Access Services

Corporate Networks are the heartbeat of any business - keeping the workforce connected, providing access to data and ensuring applications are available.



Providing reliable Network access begins with identifying the current and future capacity, security and flexibility requirements of your business. Exponential-e understand this need and the Access Services provide the foundation for all the Connectivity Services we deliver.

A. Ethernet
Ethernet over Copper or Fibre up to 10 Gigabits per second - Symmetrical - Layer 2.


B. Broadband
ADSL or FTTC download up to 80 megabits per second - Asymmetrical - Layer 3.

Ethernet

What is Ethernet?

Ethernet connectivity is a Layer 2 service. Traditionally used to transfer data in the Local Area Network (LAN) its simplicity and scalability now mean it’s extensively used in the Wide Area Network (WAN). Exponential-e Ethernet speeds in the WAN can support a data rate of up to 10 gigabits per second.

Exponential-e WAN Ethernet services deliver uncontended, symmetrical and low latency connectivity to your sites ensuring reliable and consistent performance.

Exponential-e uses many different technologies to deliver Ethernet connectivity;


Ethernet over Fibre

Ethernet over Fibre is a standard fibre-optic tail circuit between the customer site and Exponential-e’s core Network.


Ethernet over Copper

Ethernet over Copper is a copper-based circuit between the customer site and Exponential-e’s core Network. Ethernet over Copper can be delivered as Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) which bonds up to 8 copper pairs between the customer site and the local exchange.


Ethernet over Fibre or Copper - Cross Connect

The Cross Connect is a standard fibre-optic or CAT-5 copper cross-connect between the customer rack and Exponential-e’s cabinet.

Broadband

Broadband connectivity is a Layer 3 service. Broadband’s ubiquitous nature makes it an ideal method to connect smaller sites and provide back up to larger sites. Exponential-e Broadband services deliver flexibile, asymmetrical services in a cost efficient manner ensuring performance and reliability to your large and small sites.

Exponential-e uses many different broadband technologies to deliver Broadband connectivity;


ADSL

A private Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) over a copper pair to a secure access gateway on Exponential-e’s core network. This is an asymmetric access mechanism, providing higher download speeds than upload.

Depending on the customer’s requirements we can deliver ADSL as either ADSL Max (Up to 8 Mbps download and 488 Kbps upload) or ADSL 2+ (Up to 24 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload).


FTTC

A private Very High Speed Digital Line (VDSL) over a copper pair between the customer site and the local cabinet. Fibre circuits will be used to connect the local cabinet to Exponential-e’s core network. This is an asymmetric access mechanism, providing higher download speeds than upload (Up to 80 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload).


Generic Ethernet Access (GEA)

GEA is an Ethernet service based on FTTC providing symmetrical data connectivity of upto 20M/bs. GEA is perfect for users who want a reliable, SLA backed service to allow them to run their businesses.

Comparison Summary

To guide you further on Copper based connectivity please refer to our simple guide below that will help you pick the most suitable connectivity method for your business.

Product Price Delivered Symmetrical Contended SLA QoS OLO Timelines
DSL Low Copper No Yes Low No 7-10 days*
FTTC Low Fibre / Copper No Yes Low No 7-10 days*
GEA Medium Fibre / Copper Yes No Good Yes** 10-15 days*
EFM High Bonded Copper Yes No Strong Yes 30 days

*PSTN line required. **Limited QoS Profile from Exponential-e.

Comparison Summary

To guide you further on Copper based connectivity please refer to our simple guide below that will help you pick the most suitable connectivity method for your business.

DSL FTTC GEA EFM
Price
Low Low Medium High
Delivered
Copper Fibre / Copper Fibre / Copper Bonded Copper
Symmetrical
No No Yes Yes
Contended
Yes Yes No No
SLA
Low Low Good Strong
QoS
No No Yes** Yes
OLO Timelines
7-10 days* 7-10 days* 10-15 days* 30 days

*PSTN line required. **Limited QoS Profile from Exponential-e.

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