Efar provides business infrastructure solutions that enhance your competitiveness, reduce your costs and strengthen your relationships with your customers, suppliers and employees.

There are a number of factors that influence the decision making process when selecting the WAN and Data services on which your business depends, such as network technology, bandwidth, quality of service, resilience, security and disaster recovery etc. But, how do you ensure that you get business class services that embrace all of these factors whilst ensuring you get optimum performance competitively at all times? Traditionally it would take multi disciplines from multi-vendors to effect a solution, at increased cost, with no overall responsibility being borne by any.

Now you can have a dedicated team of specialists uniting these disciplines under a single point of contact with the expert knowledge and experience to implement and manage your requirement however big.

Efar teams up with Splicecom to support advanced telephone systems

01/11/2012


SpliceCom’smaximiser provides Brisbane Airport Corporation with a single, airport wide telephone system that will grow with the business to 10,000 extensions by 2015 and to 40,000 extensions by 2025.

Expansion Is Key
Since the privatisation of Brisbane Airport in 1997, it has grown from a government-ownedentity to a stakeholder-focussed and commercially driven company, respected for its vision. Winner of the coveted IATA “Golden Eagle” Award for the World’sBest Privatised Airport in 2005, which recognises its efficient operation and service to the community, Brisbane Airport is operated and developed by Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited (BAC).

With 130 businesses and more than 16,000 people already working at Brisbane Airport every day, BAC has committed around $2.2 billion towards new infrastructure over the next 10years. This includes a new parallel runway, new terminals, new roads and the development of aviation-related industry precincts. BAC expects the new expanded airport to support a workforce in excess of 40,000 people by 2025.

“The BAC corporate philosophy is "Make the most of life." Our mission is to achieve this objective for our employees, our customers and our partners,” says Duncan Murphy, IT Manager for BAC. “With both this and our major capital projects in mind, communication takes on an even greater level of importance. Key to our success will be the provision of a communications infrastructure that will grow with us over the life time of these projects.”

Efar's goal is to continue working with the UK Aerospace and Engineering sector to support Splicecom on such projects. Efar have developed a strong and specialised presence in these markets to include Manufacturing and Energy companies.

Unlike most providers of comms, we spend a lot of time to understand your business, its operation, systems, processes, and logistics, in order to tailor the correct solution for your needs and requirements now and in the future.






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Bloodhound Hybrid Rocket Test news

26/10/2012


This month saw the biggest rocket fired in the UK for over 20 years. This was a key milestone in the development towards shattering the 1,000mph mark (1.4 times the speed of sound), which is considerably faster than the current land speed record of 763mph. BLOODHOUND’s rocket test is the largest of its kind ever designed in Europe. Efar, a sponsor for Bloodhound, provided the large bandwidth access and servers that power the Bloodhound website to cope with the massive surge in capacity and bandwidth as tens of thousands of viewers across the world accessed the live firing of the engines. This test represents the most significant milestone yet for the global education programme as it develops the world’s first 1,000 mph / Mach 1.4 racingcar.

BLOODHOUND’s engineers were able to evaluate the performance of the complete rocket system for the first time, comprising of the Cosworth CA2010 F1 engine, High Test Peroxide oxidiser tank, custom designed gearbox and software and Falcon Hybrid Rocket, designed by 28 year-old self- trained rocketeer Daniel Jubb.


“This is an incredibly exciting development to be supporting and taking responsibility for the robust web hosting and high volume internet access required by Bloodhound. As members of the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), this plays to our strengths and expertise, providing high volume connectivity of companies within the Aerospace, Engineering, Energy and Manufacturing markets”. Matthew Wring, Technical Director


EFAR Telecommunications encompasses a unique and bespoke design and optimisation of communication networks for voice, data, security and hosted services for the UK engineering sector. We understand the day to day running requirements which this sector environment demands to maximise the efficiencies and cost reduction sort by most UK engineering and aerospace companies.







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Efar Powers Through the Recession

05/05/2012



Secure network provider Efar has maintained strong growth through 2011-12 thanks to its innovative use of technology to improve how businesses interact with their suppliers and customers.

Technology, when deployed properly, can significantly improve the efficiency of companies within a vertical supply chain but traditionally the guardians of this business elixir have been the large managed service companies who have seen the SME’s market place as of little if any value.

Efar is well aware that even the smallest companies in this digital age have to interact with the systems of the larger companies they supply and that this has to be done on the customers terms or not at all.

Efar through its Network Operating Centre in Clevedon and Point of Presence, Server Hosting Centre in Bristol, have developed and supplied a range of products and services to these companies delivering to them, enterprise class IT systems at a fraction of the capital expenditure, putting it this quality of digital communications in the hands of smaller companies.

This innovative approach as meant a 25% increase in business over the last 12 months as companies seek ways of engaging more closely with customers in order to ride out the recession and holt the decline in orders.

Martin Thompson, Managing Director of Efar said “Efar continues to develop its offerings so that we can fit the needs of our customers and those seeking to improve their use of communications technology that enables their business to ride through the storm”.

