Ethernet is currently the most common type of connectivity in the UK. Ethernet provides a synchronous, high bandwidth service, making it a great option for many businesses. Our business Ethernet service satisfies all customer bandwidth requirements from 10Mbps up to 100Gbps. Whether you have a Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint (E-Line) requirement, or you need any-to-any VPLS (E-LAN) connectivity, our UK-wide network has been engineered to deliver an efficient, best in class service.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms has one of the largest networks in the UK, spanning 20,000km, with 350+ PoPs and connectivity to 90 commercial data centres. If you buy business Ethernet from us, not only will you be well connected, you will also be safe in the knowledge that our network is designed and built to the highest standard. Our Ethernet connectivity also comes with the highest availability SLAs, ensuring you benefit from an always-on service.
With a range of access tail options and our price comparison engine, LIVEQUOTE, to help you generate an appropriate quote, securing Ethernet connectivity has never been simpler. Whether you prefer to phone us, email, or even request a call back to find out more about your enterprise Ethernet options, our team is eager to help.
In 2013 SSE Enterprise Telecoms launched ‘Project Edge’ which enabled us to unbundle over 54 new Points of Presence (PoPs) in the UK, providing our customers with access to an additional 200,000 business postcodes.
Edge Plus allows us to cost-effectively connect you to any UK postcode, either through our network reach or by partnering with key service providers, to give you the best solution. Edge Plus is available thanks to the launch of our online quoting and ordering portal, LIVEQUOTE – which allows customers to generate their own Ethernet quotes via a browser interface or through an API. To date, not only can our customers generate quotes on our network, you can also generate quotes using BT Wholesale, Virgin Media Business, Talk Talk Business, Colt, Sky and most recently CityFibre.
In a phased delivery from Q2 2016, we delivered a 30% increase in Ethernet coverage of business postcodes by adding 34 new Ethernet Points of Presence (PoPs) as part of our Edge 2 project, in areas of high customer demand across the country, like Cheltenham, Bolton, Darlington and Glasgow – reaching a further 58,342 business postcodes.
In 2018 we announced plans to on-net an additional 177 exchanges as part of our Edge Programme. We will be implementing Infinera kit in order to provide 10Mbps-100Gbps in these new exchanges. By 2020 our on-net business postcode reach will exceed 435,000 across the UK.
As part of our Edge 3 project, we’ve added 95 new Ethernet PoPs during 2019; 51 of which were unbundled in July and a further 44 made live in October. These new exchanges have capacities of up to 100Gbps. In addition, we upgraded our LIVEQUOTE portal for customers to start quoting up to 10Gbps services.
As part of our Edge 3 rollout, in the first quarter of 2020 a further 68 exchanges have been delivered with a further 14 due by the end of the year – all with capacities of up to 100Gbps.
In addition, our Edge 4 initiative was announced in September. This sees us unbundle a further 259 BT exchanges across the UK, doubling our network reach. The new exchanges will be brought on-net over the coming two years.
Ethernet Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint (E-Line in EPL or EVPL configuration) provide the simplicity of private connections combined with the flexibility and scalability of MPLS technology. We offer a wide range of bandwidth options and access tail types, making our Ethernet services affordable. In addition, these services can be quoted and ordered through our pricing portal, LIVEQUOTE.
Our Ethernet VPLS (E-LAN) service supports any-to-any network topology with flexible capacity of up to 10Gbps. This solution provides a separate Ethernet Virtual Private Network (VPN) for each customer, allowing multiple sites to be securely connected into a single bridged domain.
For many partners an Ethernet Network to Network Interface (External NNI) provides a high bandwidth single point of access into our UK network. Available in 1Gbps, 10Gbps and 100Gbps capacities, this ensures that your entire Ethernet estate can be easily managed and is in one place.
Ethernet Point-to-NNI (e-Access) allows our partners to connect multiple customers back to their network efficiently and cost effectively and at bandwidths that suit the end-user. Our partners also have the ability to quote these services through our online pricing tool, LIVEQUOTE.
“SSE Enterprise Telecoms is renowned for its reliable connectivity and with a skillful team offering one of the simplest onboarding procedures in the market; it was a clear choice for us.”
“Our excellent relationship with SSE Enterprise Telecoms gave us the confidence that our network would be upgraded quickly and easily by the same team that we have trusted for many years.”
“Now that the solution is in place and in use, SSE Enterprise Telecoms has certainly lived up to its reputation for reliability.”
“SSE Enterprise Telecoms provide the most robust solutions, and took time to understand our specific needs, allowing us to focus on what matters most – delivering highly reliable, ‘always on’ services to our clients.”
“Due to the nature of the mission critical services we deliver to customers 24/7, working with a trusted provider, that wouldn’t let us down when it came to availability, really was our top priority.”
“As the world’s leading professional law school we had high expectations from the outset. The flexibility of SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ solution provides us with the confidence that our needs are not only met now, but also in the future, which is crucial for us.”
“The level of service and local knowledge provided by our own dedicated project manager was exceptional and they certainly did a great job in ensuring all challenges were resolved with ease.”
“It was very important to us that any supplier that we work with echoes our commitment to service delivery, innovation and professionalism. In these respects, SSE Enterprise Telecoms ticked all of our boxes.”
“With SSE Enterprise Telecoms, we have complete control over the technologies that we roll out over the infrastructure, which means that when it comes to furthering the capabilities of our research and education community – the sky really is the limit.”
“Since partnering with SSE Enterprise Telecoms in 2011, with the aim of expanding our ISP business, we’ve experienced double digit growth, achieving 17 percent growth over the last year alone.”
“SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ service has been highly responsive, making the initial order right through to delivery and implementation a smooth process. We’ve also been impressed with its modern network infrastructure and LIVEQUOTE tool.”