These activities are considered light internet use and our Superfast Broadband with average download speeds of 36.5Mbps is more than capable of handling this level of home working.
The majority of businesses across the UK have already upgraded to cloud-based telephony solutions, such as VoIP. This solution has several benefits, particularly to businesses with home workers as included are free internal calls, remote working capabilities with mobile integration, or conference calling.
If the most demanding work for your broadband is Skype or VoIP for voice calls, then you won’t require the very fastest speeds available as their download speed demands are low.
The recommended download and upload speeds for Skype are 300 kbps and 100 kbps. But if you are in a video conference with seven people or more, you would need 8Mbps for downloading and 512 kbps for uploading. Zoom quotes a minimum speed of 600Kbps and a recommended speed of 1.5Mb.
Our Superfast Broadband provides more than enough speed to handle smooth VoIP and video conferencing, even with other devices online at the same time.
(1,000 kbps equals 1 mbps)
Downloading and uploading tend to be the most demanding tasks for home broadband with remote workers. Broadband upload speeds are generally much slower than download speeds as we usually spend more time downloading than uploading, so downloading is given priority by internet service providers (ISPs).
Our Superfast Plus provides upload speeds of 20Mbps - the best for file transfers and video calls, even with other devices using the internet at the same time.