How Much Internet Bandwidth Does Your Business Need?

This is an excellent question which is often answered with speculation and a prescription for more. If you don’t have hard data on your current usage, and most businesses do not, you need to find another way to determine your bandwidth needs. The national Internet providers will often suggest more bandwidth. While you may need to increase your Internet bandwidth capacity, it’s better to get a sure answer.

Follow the Education Sector

A report called “The Broadband Imperative” shows that schools need 100Mbps for every 1,000 Internet users. The call for robust broadband in schools comes from the shift of learning to online platforms. The same is true for business.

Businesses that rely on online applications can fairly compare a student’s broadband bandwidth needs to the bandwidth needs of an employee. By comparing businesses to the well-researched education sector we can lay some ground rules for bandwidth demands today and in the future:

  • Businesses need 100Mbps per 1,000 users or 100Kbps per user.
  • By 2017 the report projects users will require 1Gbps per 1,000 students or 1Mbps per user
  • For high-definition video streaming each person requires 4Mbps of download speed.
  • For video conferencing (Skype, Google Hangouts, Go To Meeting, etc.) each person requires about 8Mbps of download speed.

These are strong benchmarks that can help us determine the bandwidth requirements for a business of any size. Of course, you can exclude some employees from your calculations. For example remote sales persons, work-from-home staff members and warehouse employees who do not use the Internet. We frequently see businesses buying broadband plans exceeding 100Kbps per employee from national Internet providers, which is likely more than they need. Use these standards to make a smarter bandwidth purchase.

Account for the Future

As the projections show, networks are continuously needing more capacity and 1Gbps networks are where things are headed. But most small businesses function successfully with less bandwidth than they might think (or a national provider might suggest). Think quality over quantity. Do not get pushed into thinking you need a 100Mbps, 300Mbps, or 1Gbps without the evidence to support your need for a network of that size. Remember, you probably need about 100Kbps per employee right now.

You also need to plan for growth. Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth states that Internet usage doubles every 12 months. If you need 10Mbps of bandwidth service right now, next year you’ll probably need 20Mbps. If you’re signing a 24-month contract, make sure your bandwidth will have ample capacity for the end of that contract.

To determine your current usage and gain hard data on your needs start tracking your bandwidth usage. E-vergent can help you determine your current bandwidth usage by installing a device on your network and running traffic utilization reports. Our business network management service can give you insights about your Internet usage with your current provider. After acquiring data you can determine if it’s time to move from a “best effort” product with varying levels of performance up to a dedicated internet access product.  Bandwidth is only bandwidth if it is USABLE bandwidth.

Reliability Can Overcome Additional Bandwidth

All businesses want reliable Internet service, but the solution doesn’t always mean more capacity from a national carrier. E-vergent can supply your business highly reliable bandwidth plans of 5Mbps, 10Mbps, 20Mbps, 50Mbps and up to 1Gbps without overselling you capacity.  All of our dedicated Internet Access products come with a 99.999% availability SLA and a 4 hour repair response time guarantee sites.

How Do I Choose the Best Internet Service ?

What You Need to Know About Different Types of Internet Service

First, it’s worthwhile to know the differences between the types of Internet service available. “Broadband” is an umbrella term that covers all of the always-on types of internet connections: cable, satellite, DSL, and fiber optic service . These are the high-speed internet services that keep you constantly connected. Here’s a summary of the different types of broadband connections available to consumers.

1)  DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. It operates over regular telephone lines  to deliver download speeds as fast as 25 megabits per second . There are two types of DSL: Asymmetric DSL (ADSL) and Symmetric DSL (SDSL). ADSL is the cheaper of the two and offers significantly faster download speeds than upload speeds . SDSL, on the other hand, provides equally fast upload and download speeds, which might be important if you are a VPN user or regularly backup large files to the cloud.