2012-13 is shaping up to be another bumper year for Efar and as more customers join the network each benefitting from Efar’s approach










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Assystem UK sign £1.1 million network deal with Efar

02/02/2012


Assystem have chosen Efar to provide the communications backbone for the network enabled operations that support their growth strategy. A strategy which has seen them increase in size despite the global down turn.

Who Are Assystem?

Assystem are an international provider of engineering design and innovation to industry, with over 8,500 people world wide and revenues in excess of €613 million. Despite the global down turn Assystem have continued to grow exponentially over the last 2 years, using their significant expertise in Aeronautical and Nuclear design to drive innovation. It’s strange to think that, although you may not have heard of them, it is likely that every day you use something they designed.

What was the issue?

Assystem have a large UK base with strategic offices throughout the British Isles. The key to their successful growth is being able to harness engineering expertise where ever it can be found and at the core of that strategy is robust communications. Without network enabled operations they cannot take the data to the man and would incur significant cost in the business to ship employees and contractors to central sites.

Assystem are also well aware that a significant cost to the business is moving people from site to site for meetings and is investing heavily in IP based solutions to decrease the requirement for their personnel to travel between countries and sites. The crunch for this came earlier in the year when, despite the high level of ICT deployment, the business was significantly disrupted by the volcanic ash cloud.

Why they chose Efar.

Efar, using its in depth experience in business process and complex network design, have developed a mixture of deployed MPLS and Ethernet Leased Lines to provide a fully redundant network of 10 and 100 megabyte links. Efar’s Technical Director, Matthew Wring said. “key to the success here is flexibility and resilience. Assystem is a dynamic organsiation who set up and remove offices on a regular basis. Any network we deliver to them has to be flexible enough for us to change both line types and speed within the contract without creating a major management burden”.

Matthew goes on to say, “Equally that solution has to deliver resilience and capacity so that they are able to operate regardless of peaks and troughs in demand”. Assystem have worked with Efar for a number of years and appreciate Efar’s solution development approach. The core of this is to listen to a customer requirement, undertake the research and development of solutions, and then offer the tested working solution to the customer with no obligation to buy. This may be a high risk strategy but it means that companies like Assystem do not get bogged down in costly R&D and still have the option not to buy into the technology. For Efar’s part, the take up on solutions design is 90% so, as Matthew says, “we don’t win them all but we do get most of them so we cant be that far off the mark”.

Assystem have been so impressed with this approach they have requested 3 other solutions be investigated so have no doubt that this will not be the last time they make it onto the Efar Talking Point.








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Efar signs deal with Splicecom

04/03/2010


Efar has completed its end to end VoIP product set by signing a deal with Splicecom to retail its range of IP PBX solutions. This is the final building block in a two year project to support VoIP traffic across Efars' MPLS network and has involved its major partners Virgin Media Business and Kingston Communications.

Efar can now transit traffic directly from the public service telephone network (PSTN) to any end point on the Efar network. The Splicecom deal offers Efars’ customers a cost effective route to transfer from the analogue technology of the traditional private branch exchange (PBX) opening up the advantages of true integration offered by an IP system.

The simplicity of managing system users from Windows server is worth the change. Integration means that if you add a user to your computer network and exchange server, they are automatically enabled on the phone system, including roaming capability and password access. No requirement to increase the knowledge of your administrators, if you are administering your network the system is fully integrated.

Efar is now able to provide a range of telephony services using its own capabilities including, number porting, number redirects, DDI ranges and standard or premium rate call numbers. All this can be accessed from inside the Efar network and if you and your customers are using the Efar network to transit call to each other these are free of charge.

In line with Efars’ philosophy of low cost of entry and shared cost of ownership the Splicecom deal means that Efar are able to offer price per seat options with no up front costs and the level of technical expertise that customers have come to expect from them.

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Efar teams up with Splicecom to support advanced telephone systems

01/11/2012


SpliceCom’smaximiser provides Brisbane Airport Corporation with a single, airport wide telephone system that will grow with the business to 10,000 extensions by 2015 and to 40,000 extensions by 2025.

Expansion...(more)

Bloodhound Hybrid Rocket Test news

26/10/2012


This month saw the biggest rocket fired in the UK for over 20 years. This was a key milestone in the development towards shattering the 1,000mph mark (1.4 times the speed of sound), which is considerably faster than th...(more)

Efar Powers Through the Recession

05/05/2012



Secure network provider Efar has maintained strong growth through 2011-12 thanks to its innovative use of technology to improve how businesses interact with their suppliers and customers.

Technology, when deploye...(more)

Assystem UK sign £1.1 million network deal with Efar

02/02/2012


Assystem have chosen Efar to provide the communications backbone for the network enabled operations that support their growth strategy. A strategy which has seen them increase in size despite the global down turn.

...(more)

Efar signs deal with Splicecom

04/03/2010


Efar has completed its end to end VoIP product set by signing a deal with Splicecom to retail its range of IP PBX solutions. This is the final building block in a two year project to support VoIP traffic across Efars' ...(more)

 
 
 
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