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Business Data, Internet & Broadband Services


Southern Communications provide a range of data connections to meet the needs of your business from a single standard broadband connection through to a full PWAN/MPLS network.


Data connectivity guide


Our services are carefully designed to meet our customers requirements and a selection of routers, firewalls and switches are available to help you manage your connectivity.

When you choose Southern Communications your traffic is delivered over our very own ISP (Internet Service Provider) network, with Layer 3 MPLS at the core which enables us to fully manage your Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic routing.

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Broadband services provide cost effective internet connectivity

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises ( FTTP) offer faster speeds than standard ADSL Broadband making them ideal for users Broadband traffic congestionwho rely on the internet to run cloud based hosted applications.

Broadband services are contended services.  This means the bandwidth is shared with other users within the building and local area, which can cause your connection to slow down at busy times. Unlike ethernet products, there are no guarantee fix times or SLAs with broadband services.

Ethernet services

Ethernet services provide faster speeds and service level guarantees

Ethernet services provide dedicated connections between two premises (Leased Lines) or between your premises and the internet (MIA) and are split into two camps:

Copper based ethernet services

speedtestEthernet delivered over cooper cabling uses the existing copper cable in the ground (phone lines) and are installed far quicker than fibre Ethernet circuits, with installation typically in under 30 working days. The circuits have SLA’s on them (normally 7 hours fix time), are uncontended and often more cost effective than full fibre Ethernet circuits.

The disadvantage is that these circuits are limited, typically, to a maximum 20mbs upload/download speed and often reliant of the distance from the exchange to achieve the top speeds.

Fibre based ethernet services

FibreFibre Ethernet products are highly reliable and resilient, have no distance limitations and deliver speeds from 100mbs to 10Gbs. The Service Level Agreements normally have a 4 hour fix time.

The disadvantage is these services will take a longer time to install, with installation around 60-90 working days.  These timescales assume there are no delivery, cabling or ducting issues in the area as cable literally has to be installed through existing ducting from the local point of presence of the ISP into your premises.

Where there are collapsed ducts or indeed there are no ducts in place, the road will need to be closed to install the service which can often double or even treble the installation timescales and the extra work will be chargeable.

Our team of specialists can advise on the services available to your business and will make recommendations based on your location and future business plans.