Most people know that broadband speed can vary, depending on the amount of traffic that’s moving across the shared connection at any time. This is call ‘contention’. And let’s be clear, unless you have a dedicated leased line, you will always be sharing the physical connection with other businesses and users in the locality. The communications infrastructure is similar to the road and motorway network. Many smaller roads lead you onto bigger roads and main routes on which all traffic that needs to move from one major hub to another will run.
The number of businesses that share your physical connection to the main network may be many of it may be few, depending on the service option you have chosen. It’s a good idea to ask about the contention ratio that the supplier expects you to have on your service when you are researching your options.
Toople PLC (LON:TOOP) offers business broadband, fiber, Ethernet first mile and Ethernet data, business mobile phones, cloud PBX and SIP Trunking, and traditional services. Toople works with the big players in the market such as Vodafone & BT.