Ethernet First Mile
Ethernet in the First Mile, or EFM connectivity as it more commonly known, is a highly resilient and uncontended Ethernet Service.
The service is a cost-effective middle ground between Fibre to the Cabinet Broadband and Fibre Ethernet Leased Lines making it an ideal solution for those who require business critical connectivity but cannot afford a high monthly outlay.
The line is not shared with anyone else, meaning that users will not suffer from any contention issues at peak periods and also offers guaranteed symmetrical speeds of up to 20Mbs.
A further crucial element to EFM is that it supported by stringent Service Level Agreements, ensuring that any outages are quickly resolved.
As with all our connectivity services, EFM from Stream Networks can be used for Direct Internet Access or alternatively incorporated into a private MPLS or IP VPN network, providing businesses with flexible access technology.
Who should use EFM connectivity?
EFM connectivity is for the businesses who recognise that having a stable and resilient internet connection is crucial to the success of their business.
How does EFM work?
Ethernet First Mile ties pairs of copper wiring together, and comes in 2 and 4 pair variants to deliver synchronous bandwidth speeds of up to 20Mbs. The copper wire runs directly to a business’s premise from the telephone exchange.
• Why is my guaranteed speed up to 20Mbs and not definitively 20Mbs?
EFM uses existing copper wiring meaning that the speed you receive will be dependant on proximity to the nearest exchange and the quality of the wiring. We will factor all of this and give you a speed that we can guarantee you will receive.
• What are the Service Level Agreements for EFM?
We offer a high level of SLA’s for all our EFM services including a guaranteed fix time of six hours.
Smart Ethernet First Mile Benefits
Smart Support Benefits
100% UK Coverage over 2 million uk post codes
Free Managed Router
Free DDoS Protection via our SDN portal
IPv4 and IPv6 Address Space
Fast Install Times
Build WAN's easily with our SD-WAN Cloud Firewall
Manage your network via our CASCADE portal
100% Up time Guarantee SLA with our failover service
24x7x365 Proactive Network Monitoring (we call you)
24x7x365 UK Support
6 Hour Fix SLA
10Ms Response time to our core
LINX & LONAP Peering
Fast World Wide Transit
Direct BGP SIP Peering
Further Information nn our SMART Ethernet First Mile Connectivity
Our Smart connectivity includes Free DDoS protection and a Cloud Firewall hosted in our High Availability Cloud Infrastructure built in to the core of our network.
DDoS Attacks are filtered up to 1Tbps.
All connections, hardware and protection from one supplier..
Hosted on the same network and supported 24x7x365.
TYPES OF DDOS ATTACKS THAT ARE FILTERED:
IP non-existing protocol attacks ICMP & IGMP attacks; ICMP Flood, SMark, Smurf Attack, IGMP Flood
HTTP attacks; Slowloris, RUDY, HTTP Object Request Flood
TCP attacks/floods; SYN, SYN-ACK, ACK, FIN, RST, TCP EXE, TCT NULL
Fake Session UDP attacks; Fraggle, DNS query, DNS Amplification, SNMPv2, NetBIOS, SDP, CharGEN, BitTorrent
Stream Protocol Fragment attacks such as mangled IP fragments with overlapping and oversized payloads to target the machines.
Stream Networks provide Smart dedicated project managers to get you connected fast.
90% of our circuits are delivered within 35 working days.
Free installation provided on 3 year contracts
Live order updates are provided by our portal CASCADE
Our network has been built for Software Define Networking so you can make the most out of your Ethernet First Mile service.
Manage your own IP addressing
Implement your own Bandwidth management (QoS) of key traffic
Build wide area networks with ease, adding in additional sites, creating a private network
Contact our pre sales technical team on 01635 884170 for further information.
Stream Networks provide Smart Support on our Ethernet First Mile Services.
From our NOC in Newbury our UK based support team monitor and manage your network 24x7x365 providing proactive notifications should we see an issue affecting your EFM services.
From monitoring of bandwidth statistics, to ping and jitter response times, DDoS protection stats to Netflow monitoring, all of our monitoring tools are also available via our self service management portal CASCADE.
Give us a test and call our support team on 01635884171 - no auto attendant - no voice mail - straight through to a qualified network technician 24x7x7x365 or contact us to test drive CASCADE.
Stream Networks implement a smart peering policy connecting to all the major peering providers. This enable us to connect our customers over the shortest paths directly to all the major cloud services
Just a small example of our direct peering
Please contact our network team on 01635 884171 for a full list of peering, or talk to one of our consultants on 01635 884170 to discuss your specific requirements
Stream Networks Smart Service Level agreements on Fibre Ethernet Leased Lines provide, a 6 hour fix to major service outages coupled with an automatic service credit payment.
SMART SLA BENEFITS
6 Hour SLA Fix
Automatic Service Credit Repayment
100% up time guarantee with our HA service - HSRP - VRRP - Automatic IP fail over
Sub 10ms response time to our core network
Contact our team on 01635 884170 for further information on our Smart SLA's
Stream Networks Smart Network coverage connects us to all the major UK LLU network carriers via our state of the art aggregation network.
Our network allows customers to reach over 2 million on net post codes ensuring what ever area you are located in, you have the choice of Ethernet Mile providers, services levels and most importantly saving you costs