Ethernet Connect

The benefits

Your network, your way

Have your network architecture just how you want it with our adaptable, secure Ethernet Virtual Private Network (VPN). It gives you the freedom to evolve in your own way as your business expands and develops improving your Network IQ.

Grow your Ethernet with your business
With Ethernet Connect’s ‘adaptive building blocks’ you can set up your system to meet your needs now, and add more features when you’re ready for them. And because you only pay for the capacity you need, you’ll have no extra costs.

Do it your way 
Ethernet Connect gives you more flexibility than a standard IP VPN, helping you to create the network you want. Ethernet or IP, point-to-point, hub-and-spoke or any-to-any, the choice is yours. You can even build your own unique IP network and use it to stand out from your competition.

Stay in control
You’ll keep exclusive, total control of your IP architecture, IP version, addressing scheme and routing tables. And with our Customer Zone online portal you can manage every part of ordering the service.

Data centre friendly
Ethernet Connect is ideal for connecting data centres in a way that IP VPNs just can’t achieve. And it’s fully compatible with VMware too.

Available wherever you are
Our 1,041 access points across the UK give us much more coverage than anyone else, and Ethernet Connect now extends to 28 countries including most of Europe and the US too. You can also connect at speeds from 256Kbps to 1Gbps, with small steps in between.

What it costs

What it costs

Pricing will depend on where you are, so click “Get a quote” for detailed information.

More reasons to buy

We’re building tomorrow’s network, today

Both in the UK and around the world, we’re creating a single environment to help people communicate faster and better, wherever they are, and whatever device they’re using.

We have support people in more than 75 countries and we have the world’s biggest team of qualified technical experts.

We’re leaders in VPN technology, with more than 20 years of investment in designing, building and managing secure networks around the globe.

We can give you all you need in IT and telecoms, and back it up with service to give you a great customer experience.

We’re in the Leadership category of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Network Providers.

In the World Communication Awards, we have been voted “The Best Global Operator” in 2010 and 2011.

Technical specs

Building a network for now and the future

Ethernet Connect is our ethernet VPN service. It comprises two key components;

Etherway connects you to BT’s Network and depending on where you are we offer:

  • Ethernet over fibre at 10Mbps, 100Mbpsand 1Gbps
  • Ethernet over copper at 1Mbps to 10Mbps
  • Standard, Diverse and Diverse Plus Access Resilience options.
  • Multiservice Business Access giving access to BT IP Connect UK and BT Internet Connect UK, which is available in the UK .

Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) connects your sites and offers Ethernet Private Line (EPL) point-to-point, or:

  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), point-to-multipoint and meshed networks
  • Ethernet Virtual Private LAN (E-LAN) Service also (VPLS) any-to-any networks, which is available in the UK and coming soon elsewhere.
  • bandwidth speeds in small increments up to 1Gbps

Ethernet virtual connections have class of service options:

BT E-Line classes of service are:-

  • Standard (UK)
  • Premium (UK and international)

BT E-LAN classes of service are:-

  • Default – in contract / discard eligible (UK)
  • Multi-CoS - choice of 5 classes (UK and international)

With our Customer Zone online portal you can:

  • create a quote and place an order
  • change the bandwidth of a Ethernet Virtual Circuit in near-real-time
  • track your order and inventory.


UK - and expanding fast in Europe and beyond

Ethernet Connect is available across the UK from more than 1,041 access points and also in selected cities in:

Czech Republic
Hong Kong
Republic of Korea
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America


Ideal for converged and data centre applications

Ethernet Connect is ideal for a range of applications including:

Voice & video

  • IP Telephone
  • Ms Lync.

Enterprise resource planning

  • Oracle
  • SAP.


  • Sharepoint
  • Livelink.

Data Centre

  • VMware.

Service Level Agreement

Great service or you pay less

We offer a full Service Level Agreement that means you pay less if we don’t meet our commitments for delivery and repair.



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