Data Explosion Warning
Posted on March 6, 2012
The UK is in the middle of a “data and bandwidth explosion” as internet growth continues at lightning speed. Comms distributor Nimans says the latest industry research reveals the number of users has grown by almost 500% globally since 2000, with the web quadrupling in size since 2009.
Nimans recently joined forces with network service partner BT to host an informative webinar that highlighted how bandwidth hungry applications such as media streaming and SIP are driving demand.
Customers from across the UK logged on to discover how the latest advanced solutions from BT’s flagship ‘BTnet’ internet solution – such as the introduction of SIP over a dedicated Ethernet circuit – can help them stay one step ahead of the game and maximise revenue opportunities.
Dealers heard how BTnet is a high quality Ethernet service that provides more bandwidth and greater flexibility than traditional broadband – with dedicated download and upload speeds. In a significant step forward voice can now be incorporated via SIP as part of an enhanced service proposition.
The webinar pinpointed the general business drivers that are accelerating SIP demand, such as seasonal, short term line requirements, business resilience, improved call management and greater continuity when moving sites.
Nimans’ Head of Networks, Mark Curtis-Wood, says BTnet is renowned as a robust and dedicated internet solution. “The introduction of SIP over Ethernet represents another major step forward and opens-up many new revenue opportunities for our customers. Resellers can seamlessly add voice and increase functionality as part of a complete solution, one of the fastest and most secure services available. Feedback from the webinar was very positive.”