Short Haul Data Services Connect

Short Haul Data Services Connect

Ethernet Extension Services, LAN Extension Services

Overview

Fast, reliable, secure and affordable

When you want faster Ethernet performance, you can connect sites that are close to each other, in the same town, city or region, with Ethernet Short Haul Data Services. You can have Ethernet speeds of 10Mbit/s, 100Mbit/s, or 1Gbit/s. With dedicated, point-to-point optical fibre they have the highest performance, highest availability and highest security. And, for sites next to each other, in the same town or region, they are surprisingly affordable.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Ethernet Short Haul Data Services and how you can enjoy high-performance connections.

Key benefits

Fast and affordable

Our Ethernet Short Haul Data Services offer:

High bandwidth – With speeds of 10Mbit/s. 100Mbit/s and 1Gbit/s, Ethernet Short Haul Data Services go as fast as you need.

High performance – As the service uses dedicated point-to-point optical fibre between your sites, you have the highest performance possible with data going in and one end and coming out of the other – with the minimum of delay, plus almost no jitter or packet loss.  So Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are ideal for performance-critical requirements.
 
High availability – Because Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are simple, they are very reliable. We offer a range of resilient services to meet all your availability needs, even for the most critical sites.

Security – As you have exclusive use of the dedicated optical fibre between your sites, they could not be more secure.

Standard Ethernet Interfaces – Today almost all of your existing network equipment includes Ethernet interfaces as standard, so connecting to a router or LAN switch could not be easier.

UK geographic coverage – Available wherever there is fibre, Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are available to over 99% of UK business locations.

Affordability – Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are surprisingly affordable and often cheaper than a National Ethernet or IP VPN service. As the service is dedicated to you, there is a flat charge and unlimited usage, so budgeting is easy.

Key features

Our Ethernet Short Haul Data Services offer:

  • Fixed, symmetrical speeds of 10Mbit/s, 100Mbit/s and 1Gbit/s.
  • Dedicated, uncontended optical fibre between sites.
  • Resilience options. The standard service with a single optical fibre between the NTE’s at each sites. Resilient Access Option 1 (RAO1) increase availability with a second diversely routed optical fibre between sites. Resilient Access Option 2 (RAO2) further increases availability by adding separate NTE’s at each site.
  • Proactively monitored 24 hours a day, the service has advanced online diagnostics to maximise availability.
  • Geographic coverage. Available almost wherever there is fibre, Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are available to over 99% of UK business locations. The standard product has a maximum radial distance of 25 km, allowing for a maximum route distance of 40 km between sites. The Extended Reach variants at 1000 Mbit/s bandwidths provide for a maximum radial distance of 35 km, allowing for a maximum route distance of 66 km between sites.

Technical specifications

The performance specifications you want and need

  • SHDS 10 – a 10 Mbit/s uncontended bandwidth product
  • SHDS 100 – a 100 Mbit/s uncontended bandwidth product
  • SHDS 1000 / EAD – a 1000 Mbit/s uncontended bandwidth product
  • Electrical and optical customer client port presentation – dependant on product selected
  • Optical fibre cable between the NTE at each circuit end offering uncontended bandwidth
  • AC- or DC-powered NTE options
  • 19-inch slimline (1U) and modular chassis (4U) NTE options.
  • Up to 35km maximum radial distance (25km standard radial distance)
  • Up to 66km maximum route fibre distance (40km standard radial distance) – subject to radial distance limit
  • No bandwidth usage limits
  • Proactive monitoring
  • Ability to apply a remote loop back at either circuit end of a circuit for the purposes of end-to-end testing
  • Network Link Loss Forwarding
  • User Link Loss Forwarding

Who should buy

When you need high performance

Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are ideal for small organisations, regional organisations such as local government, and large organisations with high-performance applications. 

Ethernet Short Haul Data Services have been designed for customers with requirements that include:

  • Connecting sites
    Connecting sites within a town, city or region, Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are often simply the lowest-cost service.
  • High bandwidth
    Where you have a preference for connecting your sites together at LAN speeds.
  • High performance
    Supporting applications that require the highest performance.
  • High availability
    Where downtime quickly and significantly impacts the business.
  • High security
    Where security is paramount.

Availability

Availability

Ethernet Short Haul Data Services are available throughout the UK where fibre between your sites exists or can be installed. (Excluding the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Hull).

Why BT

Why BT

Simply put, more organisations trust BT with their Ethernet Short Haul Data Services than anyone else in the UK. We have been offering these services for approaching 20 years.

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