Ethernet VPN - BT Ethernet Connect global

Ethernet VPN

BT Ethernet Connect global


It’s your network, your way

A network to help you maintain end-to-end control of IP, and serving special requirements such as datacentre connectivity and support for your non IP applications. The protected bandwidth of Ethernet Connect Global is ideal for your critical applications and the natural evolution from your legacy services offering increased bandwidth, improved bandwidth scalability and maximising value from differentiation

Ethernet Connect benefits

  • Maintain end-to-end control of IP - With Ethernet Connect you retain exclusive control of your IP architecture, IP version, addressing scheme and routing tables
  • Freedom to innovate – Ethernet Connect is the ideal innovation platform on which to build capabilities not available in IP VPN’s such as different types of multicast or implement new more sophisticated applications which improve efficiency but require more bandwidth
  • Datacentre friendly – Ethernet Connect is ideal for Cloud and the special requirements of your datacentres including the support of virtual machine environments split across sites
  • Protected bandwidth – for your critical applications, Ethernet Connect E-Line gives you protected bandwidth between sites
  • Evolving the legacy - Ethernet Connect is the ideal evolution for ATM, frame relay and private circuits, offering increased bandwidth, improved bandwidth scalability and lower total cost of ownership
  • Maximising value from differentiation Ethernet Connect would allow you to differentiate on the market by building on your business unique value
  • Evolve your legacy servicies


  • Different type of services: Point to point (E-Line or EPL), point to multi-point (EVPL) and meshed networks (VPLS)
  • EVC speed from 2Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Access speeds ranging from10Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Unbundled service for greater freedom of choice
  • Proactively service monitored service end to end

BT understands the risks, knows how we work, and there is strong mutual trust. Above all, the BT proposal was fully compliant with our needs at the best price.
- Malcolm Green, Head of Network Communications Infrastructure Team (CAT9), NATO

The details

Ethernet VPN specifications

Building a network for now and the future

Ethernet Connect Global works across the world. It’s made up of two parts:

  • Ethernet Access. Get onto your network, wherever – through ours.
  • Ethernet Virtual Connection. Connect your sites.

Ethernet Access

Depending on where you are, you can get:

  • Speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps and subrates speeds where we have them
  • Standard, Standard Protected, Diverse and Diverse Plus Access Resilience options.

Ethernet Virtual Connection

You get:

  • BT Ethernet Connect “E-Line”
  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL), point to point
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), point-to-multipoint and meshed networks
  • BT Ethernet Connect E-LAN (E-LAN)
  • VPLS any-to-any networks

Ethernet Connect Global treats traffic in three levels

  • High
  • Medium (Green / Yellow)
  • Low (Green / Yellow)


It’s available in all the main countries of the world

So you can connect to our network even if you’re in the middle of nowhere.

And we have international services for our own PoPs between:

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Rep of
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • USA