Ethernet in the first mile (EFM)

EFM Ethernet in the first mile

Speed: Up to 30mb
Price range: £££
Coverage: National coverage
Use: Ideal for business connectivity, faster installation than fibre ethernet, ideal in areas where fibre access is restricted.

Key features:

  • Great service but cheaper than Fibre Ethernet
  • Up to 35Mb speeds
  • Faster installation than fibre optic
  • Bonded copper pairs offer reliability for excellent business continuity
  • Excellent support SLAs
  • Powered by our partner's SDN, enabling fast customisation, changes and support

Ethernet in the first mile - EFM - is ideal if your business is looking for an alternative solution to Fibre Ethernet or ADSL. It gives you uncontended service and symmetrical bandwidth with speeds of up to 30Mb.

EFM is delivered over bonded copper pairs to your premises, which makes it a highly cost effective and resilient alternative to fibre-based Ethernet solutions.

EFM can also be installed more quickly than Fibre Ethernet which means it is ideal for you if you need a quick installation or if you are already having problems with fibre access to your business premises.


Through our partner, EFM is offered nationally.

Fibre Ethernet coverage

Software Defined Network (SDN): rapid customisation and support

Our partner's national network is fully software defined. This means that we can design, customise and update your Ethernet in the First Mile solution without having to contact a carrier provider and wait for the changes. This gives you substantial cost savings over traditional solutions.

Through an online portal, we can control 35 different features of your EFM service, including bandwidth changes, VLAN resizing, QoS changes, BGP configuration, monitoring and IP Address changes. The ability for us to make fast changes to your EFM set up means we can provide a far better EFM service than legacy carriers who have manual workflows and processes.

Our network - your service

Our partner owns and operates the largest carrier network in the UK with a state-of-the art infrastructure, covering 180 towns and cities nationwide. The network has 270 fibre Ethernet exchanges, and an additional 495 delivering Fibre to the Cabinet, all across our partner’s own resilient dark fibre core.

Our partner delivers a high capacity, low latency network capable of providing Ethernet services from 10Mb up to 10Gb.

By using our partner’s award winning network, and interconnecting with the UK’s leading carriers, we are able to provide EFM solutions across the largest UK network footprint; providing high speed, resilient internet services, regardless of location.

Why choose us?

NT Voice and Data's team are experts in connectivity solutions for businesses large and small. We have partnered with the UK’s leading provider to bring you the most advanced world class infrastructure at a price that every business can afford.

Find out more about how Ethernet in the First Mile could work for your business - call us today 01623 687750 or email