  • Advantages: DSL is typically less expensive than other broadband options, and you’ll likely have more than one DSL provider to choose from—as opposed to one single cable or fiber optic provider. The speeds you get from DSL are also usually very stable and consistent, because in many cases, you get a dedicated line.
  • Disadvantages: The quality and speed of DSL service depends on distance: The farther away you are from the provider’s central office (CO), the slower and less reliable your connection. Also, DSL speeds, while much faster than dial-up and probably enough for most users’ needs, aren’t as fast as other broadband types yet.
  • The most important feature, naturally, is availability. It’s no use trying to get Verizon FiOS  if the company doesn’t service your area.
  • Other sites can help with your research. If you’d like a quicker comparison of the most popular services, WhiteFence offers an easy-to-scan chart and the ability to compare individual packages. And if you’re looking for satellite providers, ISPProvidersinMyArea is one of the few comparison sites to include satellite as well as DSL, cable, and wireless providers.
  • The comparison sites are a good starting point to quickly identify which ISPs have the best combination of speeds and price. You’ll also need to visit the individual ISPs’ websites to get the fine details on their packages so you can make a thorough comparison for yourself, based on your needs. In particular, pay attention to:

    • Download and Upload Speeds: . To find the ISPs with the fastest upload and download speeds actually tested by users worldwide, visit Speedtest.net Net Index. Click on the map to drill down to your area and scroll down to the ranking of ISPs by speed index .
    • Cost and Contract: Some services require you to rent the modem or buy it yourself; others provide it for you. Some offer free installation while others charge you for that service call. Most discount your internet service if you package it with television and/or phone service and you might be able to avoid a multi-year contract with some—for a higher price, of course. These are the details you’ll need to consider when comparing services by price.
    • Terms of Service: Similarly, make sure you know what the service’s limitations are. There may be data caps, for example, limiting the amount of data you can use per month, or restrictions on the kinds of activities you’re allowed to do, such as running a web or file server.
    • Add-ons and special features: Many ISPs throw in extras just to make it seem like you’re getting a great value. Things like anti-virus program subscriptions, an ISP-branded email address, and personal webpages are just that—extras that you likely don’t need. One pretty cool add-on you might find, though, is free Wi-Fi hotspot access. For example, if you’re a Cablevision customer anywhere near one of its public Wi-Fi towers, you can hop on to it. That might sway you if you frequently use your laptop on the go.
    • Reliability: Of course, none of these features matter if you can’t use the service when you need to. DSL Reports shows reviews from your neighbors, which is a great start. As mentioned above, you can also use the Net Index from Speedtest.net to get a ranking of real-world ISP quality tests.
    • Customer support: Airlink Communications Internet Service Provider Ratings measures ISP customers’ satisfaction across several factors, including performance and customer service.

     

Airlink associated with Times Club Holi Event Surat.

Airlink Communications pvt.Ltd is Internet service Provider Company. Airlink associated as Internet partner in Times Club Holi Event – March ’17

Times Club presents “LETS PLAY HOLI SURAT! ” .

Times Club Holi Event

Get Ready Surat  12 days to go  for the Biggest  Holi Festival .Come and Rejoice The Color carnival with

“Meet Brothers”   Live in Concert, “Khushboo Grewal” , “Kainaat Arora” Dance Performance

Event Managed by “AMZ Enterprise “

Airlink associated with Wi-Fi partner in Sparkle 2017

Sparkle International 2017” – Gem & Jewellery Exhibition is a part of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit and introduction to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit organized from January 19 – 22, 2017. This will be 9th Edition of “Sparkle International” organized by “The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI).

Airlink Communication Pvt Ltd is Associated with Wi-Fi partner in sparkle International-2017.Airlink gives free wi-Fi Service in Sparkle International  from 19-22 January,2017.

 

 

 

Sparkle International 2017
Sparkle International 2017

Airlink launch  Internet Broadband Services on Underground Optic Fibre integrated with World-class Wireless 4G capable Base stations & CPE’s and controlled by deploying world-class best companies SERVERS, NAS & ROUTERS at NETWORK OPERATION CENTRE with 24*7 Helpdesk facility for supporting customers.

 Airlink is engaged in building the next generation Wireless Broadband Services integrated with Underground Optical Fibre for Residential, SME and Corporate customers.

 The unprecedented development in IT and Telecom has significantly changed the way business and operations are done. At the same time the technological development has created lot of business opportunities that were impossible just a few years ago. So deep is the impact of IT on various aspects of operation, that for Example the government functioning, which was characterized many times as slow moving and non-transport, is also changing its face. The classic example is the Government of Gujarat, which has taken revolutionary step to create IT Infrastructure to increase effectiveness of Governance, thereby serving people better.

