We guarantee the speed of our EFM
Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) provides fast, reliable Internet connectivity for businesses that have outgrown ADSL but find fibre leased lines too expensive or time consuming to install.
EFM delivers a similar service to a leased line, in that it has no contention and offers a fixed speed connection in both directions. The connection is delivered to the customer as a simple Ethernet (RJ45) port.
Instead of running over more expensive fibre optic connections, EFM is delivered over multiple pairs of copper cabling from the exchange. So the cost just depends on the number of pairs required.
6 and 8 pair EFM options are also available – delivered using BT Wholesale circuits – with limited availability.
|Guaranteed speed||2-6 Mbps||3-12 Mbps|
|Contract||12 or 36 months||12 or 36 months|
Like ADSL, the speed an EFM circuit will run at will depend on your distance from the exchange. However, with EFM we can guarantee the minimum speed you will receive. In our trials, we found that most customers receive a faster speed service than we can guarantee.
EFM is also a symmetrical service – meaning the upload and download speed are the same. This is great if you are making Internet Telephony calls, using video, or sending / uploading large files to the Internet
|Distance from local exchange||EFM 2 Pair||EFM 4 Pair|
|0 - 100m||10Mb||20Mb|
|200m - 500m||8Mb||16Mb|
|600m - 800m||7Mb||15Mb|
|900m - 1100m||7Mb||14Mb|
|1200m - 2100m||6Mb||14Mb|
|2200m - 2300m||6Mb||13Mb|
|2600m - 2700m||5Mb||11Mb|
|2800m - 2900m||4Mb||10Mb|
|3000m - 3100m||4Mb||9Mb|
|3500m - 3600m||-||6Mb|
EFM is typically faster to install than fibre leased lines, as it uses existing copper wires. It often takes half the time.
The cost of copper EFM is often significantly less than a fibre leased line.
EFM can support VoIP calls, IP VPNs and hosted cloud services.
Unlike asymmetrical services, upload speeds match download speeds with EFM.
Use it for point-to-point, any-to-any connectivity, or a combination of the two.
hSo:wholesale can guarantee your minimum speed for EFM.