EoFTTC – Ethernet over Fibre To The Cabinet
What is EoFTTC?
We now have a new offering called Ethernet over FTTC or EoFTTC for short. It offers all businesses the benefits of dedicated fibre connectivity with high speeds and business-class SLAs, but with lower setup costs compared to EFM and leased lines.
Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC) uses existing copper infrastructure very similar to the way EFM does, and provides an uncontended Ethernet bandwidth on top of it.
Uncontended bandwidth basically means you don’t have to share your bandwidth with other internet users. Normally with adsl or FTTC at peak times of the day you would see your speeds drop as more people are using the internet but with Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC) the speeds you get are yours so will not drop off.
How does EoFTTC work?
By using the existing infrastructure in the ground, it means it’s a lot quicker to install compared to other Ethernet products such as a leased line which, on average has a 65 working day “lead time”.
Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC) takes, on average 15 working days to install. It also means the need to get permission from you landlord, way-leave agreements or high excess construction charges are less likely, taking the headache away from upgrading to a dedicated circuit.
Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC) is already available at several hundred exchanges across the UK, with a further rollout to considerably more already happening.
With Etherway-type access capability, it can just be used to provide super-fast internet access or be incorporated into a PWAN.
What are the benefits of EoFTTC?
A lot of businesses are starting to move away from ADSL circuits to fibre broadband or FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet). FTTC is more at home in residential surroundings or home based businesses due to the fact it is limited with what it can do.
For example, speeds are contended which means even if you get offered “up to 80Mb”, the likelihood is that the speed will fluctuate wildly during the day especially at peak times. Not good at all for any serious business.
All Broadband services are classed as ‘best efforts’ services, which simply means there are no guarantees on service availability or throughput.
EoFTTC puts all this right by offering you guaranteed throughput plus a whole host of other benefits for a price which won’t break the bank.
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