Business Broadband Providers
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There are many types of business broadband available, including:
ADSL Annex M business broadband delivers upload speeds more than twice as fast as ADSL 2+ broadband, making file transfers, data uploads and real-time communications smoother and quicker than ever.
It's therefore a great solution for companies who store much of their data online, or regularly need to upload or send larger files.
Using the copper of a traditional analogue line, this broadband service is widely available with download speeds of up to 24Mbps. ADSL2+ is recommended when FTTC broadband is not available.
With full availability across the UK using ADSL lines, we combine up to four ADSL circuits to create a faster single connection. With this aggregated connection we can achieve download speeds of up to 80Mbps in areas that are not fibre-enabled.
This is available in fibre-enabled areas across the UK. We combine up to four FTTC circuits to create a faster single connection, and with this aggregated connection we can achieve download speeds of up to 280Mbps for a cost-effective high bandwidth solution.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) involves running fibre optic cables from the local telephone exchange or distribution point to the street cabinets. From here, the connection to your business is via a copper line. Because this short length of copper line can use VDSL (Very High Bit Rate Digital Subscriber line) technology, higher speeds than ADSL can be achieved.
Download speeds can be as high as 80Mb/s, though this will be limited by the distance from your business to the cabinet. Unlike EFM, the service is not symmetrical — so expect slower upload performance, though still much faster than broadband at around 20Mb/ s.
A variant of FFTC is FTTP (Fibre to the premises).
FTTP is a fully fibre optic connection from the exchange all the way to the business premises, eliminating any copper connections. This creates a faster connection still, although availability is currently very restricted.
As FTTC is essentially a Broadband product, services are generally delivered over a shared network with a weaker SLA than Ethernet. FTTC is cheaper than EFM, but more expensive than Broadband.
FTTC is currently available to around 50% of premises in the UK and is expected to reach 66% soon.
If you are in remote or poorly-connected areas, FTTC may not be an option.
For a free, no-obligation assessment of the options available to you, get hold of our expert team of advisors.