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EFM or Leased Line

A leased line connection today is pretty much bulletproof, once installed it is backed by a 99.9999% Service level Agreement (SLA) meaning you will experience virtually no down time with your connection.

You will get a dedicated symmetric connection but this will also come with a pretty hefty price tag and dependent on location you could also be faced with a sizeable installation charge as well.

As a suitable alternative and dependant on your location, you may be able to make use of existing copper wires via an EFM connection which is backed by a 99.9% SLA which means there will be little to no downtime.

As EFM is made up of copper pairs, if one pair was to fail your connection would still be available through the other pair albeit at a slightly slower speed.

So let’s now take a closer look at the differences.

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So What Wins?

Connection Speed – Overall, the speed attained through an EFM connection is about 35 Mbps. With a leased line you could be looking at up to 10Gbs.
Installation Charges – Dependant on location you may not incur installation charges on a leased line. On the other hand, installation charges could be in the thousands.  EFM utilises existing copper wires so if any installation charges are incurred they are in the hundreds.
Lead time – Again, the utilisation of existing copper wires means an EFM connection can be up and operational a lot quicker than a leased line can.

So what are the main differences between EFM and a leased line?

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Future proofing – With a leased line you can upgrade at any time throughout your contract if you find you need more speed.  With EFM there is no option to upgrade
Cost – An EFM connection can be up to 50% cheaper than a leased line.
Conclusion – These are the main differences you must take into account when deciding which of these connections will best serve your business. Contact us today to discuss your requirements in more details. We can tailor a solution around your exact needs.

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We offer completely free, impartial advice and work with all the UK providers which puts us in a position to tailor a solution to whatever your needs may be however complex it may be.

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

Increased Bandwidth

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

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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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