Dedicated fibre circuits to connect your locations

Claranet Ethernet services provide private, high-speed, managed circuits to connect your business locations. Offering guaranteed and 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?

  • Expert advice included
  • UK support 24x7x365 included
  • Flexible options to match your need
  • 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

  • Point to point circuits. Connect sites directly, or to the Claranet core network
  • Available as Internet facing or part of your private MPLS network
  • 24x7x365 UK support with proactive monitoring
  • 99.5% service availability
  • Dedicated symmetric IPv6 fibre connection
  • Guaranteed bandwidth: 2Mbit/s to 10GbE
  • Flexible tiering of bandwidth and regrading
  • Unlimited data download
  • Managed Cisco router. Includes on-site engineer router installation
  • Security built in - we continually monitor and protect our network


  • Choice of source carrier where applicable
  • Enhanced monitoring
  • QoS – six levels of application classification (MPLS only)
  • Range of backup options to enhance availability to 99.9%, 99.95% or 99.99%

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How we work with you


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


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


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.


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

Ethernet business benefits

Business Benefit of reach


Claranet Ethernet services reach 90% of UK businesses

Business Benefits of availability, resilience and reliability


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

Business-Benefits of scaling and flexibility


Simply scales in-line with your business demands

Questions? Get in contact with us

Make a sales enquiry

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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


  • 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.