Do I Really Need Fibre Broadband For VoIP?

February 14, 2024

When it comes to VoIP digital phone systems, the faster your broadband speed the better. This is why we strongly recommend choosing a high-speed fibre option wherever possible.

Fibre broadband, also known as fibre-optic broadband, is a high-speed internet connection that uses fibre-optic cables to transmit data at incredibly fast speeds. Unlike traditional copper cables, fibre-optic cables use pulses of light to carry data, which results in significantly faster and more reliable internet connections. Great for growing businesses!

VoIP digital phone systems can work over various types of internet connections, including fibre, cable and even wireless connections like 4G or 5G. However, fibre optic internet itself offers some very distinct advantages for VoIP. Here we take a look.

High Bandwidth

Fibre optic connections typically provide high bandwidth, which means better call quality and reliability for VoIP digital phone services. So you're less likely to experience dropped calls, jitter, or latency issues compared to some other types of connections.

This higher bandwidth also means that you can have more members of your team online at once. So they may be on the phone, whilst at the same time downloading larger files or streaming videos.

Low Latency

Fibre optic connections generally have lower latency compared to other types of connections. Low latency is important for real-time communication applications like VoIP, as it reduces delays in voice transmission so there’s less lag. The sound quality is also better.


Fibre optic cables are less susceptible to environmental interference and signal degradation, bringing about a more reliable internet connection. This reliability is important for maintaining consistent VoIP service without interruptions. It also means your website is less likely to go down, and fewer annoyed customers! After all, good customer service is key to your bottom line, and broadband reliability is a big part of this.

Take A Look At Our Great Value Business Fibre Packages

At bOnline we are focussed entirely on small business heroes like you. That’s why we keep the quality of our fibre broadband packages high and our prices low, starting at just £32+VAT per month. All our contracts are also only 12 months long, rather than the 18 or even 24 months you’re likely to find elsewhere. Check out our latest fibre deals.


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