Choosing the right internet connection and speed for your business depends largely on several factors. While you probably spend most of your time on the internet downloading files and information, you should still pay attention to upload speeds. An FTTP (Fibre to the premises) offers an un-contended, business-only connection between your office and the local exchange; delivering high speeds with the strongest reliability. FTTP can be a great option for a business that needs high-speed internet access at all times. It is particularly useful if you operate from more than one site and need to transfer large quantities of data quickly and reliably between them.
FTTP means ‘fibre to the premises’ - Rather than reach your business via the exchange cabinet at the end of the street, FTTP internet travels directly from your internet provider to your premises.
FTTP only carries your data to achieve consistent speeds, no matter the time of day or location. Designed for large business demands.
FTTP can deliver symmetrical upload and download speeds of 1 Gbps to over 70% of the UK. There’s also a lot less chance the internet cutting out half-way through an important email to a client.
FTTP broadband is super-fast and it previously came with a price tag to match. But recent developments in FTTP and expansion of infrastructure in many areas, has made it more widely available across large parts of the UK and, therefore, prices have dropped considerably.
Fibre to the premise runs over a fibre optic cable from the telephone exchange, all the way to a property. The fibre from the exchange is normally terminated on the outside wall of a building, and a short fibre lead run inside to the fibre modem, which then offers an Ethernet connection to a broadband router.
The fibre itself is relatively fragile, so rather than being pulled through ducts or hung directly over telegraph poles it is blown through tubes that have been installed into the ducting. The installation of this tubing is the most obvious sign of fibre to the premises being deployed.
In areas where ducting is available, the hardware for FTTP is installed in the various chambers, in areas with telegraph poles, weather proof enclosures are used to house the fibre splitters that take the fibres from the exchange and divide them out to go to individual premises.