Packnet Blog

A pledge to publicise the need for high speed broadband for enterprises in the UK’s North East has been made a part of a newly released document – Manifesto for Growth in 2013 – produced by the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC).

The NECC document claims the region has the potential to help the UK on its path towards economic recovery, provided businesses in the area are able to capitalise on the benefits of high speed broadband.

Commenting on the new document, NECC president, John Mowbray, said:

“We have survived recession with record-breaking export figures, a rise in employment as well as increases in business optimism – we must build on this in 2013 and make sure our region is fit for the future.”

Some steps have already been undertaken to help secure high speed broadband access for some businesses in the region, following the recent provision of cabling in Sunderland by BT.

This latest addition to BT’s UK-wide high speed broadband infrastructure means that in excess of 59,000 premises in the area now have the option of enjoying the benefits offered by broadband technology.

Among the particular advantages for the enterprise sector of high speed broadband is the ability to connect speedily and effectively with both suppliers and clients at home and overseas, as well as being able to take advantage of the many value added services made possible through access to high speed broadband.

These latter services include internet protocol (IP) telephony and business VoIP (voice over internet protocol) – which can not only offer enterprises greater and more effective control over the management and scalability of their business phone systems, but can also lead to reduced phone costs.

Provided high quality broadband provision is in place, IP telephony and business VoIP can now often also be afforded by smaller enterprises via the services of a host business VoIP provider or VoIP reseller.

Callum Byrnes