FTTP – Fibre to the premises
FTTP is new fibre optic technology where the connection is fibre throughout, giving you incredible speeds of up to 330Mbps download and 30Mbps upload. Whereas fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) is delivered to the premises using copper infrastructure, which impacts its performance.
How does FTTP work?
FTTP is a fibre optic connection from the local telephone exchange to your premises. This fibre connection is sent back to your local exchange, where it is connected directly to high-powered optics. These high-power optics are what connects your FTTP to the national fibre optic backbone. This means you can now get an inexpensive, full fibre internet connection for a quarter the cost of anything comparable.
”Need to knows” of FTTP
FTTP is a great all round product, bridging the gap between broadband and Ethernet connectivity. FTTP is classed as a broadband product due to its national contention ratio. Whereas an Ethernet Fibre, EFM, or EoFTTC is completely private, uncontended, and offers an SLA. These are not features of FTTP. Although, there are options that you can add to improve the service of your FTTP connection.