FTTC & FTTP
Both Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) utilise fibre optic technology for superior data transmission compared to traditional copper lines. However, their deployment methodologies and performance capabilities differ significantly:
FTTC: Employs a hybrid approach, with fibre optic cables reaching street cabinets and copper cables extending to individual premises. While offering speeds exceeding that of traditional ADSL, FTTC is susceptible to performance degradations due to copper’s inherent limitations, particularly over longer distances. This makes it suitable for smaller businesses with moderate bandwidth requirements.
FTTP: Offers true end-to-end fibre optic connectivity, replacing copper entirely between the exchange and your premises. This results in significantly higher bandwidth capacity, lower latency, and enhanced reliability, making it ideal for medium-sized businesses with substantial data demands and real-time communication needs.
Both FTTC and FTTP are contended services, meaning bandwidth is shared among users in your area. This can lead to fluctuations in speed and performance, especially during peak times.
For businesses requiring predictable and guaranteed connectivity, entrust IT Group recommends leased lines. Leased lines provide dedicated bandwidth exclusively for your organisation, eliminating the risk of performance degradation due to shared resources.