 Airlink is entering in to business with ambitious strategic plan which will revolutionize this growth further. We are planning to offer always on high speed data Internet services deploying world-class technologies available under the brand name “Airlink Broadband”.

 Airlink have strategic alliance with award winning EION Inc., world Leader Company in wireless & has dominance in bringing 16.d wimax wireless technology.

 Airlink has a Network capable of providing Data and Internet Services, having its own underground Optical Fiber Network across the South Gujarat. The company will cater to all SME and Corporates requirement of networking (WAN) and Internet Bandwidth requirements of the domestic enterprise market. Airlink offers state-of-the-art Managed Network Services to enterprises across all verticals.

How to extend wi-fi range ?

Wireless  routers offer fairly good Wi-Fi signal strength but if you plan to transfer large files or stream videos around the house, you may think about How to extend wi-fi range ?

There’s however one problem with Wi-Fi signals emanating from your wireless router – they only have a limited range. The wireless signal strength will degrade as the distance between the router and your laptop increases and it will further weaken if you have too many brick walls in the house or if your computer is located on a different floor than the router.

Ways to extend wi-fi range

If you too have a problem getting Wi-Fi signals in every corner of your house, here are some tips (and accessories) to help you extend the range of your wireless network.

1. Install the DD-WRT* firmware on your wireless router – this might help increase the range of your Wi-Fi router by a few meters if not more.

To increase the signal strength, you can increase the router’s transmit power and also disable both frame burst and afterburner (the settings can be accessed from the router’s web dashboard). If DD-WRT firmware is not available for your router, try the Tomato firmware on your router.

extend wi-fi range 2. Most routers have omni-directional antennas so they emit wireless signals in all directions (just like a light bulb).

That’s fine if you have placed the router in a central location but if the router is in some corner of your room or against a wall, consider adding a home-made reflector behind the antennas of your router.

3. InSSIDer is a free utility that can help you detect the presence and strength of wireless networks. Install InSSIDer on your laptop, walk around the house with your laptop to determine the wireless signal strength at various places and, based on this information, you can quickly find a more suitable location for the router.

lynx-7000-front-angle_web

4. Ideally, you should place the router at a height in  some central location and away from other cordless devices. Make sure that the router is not placed near something metallic (like an almirah or window grills) as that will weaken the wireless signals. Avoid mirrors as they can reflect the wireless signals away from the desired direction.

5. Wireless routers generally ship with omni-directional antennas but you can replace them with more powerful uni-directional antennas and that will keep the signal from getting broadcast in all directions.

 

Comparison of wired or wireless connection

Previously, wired network has proven its potential but nowadays wireless connection has emerged as a robust and most intellect communication technique. Each of these types of networking has their advantages and disadvantages according to its network characteristics. Wired and wireless networking has different hardware requirements, ranges, mobility, reliability and benefits. The aim of the paper is to compare the Wired and Wireless networks on the basis of various parameters such as Reliability, Mobility, Speed, Security etc.
maxresdefault

Wired Network:

In computing terminology, the word  “wired” is used to differentiate between wireless network and those that involve cables. A wired setup uses physical cables to transfer data between computer systems and  different devices .
Most wired networks use Ethernet cables to transfer data between connected PCs. In a small wired network, a single router may be used to connect all the computers. Larger networks often involve multiple routers or switches that connect to each other. One of these devices typically connects to a cable modem, T1 line, or other type of Internet connection that provides Internet access to all devices connected to the network

Wireless network:

wireless network refers to the use of infrared or radio frequency signals to share information and resources between devices. Many types of wireless devices are available today; for example, mobile terminals, pocket size PCs, hand-held PCs, laptops, cellular phone, PDAs, wireless sensors, and satellite receivers, among others. The emerging third generation cellular networks have greatly improved data transmission speed, which enables a variety of higher speed mobile data services. Meanwhile, new standards for short range radio such as Bluetooth, 802.11, Hiperlan, and infrared transmission are helping to create a wide range of new applications for enterprise and home networking, enabling wireless broadband multimedia and data communication in the office and home. In Section 2 gives the comparison of wired and wireless networks on the basis of various parameters, section 3 gives the applications of both the networks and section 4 gives the conclusion.

