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Hate your home wireless services? Consider these options

Posted by on February 18th, 2021 in Blog Posts, Data, Remote Workforce, Wireless Optimization

People are consuming more data than ever before. From remote working to remote schooling to online surfing and shopping, everyone is online all day. Just how hungry are we for data? An IDC report shows: 

  • By 2025 the global datasphere will grow to 163 zettabytes! 
  • That amount of data usage online translates to 163 trillion gigabytes
  • It’s also the same as 1 trillion gigabytes
  • That number is 10X the amount of data generated just five years ago!

Blazing fast, business-class internet @ home

While these numbers are nearly impossible to comprehend, they confirm what remote workers and businesses who’ve embraced WFH environments out of necessity already know – traditional at-home internet is no longer enough. We need fast and reliable wireless internet at home to power VoIP, SaaS, and other business applications. Additionally, companies need more robust security options. 

So, what should you look for in an at-home, business-class internet? Here are some options to consider. 

  1. Dedicated internet connections for remote workers – Several providers are now offering dedicated internet connections for remote workers. These services provide a separate network connection to take employees off personal wireless connections, and services are billed directly to the organization. For example, Comcast Business offers a dedicated, enterprise-grade connection for WFH employees that makes it easy for businesses to set up and pay for corporate accounts. Many of these options are fiber internet with speeds up to 1Gbps. The services are installed professionally and include no data caps, with options for a separate Wi-Fi network and dynamic/static IP addresses. 
  1. Consider single circuit SD-WAN for the home office – Now that video calls and SaaS apps are ingrained in our WFH lives, another option is SD-WAN for home networks. Even without multiple internet connections – as is standard with conventional SD-WAN configurations – a single internet circuit SD-WAN solution can solve many common home networking challenges. How? By leveraging dynamic, application-aware software to prioritize data flow to critical apps. An example might include identifying VoIP calls and prioritizing over bulk data traffic. These capabilities ensure that calls won’t drop or lag. 
  1. Advanced security options – These enterprise-grade at-home solutions also include enhanced cybersecurity services to protect devices connected to the network from hackers and other coordinated threats. What does beefed-up security look like at home? Solutions should give IT teams added visibility into application usage and web traffic for all users, locations, and devices. When looking at new wireless options, make sure they include tools to assign role-based access to IT applications and the ability to set acceptable-use policies.

Business-class wireless comes home

Do you have thoughts or questions about supporting the work-from-home model? Do you want to talk about business internet options at home? At LanYap Networks, we can help detangle issues related to connectivity, reliability, and security – wherever work gets done.

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