What Is GEA?
Generic Ethernet Access is very much the “new kid” on the ethernet block with an incredible price! It uses existing copper infrastructure to provide a high class, business grade internet connection.
GEA uses the copper cabling already in the ground between your office and the cabinet. It then uses fibre technology from there to the exchange before data gets transferred over the ethernet network.
Because copper is being used (and fibre), install times are drastically reduced in comparison to our other ethernet basedÂ products. By using fibre, we can also offer symmetrical speeds of up to 20Mb plus this can be ordered with having to order a separate PSTN line first.
- Up to 20Mb Symmetrical bandwidth speeds guaranteed and up to 80Mb Download
- On average, 40% cheaper than leased lines
- 7 Hour Service Level Agreement
- Fully Managed Service
- 24/7 support 365 days a year
GEA is a very similar product to the fibre to the cabinet service (FTTC). Its like its big brother. It also has another – even more similar sibling called EoFTTC. The only real difference between the two is that BT use GEA and TalkTalk use EoFTTC. The main difference between GEA and FTTC is that FTTC uses fibre cabling to the cabinet whereas GEA uses the ethernet network which makes a huge difference!
As FTTC is a contended service, it basically means you are sharing your connection with other companies. Once it gets to peak times and the network gets congested, you will notice a drop in service quality. ChoosingÂ GEA for your business is very important if you want to maintain the competitive edge within your field of work.
There is also no SLA with FTTC so everything is based on “best effort”. Our GEA business broadband service will come with a 7 hour SLA for total peace of mind. It is also uncontended so the speeds offered are the speeds you will get. With every single order GEA comes with 24/7 support too! Its perfect for any business.
The installation of Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) can be much faster than opposing products. This product can be installed in under two weeks!