Ethernet - EFM | CT Wholesale

Ethernet - EFM

Tough, reliable, high speed business internet connection

Ideal for businesses that have a high level of internet usage and for whom internet connection is vital but don’t want the cost and commitment of a full fibre leased line.

It delivers the identical upload and download speeds today’s businesses need to support VoIP, hosted solutions and large files.

End user benefits

No digging

Because EFM uses copper lines that are already in the ground, there is no costly digging up that may need to be done to install a leased line

Save money

EFM is up to 45% cheaper than our standard leased line service

Faster installation time

We can get connection in around half the time it takes for other leased lines

EFM bridges a gap

Between Broadband (ADSL or Fibre) & Leased Lines (dedicated fibre connection to the premises). Because EFM offers a 6 hour Guaranteed fix service level

Flexible upload and download speeds

Adapted to your very own traffic profile

Uncontended internet access

A dedicated line just for your business

Why Choose CT Wholesale's Ethernet?

Inter-connected directly with the two major Tier 1 carriers for Ethernet services in the UK, BT Wholesale and TalkTalk Business. Allowing resellers to choose the service at most competitive price

Ability to choose multiple carriers and technologies into one location with one IP range for complete redundancy and disaster recovery

Supplied via our own UK wide data centres to ensure a secure and resilient backbone to any internet connection

UK based service desk for continuous monitoring and support 24/7 by our qualified engineers

Free SiP channels included with any Ethernet service

Manage all your support requests online via our partner portal

Key Features

Bandwidths available from 2Mbps to 20Mbps in 2 or 4 pair circuit types

99.99% Service Level Agreement with 6 hour guaranteed fault resolution as standard

Choose your IP range, carrier, contract length, speed, router and installation type

Unlimited usage on all our connections

Cisco managed router as standard

MPLS (multi-site) compatible connectivity via our IPVN service


1. What are the differences between an EFM circuit and a Leased Line?
There are three key differences to these two connection types. Firstly the speed of an EFM circuit is usually slower and depends on the distance of your copper phone line from the exchange. When a quotation is provided we quote a guaranteed minimum speed and an expected (indicative) speed.

Secondly the cost of an EFM circuit will be less than a leased line, so if you only want up to 20Mbps with an SLA, EFM could be a better choice. Lastly the speed of installation on EFM is usually twice as fast because it uses existing copper lines and does not require a dedicated fibre connection

2. Can I upgrade the EFM circuit speed?
Unlike Leased Lines, EFM circuits have a fixed speed which can´t be upgraded or downgraded. If you need to plan for additional capacity then you should choose a Leased Line.

3. Are there ECC’s on an Ethernet circuit?
No. Installation costs are fixed and provided at point of quotation.

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