Business Broadband

In a changing world of cloud computing and VoIP you need the right connectivity to get the best performance for your end product. If the bandwidth is not right you may experience issues, for example internet disconnections and poor call quality.

Don’t start off the wrong way speak to our experienced account managers who are here to help you chose the right connectivity for your requirements. We want you to gain the most productivity from your investment?

FTTC stands for Fibre to the cabinet. This type of connection uses the existing broadband infrastructure. This means that fibre optic cable is run to the green cabinet in the road and then from the cabinet to your premises, it will run over the standard copper line. This type of connection can typically achieve speeds up to 80Mb downstream and 20Mb upstream.


FTTP stands for Fibre to the premises. This connection provides end to end fibre optic from the exchange in the road to your premises. This can deliver faster speeds than FTTC as there is no cooper line involved. FTTP connections provide 330MB downstream and 30Mb upstream.


EFM means Ethernet First Mile. This type of connection provides the same upstream speed as downstream speed and is delivered over standard cooper lines with speeds of up to 40Mb are available. This type of connection can be quicker to deploy than a leased line service.

Surestream is an advanced symmetrical broadband connection which delivers resilient uncontended bandwidth up to 8Mb, at the fraction of the cost of a leased line.

Etherstream is a high quality alternative to a traditional leased line offering bandwidths between 2Mb and 60Mb. It is a scalable Ethernet service with dedicated connectivity and guaranteed service levels.

Leased Lines
Leased lines are high speed connections delivering 10Mb, 100Mb or 1GB speeds. Leased lines provide the same speeds in both direction for example 10Mb downstream and 10Mb upstream. Leased lines can be used for joining two sites together (point to point) or can connect a single site to the internet.

Sharedband is a great option if you are struggling with slow broadband speeds and you are unable to get a faster connection like FTTC and the cost of a leased line is not an option. Sharedband allows multiple broadband connections to be bonded together, providing faster download and upload speeds.


ADSL means Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and is a basic broadband connection which provides more bandwidth downstream than upstream. There are different types of ADSL – ADSL MAX (8Mb down – 832Kb up) ADSL2+ (24Mb down, 1.3Mb up) and Annex M (gives you more upstream (2.5Mb) at the expense of downstream)

ADSL Max and ADSL2+ come in two grades standard or premium. The premium connection has network priority, which means that during busy times data traffic from these connections are prioritised over a standard connection.

Fixed IP or Dynamic address – Which one do we need?

An IP Address is a number and this is how your computer is identified on the internet.

There are two types of IP addresses, Fixed IP or Dynamic.

  • Fixed IP Address are used more widely in business as your IP address stays the same and you can set up an email account directly to your computer without needing to use an e-mail provider. With a Fixed IP you can run your own website server and it also enables you to access your computer remotely.
  • A Dymamic IP address is where a new number is assigned to your computer regularly. This type of IP address is more common on a home broadband as it creates efficiency within a network.