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Find out how our newly improved Data Centre Co-Location offering could help your business pave the way to the cloud.

Its less than 2 months to go until Christmas, now is the time to start planning how your business calls will be answered during the holiday season.

Great news as the Chancellor promises superfast broadband across the UK.  Remember don’t miss out on the opportunity to claim your £3000 Gigabit Voucher towards your new connection.

Get to know more about what makes our Operations Manager Phil Evans tick in our meet the Team feature.

Our wireless network solutions are designed to deliver wired-like connectivity performance in business premises where fast paced mobility is expected to be the norm, find out about our bespoke Wifi Solutions.

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Co-Location and Managed Services Can Pave

Your Road to the Cloud

BtL have enhanced our data centre offering and can now offer UK/USA/Canada data centers designed with uptime, reliability, security, and convenience in mind. We can offer flexible co-location services that include redundant connectivity, uninterrupted power, and the ability to scale your environment as your needs change. Our co-location services can also be combined with managed services, cloud, and other solutions to satisfy your IT requirements as they evolve.

Data Centers Include

  • Multi-Homed Connectivity
  • 95th Percentile Bandwidth Billing
  • UPS Systems & Backup Generators
  • Biometric Authentications & Video Surveillance
  • Fire Detection & Suppression
  • Redundant Cooling & Humidity Control
  • High-Speed Inter-facility Connectivity
  • 24/7/365 Monitoring & Management

Benefits

  • Leverage our investments in industry-leading technologies, equipment, & infrastructure
  • Safe and secure environment, designed with redundancy and scalability in mind
  • Restricted access only to authorized personnel, with on-site security and monitoring to prevent unauthorized activity
  • Clients have direct access into the facility 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Environmental control, designed to keep all customer equipment operating at optimum efficiency
  • Choose from one (or more) of our 11 data centers

For more information contact our sales team 0800 011 4088

We are now in to the countdown to Christmas! Less than 2 Months to go.

Don’t leave it to the last moment to tell BTL about the changes!

We will always do our very best with every request, but when we get several at the same time wanting a change done now because they are leaving the office – well, we still have to put faults first and manage the change requests on a best endeavours basis.

So to ensure our team can accommodate your request we politely ask that you provide your instructions to us early.

All instructions, messages and recording given to BTL’s Operations Team by the close of Thursday December 20th will be actioned.

Any instructions submitted after the 20th will likely be actioned in full, but we will prioritise the early instructions and prioritise support issues fulfilling our SLA’s.  They will be done as soon as we are able.

 

Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes

The Chancellor is to promise a major expansion of Britain’s superfast broadband network in a bid to boost the post-Brexit economy.

In a speech at the annual CBI dinner later, Philip Hammond will pledge to make “full-fibre” connections available to most homes and businesses by 2025.

He will also set out other measures to improve Britain’s productivity rates.

However, experts cast doubt on the broadband plan, saying many small and mid-sized towns would miss out.

In his speech the Chancellor will say that full fibre – which can be 40 times faster than typical high speed services – will help firms to compete after Britain leaves the European Union.

“In the 21st century, fibre networks will be the enabling infrastructure that drives economic growth,” he will say.

“Over a million premises already have direct access to them… but if we are to achieve our ambition of a truly high-speed economy, and keep up with our competitors, then we need a step change in our approach.”

The government will target full-fibre connections in 15 million homes and business premises within the next seven years, Mr Hammond will say.

This would be delivered by the telecoms industry, he will say, but not via “government Diktat”.

“We will do it by creating the conditions for the market to deliver… and we will use all the tools at the government’s disposal to ensure all parts of the country can benefit from fibre technology,” he will say.

‘Towns will miss out’

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said businesses would “warmly welcome” the Chancellor’s commitment.

But consumer advice website Thinkbroadband told the BBC the government was unlikely to reach its goal.

The telecoms industry has already begun a number of major high speed broadband rollouts, with firms including BT, Vodafone and Virgin Media hoping to reach up to five million premises by 2020.

However, these projects have faced delays and are mainly focused on cities and some rural areas.

Thinkbroadband’s editor Andrew Ferguson said there it would take a lot of work to reach the target, adding: “If other government policies such as building more affordable homes come to fruition, then 15 million will not be a majority but account for around 45% of premises.”

Instead, he predicted that by 2025, the government would need a new initiative to connect UK regions that are likely to be overlooked.

“We are expecting the small and medium sized towns to be the ones that miss out in the full fibre roll-out race,” he said.

In his speech, the Chancellor will also launch a review of the UK’s productivity, which lags behind many of its peers in the G7 group of developed nations.

It will hear evidence from business leaders from around the country in a bid to help “more firms realise their potential”.

For further information or contact our sales team 0800 011 4088

Get to know Phil Evans, Operations Director.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

The light being switched on and then a very bouncy Labrador 

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Moving to Tenerife and managing a work / life balance that takes in plenty of waves yet still gets the work done on time.

What three words would you use to describe your role

Making it Happen

What are your biggest professional challenges?

Maintaining a calm demeanour when dealing with obvious solutions to problems that are hampered by poor processes and thinking.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Gordon Ramsay.  I like the way he remains calm when dealing with issues

What do you like most about your job?

An ability to make changes and influence outcomes

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Never walk past a problem or ignore something that is obviously wrong.

Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

Someone who is able to punch Boris Johnson, Trump and Putin in the same day.

What’s your favourite line from a film?

1992 — “You Can’t Handle The Truth!” (A Few Good Men)

What is your guilty pleasure?

Everything sweet

Bespoke mobile solutions

At BtL Communication we recognise that most modern businesses are now almost wholly reliant on a stable, fast connection, keeping them connected to their customers and clients.

Our bespoke WiFi networks and WiFi Services are built around your business needs, taking into account everything from your premises to your user numbers and the speed of service you require.

 
 
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