Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

Ethernet First Mile or EFM as it’s otherwise known provides a high-speed, resilient and symmetrical internet connection using existing copper infrastructure. This means it’s much more cost-effective and has a shorter install time than traditional Ethernet solutions. Ethernet First Mile can offer businesses the bandwidth they need to embrace remote working and get the most out of VoIP solutions like SIP Trunks or Hosted. Technologies such as video conferencing also greatly benefit  from the stability, as well as the uncontended bandwidth that it delivers.

Different EFM packages

EFM is the start of the Ethernet portfolio. Nevertheless, we offer our partners, customers, and wholesalers two differing variations of this product – regular and Lite. EFM Lite is a highly cost effective solution which carries all the same benefits as it’s regular counterpart, with the only difference being it is a 3Mpbs synchronous connection, instead of the average 5-7Mbps that regular EFM will give you. This is perfect for SME’s who are budget conscious but rely on a stable internet connection.

If either Ethernet First Mile or the Lite variant are to be used in conjunction with any Hosted Voice solution, Elite are able to pre-configure a free enterprise grade router which will have our high performing QoS configuration just for your voice traffic. In turn, this will allow you to make and receive high-definition calls which will be prioritised from your site, through our entire network, then delivered exactly where they need to be.

Features and benefits

  • Resilient and fault tolerant:  Uses multiple copper pairs, should one pair fail service will still continue
  • Low-cost installation: Uses existing infrastructure so installations rarely have additional costs
  • Industry leading SLA: 24/7/365 UK based support wrapped in our industry leading SLA
  • Symmetrical Speeds: Up to 20Mbps symmetrical speed
Ethernet First Mile Diagram