Why Wireless Failover for Broadband?

It is completely impossible for a broadband internet connection to have 100% uptime. There is no electrical component that is impervious to experiencing problems, and when a business does it can cause all sorts of problems. Downtime can be caused by a wide range of technical and environmental issues, including bad weather, noise and construction, damage to infrastructure or a software/firmware issue inside your internet service provider’s network. Users inside your company don’t want to hear that when they can’t access the services or data they need.

Businesses that depend on broadband to deliver cloud-based services, point-of-sale, and other critical business solutions must have a reliable connection to the internet that is up 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Otherwise, remote branches such as retail locations, satellite offices and users won’t be able to communicate with the corporate data center or each other. They end up losing productivity, revenue, and the confidence of some of their loyal customers.

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Downtime of your business broadband internet connection is inevitable and businesses need to be prepared

Even the most reliable fibre connection isn’t immune to outages and such dedicated lines are typically cost-prohibitive for remote locations. Businesses can implement two separate broadband connections to protect against a possible service provider outage. However, this doesn’t provide true redundancy. Most buildings have a single entry point for communication cables and, therefore, the actual conduit itself is a single point of failure. It’s necessary to use different technologies for primary and backup connectivity in order to eliminate all single points of failure and ensure maximum availability.

A hybrid network that combines different connectivity options such as wired ethernet and high speed wireless – to ensure that your business has 100% network availability as well as the bandwidth and performance that are critical to business operations.

The objective with building a hybrid network is to eliminate the possibility of a single point of failure. Instead of having separate networks, a hybrid network uses special hybrid routers and network switches that combine the speed and security of the wired network with the flexibility of the wireless network. Since the data can use multiple pathways and alternate routes to reach a destination.

However, a hybrid network isn’t enough, you also need automated failover

Wireless failover covers gaps in service and provides uptime when wired internet connectivity is lost, allowing for business continuity. When connectivity problems are detected, a smart wireless failover solution enables your business to instantly switch to a wireless connection so you can maintain the highest level of productivity and deliver the first class customer experience. IT is automatically notified, and your network will use the wireless connection until the wired outage is restored and stabilized.

In addition to preventing a disruption to business operations, wireless failover generally is less expensive, faster to deploy, easier to manage, and more reliable than wired failover solutions. This technology also provides a reliable wireless connection to remote areas that have limited or slow Internet connectivity, or no connection at all.

Every wired Internet connection must have redundancy and a reliable backup plan in order to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of downtime. Let Host Ireland Business Broadband show you how wireless failover can protect your business by delivering reliable, highly available business broadband.