FTTC/FTTP Broadband

In the modern world, a business’s success is determined in a large part by the speed of their internet connection.

Carden Telecoms are experts in providing the maximum bandwidth to our clients, and by installing a dedicated fibre line from your local exchange, you can see incredible boosts to your internet speeds.

What is FTTC and FTTP Broadband?

FTTC and FTTP broadband both use fibreoptic cable to connect your premises to the internet.

The acronym FTTC stands for “fibre to the cabinet” The link from the service provider to the local exchange cabinet is fibreoptic cable in these circumstances, but the “last mile” from the cabinet to your business premises is still made using a standard copper connection. FTTC broadband speeds start at around 30Mbps and can go as high as 80Mbps.

The acronym FTTP stands for “fibre to the premises” and it indicates that the entire FTTP connection is made using fibreoptic cable, from the service provider to the nearest exchange cabinet, and then from the cabinet to your premises. FTTP broadband speeds start at around 50Mbps and can go as high as 1,000Mbps

Leased lines are also available and are yet another form of fibre connection, but these go directly from the ISP’s data centre to your premises without going through a local telephone exchange.

Fibre broadband connections are made from fibreoptic glass. Glass is a more robust data conduit than copper, so data transmission over fibreoptic cabling is extremely dependable. Glass is unaffected by many of the environmental variables that negatively affect copper cable, therefore fibre lines are far less likely to break or degrade over time. Because the core of the cable is made from inert glass, no electric current will travel through it. This means that unlike copper connections, you don’t have to worry about running fibre cable next to industrial equipment because it is resistant to electromagnetic and RF interference. Fibre is a great choice for future-proofing your organisation’s data speeds and ensuring a reliable connection for business-critical services like continuous cloud backups.

The Key Benefits of FTTP/FTTC Connections

  • Higher speeds
  • Highly reliable connection
  • More secure than a copper connection
  • Lower latency
  • Less contested
  • Improved upload/download ratio
  • Resistant to EM interference
  • Highly durable and resistant to the elements

What is a Blended Fibre Solution?

FTTC is a blended broadband solution, where the remaining infrastructure to your office continues to use copper wiring, saving you the expense and disruption of rewiring your entire premises – but offers huge improvements to your connection speeds, with up to 80mbps download and up to 20mbps upload.

The resulting higher bandwidth makes an FTTC connection ideal for VoIP systems, video calling or any business processes that rely heavily on cloud services. FTTC connections also work as an excellent temporary measure while you budget and prepare for a transition to a fully fibre environment.


FTTC is far more resilient in the face of issues such as weather or heavy web traffic and thus is able to consistently provide high-speed data transmission. If your business is struggling with network downtime and other connection issues, a move to fibre optics could be the ideal solution.

Installation and set-up available in most regions within one week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is FTTP more expensive than FTTC?

While an FTTP deal does normally cost more than an FTTC one, the benefit to your business of the increased speed and reliability and the reduced downtime can end up saving you a lot more in the long run.

What is the average internet speed on FTTC?

FTTC connection speeds start at around 30Mbps on the low end and can go up to as high as 80Mbps on the high end. On average, most FTTC broadband connections are around 60Mbps.

What is the average internet speed on FTTP?

FTTP connection speeds start at around 50Mbps on the low end and can go up as to as high as 1,000Mbps (1Gbps) on the high end. On average, most FTTP broadband connections are around 150Mbps.

Are you ready to make the switch to FTTC?

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