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Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

Ethernet-like service at a lower price. Get exactly the right connection to marry your technical and commercial requirements.

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Claranet Ethernet First Mile (EFM) services provide a private, high-speed, managed internet circuit to connect your business locations. Offering guaranteed and dedicated bandwidth, backed by expertise, Claranet EFM offers an ethernet-like service at a lower price.

Why choose Claranet for Ethernet First Mile?

  • Expert advice included
  • UK support 24x7x365 included
  • Flexible options to match your need
  • You stay protected. Security built into the network

Ethernet First Mile business benefits

Business Benefit of expertise

Expertise

Direct access to the expertise you need. Superior optimisation

Business Benefit of trusted

Trusted

Innovative network service aggregator since 1996

business benefit of focus

Focus

Give your team back some time to focus on business growth

Helping to get the balance right between cost and capability

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Ethernet First Mile overview

  • Available as internet facing or part of your private MPLS network
  • 24x7x365 UK support with proactive monitoring
  • 99.5% service availability (99% option)
  • Dedicated symmetric bandwidth
  • IPv6 connection
  • Guaranteed bandwidth: 2Mbit/s to 35Mbit/s
  • Flexible tiering of bandwidth and regrading
  • Unlimited data download
  • Managed Cisco router. Includes onsite engineer router installation
  • Security built in - we continually monitor and protect our network

Options

  • Choice of source carrier where applicable
  • Enhanced monitoring
  • QoS – Six levels of application classification (MPLS only)
  • Backup: choose EFM, leased line, FTTC or ADSL broadband

How we work with you

Design

Our experts can advise you on which of our connectivity services 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 First Mile 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 continually meets your needs.

FAQs

  • How does Ethernet First Mile work?

    Ethernet First Mile is an ethernet Service provided over multiple bonded copper pairs (maximum eight). The bandwidth available is dependent on the distance from the local BT serving exchange (maximum 4.8km) and the number of spare copper pairs available to the premise. Ethernet First Mile offers connectivity between the customer site and Claranet offering bandwidths options up to 35Mbit/s. Similar to other Claranet ethernet products, the service is underpinned by service level agreements and supports Quality of Service.

  • 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.