How the Right Data Bundle Can Enhance your Workplace Efficiency
How the Right Data Bundle Can Enhance your Workplace Efficiency.
by David J SiegelTue 3rd December, 15:56
Today the business world runs on data, and as the trends of flexible working, hot-desking and temporary work environments continue to grow, getting the best out of your data package has become more vital than ever.
As a business owner, it’s likely that you don’t have a lot of time, and just simply knowing that the right solution is available for your business needs, and offers value for money is probably all you need to know. We know there’s a lot of information out there however, and so today we will help by explaining some of the benefits you can expect from upgrading to a large data SIM product.
In our experience, many businesses either continue to use their current broadband set up because they just don’t know there is a superior alternative, or they make do with their current data bundle simply not realising the scale and value of SIM packages that are available to them.
We know that you want to take your business everywhere with you, so here’s some information to help you find out how you can:
A 4G service almost always provides a fast-reliable connection. A standard 4G network offers speeds that tend to fall somewhere between 15 and 20 Mbps with no slowing due to busy usage. For businesses who find themselves further from the local exchange or Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and experience poor speeds, they can run exclusively on business grade 4G and enjoy improved services. As a comparison Satellite usually reaches speeds of close to 15 Mbps, a range of 5 to 8 Mbps is fairly typical and in most cases, bandwidth will be slower during peak usage times.
Choosing a SIM only data bundle can significantly reduce your monthly costs. There are such a variety of data packages available that it’s very likely you’ll get much more data usage for less cost than a traditional satellite-based system. Short contracts mean there is no worry of finding out in a few months that you’re not on the right plan or network, and so you won’t be stuck with a bill larger than what you need – removing the risk of overpaying.
As streaming services, downloads and the use of real time applications become more important to everyday business, businesses are looking for reliable, fast connections. Latency – the measurement of time delay is often seen as one of the drawbacks of satellite, mainly because the bandwidth limitations can be frustrating for users, and the 4G network is almost always faster and superior.
Large data bundles are the perfect tool for temporary environments such as construction sites, office re-locations and exhibitions. It could be for a few months, or simply whilst a business is waiting to have an internet line installed. Extra-large data packages of up to 500GB can be offered as a temporary solution, something that can then be downgraded to a lower data package at a later stage to act as a back-up to a Wi-Fi network.
Short term contracts:
While many packages tie you in for a 24-month period, SIM deals offer much more flexibility with short 30 day contracts. This is perfect for things like temporary locations or whilst waiting on an Ethernet circuit being installed. It also means you can add or remove data depending on your needs, and take advantage of any special offers available at that point.
Tethering & Flexible working:
Tethering is broadcasting your phone’s mobile signal as a Wi-Fi network, allowing you to hook this up to a laptop or any other Wi-Fi-enabled device up to it to connect to the internet. This feature is key staying connected wherever you are, whilst also supporting flexible working and those who often find themselves out on the road. With tethering employees can literally work everywhere on all their devices via mobile data.
Ultimately, when it comes to data plans, the right size for you depends on how you use your data. At HighNet we have access to fantastic large SIM only data bundles, and our team of experts are always on hand to help businesses across the UK find the right one for them.