Data usage has also increased exponentially in the business world due to the digital revolution. The age of digitization has shaped our economy to become digital, driven by computer technology and data processing. Consequently, the digitalization of business has had a massive impact on the demand for fast and high-quality digital infrastructure.
As the volume of data increases, the current IT infrastructure sustains more pressure. The digital infrastructure consists of internet connections, Internet Exchanges, data centers, and cloud and hosting companies. This infrastructure ensures that data is collected, stored, processed, and sent. The increasing demand for capacity requires an infrastructure that must continue to meet latency and bandwidth requirements today and in the near future.
Glass fiber is a very fine fiber made of glass that can be used in cables. Through a glass fiber connection, data can be sent from A to B at lightning speed. Literally – data is sent using a laser light beam. The faster the laser blinks, the faster the data is sent. On average, a glass fiber connection is many times faster than an internet connection via copper.
In 2005, the first municipality in North Brabant in the Netherlands utilized the glass fiber network. The use of fiber optics has grown enormously since then; at the end of 2016, 2,65 million households used a fiber-optic connection. This number is expected to rise to 3,05 million in 2021 (Telecompaper, 2017).
A reliable internet connection is essential for businesses because it can save costs and time. When business applications are slow or malfunction due to an unstable connection, work slows down as well. With a fast connection, internal and external business processes can run smoothly, ensuring innovation, profitability, and, most importantly, satisfied customers.
Many of our customers are connected to the data center with their own business glass fiber connection (fiber to the office). The benefits are:
With fiber to the office, you can have an optimal connection to the internet and keep your data safe from the outside world. In addition, fiber is scalable, which means that companies are prepared for future development and growth of their data traffic.