UK business reluctant to adopt DSL



The UK enterprise market has yet to be convinced by broadband technologies, says a new report..

The Rhetorik report, which polled 295 IT...



The UK enterprise market has yet to be convinced by broadband technologies, says a new report..

The Rhetorik report, which polled 295 IT directors, found that only 1% of British businesses had installed digital subscriber lines as their main means of internet connection. This is hardly surprising considering the limited availability of the service, but demand is also very low. Only 3.4% of respondents said they intend to upgrade their current infrastructure.

Claire Cook, research manager at Rhetorik, said: "Although broadband offers significantly faster access to the internet, "always-on" access and the ability to cope with audio and video streaming, these features are far less important to the majority of organisations than the issues of security, resilience and scalability. After all, it doesn't matter how fast the connection is, you will still meet bottlenecks elsewhere on the internet."

The survey also revealed a lot of upgrade activity, with dial-up modems dropping in popularity from 31.8% to 15.7%, while ISDN adoption has grown to 44.6%.

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