ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is a broadband technology that converts telephone lines into high speed connections. "ADSL max" is the most powerful offering and provides downstream speeds of up to 8MBs. It is asymmetric because it delivers faster downloads than uploads.
SDSL (Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is similar to ADSL, except that it offers the same speed in both directions. This can be a good choice for dedicated VoIP circuits.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)
FTTC means that your business is connected to a street cabinet that is connected to the exchange by fibre. Although FTTC does not achieve the same performance as a Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) connection, it does deliver faster uploads and downloads as well as improving the performance of Virtual Private Networks.
Ethernet First Mile (EFM)
Ethernet is the most powerful and widely used technology to connect networks. Ethernet in the First Mile provides high speed, reliable connectivity for businesses that have outgrown traditional broadband and are not ready to invest in Fibre to the Premise. EFM uses the latest technologies in fibre to provide a reliable and resilient service.
Voice over IP calls can be very sensitive to two aspects of connectivity performance; latency and jitter. If latency levels are too high, callers can experience echo or hear themselves after they have spoken. This can be disconcerting and contribute to an unacceptable call quality. If jitter is too high, a large number of packets are discarded and this can result in severe degradation of call quality. EFM connections are guaranteed with latency less than 10ms and jitter less than 3ms. These levels mean that call quality is protected.
inclarity offers EFM as a connectivity option for hosted business telephony. Our experts will help you to choose between point-to-point connections or point-to-multipoint ones according to your business needs.