What is the difference between Ethernet over FTTC, Ethernet Copper and Ethernet Fibre
Which Ethernet option is best for your business?
Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Ethernet Copper are technology’s where a Fibre internet circuit terminates in a street cabinet and the remaining journey to the business premises is made via copper telephone cable.
Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is a business grade connection. Boasting no contention on bandwidth you don’t have to share your bandwidth with other internet users. Other benefits include lower maintenance costs coupled with fast repair times, this is an ideal solution for medium to large companies.
Ethernet Copper or EFM (Ethernet First Mile) is an extremely reliable option offering increased bandwidth at lower cost. One of the benefits of VSL’s Ethernet Copper system is ‘Symmetrical Bandwidths’ this term is used to refer to equal upload and download times on an internet connection. This equal speed allows your employees to upload video content, files, or make phone calls while simultaneously downloading content. Symmetrical Bandwidths also ensure you will experience less drop outs if there are many users on the same line.
Arguably the most sophisticated option on the market is Ethernet Fibre. Within this solution copper wires are replaced with fibre optic cable, providing a massive boost to download and upload speeds. VSL install Fibre optic cables directly from our exchange to your business premises, bypassing cabinets, allowing your business to have its own dedicated high-speed Fibre leased line. Providing high capacity and uncontended bandwidth; meaning you will not see buffering speeds and dropouts during the day.
Fibre can make a big difference to your business. Compared to copper it can deliver higher more predictable speeds for both upload and download, a better reliability (less downtime) and is generally more durable.
VSL have a range of Ethernet options to suit all business sizes. If you would like to find out more about which internet connection solution best fits your business needs then please contact the team here.