When you order Fibreline the connection type to the NTE (Network Termination Equipment and our demarcation point for the service) varies on the bearer speed purchased. This article explains the variations so that you can order the correct hardware for your circuit.
If you're unsure which bearer size you've purchased, please ask your sales contact.
If you order any circuit up to 100Mb in speed (e.g. a 20/100 circuit, that is 20Mb of throughput on a 100Mb bearer that allows for future growth) then you will get an RJ45 socket for you to plug your equipment in to.
If you order a circuit between 100Mb and 1Gb in speed (a "Gig bearer circuit") then you will be asked as part of the ordering process whether you want SMF or MMF presentation.
- SMF (Single Mode Fibre): allows for a longer cable between the NTE and your equipment
- MMF (Multi Mode Fibre): used for shorter cable lengths and generally cheaper
It is entirely up to you which you choose. Please note that if you require any cables, converters or transceivers to connect your equipment to the NTE then this is your responsibility to source and purchase as these are not included with the service.