Alternative copper and fibre products
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is the fastest and most resilient all-fibre
product with broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps download and 220Mbps
upload and can be purchased on its own.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is a form of fibre optic communication
delivery in which the optical fibre runs all the way from the exchange
to the street cabinet and uses the existing copper network to reach
the home or office. The remaining part of the access network from
the cabinet to the customer is usually copper wire but could use other
technologies such as wireless.
Single Order G.Fast (SOGFast) is a cutting-edge technology that
delivers ultrafast speeds over existing copper lines of up to 330Mbps
through a single order variant which forms part of the Openreach
developing product portfolio.
Single Order GEA (SOGEA) Delivering superfast in a single order,
speeds of up to 80Mbps will offer similar connectivity to FTTC without
the need for an underlying Voice Access product. Download our SOGEA guide >>
Single Order Transitional Access Product (SOTAP) Supporting
non-fibre areas with speeds of up to 17Mbps. This is a new product
that will deliver a copper path between your premises and the SOTAP
communication provider’s (CP) exchange infrastructure, over which the
SOTAP CP can provide broadband and IP Voice services. This is different
from a Metallic Path Facility (MPF) because it facilitates the use of
existing exchange infrastructure which currently supports LLU SMPF
and therefore provides a better experience when migrating away from
WLR products (with or without SMPF).
Ethernet offers a wide choice of high bandwidth, permanentlyconnected point-to-point services designed to help CPs extend their own
networks and deliver a range of high-quality services to their customers.
The Ethernet fibre network that underpins them offers unrivalled
geographic coverage of the UK, embracing many out-of-town locations
where manufacturing takes place and where many data centres of the
future will be located.