When building your business and empowering your team, it’s important to know what elements will make them successful. In this world of online and remote work, you need the best options, starting with connectivity. 

First things first: Symmetric vs Asymmetric

At this point, you’ve probably heard enough about broadband to last a lifetime. What we want to do is point you in the right direction. 

To understand the difference between the two, you need to run a quick internet speed test. Notice that there are upload and download speeds. If your upload and download speed is different, then you are running on asymmetric broadband. If they are the same, that is what we call symmetric broadband.

If you’re at a point in your business where you and your team are highly reliant on the internet and the ability to conduct different workstreams (e.g., uploading large files or sharing presentations and videos), then it might be time to consider a symmetric connection. This ensures that you can download and upload without losing precious bandwidth. 

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The symmetric advantage

Again, one of the main advantages of symmetric connectivity is having a download and upload speed that is equal. Other advantages include the elimination of an internet bottleneck and easy access to the cloud. Let’s look at some very relatable use cases. 

Say you’re helping a client implement a new tool or process and you need to send an instructional video ASAP. Videos are a perfect example of why differing download and upload speeds makes a huge difference. The higher the quality, the longer it may take to upload quickly. With symmetric connectivity, you can rest assured that your video will upload and send without taking away useful bandwidth from the rest of your team who are also downloading and uploading their own videos, images, audio, and other files at the same time. 

Another example we can all relate to are online conference calls. Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to drop off a call due to slow internet speed. With symmetric connection, there’s less chance of this happening, thus increasing your team’s productivity by a huge margin. 

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What’s best for your business?

To help save you some time, we’ve prepared a list of questions to quickly see which type of connection best suits your business. 

If you answered yes to one or all of the questions, then consider switching to a symmetric connection. You won’t regret it. 

Which would you choose for your business?

Choosing between asymmetric and symmetric connection is not necessarily about which is better, but which option is more beneficial to your business. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, then asymmetric is the way to go. But if your business is growing and needs speed, then a symmetric connection might be the best option. 

Because Globe Business understands that each business has unique needs, we are offering Unli Fiber Biz 100 Mbps for only Php 2,899. This gives you a symmetric connection with 50% off for six months and a waived installation fee worth Php 1,000, plus GCash credits worth Php 1,500. 

Ready to make the switch? Sign up to Globe Business Academy to redeem this limited offer.

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