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Ultra-Fast Ethernet

Ultra-highspeed, carrier-grade Ethernet connectivity

Fibre Ethernet, also known as ‘National Ethernet’, ‘Ethernet Extension’ or ‘Ethernet Leased Line’ provide ultra-highspeed, carrier-grade Ethernet connectivity to businesses across the UK. Service is delivered using a dedicated fibre optic ‘bearer’ circuit with speeds of 100Mb/s, 1Gb/s and even 10Gb/s. Fibre Ethernet is perfect for LAN extension and other high-speed, high-availability applications.

Fluency’s Ethernet proposition is genuinely unique in the marketplace thanks to its LLU presence in Scotland, its UK-wide national Next Generation Network and numerous 3rd party carriers. Fluency operate points of presence (PoPs) across the length and breadth of the country. This national footprint allows Fluency to terminate customer access tails at the closest location, keeping the circuit as close to ‘last mile’ as possible. Read more about our network here.

 

Local And National Ethernet Reach

Fluency can deliver Fibre Ethernet across the UK using a wide range of National network operators. These ‘off-net’ circuits are delivered using the 3rd party’s layer2 network, and connected to the Fluency network using its unprecedented number of NNI (Network to Network Interconnects) with its off-net carriers.

 

True Resiliency

Where other providers may offer what they call ‘resiliency’, we often find that their capabilities are somewhat limited or the solution has not been designed with much scrutiny to the underlying operators. Thanks to Fluency’s choice of carriers, its truly resilient core network and local access networks, it is able to offer the ultimate assurance in resiliency and diversity.

 

 

Pros

  • Full National Coverage
  • Fluency has multiple interconnects to limit the use of 3rd party networks

Cons

  • 3rd Party Operators are huge & unwieldy
  • Latency doesn’t always meet our high standards
  • Often two levels of supply chain before fibre operator
  • National networks often built to carry domestic traffic
  • NTE’s owned / managed by fibre operator Restricted to bandwidth options set by 3rd party networks

Pros

  • Full National Coverage
  • Fluency has multiple interconnects to limit the use of 3rd party networks

Cons

  • 3rd Party Operators are huge and unwieldy
  • NTE's owned and managed by fibre operator
  • Restricted to bearer ‘size’ options set by fibre operator

Pros

  • As above
  • Removes one NTE (and possible point of failure) from topology
  • Remaining NTE managed by Fluency
  • CityFibre (fibre operator) are small and agile like us
  • Bandwidth set by Fluency, and capable of 10Gb/s or more

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