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Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

Are you looking for a new broadband package for a customer who is in need of a high-speed connection?

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP, or FTTH – Fibre to the Home) is a broadband technology which can provide very fast connectivity speeds to their home or business.

Fibre to the Premises means that the fibre broadband internet connection from the local exchange is connected to the router in your business or home, which is much faster than the old copper telephone line used by many other broadband services.

Advantages of FTTP Include:

  • Very fast broadband – up to 1Gbps download speed, with the capacity to go even faster.
  • Much faster upload speeds, often the same speed for both download and upload.
  • Despite the fast speeds, it is surprisingly affordable.
  • Doesn’t require phone line rental

Businesses may have to support multiple employees all connected at once, might need to operate servers, and could be frequently transferring very large amounts of data. Because of this, connectivity like ADSL will not be sufficient and therefore FTTP would be ideal for an office or business premises. Another reason to get an FTTP fibre-optic broadband connection would be for handling the demands of a busy shared or family home. Even if your customer is mainly using the connection for web browsing, they could find it gets very slow when everyone is connected at once. Throw in some Netflix, Spotify, online gaming and downloading and only fibre will be able to keep up.

FTTP is more limited than other connectivity technology, such as FTTC, with only about 3% of premises having access to an FTTP service. While Openreach has a goal of delivering FTTP to 10 million premises by 2025, it’s going to be a few years before FTTP can attain the same level of coverage as FTTC. In the meantime, Openreach is using G.fast technology to provide higher speeds on copper connections.

To find out if you can get high-speed fibre broadband via FTTP, contact one of our dedicated sales team members at sales@stratus-technologies.co.uk or call us on 01642 697777