Broadband must improve if UK businesses are to prosper outside the EU

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According to senior officials at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, as Britain prepares to leave the EU, the future of UK businesses depends upon secure and fast business broadband connections, along with digital skills and the ability to innovate.

The Governments’ Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) initiative is already underway. It aimed to provide superfast broadband coverage to 90% of the UK by early 2016, with access to basic broadband (2Mbps) for all from December 2015, as well as improved mobile coverage in remote areas.

The initiative is looking into how it can provide superfast coverage to remote parts of the UK. It wants SME’s to take-up superfast broadband to support their growth. Businesses need broadband access to connect, share, and grow.

Emerging technologies are currently being tested that provide the speed and capacity required to support the ever-increasing demand., a technology that utilises existing copper lines is able to provide much faster speeds than most are used to.

BT has been trialling since May this year, hoping to deliver speeds of around 300Mbps before a boost up to 500Mbps at a later date. The European Commission set a target of connecting 50 percent of all premises with speeds of 100Mbps or higher by 2020. With that, we may see accelerated deployment of technology in order to help operators meet targets, particularly in Western Europe.

Moving on from, the next generation, XG-FAST, currently under development by Bell Labs, broke the previous broadband record with speeds of 10Gbps in tests.

Get business broadband packages from Office Phone Shop

Office Phone Shop can offer a range of business broadband packages designed to give your business the flexibility to grow. We tailor our cost effective business broadband service to suit the needs of your organisation, regardless of its size.

What we offer:
• Easy switching from existing supplier, with no effect on your business operations
• Dedicated account manager with direct support line (no call centres)
• Indicative speed checks for your business phones lines
• Porting of your existing broadband connection
• Secure dedicated leased lines
• EFM (Ethernet First Mile) connections

Having all your business telecommunications services managed by one supplier will not only save you money, but is more convenient and easier to manage. You will receive one, clear and concise bill for all your business phone lines, business mobile, business broadband and data line services.

We don’t offer only set deals, like other broadband and telecommunications’ companies. Office Phone Shop works with UK companies to offer bespoke broadband and data services.

Office Phone Shop is not tied to one service provider, therefore we are able to review the market on your behalf in order offer you the best deals.

All our clients receive their own dedicated personal account manager to provide on-going help and support. We do not use call centres, so when you need us, you call us direct. We make it our job to know our customers and understand their business needs.

Call 0800 012 6637 or complete the online enquiry form.