Annex

Finding the perfect data connection to meet the demands of your business

Business Internet Connectivity Technology Comparison

Technology Premises Street Cabinet Exchange
ADSL
SDSL
EFM
(Premises) Copper - Cabinet -  Copper (Exchange)
FTTC
GEA
Cable
(Premises)Copper - Cabinet - Fibre (Exchange)
FTTP
(Premises) Fibre - Cabinet - Fibre (Exchange)
Fibre
Ethernet
(Premises) Fibre (NGN POP)

Asymmetric

  • National Pricing
  • Location determines service availability
  • Distance from Exchange determines actual speed of ADSL - maximum reach 5Km
  • Distance from Street Cabinet determines actual speed of FTTC - maximum reach 0.5Km
  • Order lead times are a few days (ADSL) to a few weels (FTTx)
  Headline Speed (Mbps) Actual Speed (Mbps) Speed dependant
on
Business Coverage *
  Down Up Down Up    
ADSL Max 8 0.4 1-7 0.2-0.4 Distance to Exchange 98%
ADSL Max Premium 8 0.8 1-7 0.4-0.7 Distance to Exchange 98%
ADSL2+ 24 1.25 2-20 0.5-1 Distance to Exchange 60%
ADSL2+ Annex M 23 2.5 2-19 0.7-2 Distance to Exchange 30%
FTTC 40 10 15-38 5-9.5 Distance to Street Cabinet 10%
FTTP 100 30 70-100 20-30 n/a 2%
Cable 20 1 18-20 1 n/a 10%

Symmetric

  • EFM and Fibre Ethernet offer a variety of failover options
  • Services typically provided on a 1-3 year contract
  Headline Speed (Mbps) Actual Speed (Mbps) # Copper Circuits Business Coverage * Max distance from Exchange * Order Lead Time *
EFM (BT) 2-10 As ordered,
subject to distance
2-8 20% 4.8Km 5 weeks
EFM (TTB) 2-40 Wholly dependant on
distance to exchange
2 or 4 50% 3.9Km 5 weeks if enabled,
else 9-18 weeks
EFM (EtherStream) 4-40 As ordered,
subject to distance
2-8 10% 20Mb+ <1Km, 4Mb Std <2.5Km, Extended <4Km 4 weeks if enabled,
else <18 weeks
EFM (SureStream) 8 As ordered 4 20% 2.5Km 6 weeks
GEA 20 As ordered,
subject to distance
n/a 20% <0.5Km from FTTC Street Cabinet 4 weeks
Fibre Ethernet 2-1000 As ordered n/a 98% n/a 13-18 weeks

* LineBroker estimates @ Sept 11 based on general market intelligence or service provider claims