your broadband.

2. What can it do for my business? 

There are many benefits for your business, primarily the speed and quality of your connectivity, helping you work faster and smarter.

For example, to download 150GB remote back up using speeds of 76mbps would take 4 hours and 23 minutes. Using 1Gbps full fibre, would take 23 minutes – saving you both a headache and more importantly – time!

Other benefits include:

  • Improve productivity by up to 78% – teams can work quickly and without disruption.
  • Improve efficiency – it’s up to 100x faster than the UK’s average business broadband.
  • Future-proof your business with it being in the cloud, (your bandwidth is no longer a barrier, and you can start connecting your back-office systems in the cloud).
  • Stable and reliable connections mean your IT team can spend time on the work they should be, rather than fixing the Wi-Fi router.

3. Does my business really need it? 

The answer is… it depends on how your business operates. We all know that the future is full fibre, but the reality is more businesses need it now.

Since the pandemic, more businesses have moved to hybrid or remote ways of working and had to respond by adapting their operating models.

As many businesses are running and using more digital services, video conferencing or communications platforms, along with cloud back-office systems to manage data (think your HR platforms, payroll etc.) – full fibre can enable you to use these services effectively due to the resilient and powerful connection.

Other reasons why full fibre might be right for you:

  • Your internet isn’t keeping up with the pace of your business.
  • You want to adopt more cloud-based services or tools.
  • You’re ready to future-proof your business.
  • Your team are frustrated with poor connectivity slowing them down.

4. Why use dbfb instead of other suppliers directly?

We provide options. We work with various full fibre providers including CityFibre and Glide, so you can choose the right connection for your business.

We’ve hired experts in connectivity so they can come and work with you to understand your business needs. We’ll recommend the right solution for your business, rather than just offer you a ‘one-size-fits-all’ product. Unlike large corporate companies, we don’t connect you to automated systems or read to you off a script, we genuinely listen and try to resolve your problem. Our service provision has market-leading SLAs and always aim for a first-time resolution!

Interested in finding out more? Let’s talk, email us or call us 01604 673320.