Comparison of the features of Ethernet First Mile (EFM) with other connectivity options
|EFM Ethernet First Mile||Traditional Leased Line||ADSL||SDSL||FTTC||FTTP|
“Guaranteed Service” This means a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is in place with guaranteed fault fix times and and penalties for downtime.
“Uncontended” This means the speed will be consistent because the bandwidth is not shared with other users on the same exchange.
“Symmetrical” This means the Upstream and the downstream bandwidth are equal speeds. This is an advantage if you are using the connection for applications requiring high performance on the upstream such as VPN, VoIP, RDP, Cloud based applications or services.
The features of Ethernet First Mile (EFM) makes the service suitable for mission critical services without going to the expense of traditional fibre leased lines.
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