Overview

Our Ethernet service satisfies all customer bandwidth requirements from 10Mbps up to 10Gbps. Whether you have a Point-to-Point, 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, and best in class service.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has one of the largest networks in the UK, spanning 13,700km, with 265+ PoPs and connectivity to over 75 commercial data centres. If you buy 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.

Timeline

  1. 2013
    • Launch of Project Edge

    Project Edge

    In 2013 SSE Enterprise Telecoms launched ‘Project Edge’ which enables us to unbundle over 430 new PoPs in the UK, over a four year roll-out. This phased roll-out provides our customers with access to an additional 500,000 business postcodes.

  2. 2014
    • Launch of Edge Plus
    • 54 new PoPs live

    Edge Plus

    Edge Plus allows us to cost effectively connect you to any UK postcode, whether 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, Vodafone, Talk Talk Business, Colt and coming very soon, Capita.

  3. 2016
    • 33 PoPs live

    Edge 2

    In a phased delivery from Q2 2016, we increased our Ethernet coverage of business postcodes by 30% 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.

  4. 2017
    • Plans for 40 new PoPs announced

    Continual expansion of our network

    In 2017 we announced plans to on-net an additional 40 PoPs as part of our Edge Programme. Unbundling these exchanges will allow us to access a further 55,000 UK postcodes in key business areas.

Ethernet options

Ethernet P2P and P2MP

Ethernet P2P and P2MP

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.

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  • Point-to-Point (P2P)

  • Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP)

Features

  • High availability and low latency core network
  • The network is proactively monitored 24×7
  • Access tail options including:
    • BT Openreach EAD and EAD LA delivered directly to SSE Enterprise Telecoms unbundled exchanges
    • A number of partner access tail options including Fibre Ethernet from BT Wholesale, Virgin Media Business, Vodafone, Talk Talk Business, Colt and, coming soon, Capita
  • QinQ/Nested VLANS available
  • MPLS fast re-route and path protection
  • Jumbo Frame support
  • Flexible capacity to every site up to 10Gbps
  • High availability guarantees
  • Technical Pre-Sales team on-hand to answer any of your questions
  • Shadow VLANs for additional resilience
  • Quoting and ordering via LIVEQUOTE

Ethernet VPLS

Ethernet VPLS

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. 

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Features

  • High availability and low latency core network
  • The network is proactively monitored 24×7
  • Access tail options including:
    • BT Openreach EAD and EAD LA delivered directly to SSE Enterprise Telecoms unbundled exchanges
    • A number of partner access tail options including Fibre Ethernet from BT Wholesale, Virgin Media Business, Vodafone, Talk Talk Business, Colt and,coming soon, Capita
  • QinQ/Nested VLANS available
  • MPLS fast re-route and path protection
  • Jumbo Frame support
  • Flexible capacity to every site up to 10Gbps
  • High availability guarantees
  • Technical Pre-Sales team on-hand to answer any of your questions

Ethernet NNI

Ethernet NNI

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 and 10Gbps capacities, this ensures that your entire Ethernet estate can be easily managed and is in one place.

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Features

  • High availability and low latency core network
  • The network is proactively monitored 24×7
  • Access tail options including:
    • BT Openreach EAD and EAD LA delivered directly to SSE Enterprise Telecoms unbundled exchanges
    • A number of partner access tail options including Fibre Ethernet from BT Wholesale, Virgin Media Business, Vodafone, Talk Talk Business, Colt and, coming soon, Capita
  • Technical Pre-Sales team on-hand to answer any of your questions
  • Flexible capacity to every site up to 10Gbps
  • 1Gbps or 10Gbps speeds available on the NNI
  • NNI available in many key data centres across UK
  • MPLS fast re-route and path protection
  • Shadow VLANs for additional resilience

Ethernet P2NNI

Ethernet P2NNI

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.

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Features

  • High availability and low latency core network
  • The network is proactively monitored 24×7
  • Access tail options including:
    • BT Openreach EAD and EAD LA delivered directly to SSE Enterprise Telecoms unbundled exchanges
    • A number of partner access tail options including Fibre Ethernet from BT Wholesale, Virgin Media Business, Vodafone, Talk Talk Business, Colt and, coming soon, Capita
  • Technical Pre-Sales team on-hand to answer any of your questions
  • Flexible capacity to every site up to 10Gbps
  • 1Gbps or 10Gbps speeds available on the NNI
  • NNI available in many key data centres across UK
  • MPLS fast re-route and path protection
  • Shadow VLANs for additional resilience

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