Faster Britain Webinar

Faster Britain Webinar

Faster Britain, digital infrastructure and you


As we exit lockdown, many businesses have come to realise that digital infrastructure and reliable fibre internet connectivity is essential.

New ways of working such as video calling and remote working have meant that a fast and guaranteed connection are more important than ever.

Nxcoms are pleased to announce a webinar for businesses based in the North West on 31st March 2021, hosted in conjunction with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and ITS

In this webinar we explore how the Faster Britain network can help you and your business take advantage of new connectivity without the increased cost or long installation times.

This webinar is for all businesses, however will be especially useful for businesses based in the Tameside and Stockport areas of Greater Manchester.

To register for the webinar, click on this link: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/faster-britain-digital-infrastructure-and-you/


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Is cheap broadband a false economy?

Is cheap broadband a false economy?

Is cheap broadband a false economy for your business?


Whether you are a small business or a larger company, many business owners choose broadband purely based on price. Normally this is a good thing as it saves on costs, but is it a false economy? What happens when you have a problem?

Broadband is cheap, often costing £1 or less per day, and in normal situations that is absolutely fine. However, its when things go wrong that you need to consider your options.  Contrary to popular belief, standard broadband delivered through a copper telephone line can, and does, go wrong from time to time.  Being based on a copper telephone line means that any issue with that underlying copper line, will result in a poor or unusable broadband connection.  Many people do not realise that standard broadband comes with NO GUARANTEES whatsoever, so Openreach who maintain the UK copper telephone network are under no obligation to fix any problems within a specified amount of time.


Could you afford to be without your internet connection for a day, or longer?


Lets do the maths:

Say you are a business turning over £200,000 per year.  Minus weekends and bank holidays there’s 253 working days per year, so that’s an average turnover of £790.52 per day.

You decide to connect your business using a broadband connection for £30 per month, because the dedicated leased line option at £300 per month seems too expensive.  The broadband line is less of an overhead on your business, but it comes with no guarantee of service, or service level agreement if it goes faulty.

So if your broadband was down for a day, and you rely on an internet connection to make your sales, then your business could potentially lose £790.52 each and every day.

Your £30 broadband with no guarantees of uptime or service level agreement, seems like a false economy, as you may have saved some money on your internet connection with your overheads, but potentially losing £790.52 or more from your sales figures when it goes down,

Now, lets consider a dedicated leased line connection. This is a fibre optic cable delivered directly into your premises, but as its not based on a copper line, its much more reliable, as well as capable of delivering faster speeds.  A dedicated leased line comes with a 99.9% uptime and 4-hour service level agreement, meaning that faults are fixed the same day. The longest you are likely to be offline for any reason is therefore 4 hours, meaning the maximum loss to your business is £395.26 (based on an 8-hour day).  A typical monthly cost of a leased line is around £300 per month, making it ten times more expensive than broadband, but the potential losses are massively reduced.


Is it worth the risk?


Based on our estimates above, the potential risk to your business using broadband would be £790.52 for every day of downtime, but on a leased line it would be £395.26 as a maximum, as there is a guaranteed fix time.  When you look at it in terms of potential lost revenue, then it seems pretty straightforward that a leased line is actually the better choice.


Want to know more?


If you want to know more information on how a leased line can be better for your business, then contact us or call 0161 711 1100





What Our Partnership With Faster Britain Means For You

What Our Partnership With Faster Britain Means For You

Last month, we announced our partnership with Faster Britain. Powered by ITS, the initiative aims to provide ultra-fast internet to businesses. But what does it mean for you? And how will you benefit?

Until now, businesses across the UK have had to choose between affordability and quality when it comes to their connections. But not anymore. Faster Britain is repurposing existing infrastructure so that businesses are able to utilise more advanced technology at a fraction of the cost. Here, we explain more…


What Faster Britain do


Faster Britain is designing, building and operating ultrafast networks that are driven by genuine business requirements. How? By leveraging their existing infrastructure across the UK to expand connectivity, with the support of local authorities and partners. This reduces set-up time, meaning connectivity can be installed in a matter of weeks.

