The Inception of UKHarvest's Internet Challenge
UKHarvest, a vibrant organization committed to food rescue and education, found itself in a digital predicament. As they expanded their operations and relocated to a semi-rural head office in Chichester, the need for robust internet connectivity became critical.
However, the rural location posed a significant challenge, with fibre connectivity not being a viable option. The organisation needed a solution that could support their growing team's general internet usage and VoIP requirements, and they needed it fast.
The Bandwidth Blight: A Rural Reality
The semi-rural location of UKHarvest's new head office presented a unique set of challenges. Traditional fibre connectivity was off the table, and a leased line solution would take too long to implement.
The organisation needed a solution that could not only provide high-speed internet but also ensure reliability for their critical operations, including VoIP, conference calls, and general internet usage. The quest for a swift and reliable alternative was on.
14 Days to Connectivity: Integra's Solution
Integra Networks, a specialist in rural internet connectivity, stepped in to address UKHarvest's connectivity conundrum. After a thorough survey of the site, Integra confirmed that delivering fibre would not be a quick option. Instead, they deployed their innovative SD-WAN solution, leveraging multiple 4G and 5G signals and bonding the connections to deliver close to 200Mbps download speeds.
This solution, coupled with a newly installed Wi-Fi network, ensured staff could remain connected to the private network. The entire installation process was completed within two weeks, a testament to Integra's commitment to delivering fast and reliable solutions.
This swift transformation not only met but exceeded UKHarvest's operational requirements, ensuring their digital operations could run smoothly and efficiently.