Ethernet

Dedicated fibre circuits to connect your locations

Claranet Ethernet services provide private, high-speed, low latency circuits to connect your business locations. Offering guaranteed, dedicated bandwidth backed by expertise, Claranet gives the levels of service needed to deliver your bandwidth intensive applications and data 24x7.

Why choose Claranet for Ethernet?

  • Symmetrical, uncontended bandwidth with no usage limits
  • UK support 24x7x365 included
  • QoS & QinQ, multiple services down a single connection
  • You stay protected. Security built into the network

Why choose Claranet for Network services?

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Norfolk Councils join with Claranet to provide better services

Norfolk Councils join with Claranet to provide better services

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Delivering your bandwidth intensive applications and data

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Ethernet overview

  • Provide direct Internet access to a site
  • Connects sites into an MPLS solution
  • Can be used to provide direct point to point connections between sites
  • Symmetrical, uncontended bandwidth options from 2Mbit/s to 10GbE with no usage limits
  • QoS and QinQ options available to converge multiple services down a single connection effectively and reliably
  • 24x7x365 UK based support with proactive monitoring and alerting
  • Service availability from 99.5%
  • Includes on-site engineer installation and CPE hardware
  • Security built in - we continually monitor and protect our network

Options

  • Choice of underlying circuit carrier available
  • Bandwidth options up to 10Gbps available
  • Network Convergence:
    • Up to six levels of application classification on MPLS circuits via Quality of Service
    • QinQ options available to allow logical segmentation of circuits
  • Monitoring and Alerting:
    • Proactive up/down monitoring and alerting as standard
    • Bandwidth and top protocol usage as standard
    • Enhanced monitoring, reporting and analytics options available, including SolarWinds
  • Backup options:
    • Range of backup technologies available, including 4G, Broadband and Ethernet with an enhanced availability up to 99.9%
    • Assured Separation Ethernet backup available with an enhanced availability of up to 99.99%

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How we work with you

Design

Our experts can advise you on which of our Ethernet options is best suited to your business needs.

Build

Working with Claranet removes the burden of project managing and carrying out the installation of your Ethernet service yourself, saving you time.

Manage

We take care of the ongoing 24x7 management and monitoring of your service including managing the router. However, you retain the control you need with access to around the clock UK support.

Evolve

We work with you to ensure your service evolves to continually meet your needs.

Ethernet business benefits

Business Benefit of reach

Reach

Claranet Ethernet services reach 90% of UK businesses

Business Benefits of availability, resilience and reliability

Resilience

High resilience and low latency supports the secure delivery
of bandwidth intensive and mission critical applications and data

Business-Benefits of scaling and flexibility

Flexibility

Simply scales in-line with your business demands

Questions? Get in contact with us

Make a sales enquiry

Please fill out the form below with your sales enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are looking for technical support please email solutionsupport@uk.clara.net

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We aim to respond to all email enquiries within 5 working days, but we usually respond within 24 hours.

Speak to a member of the team

Please give us a call on 0207 685 8000 between 09:00 - 17:30 Monday to Friday to speak with one of the sales team.

For small business enquiries, please call Claranet SOHO on 0800 640 8009

Looking for technical support? Our UK support team are available 24x7x365 to help on 0330 390 0500

FAQs

  • What is flexible tiering of bandwidth?

    Ethernet services may be tiered to a lower bandwidth which allows for easy upgrades in the future. For example a 100Mb Ethernet access may be installed with 20Mbit/s of bandwidth. This then allows for the bandwidth to be upgraded at a future date without the need to upgrade the access circuit itself.

  • How does QoS (Quality of Service) work?

    Quality of Service (QoS) is a data traffic classification and prioritisation feature available on most un-contended Claranet access services. It has two main functions; one is to identify and classify the IP data by application; the other is to prioritise certain application classes over others if the connectivity service becomes congested. Claranet offer up to six levels of application classification.

  • What separation options are available?

    There are four separation options available. Ethernet Backup, Separation, Separation Plus and Separation Plus – Dual Site.

    • Ethernet Backup: cost effective option providing limited separacy backup option
    • Separation: separately routed where possible, single entry point into building.
    • Separation Plus: two separately routed fibres end to end
    • Separation Plus – Dual Site: two separately routed fibres end to end into two building locations

  • Why is IPv6 important?

    IPv6 was designed to succeed the existing IP addressing system of IPv4. Every device that connects to the Internet requires a unique IP address. Under IPv4 the number of available addresses is running out. IPv6 resolves this issue by using a different addressing method that allows a greater number of addresses. IPv6 is set to become the standard addressing system of the Internet, hence its importance.