Fibre to the Cabinet

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Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is already within reach of more than 17 million homes and businesses across the UK and rollout continues at a rapid pace. We expect to increase this figure to 19 million by spring 2014.

Benefits for you

  • Speed. Fibre broadband is up to 10 times faster than copper broadband. That means faster uploads and downloads, as well as the ability to run next generation applications, such as IP Voice Services and video streaming.

  • Selling power. FTTC dramatically enhances the Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) offering, creating a much stronger selling proposition for end users.

  • Low risk. WBC FTTC is designed to offer you easy access to the high-speed broadband market with no investment in infrastructure or equipment.

  • Reassurance. We're a world leader in communications technology. We're investing heavily in our network to make sure you have access to next generation services that are reliable and future proofed.

Benefits for your SME customers

  • Upload photos, video files or complex graphics to the internet in seconds.

  • Use more cloud computing resources, reducing hardware and software capital expenditure.

  • Enjoy higher quality voice and video calls over the internet.

  • Employees and customers can send and receive large files easily.

  • Less waiting time for complex web pages to download.

  • Improve your company's web presence to capture customers online.

Benefits for your corporate customers

  • Surf, upload or download data very rapidly, even when several users are on the same connection.

  • Carry out bandwidth-hungry tasks simultaneously, such as watching an online HD broadcast while someone else works on a complex graphic or video project.

  • Voice-enable your website allowing your customers to access information via phone rather than computer screen.

  • Integrate in-house voice and data networks, enabling improved information sharing and better customer service.

  • Be prepared for the future – fibre broadband enables businesses to cope with the constantly rising volumes of video and content.

Benefits for home workers and high-bandwidth users

  • Better, easier access to cloud based services and virtual office connectivity.

  • Employees can work more easily remotely, improving their work life balance while saving time and reducing carbon emissions.

  • Higher capacity for rich media, large complex files and online business processes.

  • Stable, reliable and faster connections for all devices connected to the internet in the same home.

Benefits for home users

  • Upload photos and videos onto the internet in seconds.

  • Download music tracks in seconds, a whole album in 30 seconds or a feature-length HD movie in ten minutes.

  • Improved viewing of streaming video sites and the experience of watching a film on a computer is dramatically improved.

  • Improved gaming experiences.

Key facts

  • We're investing £2.5 billion to bring fibre broadband to two-thirds of the UK by 2015. A major part of this investment is focused on further enabling access to FTTC.

  • A single WBC bandwidth supports changing copper/fibre ratios, so there's no significant impact on your end-to-end costs.

  • For existing customers with Wholesale Broadband Connect or Wholesale Broadband Managed Connect ADSL2+ there is no investment required to sell FTTC services.