We are delighted to team up with our friends at TP-LINK on their latest competition.

We are offering up two lucky winners a 4G LTE-Advanced Mobile Wi-Fi M7300’s. A truly fantastic prize so be sure to enter, follow both us and TP-LINK via Facebook or Twitter and post and retweet as many times as you like! Good Luck!

We felt this would be an ideal opportunity to show what our TP-LINK product range can do for your business by embracing their technology.

TP-LINK highlighted GROW. Based in Reading’s Green Park, the GROW estate is a creative innovation space for startup businesses, which enables talented, small technology firms to collaborate and co-create in a region dominated by well known companies such as Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco and Verizon.

Made up of around half a dozen startups,  GROW comprises a meeting room, three small meeting areas, an events area for up to 100 people, plus a sponsored innovation lab. Added to this is a ‘hot-desk’ in the space, allowing from between 40 and 50 individuals, who spur collaboration and synergies the start up’s.

Due to the success of GROW, startups and SMBs no longer feel in the shadow of their London based tech counterparts. Part of the success of GROW was the installation of a TP-LINK C9 Archer router to provide an improved dedicated WLAN network across its site for businesses, hot-deskers and guest users. The device was chosen specifically for its ability to generate excellent area coverage and reliable wi-fi through three dual band antennas. The in-built beam-forming technology, actively targets the WiFi signal to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, even over long distances.

This was especially welcome for GROW members, which range from fledgling environmentally-conscious car clubs to media and web design companies. For such startups, applications like Skype, enable them to stay in touch with clients, and sophisticated web design programmes that require the uploading of large video and content files, a solid WLAN connection is vital.

To ensure a strong and secure wireless connection across other areas of GROW, such as the innovation lab, GROW installed a TP-LINK EAP 120 ceiling mounted access point. This enabled the lab to manage access to the device and make sure its customers have priority.  Businesses have reported an immediate improvement with download speeds of 20Mbps, and upload speeds of 20Mbps.

“High speed, secure and dependable wifi is essential for our business. We rely on a secure and consistent internet connection for our communications, SAS messaging and the remote sessions we deliver to client. We use GROW as our central hub to bring the team together, a space with poor connectivity would be detrimental to our ability to deliver work for our clients.”

Neil Keating, Bright Horse

“As a small business, performance is directly linked to connectivity. Poor wireless is not just frustrating as a user, it means everything takes longer, which is simply unprofessional. I know I can walk into GROW and start working right away and not give infrastructure a second thought.”

-Tom Chant, Become Digital

So as you can see working with TP-Link will not only have a positive impact on your business it will also have the same effect on your home life. This is why we are so excited by our current competition. As with all TP-LINK products the build quality is excellent and set up is easy. So enter our #TPLINKUK competition and you could be ready to enjoy 4G on the go!

Until next time…