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What Is Bonded FTTC?

Bonded FTTC stands for Bonded Fibre to the Cabinet. It works very similar to bonded ADSL but obviously instead of using an ADSL product, you are using fibre to the cabinet to bond with. This technology is only available if FTTC is available in your area.

A key benefit of Bonded Fibre to the Cabinet are the huge speeds that you can get. They can reach a peak of 320Mb download and up to 60Mb upload, BUT remember that this is still a broadband product and all speeds are “best efforts”.

If internet connectivity is not “Mission Critical” to you business but want to experience better speed on a lower budget than a leased line then this may tick the box.

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How Does Bonded FTTC Work?

Basically multiple FTTC lines are combined together to create one big “fat pipe” of bandwidth to create faster download and upload speeds. Sounds simple? The implementation really is quite complex as it involves a huge amount of processing in the splitting and then recombining the data streams.

As an example, take a video stream watched on a PC. With Bonded FTTC, the original stream will be split into multiple streams, sent down each individual FTTC line. This process is performed automatically by the bonding providers technology.

At your business premises the separate data streams are recombined to give you one fast individual data stream. Another example, if you had two 40Mb FTTC lines and bonded them, you would get the equivalent of one 80Mb line. Simple!

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Bonded Fibre To The Cabinet Benefits

  • Speeds

    With a technology capable of gaining up to 320Mb download and 60Mb upload speeds, you are sure to have enough for all your needs.

  • Costs

    This technology is perfect for anybody who does not have the budget for a leased line but still wants to benefit from high speeds as the costs can be up to 50% lower!

  • Resiliency

    With a Bonded FTTC service, if one of the lines fails then the router will automatically failover onto the remaining lines taking the negative line out of the equation. You speeds will be slightly reduced but at least you are not hard down.

  • Installation

    With a leased line it can take an average of 65 working days to install with no guarantees. With Bonded FTTC, you can be up and operational within 10 working days!

One of the main benefits of bonded fibre to the cabinet are the speeds. 320Mb download sound incredible but remember that the more lines you bond there will be a slight degradation in the service speed so “up to” 320 is more realistic but we can be more accurate once we have your details.

If you then take into account the cost implications of this and compare it to a leased line then it does look a very attractive proposition. There are companies out there who will tell you this is an uncontended service. Let’s set the record straight – If you want or need uncontended then EFM or a leased line is the way to go.

Resiliency also plays a key part. If one of the bonded lines fails then it will automatically failover onto the other lines albeit at a reduced speed as you have lost one of the lines but at least you still have an operational connection. Once the line comes back up, you will also be back up to full speed.

With installation times averaging around 10 working days compared to an EFM service which can take around 45 working days or a leased line which can take 65-75 working days then this is a very quick turnaround product. The equipment will be delivered to your site pre-configured so its a simple case of plug and play!

Bonded FTTC FAQ's

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  • number 1

    Can I use VoIP and Video?

    Yes! The carriers we use have been designed to work with low latency connections such as VoIP and Video. Voice requires a latency of around 150ms; the average carrier network is sub 30ms. The connection can also be used with Thin Client.

  • number 2

    Is Bonded FTTC a true Leased Line alternative?

    This technology is perfect for anybody who does not have the budget for a leased line but still wants to benefit from high speeds as the costs can be up to 50% lower!

  • number 3

    What hardware do I need to purchase?

    There are no extra hardware costs; everything is included in the cost. We will provide everything you need to get up and running from the start.

  • number 4

    Can we use our existing firewall?

    Yes, however small configuration changes may be required which we can advise on. Please ask for more details.

  • number 5

    How does the bonding device work?

    The bonding device will sit in front of your firewall and will be presented as a single RJ45. The bonding device breaks files down at packet level, they are then recombined by one of our carrier grade bonding devices in one of our Datacentres. We have multiple carrier grade bonding devices and they are set-up as high availability. In the unlikely event of a central bonder failing it will automatically failover.

  • number 6

    What speeds can I expect to see?

    This all depends on how far your business is located from the main exchange and the number of lines that are bonded. All we promise is that whatever speed you can achieve down a single FTTC line we can double, triple or quadruple your bandwidth! We have a wide portfolio of customers ranging from less than 100 meters from the exchange to being nearly 20km away.

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  • number 7

    Is this a fully managed service?

    The carrier will manage and support all hardware supplied and we are happy to help with any related issues.

  • number 8

    Is there a contract length?

    There is generally a 12 month rolling contract, and it can be moved between sites. Please ask for more details.

  • number 9

    How many static IP's can I have?

    4 useable IPs are provided as standard. If you require more then just let us know but they will need to be justified to RIPE. There may be an additional charge dependent on how many you take.

  • number 10

    Will our VPN still work?

    Yes. The bonded FTTC solution will support IPSec and SSL VPN’s. The connectivity will be presented as one transparent connection and in the unlikely event of a single line failure, the VPN will remain connected.

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What Makes Us Stand Out From The Crowd?

We are a very unique company in our own right offering what the other companies simply cannot. As you can see below, these are just a few of the reasons we are different.

Great Pricing? It’s just the beginning!

  • Price Promise

    The only company of our type in the UK to offer this. Please grab a free quote from the top of this page!

  • Bespoke Solutions

    We offer completely free, impartial advice and can tailor a solution to whatever you require however complex it may be.

  • Support

    Our support really is non stop. From the first contact right the way through your whole journey, we’ll be with you at every step.

  • Increased Bandwidth

    As long as you have the correct bearer in place, you can upgrade your speeds mid-term to a higher amount future proofing the business.

  • Us!

    We pride ourselves on being different and breaking the mould. We are nothing without our customers who mean everything to us.

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