Services

We create networks based on your requirements. We work with trusted carrier network partners to consider a range of topology schemes, before outlining the model that will work best for you.

And you won’t need to deal with monolithic carriers. Instead, a member of our team will work as your dedicated client manager, taking care of the process from start to finish. 

All network services are 100% uncontended (1:1), synchronous and designed to your requirements. Our Wide Area Ethernet products are all MEF compliant and adhere to stringent quality and protocol compatibility standards. Optical services utilise Tier 1 cable operators only, with carrier grade DWDM/WDM equipment where required.

All services are delivered by a dedicated project manager and monitored for pre-determined performance metrics by our 24/7 NOC. 

Point to Point

Ethernet over MPLS/VPLS (dynamically routable), Ethernet Fixed Route, Wavelength Fixed Route, Dark Fibre

Dynamic Protected Route circuits provide dynamic paths to the destination via several potential technologies (e.g. MPLS, VPLS, ATM, SONET). These technologies allow quick switching along a carrier backbone/backhaul network, but also provide redundancy. Should a link in the carrier backbone (which is carrying your traffic) fail, then a new path will be automatically selected to reroute the traffic and maintain the service. Dynamic Protected Routes are useful where resiliency of the service is more important than the latency of traffic passing through (i.e. if you must have an always-on connection for database replication, 10-100 ms spikes won’t interrupt the replication process).

Dynamic Protected Ethernet is presented in the same way as an Ethernet Fixed Route, with the difference being how the traffic is routed within the carrier backbone networks.

These circuits are a dynamic, protected Ethernet service which provides more resiliency than a traditional Fixed Route or Wavelength service. If the risk of downtime is still very costly to your business, another protected/unprotected Ethernet service may be able to be deployed using diverse paths.

Ethernet Fixed Route circuits provide a fixed path to the destination via a pre-defined route across the carrier backbone infrastructure. The circuit may pass through multiple other types of networks, such as Wavelength, MPLS, or Point To Point backhaul links, but the distinguishing feature is that the same route will be taken permanently. This is useful where specific routes are required to minimise latency; a MPLS or dynamic route may not be able to deliver the same consistent levels of latency.

Unlike Wavelength and Dark Fibre, the traffic passing through an Ethernet link is routed and switched via a shared medium with traffic from other circuits/networks. Any latency and congestion is mitigated by ensuring that the capacity on the network adheres to the SLAs of each circuit.

Ethernet Fixed Route circuits are a fixed, unprotected Ethernet service. In order to achieve N+1 redundancy, another Ethernet or Wavelength can be deployed to accommodate this and a Protected Fixed Route will be deployed.

will ensure that the secondary Protected Fixed Route is diverse from the primary path up to and including the building ingress if required.

Wavelength services provide a fixed path to your destination via a fibre optic cable, where each circuit is allocated a wavelength of light (light channel). This allows each circuit to utilise the cable without disrupting, or being disrupted by the utilisation of other circuits (any congestion on circuits using a light channel will not result in congestion of other light channels). The core functionality would be exactly like everyone having their own private Dark Fibre, except that each cable is expressed as a light channel within a single cable.

Wavelength has very similar features to Dark Fibre (dedicated media, fixed routes, zero congestion), however it also has the advantage that the fibre is already lit and terminated at the demarcation point, meaning that special optical equipment is not required.

Wavelength circuits are a fixed, unprotected Ethernet service. In order to achieve N+1 redundancy, another Wavelength or Ethernet circuit can be deployed to accommodate this.

will ensure that the secondary protected fixed route is diverse from the primary path up to and including the building ingress if required.

Dark Fibre is an inert connectivity product that requires optical equipment to pass light down a single strand of fibre optic cable. It's capabilities are limited only by the optical equipment used to light it. Most commonly Dark Fibre is utilised to create SDH/SONET Synchronous Optical Networks or Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed (DWDM) networks with huge and segregated bandwidth capabilities. DWDM also benefits from being protocol and bitrate agnostic.

Dark Fibre can be utilised with existing enterprise optics (SFP/SFP+) rated to the bandwidth and distance parameters of the modules. Alternatively, with standalone optical hardware it is possible to create multiple wavelengths (or light channels) at either 10 GbE, 40 GbE and even 100 GbE.

Within data centre, enterprise and carrier deployments fibre multiplexers (or MUX's) are typically used to create either 8 or 16 bidirectional light channels from a single fibre pair. The theoretical multiplexing capabilities of a fibre pair is far greater at 72 channels. However spectral spacing is required between channels to inhibit interference.

Internet Access

IP Transit, Direct Internet Access

IP Transit offers IP connectivity to the public internet within a data centre facility. IP Transit can be configured as an access service where the carrier provides a subnet range or established by a common BGP session for those with a public AS number and address space.

There are also variants in transit types, from Tier 1 transit where you establish a peer with a single network AS operator (useful to content distributors looking for a route to a particular territory) to a multi homed product where the whole of the public internet is routable. In all cases we assess your transit needs by taking the AS numbers and internet services that you are most likely to consume or distribute then pass this data with carrier routing schema’s to analyse the most appropriate partner.

For transit needs beyond 10 Gbps multiple bonded 10 Gbps ports can be presented as a Link Aggregation via Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) logical service. Alternatively a BGP Multipath and/or a equal-cost multipath (ECMP) service can be provided.

All IP Transit services adhere to the Quality Seal and are 100% uncontended (1:1), synchronous and designed to your exact requirements.

Direct Internet Access (DIA) offers a dedicated and synchronous connectivity service to the whole of the public internet. Similarly to IP Transit, DIA can be configured as an access service where the carrier provides a subnet range or established by a common BGP session for those with a public AS number and address space. For those with their own AS address space, disparate DIA provers can be configured to benefit from greater service resilience.

DIA can be delivered in a variety of configurations; often determined by business use case, location and the desired resilience and uptime. Ostensibly, DIA incorporates an Ethernet access tail circuit to an internet breakout location (a data centre or and exchange) where your traffic passes onto the public internet via the carrier IP Transit gateway. Supported bandwidths start at 100 Mbps all the way up to 100 Gbps. can help prescribe the most suitable service available. All DIA services adhere to the Quality Seal and are 100% uncontended (1:1), synchronous and designed to your exact requirements.

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