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Business Fibre Optic

The technology you need for fast internet and high-performance WiFi access

Fibre optic can transmit data at the speed of light and provide for very large bandwidth. The quality of the Internet connection represents real challenges for both customer satisfaction and employee productivity at a time when video streaming and overall bandwidth usage are on the rise, year on year. Fibre leased line provides consistent, fast and reliable connectivity for businesses that require a high-quality internet connection.

Why you should choose a business grade fibre leased lines

Let's compare together Wifirst fibre leased line and other internet access technologies.

ADSL/VDSL

High speed internet access 
  • The basic Internet subscription for a majority of private homes
  • Very limited throughput compared to fibre optic offers
  • No bandwidth guaranty, poor SLA, Asymmetrical speed

FTTC Fibre

Very high speed accessible to all
  • An offer for private homes and small businesses
  • A fibre and internet connection shared by several subscribers
  • No or limited bandwidth guaranty (low performance during peak hours)
  • Asymmetrical speed (download much higher than the upload)

Generalisation of the Fibre
Leased Lines

The Fibre Leased Line is a dedicated internet connection created to serve your organisation exclusively. Because you never share your connection, you will enjoy super-fast connectivity 24/7 – including at peak times. With guaranteed symmetric speeds, meaning that your upload and download speeds are identical. We pair our fibre leased lines services with industry-leading support, as we know how important it is that your business and customers stays connected.

A dedicated fibre at the best price

Wifirst's Fibre Leased Line offering includes, among other things, personalized support for customers with a dedicated project manager, the installation of equipment by an authorized technician or the provision of public IPv4 addresses. Our engagements :

  • Guaranteed throughput and provision of internet access
  • Service availability rate per year : 99.9%
  • Guaranteed Time to Restore : 4 hours
  • Supervision of the service : 24/7

Frequently asked questions

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions
by our customers and prospects on fibre optic

Why Wifirst recommends the use of fibre
leased line ?

When eligibility allows, Fibre Leased Line provide consistent, fast and reliable connectivity for businesses that require a high-quality internet connection.

What if my site is not eligible for optic fibre ?

In most of the UK, it is possible to get high-capacity leased lines (100Mbps, 1Gbps, 10Gbps), at a cost. In rare occasion, if fibre leased line cannot be delivered to site or if the price is far too expensive, Wifirst will work with you to identify adequate alternate service or solution.

Why is fibre lease line more expensive than fibre broadband ?

Contrary to fibre broadband, the Fibre Leased Line is a dedicated internet connection created to serve your organisation exclusively, hence why more expensive than FTTC.

Can Wifirst use my existing internet connection ?

Yes. We will require 1 static public IP address from your ISP. Wifirst will not be responsible for the service, support and escalation provided by your ISP.

 

What are the advantages of a symmetrical speed
?

Traditional Internet access offers usually consist of a much higher download speed than upload. However, for some uses, a symmetrical high speed is needed. This is particularly the case for videoconferencing, IP telephony, cloud computing and any other application requiring the sending of data.

What is the difference between a dedicated fibre and a shared fibre?

Fibre Leased Line is a dedicated internet connection created to serve your organisation exclusively. Because you never share your connection, you will enjoy super-fast connectivity 24/7 – including at peak times.

Is the experience of WiFi user dependent on the type of internet connectivity?

Yes, a WiFi infrastructure can be optimal but user experience will still depend on internet line throughput. Thus, limited line speed will always be the biggest drag on quality WiFi service when many concurrent devices are connected or during peak times usage.