What is broadband bonding and why do the businesses need it?
Khalid Noor, 2020.
Let’s understand broadband bonding.
broadband Most of us may utilise a broadband connection for our internet needs. A simple, singular connection that is supposed to be able to satisfy our needs. However, between streaming, downloading or any other amount of activities we undertake with broadband connections today, it usually just doesn’t cut at it at times. This is especially true for businesses that a lot of the time heavily rely on the internet as a part of their organisational processes.
This is where broadband bonding comes in. It is the ultimate solution to the lagging speeds that can occur with a singular connection. Bonding your Internet simply means you are combining multiple connections, two or more to be able to greatly increase the capacity of your internet be it fibre, wireless, ADSL or any other type. Combining them together, greatly enhances your speeds.
Represented as one IP Address, you can have multiple connections bonded or bound together. By binding the connections, their respective capabilities or combined and added together. For instance, you might have a 4mb/s NBN connection and a 6 mb/s Fibre connection is bonded to that 4mb/s connection. After the two have been successfully bonded, now you will have a 10mb/s connection, and it’s as straightforward as that. Now, a lot of the lagging and issues faced have vanished, thus increasing the efficiency and capabilities of your business, with the Internet not getting in the way as it tends to do.
While it can be more costly than having one singular Internet connection, the benefits can greatly outweigh the costs. Especially if you or your business commonly suffers from issues arising from Inadequate Internet speeds.These include having limited Internet services providers in your area or living in a rural area, which if this is the case, bonding works perfectly for. If you live somewhere where a proper fibre connection is simply unaffordable, bonding another service to your current one, maybe for instance its already ADSL, you can then achieve close to the speeds you previously may not have been able to afford, thus meaning you don’t need that expensive fibre connection.
Broadband bonding or Internet bonding should not be confused with other methods of enhancing your internet. For example, it differs greatly from failover routers, as the primary purpose of failover Internet is to have multiple connections just like Internet bonding, except they are not bound together. This is because one is being used at a time, if the primary fails, the secondary kicks in, and this is done to prevent Internet downtime and maintain constant uptime.
Load balancing another method on the other hand, essentially routes traffic more efficiently through your router, so that you do not overload one socket. Broadband bonding, accomplishes this but even better, taking it further, it breaks internet flow down more efficiently into smaller ‘packets’ allowing it to be spread over many more connections it then combines different connections into one that is now more powerful.
On its own someone’s internet connection can vary greatly in the speeds they receive from it. Some people enjoy the benefits of a fast internet connection already subject to minimal problems and ample in providing productivity to their business or personal matters, perhaps they have a stellar fibre connection? Others suffer from dismal speeds to the point of detriment to their business or day to day activities that may rely on the internet. However, Bonding solves these issues and provides a boost to your organization’s productivity and efficiency.
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