Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Yellowhammer Filmmakers of NE Alabama
Advertise Here

From Technology - Computer Networks

Brought to you by Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.

Eating for Health

Ethernet First Mile (EFM) or Bonded ADSL Broadband

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:48:46 EST

Endrick IT, leased line providers, Glasgow Scotland UK help business owners make the correct choice when deciding on the internet connectivity product that meets their needs

Installation Lead Time

Ethernet First Mile (EFM) and Bonded ADSL (Bonded Broadband) both use existing copper wire technology, this allows for quicker installation compared with copper or fibre leased lines.  If copper wire currently exists from the local POP to the point of install, then businesses could have either one of these technologies installed within three to five weeks on average.  However, bonding existing ADSL services can be provisioned and installed within hours.

Internet Connection Speeds

Bonded ADSL offers speeds of up to 100Mbps downstream and up to 10Mbps upstream, less approximately 2% average overheads. This speed however, is completely determined by each individual ADSL line applied to the bonded circuit. EFM on the other hand offers fixed speeds from 1Mbps to 20Mbps. Therefore, if businesses purchase a 10Mbps EFM circuit, they will receive a guaranteed bandwidth of 10Mbps symmetric upstream/downstream at all times.

Manageability

EFM requires very little to nothing in the way of management. Bonded ADSL requires more dedicated management; the aggregated line speeds require rebalancing throughout the day in order to establish optimum speeds. This also results in loss of speed during the rebalancing process.

Availability

EFM may not be available in all areas of Scotland and the UK whereas Bonded ADSL only requires active ADSL or ADSL+ services to bond to.

Resilience & Reliability

Bonded ADSL can utilise up to 8 lines, or even more depending on the ISP supplying the service. Businesses can also subscribe to different ISPs per individual ADSL line, allowing for greater resilience in the event on or more of the services should fail. EFM on the other hand can only be judged on its impeccable reliability record.

Cost

EFM monthly fees can be considerably lower than some ADSL bonding services especially when business owners add the total cost involved i.e. phone lines, ADSL service, bonding fees and management costs.
 
 
Summary

Typically Bonded ADSL can be more expensive than Ethernet in the First Mile, but may be the only option available to businesses in their area. If an immediate bandwidth increase is required to stabilise workforce's internet speed requirements, then bonding broadband will probably be the answer.  Bonded ADSL will require daily performance management, so be prepared for some 'extra skills' requirements.  EFM delivers true bandwidth speeds and remains constant at all times.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Three Simple Ways to Trim Monthly Expenses

You can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future.

Time and Money-Saving Holiday Gift Ideas

The savings experts at Dollar General have a few gift ideas that are easy and fun to get you in the

Delight the Five Senses this Holiday Season

Turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses.

Super Simple Tips to Manage and Help Prevent Diabetes

It’s no surprise that diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Sunny King Ford

We offer new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers online at www.sunnykingford.com. Call 256-831-5300.

Valley Heating and Cooling

It's hard to stop a Trane. Your local heating and cooling company. Located in Saks at 521 Post Oak Road. Call us at 256-820-3369.

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001

Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.

Sunny King Honda

Come in for special pricing and financing. Special APR as low as 0.9%. 2580 US Highway 78 East, Anniston. 256-343-4216. www.SunnyKingHonda.com.