 

7 Tips for Building successful business

Building successful business isn’t about achieving success quickly. It’s about building success that will actually last. To learn some strategies for building long-lasting business success, check out the tips from members of our small business community below.

Building successful business

Tips for Growing Your Business

1) Be Hands-On and Meticulous

In order to Building successful business, the business owner needs to be there all the time and hands on, like a doctor.A business owner can never be afraid to do the small tasks. He or she should pitch in and straighten up boxes or pick up things. Small things do get noticed, so attention to detail is very important.”

2) Show Your Passion

Selling is a transfer of enthusiasm. Business owners need to show their enthusiasm for their product or service, as well as for their customers.Besides showing passion, business owners need to be optimistic. In business, there are all kinds of problems. You have to look for the good in every situation and look for the lesson in everything that goes wrong.

3) Focus on the Customer

The purpose of business is not to make a profit. It’s to create and keep a customer. You want them to come the first time, then come again and finally bring their friends.How you are doing is directly related to how many satisfied customers you have. To increase customer satisfaction, you have to listen to your customers and be involved in their buying experience.

4) Become More Competitive

Unless you have an exclusive monopoly, competition is everything and differentiation is the key to successful selling. You must have a competitive advantage. If you don’t have one, create one.

It all comes down to your USP or unique selling proposition. This is what makes you better than your competitors. It can be your location, your product, but often it’s you. When customers think of a business, they often think of the people who make up that business and especially the owner.

5) Mind the Money

In putting together a business strategy, business owners should always focus on sales, revenues and cash flow, and to know every day how much money is being made. Focus on your net profit, not your gross profit. This gives you a more realistic view of how the business is doing.

Look to ‘idealize your business.’ Think about what your perfect business would look like, and figure out what you need to do to create it.

6) Be the Best

Successful business owners are always striving for excellence. They want to be the best at what they do. Being the best is about being in constant motion, working harder and faster. Being the best is also about wanting to learn more.

7) Measure Your Success

Everyone defines success differently. The best measure of success: Number one, you should enjoy what you do. That’s the ultimate success. Next, you should consistently hit your numbers, it shows that you know what you’re doing. Lastly, you should love your product or service, and you should love your customers. If you do all these, you can’t help but be successful.

Importance of internet technology for easy life

 The importance of Internet technology is huge in our lives, in this essay we’ll discuss how internet effects our day to day life and how it has made our lives easy.

Internet is a medium which has enabled computers to connect with each other. This also includes routers, servers, the wires and the antennas that are part of the entire setup procedure. Internet technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, perform business or get entertained. The medium has perished the boundaries or constraints that were once present in the world. Internet technology has erased those boundaries helping individuals and business in various ways. People found the perfect weapon to communicate from any location and at any point of time. At the same time, business enterprises found internet as a powerful intermediate to expand to different locations of the globe.

We are dependent on the technology to make our life simpler. The best and the easiest example – I would not have been writing this article and posting it across internet. Internet has changed the way we think too. Technological advancement is always a great weapon to the mankind to explore unexplored areas of the universe. Understanding the importance of Internet technology has helped many companies gain larger markets, audiences and create services that reach out to customers. The technology also helped organizations to enhance the level of communication with employees and customers. It provided a medium to publish information or content in regard to the product or services that reaches out to millions of people across the globe.

Customer support and service has been enhanced to a whole new level. Conducting online workshops, conferences, interviews, and data management has helped an organization to reach out for customer’s requirement. Internet has helped increased credibility for the work that is done. Technology has also increased exposure to different areas of the market, increase in quantity and quality, increase in sales, reduction in costs, increase in access to information, increase in supply chain, reduction in load on staff and reduction in use of products that are harmful to environment.

Internet technology has completely changed how we communicate, respond or entertain ourselves. Its importance in everyday life is never ending and plays a great role in enhancement of quality of life. There has been a great increase in benefits and reduction in time. Internet is a powerful medium that has changed how we live and will continue to change in the future. We are sure to see further changes to the technology. Internet technology is sure to see a sea change in the coming years that will have tremendous effect on personal and professional life.

