OneCloud Brings Superfast Connectivity to Hampshire

IT managers are under mounting pressure to provide infrastructure that supports the rapidly-growing volume of voice, data, video, users, devices, and applications. Users are demanding services on par (or better than) fibre, and IT managers must deliver solutions that are secure, adaptable and reliable. Business wireless networks have become a compelling solution, with fixed wireless infrastructure fast becoming the default avenue for keeping business moving.

Many companies throughout Hampshire have raised concerns in regards to the lack of local infrastructure, high cost and long lead times of fibre optic connectivity. In recognition of this a local Hampshire based, award winning business, OneCloud has recently invested over 1 million pounds into its latest breakthrough product, EtherReach that offers all the speed and reliability of fiber optic connection, delivered wirelessly, at lower cost and installed in as little as five days. This secure, high performance, wireless solution provides 928,000 people within Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham, Segensworth, Whiteley and the surrounding areas, the perfect alternative to the expensive and long lead times of fibre.

“We believe wireless access technology is among the most cost effective ways to bring connectivity to underserved communities in the UK.” said Dan Shilcock, Technical Director at OneCloud. “With our next-generation radio network, our EtherReach resellers can tap into a high growth market that is uniquely designed to help improve connectivity and reduce long lead times with a simple and easy to deploy solution.”

EtherReach is available in areas where traditional connectivity is unavailable or prohibitively expensive. EtherReach does not suffer from cable breaks and other physical faults. Also, unlike shared services where available bandwidth varies, especially at peak times, EtherReach is a dedicated service that guarantees bandwidth availability at all times, making it an ideal solution for voice and data networks. EtherReach is serving speeds from 5Mb to 1Gb to customer sites across Hampshire.

Expression for Growth, a life coaching company in Whiteley recently purchased EtherReach says “Our new radio network allows us to receive reliable, high speed connectivity at a competitive price. The service was delivered against very tight deadlines with no hidden charges. OneCloud’s professional, dedicated team worked with us, leaving us the perfect solution for our business following a free of charge proof of concept.”

Dan Shilcock at OneCloud said “Our EtherReach solution is going extremely well with our engineers connecting businesses across Hampshire. In the past rural areas have proved challenging but we are now providing connectivity to hundreds of additional premises.”

Due to the high demand in fast, reliable connectivity OneCloud have recently become a registered provider of the UK Governments Super Connected City scheme, whereby businesses across the Portsmouth area can apply for vouchers from £250 to £3,000 to save their business money on better broadband.

Broadband Connection Vouchers are now available for the Portsmouth area and 21 other Super Connected Cities across the UK. Each local scheme has been designed to best meet local needs and to help local businesses to grow and develop. The Super Connected City voucher will pay towards the fixed cost of getting businesses connected, enabling you to install EtherReach for no cost at all.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine