20 Jan IT jargon explained: what is FTTC?
FTTC stands for Fibre to the Cabinet. It’s one of the ways in which next-generation fibre optic broadband is being delivered to homes and businesses throughout the UK.
It is done by running fibre optic cables from the telephone exchange or distribution point to the street cabinets (you know the green boxes you see on street corners) which then connect to a standard phone line.
The benefits of FTTC
Although it isn’t quite as fast as FTTP (fibre to the premises where the fibre optic cable runs directly in to the home or business premises), FTTC provides broadband which is significantly faster than standard ADSL. This is because fibre optic cables are able to carry much more data than copper cables particularly over distances making it an effective approach to increasing available speeds.
It’s also a relatively cost effective approach and has been increasingly popular with commercial clients looking to increase broadband speeds for their workforce without committing to other higher cost options.
Think it might be the right approach for your organisation? Get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.