Bonded FTTC stands for Bonded Fibre to the Cabinet. The technology works very similar to bonded ADSL but obviously instead of using an ADSL product, you are using fibre to the cabinet to bond with. Obviously, this technology is only available if FTTC is available in your area.
One of the huge benefits of Bonded Fibre to the Cabinet are the huge speeds that you can get with speeds reaching a peak of 320Mb download and up to 60Mb upload. This really does put some leased lines in the dark BUT remember that this is still a broadband product and all speeds are “best efforts”.
A leased line is a totally uncontended service so the speeds advertised are the speeds you get so you really need to weigh up what is best for your business as prices for leased lines are dropping all the time.
Bonded Fibre to the Cabinet benefits
There are quite a few key benefits to having a bonded FTTC service installed but firstly we need to make sure it’s available in your area. All we need is a telephone number and a postcode and we can do a quick check for you.
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!