Having your business connected to the internet today is just as important as water and electricity. In many cases, if your internet goes down, so does your business. Emails go unanswered, leaving clients in the dark. Files in cloud storage are inaccessible and your apps become almost useless. Customers may not even be able to reach you by phone (if you are using a VoIP phone system) and your productivity (and profit!) begins to plummet. Every good business strategy mitigates risk in some way. Installing a redundant internet connection is one method to ensure your business is always online.
What is true Redundancy?
It is a secondary redundant internet connection from a different carrier or network. If your connections are from the same provider and their entire network goes down, so does your internet redundancy. If a different carrier is unavailable, it is recommended to use a different technology to your main connection. Most businesses use a combination of Fibre optic and Wireless microwave technology.
What is our Recommendation?
We recommend the above combination to most of our business clients as we specialize in high-quality Business Wireless Internet Connectivity, but we also offer the following redundant link types:
• Fibre main connection and Wireless backup link
• Wireless main connection and LTE/3G backup link
• Wireless main connection to one highsite and another wireless backup link to another highsite (only if possible)
The benefits of having redundant links:
• Maximum availability with minimum complexity.
• VOIP – Keeps calls coming in
• Office365 – Keep email/voice/data sharing working
• Cloud Servers – never lose information
All our Highsites/Towers are equipped with backup power in case of unexpected power failures or Eskom loadshedding. We are also very excited to announce that we have our first totally solar-powered tower that is completely unaffected by loadshedding and power failures.
All our High-Sites have dual redundant link feeds.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.