What Types of Broadband Are There?

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is an alternative technology launched in 2010 and is still very current. It is slower compared to FTTP as the fibre cables from the local exchange stop at the street cabinet. From here copper cabling is used. This service requires an analogue line this is most common broadband connectivity.

Alternative to fixed broadband service provides internet connectivity by using 4G & 5G connectivity for a quicker and easier installation to get connected and be up and running. 

Alternative to FTTC provides internet connectivity without an analogue telephone line and quicker and easier installation to get connected and be up and running. SoGEA will be the prominent service for the majority of the UK.

Full Fibre is a fibre connection from the exchange into a business or home. It offers higher broadband speeds from 40Mbps to 1Gbps premises in areas that have been enabled for FTTP. The service doesn’t require an analogue telephone line.

What broadband do I need?

Minimum download speeds per device

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are now entertainment staples, and streaming games is becoming popular, too. Is your broadband fast enough for streaming, or are you tired of those buffering times? Find out what speeds you need.

VoIP Calling
0.5 Mbps
Stream Audio & Music
0.5 Mbps
Gaming Xbox Series X or PS5
3 Mbps
Video Calling - Skype and Zoom in HD
3 Mbps
Stream HD - Netflix or Amazon Prime & Others
5 Mbps
Game Streaming - Xbox Cloud Gaming or PlayStation Remote Play
15 Mbps
Stream 4K - Netflix or Amazon Prime & Others
25 Mbps

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