MPF / SMPF


Metallic Path facility (MPF) enables you to offer both voice and broadband services. It provides a two-wire metallic transmission path between the Network Terminating Equipment (NTE) at a customer’s premises and a main distribution or jumper frame at the exchange. We can also provide floor space, power, cooling and connectivity (internal/external tie cabling and backhauling of data from an exchange to a core network) depending on your needs.

Shared Metallic Path Facility (SMPF) enables you to offer broadband services over the copper network. This means you can provide a broadband service to your customer while another communications provider supplies voice services on the same line – hence it being “shared”.  SMPF provides a two-wire metallic transmission path between the Network Terminating Equipment at a customer’s premises and a main distribution or jumper frame at the exchange. 

Key benefits:

  • Choose the connection and set-up option that suits you best
  • Cater for premises that haven’t had a fixed-line before, including homes, payphones sites, roadside locations, traffic control and mobile phone transmitter sites
  • We can provide MPF at high-voltage risk sites, such as electricity company power stations and other operational buildings
  • Provide services in hot zones beyond power station perimeters


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