5 things you must know about Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

February 23, 2012

What is EFM?

Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)

is a recent technology that can  deliver a high speed business-grade internet connection of up to 20Mbs. EFM uses copper pairs unlike traditional leased lines which use fibre optic. This means for lower costs, quick installation turnaround and more  importantly – better resilience. You also achieve equi download and upload speeds.

Benefits in a nutshell.

  1. High speed connectivity for your business
  2. Cost effective
  3. Ultra-fast installation
  4. Highly resilient
  5. A cheaper solution for internet telephony and video streaming.

High speed connectivity for your business

EFM can be set up for you at a range of speeds: up to 20 Mbps The speed you can get will depend on your exchange. Call one of our team  to find out what speed you could get with EFM in your area for your business.

Cost effective

The installation costs are minimal as there is no requirement for new lines. As well as this, there are much lower monthly rental charges. More and more EFM areas are becoming available

Ultra-fast installation

EFM uses existing infrastructure. This means that your connection could be live and working in a few weeks which is twice as fast as any of the traditional leased lines.

Highly resilient

Using multitude bundles of copper pairs allows businesses to benefit from a much higher level of resilience. This is a due to the fact that if one of the coppers fails they have the back up of the other remaining pairs to keep you connected.

Cheaper for things like Internet telephony or Video Streaming.

If your business uses Internet Telphony or needs to stream videos, then EFM if perfect solution. Offering the higher upload and download speeds means that you will  not suffer from poor voice quality or buffering and other issues prevalent with traditional broadband connections.

Written by abica

Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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