What is an IP-PBX?
An IP PBX is an IP enabled telephone switching system which allows the user to switch from local analogue lines to VoIP services. IP PBXs differ from conventional PBXs, with the ability to voice and data across one line. So with an IP-PBX system, users can benefit from both traditional and VoIP voice calling, as well as internet access all on one line.
Can VoIP services be used over mobile broadband?
In some cases it is possible, though some networks do block VoIP access. For those that do allow VoIP it should be noted that where mobile broadband signal is low, you may experience significant latency when talking.
What is a firewall?
A firewall is a mode of network and internet protection that regulates data traffic running to and from your network. A firewall will recognise and protect your office IT infrastructure from unwanted, possibly harmful internet applications and viruses. With a managed router, you don't have to worry about the settings, maintaining and monitoring of your firewall as we do it all for you.
What is managed network security?
To ensure maximum protection of your IT assets, we offer managed network security meaning that we control your designated router and firewall, monitoring and maintaining services consistently to ensure that your network stays safe from viruses and other harmful threats to your business files.
Can I manage my call routing services?
Absolutely, it's your service. You just tell us where and when you want your calls routed and leave the rest to us. We can even provide you with call management statistics so you'll know exactly who has been calling you at which times.
What if I don't have an internet connection, can I still perform data backups?
Yes you can. We can also provide offline backup services, where we can back up your data on to a storage device, physically sent to you. Data retrieval is accessible in the same fashion. You can find out more by visiting our Offline Backup page.
What bandwidth will I need for data backups?
Obviously, as with any broadband related application, the larger your bandwidth, the better performance you will receive. Though it does not necessarily matter what size bandwidth you have, within reason. All it will mean if you have a smaller bandwidth, is that it will take longer for your files to be backed-up.
What is the maximum amount of data I can backup?
There is no real limit to how much data you can backup, but you should consider your system resources and how often your data is likely to change, when thinking about backing up.
Does 5G's hosted email service provide anti-virus and spam filtering?
Both 5G's advanced mailbox and hosted exchange packages offer free anti-virus and spam protection, although our standard basic mailbox does not.
What is Hosted Exchange?
Hosted Exchange is a service that will allow you to have all of the benefits of Microsoft Exchange, without having to use precious space on your own server. You can find out more about this service on our Hosted Exchange page.
What is a Domain Name?
Your domain name is simply the website address that is used to identify your website.
If I have a fast internet connection i.e. DSL, cable, can I host my own online services?
Technically, it may be possible to host your own services on a very fast connection but it is not recommended. Most internet service providers will not allow you to have hosting services on your internet connection, also in outsourcing your hosted services, you avoid the headaches and lack of support that comes with using your own servers. Plus, your internet performance will suffer significantly if you do choose to host your own online services.
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is where we can supply you with a given amount of space and bandwidth so that you can publish your online services through us, saving yourself money and server space.
How fast does my internet connection need to be to fully benefit from VoIP calling?
As with all online services; the faster your connection, the better. Although the average DSL or cable connection is usually enough to benefit from decent quality VoIP calls.
Do I need a computer to make VoIP calls?
No, surprisingly it is not necessary to have a computer to take advantage of our VoIP services. We will provide you with an adaptor that will connect your phone to a high-speed internet connection. It is, however, necessary to have a computer to take full advantage of the many features that VoIP systems have to offer.
Using VoIP, can I call any phone or just other VoIP phones?
Absolutely, you can call any phone using our VoIP services. Unlike some other providers, we don't restrict the types of phone that you call, so if you need to contact someone, whoever they are, our VoIP services allow you to do just that.
Do VPNs offer virus protection?
No. VPNs are able to provide security by encrypting and decrypting passing data through your VPN connection; they do not come with virus protection.
What does VPN stand for?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.
What guarantee will I get with my managed services?
5G offers between 99-100% Service Level Agreements on all of our managed services, with a guaranteed 99.95% SLA on all leased lines.
Is my network protected from viruses?
To protect your network you can use our managed firewall services.
Can you direct my telephone number to another location at specific times of the day ?
Yes, your number can be automatically routed to different locations at specified times and also on specified days.
Can I choose any email address I like?
Within reason you can choose your own email address but is is governed by the web addresses or Domain Names that you own or have access to.
Are my hosted services charged at a one off cost?
Your hosting charges are either paid monthly or annually each year.
What is Inter-networking ?
Inter-networking is a technical term for inter office networks such as VPNs, which enable you to transfer voice and data packets across a secured business network.
What is VoIP ?
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. VoIP allows the end user to make voice calls over the internet, rather than traditional telephone lines, bringing about the eradication of additional call charges!
How do I sign up with 5G ?
To sign up with 5G, ring our freephone sales number on 0800 652 0742 or you can use our live chat and contact form.