Business Internet

No matter if you're a single operator or a company of 1000+ staff, through Multum Tech's partnerships with leading carriers such as Telstra, Optus, Vocus and the National Broadband Network we can supply a business grade internet connection to your home or office.

To help you decide which option would best suit your company we've outlined the common connection methods.

ADSL

If the NBN hasn't reached your area yet then chances are you'll have an ADSL service. The ADSL technology runs over the same copper lines as your phone services. Through increased competition from service providers, ADSL became the dominant technology used by Australian households and small business.

The ADSL technology has been upgraded over the years from ADSL1 to ADSL2 and finally ADSL2+, but throughout the upgrades there are limitations when used in businesses; distance from the telephone exchange plays a part; data can only travel in a single direction at a time;- and the upload speed is typically 10 times slower than download speed.

How fast is the download speed of ADSL?

If you're fortunate enough to be located within 1km of the exchange and your copper lines are in good condition, then you're likely to receive a download speed of 20-24Mbps. Unfortunately for the majority of the population we fall into the 10-15Mbps range.

What are the drawbacks of ADSL?

The second limitation for businesses is that data can only travel in one direction at a time. So, when a staff member sends numerous emails with large attachments, other staff that are on an important web conference will experience choppy video and audio. There are ways to prioritise select internet traffic to reduce the impact but if the internet needs of your business are high you should be looking at the other technologies outlined below.

The upload speed of ADSL connections are also much slower than the download speed which can impact business performance when large files are either emailed or uploaded to OneDrive or Dropbox, or large amounts of data are backed up to a cloud server.

NBN

The NBN or National Broadband Network is an open wholesale platform that is designed to promote competition in the Telecommunications industry resulting in greater choice for the Australian population. NBN Co Ltd, a government owned corporation, is in charge if building and operating the network.

How do I get connected to the NBN?

NBN Co have implemented a number of technologies which has reduced the wait for everyone to get the NBN. When you're connected it may be via Fibre to the Building, Fibre to the Node, Fibre to the Premises, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial, Fixed Wireless or the Sky Muster satellite for remote areas.

The way you're connected is largely irrelevant with the main difference being the NTD (Network Termination Device) hardware residing in your home. Below are diagrams of what devices an NBN technician would install for the more common Fibre to the Node and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial.

 

Fibre to the Node

 

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial

When will I get connected to the NBN?

If the NBN is due to be completed in your area soon then you should starting thinking about choosing a provider to help you get connected. With our new plans we can help you get connected no matter which NBN technology is in your area - contact us to find out more..

You can now check the estimated date for when the NBN will be rolling out in your area at https://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address.html.

Ethernet over Copper

Ethernet over Copper (EoC), uses the same copper wires as ADSL however by bundling together a number of copper wires the result is a more reliable and synchronous connection for businesses. Having a synchronous connection means that the download and upload speeds are the same, in addition to data being able to travel in both directions simultaneously.

How fast is an EoC connection?

The speed of an EoC connection is still reliant on the distance from the telephone exchange, which is why most providers only offer a maximum of 20Mbps. Despite the speed limitations businesses of all sizes are still finding EoC an economical option as it provides greater capacity for web conferencing, VoIP Phone Systems, connecting multiple offices and using increased Cloud Technologies.

EoC is a business grade internet connection and therefore comes with a low contention ratio, meaning that you're not sharing your speed with other customers of the ISP.

Ethernet over Fibre

Internet connections provided over Fibre Optic Cable were historically out of reach for SMBs due to the installation and ongoing costs. With increased competition entering the market and fibre being installed in more areas, prices are being driven down.

How fast is an Ethernet over Fibre connection?

Fibre internet connections provide a synchronous service, much like Ethernet over Copper, however speeds can range from 10Mbps upto 400Mbps depending on your business needs and budget.

Which internet connection should my business choose?

If you've just starting researching business grade internet connections then our recommendation is to start with a Fibre connection. A Fibre connection with Multum Tech is an technology investment which will grow with you.

I’m ready to get connected!

Fed up with internet slowness or overseas call centres? Speak to one of our Australian based sales team members who specialises in helping your business.

If your business operates from multiple locations then you can benefit from our secure Private IP connection. This will ensure your inter-office traffic is given priority and traffic passing through the Private IP connection is not transmitted over the internet.

Contact us today for more information.

If your business operates from multiple locations then you can benefit from our secure Private IP connection. This will ensure your inter-office traffic is given priority and traffic passing through the Private IP connection is not transmitted over the internet.

Contact us today for more information.

 

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