Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Broadband

by | May 24, 2019 | Connectivity

MF Telecom Services can help you choose the right broadband option for your business and explain the different speed and bandwidth packages available. Our most recent offering, one for which demand is rising, is FTTP, the fastest and most reliable broadband there is.


What is Fibre to the Premises Broadband?
Fibre optic, is superfast broadband, ideal for businesses, as it allows for the operation of multiple devices simultaneously. Compared with ADSL, fibre is extremely reliable. It is also a scalable solution and provides faster and higher bandwidth connectivity for better internet browsing. This opens up options for using VoIP and hosted services.  We have a free video guide here: FTTP Business Broadband explained

The two main types of fibre optic broadband now available in the UK are FTTC/SoGEA and FTTP.

What is FTTC (now replaced by SoGEA)?
FTTC and SoGEA uses fibre optic cables to connect from the telephone exchange to green street boxes (the cabinets) which then carries the broadband connection to your office using copper wires.

FTTC broadband was the most common setup for broadband in the UK. It made use of existing street cabinets and infrastructure, which negates the need to dig up roads in established areas.

This makes it accessible, as well as a lot cheaper to install than FTTP broadband.

The disadvantage of FTTC is that it uses existing, inefficient copper wire, meaning speeds are far lower than full fibre connections.  This has now been replaced with SoGEA, please click here for a free guide explaining how it works.

What is FTTP? Download our free guide here.
Fibre to the Premises Broadband (FTTP) uses only fibre optic cables, making it the fastest type of fibre on the market. In fact, reaching speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Avoiding the use of the on-street green cabinet, FTTP, as the name suggests, travels directly from the internet provider to the end-user.

The downside of FTTP, currently, is its availability. But that is changing.

Speed comparisons
FTTC is ten times faster than standard broadband with less interference. It can reach speeds of up to 80Mb/s downstream and up to 20Mb/s upstream.

FTTP is even faster, reaching speeds of 330Mb and in some cases even 1Gbps.

As demand for Fibre to the Premises Broadband increases, the Government plans to roll it out to three million homes and businesses by 2020.

To discuss FTTC, FTTP and other business broadband options or request a quote, please send an email or call 01892 577 577.

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