It is fast becoming one of the most widely-used terms within the business community, and with good reason.

But do you actually know what it is?

It is easy to be left bamboozled by telecoms jargon, simply because there is so much of it.

In order to help you untangle and get to grips with the relevant terminology, we’ve created this simple guide which will explain all you need to know about connectivity and help you make the right choices for your business.

At the end of the day, choosing the right connectivity solution makes a huge difference to the running of your company, so it’s vital that you know what everything is and what it can do.

The simplest way to understand connectivity is to imagine it as a vehicle travelling on a road. The vehicle you choose, the road you decide to drive down, and the cargo you carry will all determine the speeds you can reach.

1. Road type:

The speed you can drive at is dependent on who else is using the road at the same time as you. If you’re driving down a public highway at rush hour, it’s inevitable that you’ll hit traffic and have to slow down. This relates to the other users who are using the same internet connection as you.

 

2. Vehicle type:

The size of engine your vehicle has will also determine what you can do. A vehicle with a small engine (e.g. 1.0 litres) will be far slower and able to carry less weight than a vehicle possessing a large engine such as a supercar, lorry or coach. This relates to the type of cabling and system you use.

 

3. Cargo:

The more passengers or weight you put into a vehicle, the more strain you put on the engine, meaning the vehicle will travel slower. This relates to your download and upload speeds, which are affected by the volume of users and the data you are using.

This post has been reproduced courtesy of Daisy Group.