What type of Broadband service does your Business need?

Every day brings new choices. Business success is the result of the critical decisions you make daily. So why choose bad broadband?

An estimated 1.5 million UK businesses suffer with their broadband ISP performance at least once a week or more, resulting in average a spend per business of £904 for every hour their broadband is down during working hours. More alarmingly, just under half of the companies have no dedicated internal or external staff responsible for resolving problems with a broadband connection. 

The ATAMA choice?

Let us help decide what type of ISP connection your business needs before we settle on the right broadband package.

ATAMA is a Tier 2 ISP, and as such we can provide a range of flexible options to accommodate your needs. As a Tier 2 ISP, we “own” our network – this means that we work with Tail Providers to provide connectivity services between your premises and our Datacentres, and from there, provide connectivity out to the public Internet. This differs from a Tier 3 ISP (or “virtual” ISP), who is mostly just a reseller of a Tier 2 ISP’s services and as such, does not have any element of direct control over the network. Tier 1 ISPs, for reference, are large companies who buy and sell global access to the public internet, such as BT and Vodafone.

What does this mean?

The main advantage of a Tier 2 ISP is flexibility is that we are not tied to only providing our circuits as Tier 1 providers are (meaning that for a Tier 1 ISP, pricing and reach to certain areas and locations may not be possible, or may be more expensive as a result), and as a result can provide the following additional services: 

Multi-site connectivity

As we both operate our own network and are not tied to a specific Tail Provider if you have multiple locations we can provide circuits to each of these via a different type of circuit via a different Tail Provider and connect all places as one big network.  

Truly Private Cloud

Customers of any Ethernet-based service can take advantage of a dedicated connection to the hardware in our Datacentres. This effectively means that the Cloud services we provide for you function the same as they would if they were at your premises “inside” your network in the fastest, most secure way possible. 

4 types of circuit:

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)

Traditionally known as “broadband”, FTTC is a connectivity option that combines two separate delivery technologies – Fibre Optic and Copper 

Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet (EoFTTC)

Business-grade connection carries an SLA typically less than 8 hours depending on the tail provider. 

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

Fibre to the Premises lines are the full-fibre equivalent of FTTC  

Leased Line

This is the highest grade and most business-ready of all the connectivity options 


Access email, online data and the internet, fast.  Unlimited download and uploads per month, variable rates per package can deliver up to 10 GB/S dependant on the type of circuit your business requires. 


Included in your package is a new Juniper SRX – a combination Router/Firewall that allows ATAMA to deliver your internet service and monitor uptime to ensure there are no faults. The CPE will be configured by ATAMA, produced and tested as part of the circuit provisioning process. 


Different packages that suit your business needs and budgets across many supporting factors  

What ISP Broadband Connection does my Business need? 

ATAMA have simplified the choice for you. Let us take the classic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard… to explain your ISP options: 


The “solid as a rock” business package 

Speeds up to a 80Mbps

Unlimited and reliable ISP connection, a great value broadband package exclusively for small businesses, start-ups and charities  


“Wrapping up all your Business needs”

Speeds up to a maximum 100Mbps

Universal and reliable ISP connection, with Cloud Web Filtering and optional, managed Office365 support, perfect for businesses on the move  


The “cutting through the tape” business package   

Speeds up to 330Mbps

Unlimited and highest-grade Leased Line connection, with Cloud Web Filtering, managed Office365 support and Antivirus/Anti-Malware software that is perfect for SME’s.  


The “Godzilla” business package 

Speeds up to 10Gpbs

The fastest, most secure and reliable package to take advantage of the ATAMA Private Cloud service with full support, training and provisioning for larger businesses. 

So, what does your business need? Rock, Paper, Scissors or Lizard? Time to find out…

Brad Chuck

Brad Chuck is the Head of Marketing, PR and Press at the Academia Group of companies, incorporating our brands with ATAMA, Academia for Education, Charterhouse Muller, ReviveIT and our eCommerce stores. Blogs, Reviews, Content Pieces and Press Releases are written with the express agreement of the vendor or client involved. Brad is a member of the NUJ and has been an active content producer for brands and services across multiple markets in a 20 year career.Email Brad on info@atama.co.uk or tweet brad at @BradChuck