From your perspective, this means that instead of paying to be connected to a new network, you’re now being paired to infrastructure that already exists. This reduces the cost when it comes to adopting new technologies and also allows Faster Britain to level up parts of the country, quicker.


What we do 


Our role is to provide leased lines. Where before these handy, dedicated connections were reserved for only the wealthy or large-scale organisations, now all businesses local to Faster Britain infrastructure can enjoy guaranteed uptime and high-speed connectivity.

As suppliers of leased lines, partnering with Faster Britain, we can offer our solution for less. As one of the most cost-effective suppliers of leased lines in the UK, this makes our services especially affordable. Plus, we also include a 99.99% uptime guarantee, 4-hour repair and 24/7 support as part of our offering.


What leased lines do


Where standard internet speeds slow your productivity down, leased lines give you a competitive advantage by ensuring continuity and offering scalable speeds of up to 1 Gb/s. In other words, with a dedicated line, you’ll have a direct fibre optic connection to the premises.

What’s more, with symmetrical upload and download speeds, you also get a choice between shared bandwidth or fully uncontended connection. This is the ultimate internet connectivity, and thanks to Faster Britain, it can be yours for less.


How you can apply


Faster Britain is still in the process of rolling out areas, however Tameside is one such location set to benefit from their infrastructure. So if your business is local to Tameside and you’d like to find out more about dedicated leased lines or our partnership with Faster Britain, please get in touch.

If you’ve got any other questions about our services or want some advice on business connectivity, don’t hesitate to get in touch on info@nxcoms.co.uk.

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3 Ways To Monitor Sites While Social Distancing

3 Ways To Monitor Sites While Social Distancing

Technology and connectivity has transformed the construction industry allowing organisations to optimise their resources and improve delivery time.

What’s more, it’s these advancements that have helped sites to adapt to the ‘new normal’ over the last few months.

In this blog, we explore the three best solutions to site management post-lockdown. If you haven’t yet adopted them, you’ll soon see why you should…

Task management and scheduling software

On a construction site, there are a number of projects taking place at any one time. In order for site managers to assess each, they typically have to get at the coalface of every project and make a note of the progress made.

Already painstakingly long, this requires a member of your construction workforce to mix between multiple groups – and there’s a risk that social distancing rules may be broken. However, with task management software that all changes.

Instead of manually updating each team, and then the stakeholders, your teams can report their progress online. Site managers can update their schedules and investors can benefit from regular updates on the development lifecycle.


Improved site surveillance

Of course, this doesn’t solve the problem of how to monitor the behaviour of your teams. In fact, one of the benefits of having a site manager is that they can report back on whether or not your staff are complying with health and safety, and social distancing rules.

However, it’s likely that you already have a solution available… Your CCTV set-up can be used to run your operation from the back office. Not only will it help you enforce social distancing, but having prominent surveillance protects you from any unwarranted claims or health and safety breaches.

Construction sites can be dangerous places, and you are liable for those who work on the premises – and members of the public who come too close. CCTV allows you to monitor all elements of your site and leaves you with undisputed evidence of your attempts to protect all parties, should you need it.


eSIMS to keep you connected

Unfortunately, while you are managing your site you might struggle to stay connected to each team. Broadband can take some time to set up, and WiFi hotspots might not necessarily reach across the development.

Luckily for you, eSIMS are perfect for finding connections when there are seemingly none. They allow any mobile device to connect with any provider in the UK or abroad. You won’t need to decide which provider to use either, the product will always connect to the carrier with the strongest signal.

This will ensure those using task management software on their mobile devices will always be able to update you and continue to report back their progress. Likewise, it allows you to check your surveillance tech from wherever you are, as opposed to being stuck in a fixed location.


Where we come in

At Nxcoms, we’ve been driving construction teams forward for years. We understand the stumbling blocks that have prevented the industry from adopting software and have created solutions to overcome them.

But we don’t just provide eSIMS. We’re also able to install a direct broadband connection and can even protect it via a private APN. Sound good? Speak to a member of the team today by emailing info@nxcoms.co.uk or calling 0161 711 1100.

Nxcoms to give all clients a free European holiday

Nxcoms to give all clients a free European holiday

For their third anniversary, Nxcoms are paying for all their clients to stay at a hotel of their choice in a number of European hotspots.


Connectivity experts Nxcoms are turning three. But rather than pat themselves on the back, they’re rewarding all their customers with an opportunity to get away.

Having spent lockdown supporting their clients with new working from home arrangements – or working from anywhere for that matter – they’re confident that the pick me up we all need is a little wanderlust.

The scheme will include all clients of Nxcoms with no exceptions and allows the client – or a representative of – to stay in a range of 3/4 star hotels around Europe.

Of course, the business understands that not everyone is ready to fly right now. So to offer a little peace of mind, their vouchers last up to 24 months and can be used at any time throughout the year.


Andy Thompson, Managing Director of Nxcoms, said “This year we wanted to do something special for our clients, and whilst we understand many people really want a holiday, they probably feel that due to Covid-19 now isn’t the right time to travel. So, we have arranged for free hotel accommodation at several popular European destinations that can be used at any time in the next 2 years. All our existing clients are eligible, and any new clients that join us in 2020 would also be eligible for the holiday offer too!”


For customers looking to upgrade their room to all inclusive, they can do so for a reduced fee. The hotel’s amenities however, are yours to use as you would on any other vacation.

Want to know more? Discover the company behind this offer by visiting nxcoms.co.uk/holiday or emailing info@nxcoms.co.uk.

Nxcoms Are Taking To The Skies For Our Third Birthday

Nxcoms Are Taking To The Skies For Our Third Birthday

I don’t know about you, after all of the recent doom and gloom, we could use a holiday right now. It’s also our third birthday this month and we’d like to celebrate in style.

But, we don’t want to pat ourselves on the back or any of that nonsense. Instead, we want to give you something that 2020 has taken away from us. And that something is a free getaway.

That’s right, we’re paying for all our clients to go abroad at any time in the next 2 years. And, you even get to choose the destination from a list of European hotspots. Here’s how it works…


Clients of Nxcoms, pack your bags

Provided you’re a client of ours, we’ll pay for you to stay at 3 or 4-star accommodation across Europe. From Barcelona to Istanbul, the choice is yours. Once you’ve selected a destination, you’ll be presented with a list of luxury hotels each equipped to make your stay special.

Our offer covers the standard packages, excluding local taxes, flights and transfers, but if you do fancy upgrading rooms or adding a few extra days for a reduced cost, feel free to treat yourself during the booking process.

Once you arrive, simply say your name and it’s as if you booked through traditional methods. Only this time it’s on us.


What’s the catch?

We know. You’re probably thinking there’s got to be something in the small print. But, there’s not. It really is this simple. We’ll give you an activation code which you then use to register. There is a small fee to pay to cover the local taxes in the country you are going to, and then you have 24 months to book your holiday. You’ll be presented with a range of hotels, all located in the area of your choice and with a range of amenities.

How can we do this? Well, most hotels and resorts have at least one vacancy at any one time. So, to make the most of their rooms, they work with companies like us to refer guests. They get tourism, and you get a holiday. It’s a win-win!

You’re also free to take another adult and up to two children under the age of 12. So spread the wanderlust by inviting a loved one or treating a close friend. Better yet, upgrade your room and take the whole family.

Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t fancy traveling just yet as you’ve got up to two years to decide on your holiday dates.


Sign me up

If you’re interested in the offer and are an Nxcoms client, get in touch with us at sales@nxcoms.co.uk. We’ll be able to answer any questions you might have too. A full list of terms and conditions can be found here.

Not yet a client of Nxcoms? You can still hitch a ride on the holiday express. All you need to do is speak to a member of the team about our services on 0161 711 1100.

As always, remember that we’re here to keep you connected – whether that’s with the latest voice technology or by enhancing your broadband services. If you’d like to find out more about what we offer, get in touch today.

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