FTTP vs Ethernet

FTTP vs Ethernet
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FTTP vs Ethernet: What is best for your business?


Lancashire, UK – 2023

FTTP and Ethernet both differ in many ways, lets start by defining each. 

What is FTTP?

FTTP is the technology that employs fibre cables straight to the premises and is the foundation of future connectivity and broadband. High-speed connectivity can be directly delivered from the exchange to your company location via FTTP, which makes use of fibre-optic cables.

With up to 1 GB of download bandwidth and 114 MB of upload capacity, FTTP ensures lightning-fast data transfers and uninterrupted business operations.

It is very quick and simple to order FTTP using our Nexus Portal. The FTTP network is expanding quickly; at the moment, 52% of the UK is connected. Compared to conventional copper-based broadband, it has lower latency, is less prone to failure, and is more reliable.

With the use of shared broadband technology, FTTP provides consumers with a fast, dependable, and reasonably priced connection.

What is Ethernet?

Since Ethernet was first created with businesses in mind, it offers dedicated broadband services with synchronous speeds and guaranteed bandwidth.

Frequently referred to as a leased line, fibre Ethernet provides uncontested high-speed access with speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps. Ethernet also has significantly better availability and is available nationwide.

FTTP vs Ethernet

So which is best for your business?

Because you are sharing bandwidth with others, FTTP is frequently less expensive than Ethernet. However, this comes at the expense of losing the guaranteed maximum speeds that come with an Ethernet (leased line) connection. While FTTP is just as stable as a fiber-based Ethernet connection, it’s not a accessible in terms of its availability. Though there is a lot of effort being put towards increasing its availability, it is not yet nationwide.

When broken down into sectors, we can see that FTTP will best suit retail businesses, hospitality such as pubs and residential. Ethernet would be most suitable for businesses with higher data demand such as multi-site businesses and healthcare. Evolve are able to equip your business with the right solution and the right level of connectivity that your business needs. 

Evolve Managed Network

With a variety of dependable and effective carrier partners around the UK, Evolve can assist your company in making the transition to Full Fibre via FTTP or Leased Line. This means that Evolve is not limited to the Openreach’s network. With initiatives like Digital Greenwich Connect and the Liverpool City Region project, among others, ITS Technology one of Evolve’s connectivity partners is laying the groundwork for a more fully fibered nation.


About Evolve Business Group and Evolve

Evolve Business Group is an independently owned company that specialises in providing end-to-end IT and managed network solutions to a range of businesses. Evolve Managed Network solutions are helping businesses to reduce costs and simplify the management of services and give business owners and their teams more time to do what they do best.

Founded in 2005, it has worked with a variety of clients across different industries around the world, building a team of highly experienced specialists to help create effective and efficient packages using any combination of different offerings. It keeps a range of cross-sector networks protected and connected.

Explore Evolve’s website to find out more about how their Managed Network Solutions can help your business stay secure.


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