Point to be examine when Selecting an ISP for Business

Selecting an ISP for businesses is much more complicated. Whether you are an existing office looking to upgrade their connection, renew your existing contract or building out a completely new location – there are a few things you should consider when selecting an ISP for  business.

ISP for Business

  1. Type of connection
    There are two primary types of internet service. Standard and High Availability service. Standard Service  includes options like cable and DSL and typically offers higher speeds, but lower quality and reliability of service. This option is significantly cheaper in most cases. The High Availability class of services provides a Service Level Agreement for uptime that usually exceeds 99.99% or approximately 2 hours of downtime per year.  The important difference here that you’ll want to take note of is the Service Level Agreement option and how dependent your business is on an internet connection.
  2. Speed of your connection
    Calculating your business’s speed requirements can be complicated, but it’s very important to ensure that you have enough speed for everyday use, including peak times . You don’t want to frustrate users because you’re not paying for enough bandwidth for your office. If your applications are web-based or hosted in the cloud, or you have a VoIP phone system – there is likely higher usage involved and you’ll need to answer these questions to better understand your speed and connection needs to avoid continuity issues for your employees and systems.
  3. Availability and time frame
    While it would be ideal to have access to High Availability Fiber Optic, not every business has this option. Even the availability of cable and DSL internet can be limited in new construction areas where lines of service have yet to be established. In these cases, it may take up to 6 months for construction and installation of service. Be aware of these caveats and start your search well in advance of your move or new construction project.
  4. Redundancy
    In cases when the need to be continually connected is extreme and you cannot afford even one or two minutes of downtime, you’ll want to secure some level of redundancy. Redundancy is a failover internet connection that switches in the event your main line has gone down. This is more common with standard internet service, but can be important to have even with High Availability services with SLAs if a business cannot afford a moment of downtime. Being aware of the availability is important, but you can consult a professional to help you determine if your business should consider from redundancy.
  5. Cost efficiency
    High Availability service comes with a high price tag and depending on the types of connections and service area – the price can be significant. As an example, I just worked with a client that was quoted one High Availability fiber connection for $1000 per month for 20MB of service. Conversely, two diverse broadband connections (one cable at 100MB and one Broadband Fiber at 50MB) came in at only $400 per month – more speed, better availability for less cost. The service costs from your ISP will vary widely depending upon a number of factors, which is one reason you should always engage a professional to assist you in choosing the connection that is best for your business.

 

Wireless Internet Broadband for Business Organization

To gain significant advantage and address your organization’s wireless internet broadband, we provide the best wireless connectivity there is to offer. Now step into the digital world and rise to the epitome of success with the incredible wireless connectivity from Airlink Communications Pvt.Ltd.

Enabling enterprises, business organizations, SME’s, government institutes and various other organizations to gain a competitive edge with our Wireless Internet Broadband While Surat’s top businesses trust us with their wireless connectivity needs, you too can get your organization enrolled and prepare a strategic plan that suits your company’ wireless needs.

Wireless Internet Broadband for Business Organization

Businesses, especially those with presence in remote areas, often come up against huge challenges when they go looking for Internet connectivity equipped to handle Enterprise class applications. Solutions that meet their needs often tend to be fairly expensive and take a long time to deploy. Airlink Communications  Internet has been designed with these challenges in mind. Besides providing high-speed Internet at all business locations, it offers a suite of features to take care of Internet related IT needs like Security, Wi-Fi readiness, so you can focus on core business functions without worrying about the IT challenges of Internet connectivity. With fast and easy deployment, this service comes with premier customer support for complete peace of mind.

Internet traffic has increased exponentially. Customers routinely use web browsers and web-based communication, creating considerable traffic. Email with large presentations and files clogs small pipe connections. Files of all types are increasing in size to the point that sending and receiving data over a slow connection is simply too time consuming. Business decisions can’t be put on hold while data is being transferred over low capacity lines.


https://youtu.be/kmWXpv0MXYc

while most businesses have networked the computers within any given facility there is a clear need for enterprise-wide networks that connect buildings and campuses within a city or region. It makes no sense to have instant access to information within a building but to end that free flow of information at the building walls.High-speed data connections allow all departments and groups, regardless of physical location, to share information in real time.