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Faster broadband for another business park from WarwickNet
Wednesday 07 October 2015 17:09:28 by Andrew Ferguson

It is all to easy to see the bad news stories on broadband and come away with the view its all a disaster, but things are improving and while the focus is on BT almost exclusively there is a lot of other providers who can provide solutions, and thus we have WarwickNet highlighting the changes they've brought to one firm in Warwick.

"It was terrible because as an innovative manufacturing business, most of our communications tools are broadband and cloud based so to function effectively, we had to take drastic action. This involved getting the WarwickNet service up and running alongside BT Broadband, with whom we still had a 12-month contract which we couldn’t get out of.

We rely on high speed connectivity to service our global customer base. Everything from our VOIP (voice over internet protocol) phones to research and development and video-conferencing depends upon a reliable internet connection and we now have that.

WarwickNet has not let us down, whereas before our Internet access would not work in the rain and BT even blamed a local hot dog van for interfering with our connection! We are in a different place now.

John Petersen, communications manager for Fozmula

WarwickNet has featured in our news for bringing a combination of FTTC and FTTP to business parks and the solution in this case was a 25 Mbps leased line, which is a massive improvement of the around 2 Mbps achievable from ADSL that was the standard service available. The original release indicated that it was not just speed but reliability, with apparently RF interference from a hot dog van being blamed for poor performance at times.

For details of other business parks where the WarwickNet products are available see While in theory full fat fibre leased lines are available from BT, Virgin Media and other large operators these are usually delivered on a custom basis, whereas agile firms like WarwickNet usually arrive at a solution that sees them not just delivering to one firm in a business park but a number of them.


Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
Openreach have co -fonded an number of business parks with managing agents and Bid improvement districts to deploy open access FTTC
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
these parks have high take up of fibre services and choice of service provider
Posted by AndrueC about 1 year ago
We upgraded our office park using an independent ISP and BT several years ago. Shared a 100Mb/s bearer between four companies with 20Mb/s held back in reserve. We got a discount from BT because it was a brownfield site and because it was considered to be partly extending their network.
Posted by AndrueC about 1 year ago
So well done to WarwickNet but it's something any business park has been able to do for many years now.

Ironically Kroll closed that office the very month that article was published. Made me laugh even though I was made redundant :)
Posted by AndrueC about 1 year ago
Pity about the spin on that article VSL were not the instigators. We dealt with Mr Venables because he was the landlord's legal representative but it was us and the other tenants who drove it forward.
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