Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC)
Fibre broadband, also known as Fibre To The Cabinet or FTTC, is designed to help businesses meet the ever growing requirements of bandwidth intensive applications. With download speeds of up to 80Mbps* and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps, the kind of performance previously associated with high-cost private data circuits.
How Does It Work?
Unlike ADSL, which is provided by hardware in the local telephone exchange, the hardware is located in street cabinets. This has the effect that the VDSL (Very High Bit Rate DSL) signal doesn’t have to travel the up to 6.5Km of copper cable that standard ADSL does. With both VDSL & ADSL there is the trade off between speed and distance. Unlike ADSL this trade off is not as great.
Traditional ADSL broadband utilise copper cabling from the Exchange, whilst FTTC utilise fibre optic cable to the street cabinet – leaving a shorter run of copper. The result – superior performance.