Ethernet over fibre to the cabinet
EOFTTC is a super-fast connection that works using your existing copper infrastructure to the cabinet but then uses ethernet fibre to the exchange.
Because of the guaranteed rapid upload and download speeds that this provides, EOFTTC is a perfect solution for your business. Typically, this along with Fibre to the premises (FTTP) is offered as a business solution as a standard broadband connection is usually sufficient for most households. EOFTTC is usually a contended line which means you do not share the bandwidth with others once it leaves your building. With normal household use, uncontended line issues will seemingly go unnoticed, but for businesses where the connection is critical, this can cause issues at peak times.
Ethernet over fibre to the cabinet bridges the gap between dedicated ethernet services and value broadband services. It enables you to enjoy the speed and reliability of a full ethernet connection without the cost.
EOFTTC is a great option for businesses that are having issues with speeds but don’t necessarily need or want to pay the prices for a leased line. FTTP (fibre to the premises) or as it is more commonly known, a leased line, replaces the copper wiring to your business too so that you have a full-fibre connection. FTTP offers the fastest speeds and foolhardy connection but is not always available in certain areas. Our team of engineers are located nationwide and has great knowledge of local availability to be able to advise you impartially.
EOFTTC works by bridging the gap and providing you with the best of both worlds. Using your current structure into your business but utilising a fast fibre connection to the exchange. It builds on the more traditional ethernet networking but the setup and process is much more cost-effective and more simple to install than the full fibre leased line option.
As businesses become more and more reliant on internet connections it can be more than a frustration when lines are slow or keep dropping out. Leased lines provide a fast and stable connection but can be a huge monthly outgoing for any business to sign up to and costly to get out of the contract should your situation change.
EOFTTC is the perfect solution as it provides the speed and stability of a leased line without the hassle of installation and the large ongoing costs.
Ethernet over fibre to the cabinet has been designed with business owners in mind and as such come with excellent service level agreements. The level of uptime is guaranteed at 99.9% so the line is extremely reliable.
As with a leased line you will have a 1:1 contention ratio, meaning you will not share your broadband with other users in the area.
Here at the WiFi Specialist, we have years of experience and knowledge to pass on to our customers. Your local specialist engineer will know your local area and the connectivity issues and line availability accessible to you. We have extensive experience with business networks and will be able to carry out a full and comprehensive site survey to ensure you are getting the best from your solution.
If you are a relatively small business that doesn’t rely on an internet connection, then a standard broadband connection may be a valid option.
However, if you are noticing that your speeds slow at certain points of the day, or that your connection is dropping in and out and it is causing you problems, EOFTTC may be the best option for you. Your local engineer will be happy to discuss your requirements and will then be able to inform you of the best route to take.
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How do I know if I need EOFTTC?
If you are struggling with speed or connectivity, you will be looking at different solutions to improve that. Get in touch with the WiFi Specialist. We can discuss with you the needs of your business and advise you of the local connections and all your available options so you can make an informed decision.
Are there any disadvantages to EOFTTC?
Depending on the needs of the line there may be a better option for you. If your budget doesn’t accommodate a leased line but you are needing more from your internet connection than standard broadband can offer, then EOFTTC is a great solution.