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Ethernet Services

Reliable, secure and fast data connectivity – help reduce private networking costs

Extending your Local Area Network (LAN) capability

Receive multiple voice, video and data services over the same access connection – ideal for extending your Local Area Network (LAN) capability both nationally and globally. Our portfolio of Ethernet Services can fulfil your organisation’s needs for bandwidth, service assurance and increased responsiveness in today’s complex network environment.

We offer a wide choice of high bandwidth, permanently connected, point-to-point Ethernet services designed to help you extend your own networks and deliver a range of high-quality services to your customers.

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Ethernet

Rental costs and installation lead times are significantly lower with FTTC Ethernet compared to Fibre Leased Lines and EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile) services, while fix times remain the same. FTTC Ethernet also offers fast, reliable access at a more affordable price and includes all Ethernet features without compromising quality or service levels. Ideal for smaller businesses that want to receive fast, reliable, un-contended replacement service for legacy Broadband and SDSL connections.

Highlights:

  • Symmetrical download/upload speeds of up to 20Mbps
  • Download speeds are burstable up to 76Mbps
  • Able to support end-to-end Quality of Service to prioritise traffic
  • Installation in 18 working days (on an existing compatible phone line)
  • Managed service with business grade SLA’s
  • Converge voice, video and data applications seamlessly

Low installation costs

FTTC Ethernet utilises the existing copper infrastructure between your premises and the cabinet, and then fibre from the cabinet to the exchange, which effectively minimises installation costs.

Un-contended connection

The traffic from the exchange then passes onto an Ethernet network rather than the standard, more contended broadband network. In other words, the FTTC Ethernet service provides a dedicated and un-contended Ethernet based service.

Service level agreements

For complete peace of mind, FTTC Ethernet is also backed up by comprehensive SLAs with a choice of back up connectivity options that can provide a guaranteed 6 working hour return to service in the event of a circuit failure.

How we can help

Our FTTC Ethernet solution uses an un-contended connection to deliver a guaranteed performance for both upload and download speeds. With business-class SLAs for complete peace of mind, you can’t go wrong with a low cost and dedicated Ethernet connection that can be installed quickly within 18 days.

Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

EFM is a scalable high-speed business Internet service that saves you time and money on installation fees by using existing copper cabling end-to-end, rather than fibre cabling, to connect your business directly into the National Ethernet Network. It’s ideal for businesses of all sizes that are experiencing a huge increase in bandwidth demand and that require the right platform for cloud-based services.

Do you need more bandwidth than what traditional broadband provides but find Fibre Leased Lines are too expensive? If yes, then you need to consider Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) a point-to-point Internet solution that can be used for network connections and WAN connectivity.

  • Highly reliable and resilient
  • Flexible bandwidth from 2Mb to 35Mb
  • Affordable prices and cost-effective
  • Converge voice, video and data applications seamlessly
  • Managed service with business grade SLA’s

Forget about distance

Ethernet networks link your sites together into a single and secure Wide Area Network so they can effectively work as one site.

Stay connected

Experience the highest levels of resilience with a core network containing multiple switching points and dual routing.

Be agile

Low latency means minimal delay between data being sent and received which is critical for VoIP calls and time-sensitive applications. Also because Ethernet doesn’t rely on the Internet you’ll get consistent and reliable performance on a totally secure connection.

Keep control

You keep complete ownership and control of your IP architecture (hosting and routing data across the network) so you can remain flexible and responsive.

How we can help

Our EFM service is a reliable, high-speed business Internet service that saves you time and money on installation fees by using cheaper and quick to install copper lines rather than fibre to connect your business to the nearest exchange. The service is also inherently resilient by design and allows for business continuity, being delivered using up to eight copper pairs terminated onto separate network equipment.

You can also have peace of mind that our comprehensive SLA covers delivery, performance, availability and time to fix so you can get on with running your business.

