Fibre Broadband For Business – Benefits?

Fibre Broadband For Business - Benefits?Leased lines provide your business with a dedicated fibre connection to the Internet and deliver the ultimate in broadband connectivity. They are not shared or contended with the ICUK network ensuring you get consistently fast broadband connection all day, every day. As well as offering 1:1 contention the speeds are symmetrical, so unlike with ADSL or FTTx the upstream and download speeds are the same. This can open up options to use your connections for more applications.

As well as delivering consistent high speed connectivity, these lines are with a full service level agreement. This helps safeguard against the unexpected and ensures swift guaranteed action from ICUK and our partners. Failure to deliver within service agreements results in compensation being applied.

Fibre leased lines are ideal for clients who:

Require high speed Internet connectivity
Want a future proof solution
Require reliable connections for use with mission critical or sensitive data
Have a requirement to transmit large amounts of data over the Internet or inter-site
Require broadband connectivity to be supplied with a service level agreement for rapid assistance and guaranteed fix times
Feel that traditional broadband connections are not providing the speed or resilience their business demands.

EFM

Cost Effective Alternative to Fibre
Ethernet First Mile (EFM) technology is perfect for any business that is looking for cost effective, high bandwidth connectivity to the Internet. It sits between ADSL (which can be limiting depending on your location) and a full leased line (which can be prohibitively expensive to small business). It makes use of multiple bonded copper pairs (upto a maximum of 8) providing speeds of upto 35Mbps. These speeds are symmetrical ensuring you have the same up and downstream speeds, making it perfect for VoIP calls or when handling large amounts of data. The multiple bonded pairs also offer resilience, in as much should one or multiple pairs develop a fault, the connection still operates albeit at a slower speed.

As well as delivering consistent high speed connectivity, these lines are with a full service level agreement. This helps safeguard against the unexpected and ensures swift guaranteed action from ICUK and our partners. Failure to deliver within service agreements results in compensation being applied.

In summary EFM delivers:

Improved reliability using multiple copper pairs (upto a maximum of 8)
Symmetrical speeds perfect for VoIP and other other bandwidth sensitive applications
Enhanced support with 7 hour fault fix time scales
High speed and low contention broadband connectivity upto 35Mbps without the need for