EFM – Ethernet in the First Mile

EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile) is the latest data service to provide Internet connectivity over standard telephone wiring. Providing an un-contended symmetric service from 2 Mb/s up to 20 Mb/s, the exact speed depends on distance from the nearest EFM enabled exchange.

Ethernet First Mile is a set of additional specifications, allowing users to run the Ethernet protocol over previously unsupported media, such as single pairs of telephone wiring and single strands of single-mode fibre (SMF).

The EFM data service is a serious contender for leased lines as they can use normal analogue pairs that are typically already in place for analogue voice lines. As such EFM leased lines are usually quicker to install and pose less of a threat for any excess installation charges.

Key Features

TalkTalk Business EFM:
• Uses standard analogue pairs
• In-built resilience with multiple bonded pairs
• Dedicated un-contended bandwidth
• 99.9% uptime guarantee
• Available throughout the UK from over 1,800 exchanges (TalkTalk EFM) 2 Mb/s to 20 Mb/s bandwidth available

Contact us for a TalkTalk Business EFM Quote and Availability Check

Why choose EFM?

EFM leased lines are great for companies that wish to upgrade from business ADSL or SDSL without the huge cost associated with a fibre leased line. EFM is great for voice over IP, as well as for companies hosting internal services such as web servers, VPNs and Terminal Services. EFM can also provide the same leased line reliability and service guarantees for a significantly lower investment.

More information

To find out more about EFM leased lines, EFM availability, EFM pricing and EFM features, please contact us on 01344 668014.