Fibre Leased Lines

If your business needs premium, high-speed connectivity with high availability and high capacity our Ethernet service delivers up to 1Gbps of dedicated bandwidth. The most robust connection and perfect for any business requiring a high-speed, durable and dependable Internet connection.

It provides the flexibility for you to upgrade or downgrade your connection speed at any time, with no contention rates and fully monitored line boasting a 99.4% uptime guarantee. Ideal for businesses that need to run mission-critical and time-sensitive applications as the connection in un-contended, meaning no other people are using your line.

  • A high capacity and resilient Fibre connection
  • Guaranteed dedicated upload and download speeds
  • Converge voice, video and data applications seamlessly
  • Managed service with business grade SLA’s
  • Superfast speeds up to 1Gb

Is Internet access mission-critical to your business? If yes, then you need to consider Fibre Leased Lines a high-speed reliable Internet access 24/7.

Unlimited data transfers

Upload speeds are as fast as download speeds and because your speed never drops, you can transfer unlimited amounts of data at any time of day.

Symmetric connection

Fibre Leased Lines are a symmetric connection directly from a local exchange to a customer’s premises. This means that no other people are using the line and the connection does not go through a cabinet.

Flexibility to change bandwidth

You can find out exactly how much you use the Internet and how much data you upload, with the ability to select a bandwidth accordingly, so you don’t exceed your needs.

Service level agreements

SLA’s offer peace of mind to businesses that rely heavily on their Internet connection, as they guarantee faults will be fixed rapidly and lines will be monitored to avoid network failures or any other faults.

How we can help

Our Fibre Ethernet service helps reduce the cost of private networking and improves the quality of service and support. This service is ideal for organisations that wish to converge voice and data on a single connection. And by using Opus Networks you’ll benefit from significant cost savings while enjoying the ease of dealing with a single, accountable supplier.

Our Fibre Leased Lines service offers the most robust connection and is perfect for any business requiring a dependable and durable Internet connection. It provides the flexibility for you to upgrade or downgrade your connection speed at anytime, with no contention rates and a fully monitored line boasting a 99.4% uptime guarantee.

Note: Fibre Leased Lines come at a cost, we don’t recommend this solution for home users or casual users.

Converged Ethernet

Converged Ethernet is a premium service for businesses and delivers a dedicated connection of up to 1Gbps with the option to converge data and voice onto one network. Converged Ethernet comes with three service options, which include fibre optic Leased Line, EFM or FTTC Ethernet.

You simply connect to the extensive next generation network designed specifically to deliver dedicated, low latency and high availability services, with full resilience.

  • Up to 1Gbps dedicated bandwidth – simply start small and upgrade later!
  • Voice and data convergence option delivers cost savings and additional functionality
  • End-to-end delivery of large-scale IP telephony deployments where ISDN is too expensive and inflexible

Run mission-critical, time-sensitive applications

When it comes to operating time-sensitive applications such as voice or video over your connectivity, reliability and high levels of availability are critical factors when choosing a suitable service. Our Converged Ethernet services carry both voice and data where voice traffic is marked with end-to-end quality of service (QoS) ensuring that your voice service runs smoothly and without interruption.

Inherently secure

Converged Ethernet is inherently secure because it operates as a point-to-point service over a dedicated network infrastructure and if a connection is provided to the Internet, additional security services such as firewalls will be implemented

How we can help

Converged Ethernet is a premium service for businesses demanding high availability and high capacity. It delivers a dedicated connection of up to 1Gbps with the option to converge data and voice onto one network. Converged Ethernet comes with three service options, which include Fibre Leased Lines, EFM or FTTC.

You simply connect to the extensive next generation network designed specifically to deliver dedicated, low latency and high availability services, with full resilience. Ideal for smaller businesses that want to receive fast, reliable, un-contended replacement service for legacy Broadband and SDSL connections.

Get in touch!

To find out more about our Ethernet services call 0800 316 7566 or send an email and we’ll get back to you.