You will have seen many articles in recent weeks that talk about working from home (WFH) as if it’s a brand new concept, clearly, this is a very different time with extended pressures on technology, but as we and a number of our clients at FluidOne already have systems in place, I wanted to put together a guide that looks at the things your business should be considering, both today and after the pandemic.
SD-WAN is the ultimate buzz word in the market, so we would be surprised if you hadn’t heard of it. Just in case you haven’t, SD-WAN is the next generation of networking services offering a new range of hardware, with configuration and controls hosted in the cloud, bringing new levels of visibility and control to customers and service providers beyond traditional services.
All the talk around it has made us think about our channel customers and how they are embracing SD-WAN, and the move to cloud-based services. With a compound annual growth rate of more than 40% until 2022 the opportunity is huge for SD-WAN. However, like all networking products, it starts with the importance of the underlay to build your services on. In a market where there is so much focus on price in a race to the bottom it’s important to remember that 42% of businesses are now using cloud-based services which rely on reliable, fast, and low latency connectivity*.
With this in mind, we have pulled together our top reasons for building your SD-WAN on the right connectivity solution:
A few months ago we ran a webinar at FluidOne for customers about a full fibre Britain and what this means for us all. It was a great session with good debate and brilliant Q&A....
For preparation I carried out a great deal of research and as I was trawling through information, I came to appreciate and understand why our industry may be confused around what is going on with the copper network.
So for those who were unable to join the webinar I thought I would write a short blog which guides you through copper retirement and steps you should take.
On September 8th, we're taking part in Rough Runner and raising money for Campaign Against Living Miserably:CALM a truly fantastic cause...
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK...
Network aggregator FluidOne announced their next generation, ultrafast fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) enhancement, G.FAST.
Offering remarkable speeds of up to 330 Mb/s download and 50 Mb/s upload, G.FAST is set to transform how businesses use the internet.
Using cutting edge technology, G.FAST sets FluidOne at the forefront of the market. The technology uses existing copper infrastructure and is delivered over a single phone line, in the same way as FTTC.
Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces the acquisition of FluidOne, a leading data connectivity aggregator, from Rigby Group plc, a parent company for a portfolio of family-owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe and the Middle East.
FluidOne today announced exciting enhancements to its Software Defined Networking (SDN) portfolio with the launch of Secure SD-WAN.
Partnering with Fortinet, ‘a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions’, FluidOne’s Secure SD-WAN solution has already seen significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace, delivering a comprehensive solution that provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise branches.
5G, You’ve probably read about it
5G is being talked about an awful lot right now. We’ve known it’s been coming a long time, ever since cellular data services landed, but now it would appear the dawn has arrived. The fifth generation of mobile cellular services promises data speeds of up to 1GB, as well as lower latency and greater capacity. This means that 5G is not only going to speed up video streaming and gaming for your average consumer, it is also purported that it is going to propel forward the development, adoption and performance of ‘tomorrow’s world’ technologies like driver less cars, smart cities, next-gen medicare and a host of exciting IoT applications. Sprint CEO, Marcelo Claure, recently said that “going from 4G to 5G is like going from black and white to colour TV”.
FluidOne continues to innovate by bringing the ground-breaking, Software Defined, Ethernet on Demand service to market. To begin with, it will be available on Sky’s carrier class network with availability in over 2,800 Ethernet exchanges, making it the largest Ethernet on Demand service of its kind in the UK.
Update to post:
As of 26 November 2018 - the Government reduced the Gigabit Voucher fund from £3,000 to £2,500.
For details, email us here to find out how you can save money on your installation, we've already saved thousands for our partners and customers!
Gigabit Voucher Scheme Offer:
Upgrade to a leased line before the end of November to get 1Gb/s for the price of 500Mb/s!
Contact us now to take advantage of this offer (available on selected carriers only).
You can save up to £3,000 off the installation costs of a Gigabit Fibre Connection.
We are pleased to announce that FluidOne has been approved as an official supplier on the Governments Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. This means that you can significant reduce your investment on getting a Gigabit capable connection such an Ethernet Leased Line.