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Researching broadband internet services available to sm es in.pptx (with bus.)[1]

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Researching broadband internet services available to sm es in.pptx (with bus.)[1]

  1. 1. Researching Broadband Internet Services available to SMEs in Ireland 2011<br />Ciara Bell N00072721<br />
  2. 2. In this assignment I have researched and explored the different broadband options available to me, I have dealt with a number of interesting issues. I am going to put myself in the position of a sole trader in the Arts Management sector, operating as a business from a home office in my locality; Portmarnock, North Dublin, Fingal County Dublin.<br />My Situation:<br />
  3. 3. broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information. Because a wide band of frequencies is available, information can be multiplexed and sent on many different frequencies or channels within the band simultaneously, allowing more information to be transmitted in a given amount of time.<br />What is Broadband?<br />
  4. 4. 1. Cable TV<br />2. Satellite<br />3. 3G mobile<br />4. DSL (over your phone line) <br />5. Wireless<br />Telephone line tested on bonkers.ie:<br />it can support broadband at speeds of up to 5Mb/s and is enabled for Next Generation Broadband.<br />5 ways to get Broadband in Portmarnock, County Dublin<br />
  5. 5. O2<br />Vodafone<br />Perlico<br />Magnet<br />The 4 best broadband providers in my area:<br />Digiweb<br />Imagine<br />UPC<br />Eircom<br />The following companies provide access to the internet in my area:<br />
  6. 6. high-speed Internet access consisting of a high speed of data transmission<br />Uploading <br />Down loading speed<br />Number of users at one time<br />Skype phone calls overseas etc<br />Unlimited downloading<br />uninterrupted real time services<br />fast downloading of websites<br />instant messaging<br />Contract of the service<br />Security Features <br />High quality customer support service<br />From a Business Context<br />
  7. 7. I am only going to look at wireless broadband as wired would not be suitable for a business situation as there would be more than one person on the internet at a time and it would not be fast enough.<br />I currently have Vodafone broadband at home and it is very poor, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it.<br />I would invest in high speed computers and laptops to be compatible with high speed broadband.<br />When I was on the phone to the different customer services I was told that a residential broadband package would be a lot cheaper than the business one.<br />
  8. 8. Leading independent telecommunications company<br />Provides: nationwide broadband, enterprise data networks, data centre and web hosting services, managed services and telephony to residential, business and public sector customers<br />Total subscriber base of 46,500 business, residential, corporate and government customers for broadband, data and telephony, along with over 48,000 web hosting, domain and data centre clients.<br />5 residents in Portmarnock have the broadband and line package<br />Digi Web<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Monthly Price €24.75</li></ul> Maximum Download Speed 5.3mb<br /><ul><li> Maximum Upload Speed 1.5mb
  10. 10. Wireless Router FREE
  11. 11. Telephone NO
  12. 12. Traffic Allowance 15GB
  13. 13.  Setup Fee €81.82 (ex VAT)</li></ul>Total (1st month) €106.57<br /> Mobile Service Multi<br />
  14. 14. Bizwave Business Broadband<br />Always on high speed connection<br /> Connection up to 1Mb<br /> Fixed monthly fee <br />Free up phone lines <br />Connect multiple computers <br />Free 4-port hub<br />Monthly Price €39<br />Maximum Download Speed 1mb<br />Maximum Upload Speed 256kb<br />Available Traffic 20GB<br />Contention Ratio 18:1<br />Installation Fee €129<br />
  15. 15. Monthly Price €39<br />Maximum Download Speed 1mb<br />Maximum Upload Speed 256kb<br />Available Traffic 20GB<br />Contention Ratio 18:1<br />Installation Fee €129<br />Bizwave Business Broadband<br />
  16. 16. Digiweb 5MB Metro Home<br />Cost:€34.95 per month / €419.40 per year <br />Set up / Installation charge: €99.00 <br />Contract duration: 12 months <br />Equipment costs: €0.00 <br />Wi-fi Router Provided<br />Free modem <br />This package does not require a fixed telephone line<br />Home broadband Packages (wireless):<br />
  17. 17. Cost: €39.95 per month / €479.40 per year <br />Set up / Installation charge: €0.00 <br />Contract duration: 12 months <br />Equipment costs: €0.00 <br />Broadband Speed: 8Mb down / 1Mb up<br />Usage limits: 60 GB per month <br />This package does not require a fixed telephone line<br />Wi-fi Router Provided<br />Free modem <br />Digiweb 8MB Metro Home<br />
  18. 18. provide services to 15,000 businesses and are the number 1 alternative to Eircom for the past 3 years<br />Was not very impressed with customer service when I rang<br />Imag!ne<br />
  19. 19. Cost: €35.00 per month / €420.00 per year <br />Set up / Installation charge: €50.00 (If location requires use of an external antenna in order to receive coverage, an installation charge of €100 will apply. Coverage will be confirmed after signup.) <br />Contract duration: 12 months <br />Equipment costs: €0.00 <br />Free Wireless modem<br />Usage limits: Uncapped <br />This package does not require a fixed telephone line<br />Imagine 7 Mb WiMax Broadband Only (wireless)<br />
  20. 20. Originally NTL <br /> T.V. , Phone and Internet<br />Was very impressed with the friendly and helpful customer service!<br />“No filtering doesn’t stop you from doing anything,bog standard wireless internet”<br />UPC<br />
  21. 21. Download/Upload speed: 20Mb / 1.5Mb<br />Price per month: €34.00<br />(Fibre Power Broadband Standalone Charge of €7.75 a month)<br />Usage Limits: Uncapped<br />Free wireless router <br />If decided not to connect the service yourself the connection fee is €10 per Fibre Power Broadband service ordered<br />Fibre Power Broadband 20MB <br />
  22. 22. Eircom<br />eircom next Generation Broadband gives you a consistent broadband experience at any time of the day - no slowdown at peak hours. You will get the maximum speed your link can handle up to 8Mb, even at peak times of the day.<br />55,000 switched to eircom last year<br />
  23. 23. eMobile broadband is internet access via a small device.<br />You plug a small device into any computer or laptop and you have instant online access when and where you need it.<br />Free access to hundreds of eircomWiFi hotspots<br />eMobile broadband<br />
  24. 24. Download Speed up to 8MB<br /> Unlimited Download Allowance<br />12 month contract<br />Sign up to eircom broadband and get unlimited free music<br />Free eircomStudyHub<br />Free WiFi<br />Free Norton Security for 3 months<br />Free 5GB online storage<br />Free wireless modem (worth €49.78)<br />€39.82 a month 12x39.82= €477.84<br />eircom Next Generation Broadband Advanced<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li>Because existing UPC (T.V.) customer only €34 a month </li></ul>Only 17 other people ever on at the same time (rather than 48) that’s why its so fast<br />Just a wireless modem plugged into existing connection<br />E-billing – easy monthly paying system online<br />I have heard and read positive comments on their service<br />Chosen Option: UPC - Fibre Power Broadband 20MB <br />
  26. 26. <ul><li>Can cover my location
  27. 27. No wires
  28. 28. When I rang I was told it would be perfect for a small company working from home (4 computers)
  29. 29. Good customer support service
  30. 30. High-speed Internet access consisting of a high speed of data transmission(over twice as fast as eircom’s 8Mb Next Generation Broadband)
  31. 31. Unlimited usage which would be very important for a business
  32. 32. fiberoptics
  33. 33. Price is very reasonable</li></ul>Total price for 1 year: 12x€34= €408<br />Met All Requirements:<br />

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