What is Broadband ? Definition• Broadband refers to the telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information. Information can be multiplexed and sent on many different frequencies or channels within the band concurrently, allowing more information to be transmitted in a given amount of time
Aim of this StudyTo research and compare differenttechnology options available, in thelocality, to me as a sole trader operatingas a business from my home inGlenageary, Co.Dublin.
Glossary Of TermsSome Helpful Definitions• DSL – Digital Subscriber Line – Provides Digital data transmission over the wires of a television network• Coxial Cable - an electrical cable with an inner conductor surrounded by a flexible, tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield.• MB – A High Speed connection allowing for maximum downloading to a certain amount.• GB – A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1024 megabytes• ISP – Internet Server Provider – A company that provides access to the internet.• KBPS – Kilobytes per Second
Companies ProvidingBroadband Access in my Area• Vodafone • Strencom• Eircom • UPC• Imagine WiMax • O2• DigiWeb
Mobile Broadband• Mobile Broadband internet access without the need for a fixed land line. It’s convenient and portable, allowing you to connect wirelessly to the internet wherever you are, on the Mobile network.• It means you can do business your way, from anywhere.
ADSL Broadband• Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a type of Digital Subscriber Line technology, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voiceband modem can provide.• It is the most common type of Broadband
Wireless Broadband• Wireless Broadband refers to technology that provides high-speed wireless Internet access or computer networking access over a wide area.
Vodafone• Vodafone is a Mobile broadband uses the same technology as your mobile phone, except instead of making a voice call over the phone, your modem makes a data call across the Vodafone network which connects you to the internet. Mobile broadband gives you all the benefits of regular broadband, with the added bonus of wireless mobilty.
Eircom• Eircom is an Irish Telecommunications company.• They provide a range of DSL Broadband and telephone to both home and business.• They are Irelands largest telecommunications provider
Imagine WiMax• Imagine offers a wireless, digital communications system that is intended for wireless Metropolitan area Networks• Provides DSL Broadband, Home Phone and Mobile Broadband connections.
Digiweb• Digiweb is Irelands leading independent telecommunications company• They offer DSL Broadband and Home Phone.
Strencom• Strencom offer a complete networking solution for corporate clients of all sizes• They offer Broadband, Networking Solutions and Hosting for businesses only• They provide ADSL and Rate adaptive DSL
UPC• Previously more commonly known as Chorus NTL• UPC provide a range of fibre optic cable optic cable packages for home and business• They provide Fibre Cable Optic, Home phone and TV
O2• O2 offers a fixed line, wireless and mobile broadband• O2 is a global telecommunications company
An Analyst of Four OptionsAvailable to me as an SME• Imagine WiMax – 3mb – ASDL• Eircom – 3mb – Home Plus• UPC – 5mb – Fibre Optic• Digiweb- 6mb- ASDL
Costs for Mobile Business Scenario -Vodafone• Plan : Vodafone mobile broadband• Suitable for a Small Business• With this plan a business can access Vodafones mobile broadband network on any device• The USB stick modem K3770 is the ideal device for small businesses• The cost for the mobile broadband is €16.45 ex VAT per month• The cost for the mobile broadband device is FREE• The speed for the device is 7.2 mb/s• The download allowance is 10GB
UPC• After researching into the various options for Broadband in my area I have come to the conclusion that UPC, the Fibre Optic Broadband is the best suited for a small business start up.• This option is significantly cheaper than the other networks, which is a fundamental element to consider when starting up a small business.• There is a 24 hour online connection – no time restrictions• Included in this package I get 15 email addresses which is an extremely positive factor to consider for choosing a broadband for a business.• Overall, when considering the Technological Specifications and the Costs applied to all the various broadband companies UPC came out on top as a broadband supplier in the area of Glenageary.