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  2. 2. WHAT ISBROADBAND?Broadband is the term used for the use of telecommunicationwhich is always one that transmits a wide range of signalsincluding audio and video over the internet. (Broadband, 2012)
  4. 4. FIBRE OPTICBROADBAND• Fibre optic broadband is delivered over a fibre optic network instead of the copper network.• Fibre optic broadband is high-speed communication cables that carry broadband and voice traffic by sending pulses of light through an optical fibre.• Fibre optic broadband is the newest and fastest broadband developed to date.• At present copper cables are limited to providing broadband speeds of up to 24Mb, therefore implementing fibre optics will assist in faster internet all over the country. (Eircom Support, 2012)
  5. 5. DSL - LANDLINE• A DSL (digital subscriber loop) installs a special filter onto a subscribers telephone line to remove high frequency interference to allow internet usage and phone calls at the same time.• It comes with a modem which a customer will have to connect to their Ethernet or a wireless USB port to receive the digital data transmission.• Customers will have to be within a certain distance of the provider/DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplier) in order to receive an internet connection.• This broadband choice is most common. (Wisegeek, 2012) (Webopedia, 2012
  6. 6. EIRCOMUp to 12MB/1.1MB Uncongested Up to 12MB Broadband BundleBroadbandMonthly Fee: €40 Monthly Fee: €67.99Download Speed: 12MB Download Speed: 12MBUpload Speed: 1.1MB Upload Speed: 1.1MBContention Ratio: Contention Ratio:Connection fee: Free Self-intall Connection fee: Free Self-install • Free wireless modem • Line rental included • Consistent broadband • Always on broadband speed 24/7 • Unlimited local and national • 12 month contract calls • 60 any network minutes Free wireless modem • 12 month contract (Eircom Business, 2012)
  7. 7. WIRELESSBROADBAND• Wireless broadband is high speed wireless technology that provides internet access over a broad area.• It does not require an Ethernet or modem connection but does require a signal from a modem (of sorts) nearby.• This signal is sent through the air via an antenna to a wireless router in the home.• This is most commonly used by laptops via a wireless adaptor installed within the laptop.• A subscribers bandwidth can be stolen by nearby internet users, so it is advised this type of broadband be protected with a password. (Wisegeek, 2012)
  8. 8. IMAGINE - WIMAXBreeze 4MBMonthly Cost: €45.27Download Speed: 4MBUpload Speed: 4MBContention Ratio: 24:1Connection Fee: €150Download Allowance: Unlimited• No landline (no fee)• Symmetrical high speed service (same upload and download speed).• Static IP address• Cherry picker connection charge - €350 excluding VAT (Imagine Business, 2010)
  9. 9. SATELLITEBROADBAND• Satellite broadband is provided by low orbit (LEO) satellite dish rather than a DSL or Cable.• The internet feed is beamed from the LEO satellite to a dish on top of a subscribers house.• It can deliver speed of 2 megabits per second downstream and 1 megabits per second upstream.• This can be quite expensive to run and weather can affect the internet signal. It is ideal (or rather a last resort) for those in rural areas. (Wisegeek, 2012) (Webopedia, 2012)
  10. 10. DIGIWEBSatellite Business Broadband – Plus 12Monthly Fee: 48.95Download Speed: 12MPSUpload Speed: 4MBMonthly Traffic: 16GBContention Ratio:• Once off charge of 219.95 for equipment and set up.• Always on broadband• Speeds of up to 18MB anywhere• 12 month contract• 1 Public IP address (Digiweb, 2010)
  11. 11. SMART TELECOMBusiness 24MBMonthly Fee: €24Download Speed: 24MBUpload Speed: 1MBTraffic Quota: 500GBContention Ratio: • Static IP public address – 1 Included • Optional Wi-Fi (Smart Telecom, 2010)
  12. 12. MOBILE BROADBAND• Mobile internet is high speed wireless internet that is provided through mobile phone signals/masts.• These signals are received through a portable modem (USB flash drives, “dongles”), mobile phone, USB wireless modem or other mobile devices.• Good for when you’re “on the go”• However: As its wireless it can suffer from interference, it may be slower than a landline connection and it may have limitations due to monthly plans and therefore an increased cost. (Uswitch, 2012) (Wikipedia, 2012)
  13. 13. VODAPHONEIdeal Broadband and Talk AnytimeMonthly Fee: €52Upload Speed: 8MBDownload Speed: 8MBMonthly Usage: 300GBContention Ratio: • No line rental charge • Free PC Protection for first 3 months • Free local and national anytime calls • Free UK calls (for Vodaphone bill pay customers) • 200 free minutes to 3 nominated Vodaphone customers (Vodaphone, 2012)
  14. 14. CABLE BROADBAND• Broadband is sometimes provided by companies through cable.• These companies also provide telephone and television packages.• This type of broadband can only be received if your street has been cabled. (OECD, 2010) (Cable, 2012)
  15. 15. UPCFibre Power EssentialMonthly Fee: €69.00Download Speed: 50MBUpload Speed: 5MBDownload Allowance: UnlimitedContention Ratio:• Free wireless modem• Digital Select Extra & Digital+• On demand TV• Over 90 Channels• Remote record• Home Phone with anywhere 100 (free calls anytime to irish mobiles, local, national and selected fixed landline destinations. (UPC, 2010)
  16. 16. MY CHOICE – EIRCOM!Up to 12MB Broadband Bundle.Why?Only option that includes reasonable phone usage (as inunlimited calls to Ireland and UK), that also includes asatisfying amount of potential internet usage and speed.Having looked at other organisations I have concluded that€67.99 is the most reasonable price too. It also includes linerental, a free wireless modem, free set up and 60 any networkminutes.To run a sufficient SOHO, one would need access to areasonable amount of internet and the use of phone 24/7.
  17. 17. REFERENCES• Eircom Business, (2012), Products. Retriever 10th October 2012, from• Imagine Business, (2010), Wireless Broadband. Retrieved 10th October 2012, from• Digiweb, (2010), Satellite Business Broadband. Retrieved 10th October 2012, from• Smart Telecom, (2010), Business. Retrieved 10th October 2012, from• Vodaphone, (2012), Ideal Broadband and Talk Anytime. Retrieved 10th October 2012, from;jsessionid=mBTkQ2cT2dpmBJJBn 6vLvn9TQ06gbkgfMvbpMYmXRj783HBfJJJZ!- 1697275818!837093256?productid=572058&producttypetab=HOMEPHONEBROANDBAND&perlico id=115063• UPC, (2010), Fibre Power Essential. Retrieved 10th October 2012, from• Broadband, (2012), What is Broadband? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Eircom Support (2012) Fibre Broadband FOQ. Retrieved 7th October 2012, from{8C5A3413- D734-4C47-9016-F9EBD3B87D94}&Case=fibrebroadbandfaq• Wisegeek, (2012), What is Wireless Broadband? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from
  18. 18. REFERENCES• Wisegeek, (2012), What is Satellite Broadband? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Webopedia, (2012), Satellite Broadband. Retrieved 7th October 2012, from is-satellite-broadband.htm• Wikipedia, (2012), Mobile Broadband. Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Uswitch, (2012), What is Mobile Broadband? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• OECD, (2010), OECD Broadband Subscriber Criteria. Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Imagine, (2010), About Imagine. Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Wimax, (2012), What is Wimax? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from wimax• Cable, (2012), What is cable Broadband? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Wisegeek, (2012), What is DSL? Retrieved 7th October 2012, from• Wikipedia, (2012), Digital Subscriber Line. Retrieved 7th October 2012, from