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Wi-Fi 6: How Switching Can Impact Your Business

When Wi-Fi 5 was released in 2014, it came out to a very different world. Smartphones had just edged out dumb phones in sales. Much of the general excitement around the Internet of Things revolved around how you can use it to automatically lock your doors or control security cameras.

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Date posted: 10 November 2021  –   Categories: Wi-Fi Services

How Fast Should My Business Broadband Be?

Slow Internet is the bane of every modern business. How exactly can you forecast how fast your business broadband should be?

Unreliable broadband isn’t always as explosive as servers going down or fibre cuts flipping the switch on your entire network. Files taking too long to upload, training videos that could have loaded a few minutes faster–the true cost of slow Internet to your average business can go unseen.

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Date posted: 8 October 2021  –   Categories: Cabling Services

The Future of Fibre: Trends, Developments, and Challenges

The futurist vision of the next decade is grand. From brain-computer interfaces that blend human insight and machine-driven analytics to simulations you can experience through all five senses, every year reality seems to get closer to the realm of science fiction.

However, such technologies will remain experimental without the support of hyper-fast computing and networking. Virtual reality is a prime example of a technology hobbled by latency, despite its massive potential for nearly all industries.

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Date posted: 9 September 2021  –   Categories: Cabling Services

How to Successfully Rollout WiFi Across Your Organisation

At home, you can often simply plug in a router to enjoy the benefits of excellent Wi-Fi coverage. In the workplace, however, things become a little more complicated. 

The first thing you need to do is clarify what constitutes a successful Wi-Fi deployment. Every organisation is different, and what works well for the superstore down the road might not be appropriate for the college around the corner, or the factory in the next street. This is why it’s important to carry out a comprehensive WiFi site survey and think about the layout of your premises, and the number of users. 

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Date posted: 16 June 2021  –   Categories: Wi-Fi Services

The Cabling Infrastructure Behind Smart Communities

Ask anyone to make a list of the most technologically advanced cities, and you’ll probably get a lot of large metropolises like Tokyo or London. Hull, a fishing town nestled along the river Humber, probably never makes it to anyone’s list. However, visit the city and you’ll find yourself experiencing some of the fastest Internet speeds in the UK. 

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Date posted: 9 June 2021  –   Categories: Cabling Services

Fibre to the Premises vs Fibre to the Cabinet

Like a ship cruising through smooth waters, you never notice when your Internet is working perfectly. However, one snag and you become very suddenly aware that the boat is hitting choppy waters or even sinking. Emails failing to send, uploads taking forever, video calls dropping in the middle of a meeting. Bad connectivity can very abruptly grind your business to a halt.

That’s why your choice of network infrastructure is crucial. And one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether to go full-fibre, or stick with an existing copper broadband connection.

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Date posted: 3 June 2021  –   Categories: Cabling Services

A Guide to Proper Access Point Placement

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Placing access points is more than just installing them where users and end devices are the densest. There are many factors that go into a good access point placement plan, such as office layout and the type of work you’ll be doing. Read more

Date posted: 15 December 2020  –   Categories: Wi-Fi Services

Types of WiFi Site Surveys

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The need for a strong WiFi service network for businesses is clear: productivity and employee satisfaction are directly tied to a stable connection. Yet even with how important it is, properly designing a wireless network for an office isn’t quite as cut and dried. Read more

Date posted: 23 November 2020  –   Categories: Wi-Fi Services

6GHz: The Next Big Thing in WiFi Connectivity

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WiFi connections today travel through two bands along the radio spectrum: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. These are not infinite resources. Congestion and interference have become real problems, especially in the 35-year old legacy 2.4 GHz channel. Read more

Date posted: 27 October 2020  –   Categories: Wi-Fi Services

Solving These 7 Common Fibre Optic Cable Issues

Solving These 7 Common Fibre Optic Cable Issues

Fibre optic cables are made of a type of glass. Each “fibre” is about as thin as a strand of hair. While at first glance it seems fragile, the material is actually quite durable and can outlast copper with proper care. Read more

Date posted: 29 September 2020  –   Categories: Cabling Services

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"The guys that came to install the cables and data cabinet were absolutely brilliant. Little Moreton Hall is not an easy building, and they were very understanding of the constraints of what we can and can't do. They went out of their way to find service routes that were already in existence to avoid unnecessary drilling (even finding out the age of different sections of timber from our handyman to make sure they were not disturbing anything original), and worked with my team to ensure they weren't impacting on our operation as the site was open to the public and they had to work in kitchen areas and front of house spaces. They also came in at 6am one morning to ensure they would be done working in an area in time for opening so as not to cause any disruption. On top of this, they were polite. pleasant and friendly. I would welcome them back anytime." Rachel Thomas, General Manager, National Trust - Cheshire & Wirral Portfolio  
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