The difference between small business nbn™ and enterprise business nbn™

March 17th, 2019 - Get new posts sent straight to your inbox, click here. Aaron O'Keeffe

The definition of a small business varies according to who you ask, but it is generally considered to be an independently owned business of limited size and revenue.

A small to medium enterprise (SME) on the other hand is a small to medium sized business that can have anywhere from 6 to 10 employees or more, and an annual turnover of $1 to $3 million or more.

And at the top end of town, an enterprise is considered to be a large company or organisation, often with hundreds or even thousands of employees and an annual turnover in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

In this guide we look at the difference between small business nbn™ and enterprise nbn and why the complex internet and telecommunication needs of a large enterprise require a specialist nbn™ service provider.

Small business nbn™ usage

A start up or sole trader may only require business grade nbn™ for emails, web browsing and possibly maintaining a website. If they employ five or more staff, an nbn™ plan that includes a phone & internet package would normally meet their immediate needs, possibly featuring unlimited local and national calls, unlimited data usage and internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps, often during business hours only.

Enterprise nbn™ usage

A large enterprise on the other hand, is often entirely dependent on the internet for many or all of its business operations. Large organisations use the internet for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Communication – employees communicate with customers, other employees and other businesses via email, IP phones and video conferencing.
  • Advertising – businesses maintain websites to brand their companies, connect with consumers and to advertise their products.
  • Sales – many organisations maintain online catalogues and sell their products using online e commerce facilities.
  • Public relations – organisations interact with their customer base via social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in order to maintain brand awareness, troubleshoot problems and obtain valuable marketing information.

So when it comes to choosing an nbn™ plan, large organisations will need to find a service provider who can offer a fully customisable solution; one that can cater for factors like multiple locations, cloud hosted services, IP telephony and compliance requirements calling for redundancy and security solutions.

This is why an enterprise needs to find a service provider who offers Enterprise nbn™; someone who specialises in delivering resilient, super-fast connectivity for large organisations.

Enterprise internet 

Aussie Broadband’s Enterprise Internet is carrier-grade, fast internet for organisations who can’t afford to be offline for any length of time. It delivers the speed an enterprise needs to carry out its numerous daily operations, while providing a high level of resiliency in the event of a problem.

Able to supply symmetrical speeds from 1Mbps to 10Gbps, Aussie Broadband Enterprise Internet can be delivered via multiple connection types including:

  • Ethernet over Fibre
  • Point-to-point Dark Fibre
  • Ethernet over Copper
  • Microwave
  • nbn™ TC2 and
  • Ethernet cross-connect in a data centre.

And thanks to multiple levels of redundancy, Aussie Broadband is able to offer its customers 99.95% guaranteed uptime in writing.

Other Aussie Broadband Enterprise Internet features include;

  • 1:1 contention ratio – every user is guaranteed full connection speed.
  • Unlimited data – no download quotas or speed shaping to be concerned with.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support – both old and new protocols are supported.
  • BGP routing – allowing for easy management.
  • Customer access console – for monitoring and configurations.
  • Core network protection – for higher redundancy on selected services.
  • Optional hosted firewall – for the ultimate in security, flexibility and scalability.
  • 6 month money back guarantee – provided on services above $1,000 per month.

And because every enterprise is different, with different requirements that change over time, Aussie Broadband’s Enterprise Internet service is fully customisable to your organisation’s needs.

If you have multiple offices around the country, Aussie Broadband can create a fast, reliable network for you, using the latest Cisco networking technology.

If you have old or incompatible phones, Aussie Broadband can provide a fully featured IP phone solution to complement your new data network.

To prevent data loss, which can be catastrophic for a large organisation, Aussie Broadband offers premium data centre colocation for your servers to safeguard your data and equipment.

If your enterprise has locations in remote or regional areas, Aussie Broadband can deliver Enterprise Internet via microwave or fast fibre connections.

If your organisation simply can’t afford to be offline, Aussie Broadband offers a range of failover options including nbn™ (primary) and microwave (secondary), fibre (primary) and nbn™ (secondary) or nbn™ (primary) and ethernet (secondary).

If telephony is a big part of your operations, Aussie Broadband can also provide cutting edge IP phone systems utilising hosted PBX and SIP Trunks.

And to protect your sensitive information and to keep your network safe from intruders, Aussie Broadband offers a range of enterprise-grade network security solutions.

To find out more about Aussie Broadband Enterprise Internet and how it can be customised to suit your organisation’s needs, contact Aussie Broadband for a free consultation today.

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About the author

Aaron O'Keeffe

Aaron O'Keeffe

Aaron works from an office in the tropical Northern Territory, inciting intense jealousy from his Victorian workmates during winter. He’s an expert in IT solutions from the ground up. Aaron is National Sales Manager of Aussie Broadband, which specialises in bespoke telco solutions for corporate and government customers.