UK-based colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications provider C4L has announced it has joined forces with TalkTalk Business to roll out new and improved Ethernet over Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (EoFTTC). The technology, which is a new product designed by TalkTalk specifically for business users, is said to be a business-grade zero contention 20Mbps symmetrical service with the capacity to burst to 80Mbps inbound. According to C4L, the collaboration with TalkTalk will allow for a wider availability of EoFTTC, with the product touted as being ideal for those companies that do not want the expense of lead times for a full leased line, or are seeking a leased line failover circuit. In addition, it has been confirmed that the EoFTTC service is also Connection Voucher eligible, meaning the install costs can be covered by the government scheme.
Commenting on the development, Matt Hawkins, C4L’s chairman and founder, said: ‘EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile) continues to be a solid connectivity option and will continue to be widely used, however the foresight is that this may be the beginning of the end of EFM as EoFTTC provides higher performance at a lower cost where it is available. By TalkTalk partnering with a forward thinking business like C4L who are enabling this in more and more locations on our coreTX network, this may happen sooner than later.’ Meanwhile, Alex Tempest, Director of Partners at TalkTalk Business, added: ‘We are determined to make Britain’s businesses better off by delivering cutting-edge technology coupled with great customer service at market-leading prices. We’re excited to be able to roll out EoFTTC with C4L and we believe that it will give their customers unbeatable connectivity and flexibility.’