What is FTTC?
FTTC, or Fibre to the Cabinet, is a type of broadband internet connection that combines fibre-optic technology and traditional copper cables to deliver high-speed internet to homes and businesses. In an FTTC setup, fibre-optic cables run from the internet service provider’s (ISP) exchange to a street cabinet located near the user’s premises. From there, the connection is completed using existing copper telephone lines.
The benefits of FTTC
The benefits of FTTC include improved internet speeds and reliability compared to traditional broadband technologies. By bringing fibre optics closer to the end-users, FTTC can offer faster download and upload speeds, making it suitable for bandwidth-intensive activities such as streaming high-definition content, online gaming, and video conferencing. The enhanced performance is particularly beneficial for households with multiple devices connected simultaneously.
Additionally, FTTC is often more cost-effective to deploy than full fibre-optic solutions like FTTP (Fibre to the Premises). The existing copper infrastructure helps reduce installation costs, making FTTC an attractive option for internet service providers and users seeking an upgrade from standard ADSL or cable broadband.
For users who may not have access to full fibre-optic solutions, FTTC represents a valuable middle-ground option, providing a balance between speed, cost, and accessibility.
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