How does Ethernet work for a Business?

by Dave Walker, Product Support Manager

Ethernet is commonly used to connect individuals and businesses to the internet, but do you know the difference between ethernet and other connection types?

What is Ethernet?

Ethernet is a broad term used to describe a variety of wired computing networking technologies. It can be found in all types of networks including local-area (LAN) and wide-area (WAN) and is widely adopted as the industry standard of network connections together.

How does Ethernet work?

Ethernet provides the universal medium used to carry and transmit network protocols used for device-to-device communication. The protocol that most people will be familiar with is the Internet Protocol or IP, meaning Ethernet is the ideal medium for delivering an internet connection to your business.

The benefits of Ethernet

As Ethernet is such a widely available and prominent technology used in networking, its benefits are obvious. It is inherently more secure than a wireless network type and many times more stable than a network that is delivered using old technology such as the copper phone-line network (PSTN), broadband for example. Additionally, Ethernet services can offer much higher connection speeds than most other connections with guaranteed speeds available between 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

Ethernet services generally have relatively higher costs associated with them due to the improved nature of the service. However, these costs include elevated service level agreements and performance guarantees.

4 Key Benefits of Ethernet:
  • Speed – Ethernet connection speeds are greater when compared with a wireless connection. They can reach speeds anywhere between 10Mbps and 100Gbps.
  • Privacy – An Ethernet connection has a higher level of security as you will have control over who has access to your internet, making security breaches less likely.
  • Reliability – Ethernet connections are more reliable as there are no interruptions and bandwidth is not shared between devices.
  • Security – The Ethernet protects your business data by providing secure data transfers.

Why should you choose Ethernet?

As businesses migrate to cloud-based services, your internet connection becomes more vital than ever. Ensuring that you have the best possible connection to your services is a crucial operational consideration. The value of an Ethernet connection includes full end-to-end service management with real-time service monitoring 24/7/365. All of the service level agreements and guarantees that our Ethernet services offer are backed by service credits.

Ethernet provides a tried, tested and proven solution that offers the highest levels of resilience, security, stability and service availability.

– Dave Walker, Product Support Manager

To find out how Ethernet can support your business contact our team on 0344 326 2150, email or visit our Ethernet web page.


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