Business Issues -> Security & Risk
Released: 11th April 2013
Virgin Media Business is helping businesses stay seamlessly connected no matter what, through the launch of IPVPN 3G. The new product ensures a business can access its corporate network without the need for a wired connection. Unreliable connectivity has become a CIO’s biggest worry[i] and IPVPN 3G will help take away this headache.
By providing an alternative to the traditional wired access, Virgin Media Business is giving organisations across the UK more choice and greater peace of mind. Whether location, speed to delivery or a desire for diverse backup is the challenge, wireless access can make the difference between keeping a business running or letting customers down.
For businesses based in remote locations, such as water companies gaining consistent access to superfast bandwidth can be challenging. IPVPN 3G can connect these pockets of businesses, by taking advantage of the mobile signal that’s available. This can then allow remote sites to share data, and remain connected wherever the business happens to be.
All that’s needed for an IPVPN 3G connection is a wireless router which can be installed almost anywhere and connected immediately using wireless 3G. The specially designed router can be installed largely anywhere there’s a plug socket.
Virgin Media Business’ IPVPN 3G can be installed quickly and easily. Lead times for fixed line connections in comparison are longer due to the necessary physical work that’s needed. IPVPN 3G saves on all this hassle meaning a business can have access to its corporate network quickly whilst its wired access is built.
And another benefit of IPVPN 3G is that it can also be installed alongside an existing network, acting as a digital safety net in the event of an outage. Traditionally, businesses have used a second wired connection to kick-in if their first fails. For this approach to work, the secondary connection needs to be completely separate to the first. A mobile 3G access provides just that.
Virgin Media Business has high bandwidth, diversely resilient connections to the mobile networks, meaning it can use the network that provides the best coverage at each of a customer's locations.
Duncan Higgins, director of product and marketing at Virgin Media Business said: “Communications plays a huge role in our everyday business lives – as a nation we’re constantly connected with each other, whether that’s as colleagues or as customers. Supplementing traditional connections with a 3G wireless connection, built on a reliable, high capacity network, means businesses can continue to rely on connectivity to keep customers happy and provide working options that meet their employees’ needs.”
For more information on Virgin Media Business’ IPVPN 3G product please visit [http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/Documents/DD1212_DS_IPVPN.pdf]
About Virgin Media Business
Virgin Media Business has the UK’s only nationwide fibre optic network, carrying 35 per cent of all business broadband traffic. Already able to reach 85 per cent of businesses in the UK, Virgin Media Business has the ability to connect to all organisations. The largest business-to-business brand in the Virgin group, it prides itself on delivering innovative, high quality solutions that break down the barriers facing UK businesses today.
Staff are located at 40 offices across the country, meaning that Virgin Media Business really is closer to its customers. Public organisations working with Virgin Media Business include London Grid for Learning, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Cambridge County Council as well as Yorkshire and Humberside public sector organisations.
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Virgin Media Business
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[i] More than two-thirds of UK CIOs (69 per cent) told Virgin Media Business that unreliable connectivity is their biggest IT worry.
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