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Utilitrack Telecoms - Fibre to the Cabinet network (FTTC)

Enterprise level connectivity without the enterprise price tag

Utilitrack Telecom's FTTC utilises the 21st Century Network (21CN) being deployed by all major carriers across the UK. FTTC is an access technology that provides an improved solution to existing broadband technologies such as ADSL. FTTC can be deployed as an alternative to broadband e.g. to connect home workers or to extend a business WAN.

Broadband services have been traditionally delivered via copper from the local exchange, through local cabinets then onto customer premises. As the name suggests, FTTC is delivered exclusively through directly connected fibre to the cabinet, putting businesses much closer to exchange-level connectivity and therefore faster speeds.

FTTC offers many advantages over other broadband services, including both a higher bandwidth and a more affordable price. Businesses previously excluded from high bandwidth services such as leased lines or fibre installations due to budget restrictions, can now utilise FTTC as a cost effective network access solution.


Utilitrack Telecoms FTTC 10Mb
* Up to 40Mb/s downstream
* Up to 10Mb/s upstream

Features summary
* Up to 40Mb/s downstream
* Up to 10Mb/s upstream
* Up to 200GB allowance
* Up to 8 static IP addresses

Benefits summary
* Significantly increased upstream
* Increased downstream
* Improved throughputs

Utilitrack Telecoms - Is your network ready?

As most of us are aware today's business world relies on the heavy use of voice and data communications to make things happen and let's face it without such resources we wouldn't have a business! The market is continuously and relentlessly evolving putting pressure on all of us to make sure we can cope with supplier and customer demands. We can of course choose to ignore these changes and trends (not the best move) or we can make the right decisions and keep ourselves ahead of the game.

The question to ask is not "is my network coping ok with current demands?" it is asking "is my network ready for the future?" and be willing and adequately informed to answer both truthfully and with accuracy! If the predictions are correct we can expect to see an increase in bandwidth heavy applications taking control. VoIP, video conferencing and cloud applications are all part of this list and set to make a stand. The critical point is that all of these applications can have a very positive impact on how we conduct our business e.g. speed sometime needed to make decisions, engaging new customers, cost of travelling, impact on carbon emissions etc.

Now some of you may be able to laugh in the face of these evolving technologies with a network capable of supporting NASA............ however most won't. This should not be a fear because now is the right time to take a step back and analyse what needs addressing in order to support your business through these exciting changes. I think the point we all need to understand is that with the correct guidance small changes made now can have a significant impact when the time calls, and for those with an agenda to grow business, the time will inevitably call.

Another thing to consider is how easy it is to identify what you may or may not need?

For those of us with a "finger on the pulse" in the IT and Telecoms world it maybe a relatively easy task, however lets understand that many businesses will need guidance to understand and make the journey whatever the path ahead might hold.

So against this background I encourage everyone to ask, "Is my network ready for the future"? If the answer is either no or I am not sure then my advice would be to take a step towards finding out and to making sure your network doesn't fail you.