Ethernet based over fibre optical infrastructure is the one of the most reliable forms of internet connectivity available across the globe. With high service availability and a service level agreement to ensure guaranteed fix times, Ethernet is the best form of internet and access technology available to businesses in the UK. Its first choice for businesses and companies that have to remain online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Commonly known as a Leased Line, the standard dedicated access technology is Ethernet. As an independent leased line provider, we connect to all the major wholesale Leased Line Ethernet carriers in the UK. This means we are always competitive regardless of your location. Business Ethernet Leased Lines are now provided by Cloud and Fibre as a 10mb minimum, usually provided over a 100mb access bearer.
Our selection of leased line managed features include back up options, real-time network monitoring tools and reporting which enables us to provide the visibility needed with your Ethernet circuit.
We will provide as a minimum on 80% of cases, a 100mb access bearer into your business with synchronous bandwidth speeds available in 10mb increments. Depending on your requirements we can advise the most appropriate speed. You upgrade from a selected speed; e.g like 20mb to 30mb, depending on the carrier this usually comes at no extra cost to upgrade and can be completed within 14 working days. There will be a new monthly rental charge to compliment the new speed.
As standard, our Ethernet Leased Line services are delivered with a managed router and plug and play install, but we will provide an engineer visit where required. We provide a variety of backup services including broadband, fibre broadband, 3G & 4G enabled back-up services to ensure business continuity. Alternatively, if clients wish to use their own routers, they can. If your IT provider wants specific access to the router, we can provide Ethernet as Wires Only if required. In these instances we cannot prove a managed backup service but we can provide a backup service for you to implement into your network design.
Fix times for our Ethernet services & Leased Lines are 6 hours and we also provide same day replacement for hardware with the relevant service package. Our service level agreement provides a high up-time of 99.95% and guaranteed low latency, jitter and RTT. We provide 24/7 support to all Ethernet customers.
We have a selection of routers, switches and firewalls available that we can provide or recommend if you wish to take a wires only option and utilise existing onsite hardware and CPE. Our selection of routers are listed below. All routers can be provided with same day onsite replacement if required. We provide a warranty on the hardware we provide, but we cannot guarantee, some day replacement for stand alone hardware sales.
We have a range of resilient backup options available on all of our Ethernet Leased Line products.
As standard, we provide all clients with an ADSL backup service that will be provided on a separate router to minimise hardware failure. Our backup services are automatically activated once a fault has been detected. We provide clients with options of Fibre Broadband, EFM or 3G/4G as an alternative backup service depending on location. Backup services that require diverse routing via alternative local exchanges or carriers are also available on request.
For clients in Manchester and Stockport we have direct access to a local Microwave Ethernet network. This enables us to provide a backup solution that will use radio waves opposed to fix line services. With latency as low as 10ms, our Microwave Ethernet solution comes fully managed and can also be used as a primary connection.
We connect to all of the UK’s major network carriers like BT Openreach, Bt Wholesale, Virgin Media, Talk Talk and Colt. We also use a variety of smaller more specialist providers throughout the UK and Europe giving us a fantastic network reach and coverage across the UK.