What is FTTP? – Fibre to the Premises

What is FTTP aka Fibre to the Premises

FTTP stands for Fibre to the Premises.

Fibre to the premises is a connectivity technology that is based on fibre optic cable being in place all the way from the local telephone exchange to the business location. FTTP is up to 40 times faster than copper based broadband.

What speeds does FTTP offer

Product Downstream in mbps (upto) Upstream in mbps (upto)
FTTC 330/30 330 30

What equipment do I need

To take advantage of FTTP the end user will need an ethernet router to manage the connection. The connection is delivered via standard ethernet presentation.

How many voip users can I have on a FTTP Connection

Product Downstream in mbps (upto) Upstream in mbps (upto) Upstream in mbps (upto)
FTTC 330/30 330 30 50+ (dependant on the actual speed achieved)

How long does it take to install a FTTP Connection

The current lead time for an FTTC connection is 14 working days. According to the latest updates from BT Openreach, FTTC/P will be available to 66% of the UK population in 2014.

What else do I need

End users should be aware that the installation of FTTP can be subject to survey by BT Openreach engineers and that in certain cases excess installation charges may apply.

Is there a download cap on data with FTTP

This is dependant on your Internet Service Provider. The variety of packages available will go from light usage at around 10Gb per month downloaded to unlimited usage.

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