UK Leased Line Providers - EFM
CCS Leeds are UK leased line providers, offering EFM (ethernet first mile) leased lines that provide secure and reliable internet access to your company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with optional reliable back-up solutions in place to ensure your company has constant access and internet break out. EFM offers a symmetrical speed which means that the download and upload speed is exactly the same as opposed to DSL technology and a guaranteed SLA which is a new concept for the SME market.
Our ethernet first mile services are ideal for businesses that require uncontended instant, high-quality internet availability, and are ideal for VoIP services, data and internet traffic for those placing the internet at the forefront of their business.
EFM Lines deliver dedicated uncontended bandwidth and have the same Service Level Agreement (SLA) as a leased line up to 100%, a feature not available on other products such as DSL lines.
What is EFM or Ethernet First Mile?
EFM stands for Ethernet First Mile and is a technology for delivering a fast and reliable internet connection to businesses, available in speeds ranging from 2Mb/s right up to 20Mb/s. With superior service level guarantees to either ADSL or SDSL, EFM offers fully 1:1 contented, synchronous internet access at incredibly fast speeds.
Who needs EFM (Ethernet First Mile)?
Organisations that are reliant on the Internet for their business will benefit from an EFM line. Companies, public bodies or other organisations that require;
Online transactions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support your business model
High availability with speedier access to ecommerce resources, websites and mail servers hosted at your own premises
Low latency connection - Ideal for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other types of time-sensitive traffic
At least 2Mb/s synchronous Internet access to your offices or greater
Symmetrical upload and download speeds for moving large amounts of data
Un contended Internet Access
Up to 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA)
A UK based Helpdesk which is manned 24/7, 365 days a year with pro-active service monitoring and reporting
Diverse Carrier backup options, with seamless automatic failover
As many IP Addresses as required, subject to RIPE guidelines and justification
Fully Managed Cisco hardware with pre-configured replacement in the event of failure
An EFM line connects you directly to our core network and then onto the Internet. This enables your staff to be more efficient and productive
EFM Leased Lines delivers full use of all the Internet bandwidth all of the time, so you won't be sharing it with at least another 20 or 50 companies as is common with ADSL.
How does EFM work?
EFM (Ethernet First Mile) is cutting edge technology which is delivered over BT's 21st Century Network and is primarily aimed at those organisations that would benefit from a leased line type service without the associated costs. Unlike traditional UK leased line providers or Ethernet line services which uses fibre to connect you to your local exchange, CCS Leeds EFM uses bundles of copper pairs which results lower costs and high resilience with a faster installation time. The service is constantly monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by both our own Network Operations Team and the access circuit provider to ensure it is available to you when you need it. Real-Time On-Line reporting via our portal is also provided showing service availability, latency and Utilisation providing confidence in the service and allowing future forecasts to be made. In the unlikely event that the service should fail, automated reporting ensures that you are informed in real time of the progress by either SMS, email or a voice call.
As UK leased line providers, CCS will provide you with a managed Cisco Router and deliver the service to you as Ethernet to connect directly into your firewall or LAN.
EFM - Key Features
EFM Leased lines from 2Mb/s to 20Mb/s
ADSL LLU lines in the UK available to provide resilience
Fully Managed, pre-configured and supported Cisco router supplied with every EFM service including constant monitoring and optional customer alerting with our remote systems
Full on-line reporting of availability, utilisation and latency is included with every CCS Ethernet First Mile service
Connection to our independent, fully resilient, international network
24x7x365 UK Based Pro-active Monitoring and Support
Hardware support contracts available to a guaranteed 4 hour replacement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Provides a fast, reliable and private Internet connection dedicated solely to your organisation
Optionally we offer Cisco IOS NetFlow reporting. This provides a key set of services for IP applications, including network traffic accounting, usage-based network billing, network planning, security, Denial of Service monitoring capabilities, and network monitoring. NetFlow provides valuable information about network users and applications, peak usage times, and traffic routing
Secure internet access, broadband internet line or ADSL lines in the UK, with our firewall service
VPN and remote dial access options for leased line customers
Pricing subject to minimum 12 month contract on leased line EFM Solutions
Discounts available on 2-5 year contracts
Premier UK Leased Line Providers: Fully Managed Service with FREE Cisco Router
All of our EFM services are fully managed and come with free Cisco hardware as part of the package. We will provide you with your own customer portal so that you can easily monitor your service. Additionally we set up alerting as standard so that if there is a problem with the service we always know about it as soon as it happens which means that our 24/7 support staff can be on with resolving any issues as soon as is possible.
The above pricing is based on a 36 month Contract, with annual payment terms and is subject to survey and confirmed carrier costings at the point of order. All pricing will be subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. For a comprehensive quotation, please utilise "Contact Us Online" above, or click here.
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Faster Lead Times Now Available
We are now able to offer the opportunity to expedite the installation lead time for those who need connectivity in a hurry. For a small fee, we can reduce the lead time by up to 10 working days.