F One Converged Ethernet

F One Converged Ethernet

Converged Ethernet is F One's premium service for businesses demanding high availability and high capacity. It is provided as a dedicated, up to 1Gbps connection with the option to converge data and voice on to one network. A fully managed and monitored service, it is backed by F One's exacting SLAs, giving you peace of mind and leaving you free to concentrate on your business.

Three service options are available: fibre optic ethernet, Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) or Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC):

  • High speed internet access
  • IP telephony
  • Converged IP telephony and internet access
How does it work?

Customers connect to our extensive next generation network. Our network is designed to deliver dedicated, low latency and high availability services, with full resilience.

Businesses of all sizes choose to use F One data services to meet a variety of needs. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Meeting the huge increases seen in bandwidth demand
  • Providing voice and data convergence to deliver cost savings and additional functionality
  • Giving the business the right platform for cloud based services
  • Providing end-to-end delivery of large-scale IP telephony deployments where ISDN is too expensive and inflexible
  • Giving businesses with limited budgets the benefits of ethernet using affordable Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) and non-fibre Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)
  • Offering a fast, reliable replacement service for businesses running legacy connectivity like SDSL, Bonded xDSL or leased lines
The benefits of Converged Ethernet
High capacity and flexible connectivity

Up to 1Gbps dedicated bandwidth. Start small and upgrade later

Dedicated and uncontended bandwidth

The high availability and low latency service provided by our next generation network makes this the ideal connectivity for cloud-based services

Voice and data convergence

Not only do you benefit from the significant cost savings of consolidating your voice and data to one connection, but also by buying with complete confidence from the market leader in IP telephony

24/7 monitoring and helpdesk

Services are monitored and supported 24/7 ensuring consistency of performance and immediate resonse to issues

Managed Cisco router

We manage the router on your premises to keep it running at peak performance

Service Level Agreement

Our comprehensive SLAs cover delivery, performance, availability and time to fix, giving you peace of mind and leaving you free to run your business.

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Ethernet

Provides small businesses with all the benefits of Ethernet, affordably

Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)

Cost effective option where other technologies are either unaffordable or unavailable, without compromising quality or service levels

Hot topics
Is it expensive to install?

No, we've structured our pricing so that no capital outlay is required on three or five year contract terms; ethernet is suitable for any size of organisation looking for fast and reliable connectivity.

How long does it take to install?

Installation times vary based on technology type. FTTC Ethernet (Fibre to the Cabinet) can be delivered over an existing phone line in as little as 20 working days. EFM (Ethernet First Mile) can be delivered over multiple resilient copper pairs in 30 working days and our high speed, scalable Fibre Ethernet in 60 working days.

Can I use existing fibre installed at the premise?

All quotations assume existing fibre is present and available for use as per the industry standard. A site survey will still have to be carried out to ascertain whether the correct fibre is present and available for use. This can only be determined following the submission of an order.

Is it secure?

F One Ethernet is inherently secure because it operates as a point-to-point service over a dedicated network infrastructure. However, if a connection is provided to the internet, additional security services such as firewalls will need to be implemented. Providing said security is the responsibility of the reseller. Our free CallGuard management services available through Horizon and F One SIP Trunks protect you and your customers from fraudulent activity from endpoints that have fallen victim to hacking or excessive unauthorised call spends.

My business issues

Here are just some of the current business issues we encounter with our customers where we can really help.

We want to run mission-critical, time-sensitive applications

When it comes to operating time-sensitive applications such as voice or video over your connectivity, reliability and high levels of availability are critical factors when choosing a suitable service. Our Converged Ethernet services carry both voice and data where voice traffic is marked with end to end quality of service (QoS) ensuring that your voice service runs smoothly and without interruption.

We are deploying a large-scale IP telephony solution

For large voice deployments, using multiple ISDN30 circuits is no longer the ideal solution. SIP trunking offers significant cost savings, flexibility and resilience over and above ISDN30, but it needs the right underlying connectivity. F One Converged Ethernet, when combined with SIP trunking or hosted IP telephony gives an unrivalled end-to-end service that larger businesses can rely on.

We are looking to adopt cloud based services

Organisations of all sizes are already in the cloud (IP telephony, hosted applications like SharePoint or Salesforce and even remotely backing up individual PCs). But as this trend increases, so does the need for high-performance, reliable and fast connections. Our family of ethernet services provides businesses with this essential foundation.

Can we run services from our data centre to customers?

Cloud services and network virtualisation continue to aid ethernet growth with the expanding data centre market expected to be an ethernet traffic driver for years to come. F One Converged Ethernet provides you with the reliable underlying technology as the enabler for you to add your own service wrap, straight out of your data centre.

Consolidate services and save money

Whether an office has multiple ISDN2 channels with SDSL, or ISDN30 and a leased line, substantial cost savings can be made by consolidating internet and voice into one high-performance and highly-available connection, which is managed and monitored 24/7 by a single, fully-accountable supplier.