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Business Broadband

The Business Broadband service uses various last-mile technologies to provide cost-effective, best-effort end-to-end connectivity between you and your end-customers in DFA-connected buildings.

Where affordability is the key criterion, Business Broadband is the solution.


Business Broadband gives you an affordable, best-effort-connectivity solution that enables you to connect your customers in DFA connected buildings to our core with minimal effort.

Business Broadband Architecture Diagram

Data sheet

Service types Broadband
Asymmetrical – up to 1:4
Coverage DFA connected buildings
Access technology Dedicated Ethernet /
Microwave (PTP and PTMP) /
4G or 5G
Non-recurring charge Access setup
GNNI port setup
Monthly recurring charge Last-mile access
Access bandwidth
GNNI port
Lease/payment terms 2 years
Equipment Standard customer premises equipment
Interface 1Gbit/s RJ-45
Bandwidth options 10Mbit/s /
20Mbit/s /
50Mbit/s /
Service configuration End-point bandwidth per service
1 VLAN per service
GNNI 1Gbit/s with support for 100 VLANs
Q-in-Q support
Service level Best effort
48-hour mean time to repair
Monitoring Layer 2 service monitoring


Terms and conditions


  • Business Broadband is available only in DFA-connected buildings.
  • If you present an opportunity for nine or more Business Broadband services at a non-DFA-connected building, DFA may consider providing connectivity to the building with a maximum trenching distance of 20 metres.
  • DFA does not recommend a bandwidth-contention ratio higher than 15:1.
  • Individual business cases may be conducted for large-scale requirements.
  • You need a dedicated GNNI for Business Broadband services.
  • You may split the GNNI bandwidth across multiple GNNIs to get a volume benefit across your entire network. You must specify the bandwidth split across GNNIs when you place your order.

Throughput rate and bursting

  • No bursting above the configured bandwidth on each client service and the aggregation interface will be allowed.

DFA’s responsibilities

  • DFA will provide and manage standard customer premises equipment. DFA will own the equipment.

Your responsibilities

  • Any cross-connection fees will be for your account.
  • Any third-party costs that the landlord may charge will be for your account.
  • You will be liable for abortive costs if DFA incurs costs as a result of, among other things, your sites not being ready or you cancelling an order.

Terminations and cancellations

  • The terms and conditions for termination will be stipulated in the commercial agreement.

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