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Ethernet VPN UK

BT Ethernet Connect UK

Overview

Ethernet Connect enables you to do be in the driving seat

Ethernet Connect is our market leading VPN service which allows you to maintain end-to-end control of your IP based solution. It is ideal for connecting Data Centres, creating regional or national networks and for migrating legacy services.

Ethernet Connect Benefits

  • More control: Ethernet provides your with end to end control of IP, you keep control of your IP architecture, IP version, addressing scheme and routing tables
  • Focus on what's important to your organisaiton: It can provide a fast lane for critical applications and you can grow bandwidth as your organisation demands grow
  • Data Centre connectivity: Ethernet is an ideal solution to connect Data Centres to your organisations network, including control of virtual machines across multiple sites
  • Outstanding coverage: We can offer national coverage in the UK through our range of access choices plus international coverage via our Ethernet Connect Global service
  • Evolve your legacy services: Ethernet connect is the perfect replacement for legacy point to point services such as private circuits
  • More savings whilst delivering the perfect solution: Our national coverage, using a range of different access options, means we are closer to your sites with a range of bandwidth choices, reducing the cost of your network

Ethernet Connect Features

  • Ethernet Connect wires only: The standard BT Ethernet Connect service is supplied without CPE equipment – giving you freedom of choice when designing, implementing and supporting your network.
  • Ethernet Connect managed: BT can also supply a Ethernet managed service with a range of additional services from network supply to a fully managed solution, depending on your needs
  • Online portal: BT’s online portal allows you to check inventory, place and track an order and place a trouble ticket and track a fault

BT Ethernet Connect

Ethernet Connect is our market leading VPN service which allows you to maintain end-to-end control of your IP based solution. It is ideal for connecting Data Centres, creating regional or national networks and for migrating legacy services.

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BT has excellent geographic reach in the UK. With Ethernet Connect we have the advantage of much larger capacity bearers, yet costs are around 25 per cent lower.”
- Richard Shaw, Principal Consultant, Northgate Information Solutions

The details

BT Ethernet Connect UK specifications

There are two elements to the Ethernet Connect UK service:

Etherway access

The Etherway provides the physical connectivity to BT’s network. And depending on the Etherway, access is available as:

  • Ethernet over fibre at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps
  • Ethernet over copper from 1Mbps to 35Mbps
  • Ethernet over Superfast Access (FTTC / FTTP)
  • Standard, Protected, Diverse and Diverse Plus resilient options

Ethernet Virtual Connections

Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVC) defines the connectivity between sites:

  • Ethernet Connect “E-Line”, EVCs are Ethernet Line Services (E-Line). Enabling the creation of Ethernet Private Line (EPL) point-to-point, or Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) point-to-multipoint and meshed networks.
  • Ethernet Connect “E-LAN” Ethernet LAN Service also called Ethernet Virtual Private LAN service (VPLS) allows you to create any to any networks.
  • Bandwidth speeds are available in small increments up to 1Gbps.
  • Classes of service options are available with BT Ethernet Connect E-Line and E-LAN services.

Availability

National and international coverage

Ethernet Connect is available to over 90% of UK business locations, we utilise Ethernet (EAD), copper (EFM) and Superfast Access to connect you to our core network.

We are able to offer such a high levels of coverage because we have over 1,300 core fibre Ethernet nodes, and over 1,000 Ethernet over copper (EFM) access nodes (further 740 EFM nodes in planning for delivery by April 2015). Plus we have the ability to provide remote EFM PoPs where we see sufficient demand and we have Global availability in 56 countries.

This means we are closer to our customer, offering cheaper more appropriate access solutions

Resources

Brochure

Ethernet Connect UK

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