Do I need EFM for my business?
Ethernet First Mile is the choice for businesses that do not have the budget for a Fibre Ethernet Circuit, but need a highly reliable internet connection with the same SLA's associated with a fibre ethernet circuit. As more services and applications are being positioned over Ethernet, driven by cloud-based and hosted technologies, there is strong demand for both a decrease in costs and an enhancement to the service wrap.
How easy and how much is it to install?
Our high speed, scalable Ethernet First Mile products can be delivered in as little as 30 days for EFM and 60 days for Fibre Ethernet.
How resilient is EFM?
Our optional resilient failover solution gives you the assurance of enhanced service availability levels to support business-critical applications and provides high protection against unforeseen network incidents. We have a range of failover options for increasing the resiliency of your primary service from FTTC Broadband backup right through to Fibre Ethernet solutions routed via different exchanges and network nodes for the highest level of resiliency.
Is EFM right for cloud?
Organisations of all sizes are already in the cloud (IP telephony, hosted applications like SharePoint or Salesforce and even remotely backing up individual PCs). But as this trend increases, so does the need for high-performance, reliable and fast connections. Our family of Ethernet services provides businesses with this essential foundation.
How secure is EFM?
Ethernet is inherently secure because it operates as a point-to-point service over a dedicated network infrastructure. However, if a connection is provided to the internet, additional security services such as firewalls will need to be implemented.
Can I use existing copper installed at our premises?
All quotations assume existing copper is present and available for use as per the industry standard. A site survey will still have to be carried out to ascertain whether there is sufficient spare copper pairs available . This can only be determined following the submission of an order.