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Ethernet Leased Lines from UK IT Networks

We provide Ethernet connectivity to all the UK’s major network operators. Our Ethernet services offer high connectivity speeds via a Next Generation Network (Multi Service Platform) between two or more locations in a point-to-point or point-to-multi-point situation. 

Ethernet and EFM services are ideal for those who require consistently high connectivity speeds, regularly transfer sensitive data from site to site, or have a high demand for uploads and downloads. Ethernet is now the connectivity service of choice for corporate businesses and public sector organisations that need high performance, flexibility and value for money. If you are looking to future-proof your business then these services are for you. 

The benefits of Ethernet connectivity

High Speeds

Symmetric Speeds of up 10Gbps


Highly-reliable and secure data connectivity

Reduce Networking Costs

Reduce private networking cost and improve quality


End-to-end SLAs which includes 6 hour fix

Quality of Service

Ensures priortisation of preferred traffic types

24x7 Support

UK based support desk and monitoring from NOC


On-line portal - monitor and report on connection

6 Hour Fix

Quick SLA resolution time frames

Ethernet is now the preferred high-speed connectivity solution of choice, as businesses seek to capitalise on the increasing demand for more bandwidth provided over fast and reliable technology.

Overview of Ethernet connectivity

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What are the lead times for Ethernet Leased Lines?

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Is Ethernet secure?

How we can mitigate downtime with fail-over circuits.


How resillient is Ethernet?

What is HSRP failover?

Hot Standby Router Protocol or HSRP is a proprietary Cisco redundancy protocol allowing seamless switching between different Internet connections in the case of failure.

A typical real world configuration would be a primary Ethernet leased line from BT (100/100Mbps) with a backup (10/100Mbps) Ethernet leased line from Virgin. Alternatively, a FTTC or ADSL circuit can be used as fail-over where the primary Ethernet leased line is around 20Mbps.

How does it work?

Below is an example of a typical HSRP setup with a Primary leased line and a secondary backup leased line. The two circuits are delivered via different networks and optional different local PoPs.

In this example we are using local range IP addresses for illustration purposes with a /29 subnet.

Hot standby router protocol or HSRP enables seamless switching between primary and secondary diversely routed circuits
	Virtual Gateway
	Primary Router (Cisco)
	Backup Router (Cisco)
	Your firewall/router (Local gateway)

We also require a firewall to protect the local network, so in this case we connect both routers into a firewall router (or if there’s only 1 WAN port, a switch on the same VLAN or a mini switch).

You would then configure your firewall/router to use the Virtual HSRP Gateway.

Testing HSRP

Initial testing would be carried out over a phone call with a member of the NOC team. A typical test of the HSRP would involve simulating a network failure by either physically unplugging the RJ45 lead, or switching off the primary router. The connection should seamlessly switch over to the backup connection. Reconnecting the primary connection would prompt the HSRP configuration to switch back to use the primary circuit.

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We provide Ethernet and EFM from the UK’s major network operators. Our Ethernet services offer high connectivity speeds via a Next Generation Network (Multi Service Platform) between two or more locations in a point-to-point or point-to-multi-point situation. 


An Ethernet Leased Line is a dedicated connection between your premises and the internet. Unlike traditional broadband, Ethernet Leased Lines are uncontended; ensuring you get the bandwidth speeds you have subscribed to. Ethernet Leased Lines are ideal to support applications such as Voice (VoIP), video conferencing and large data transactions.

No, we amortize the installation cost within a 3 or 5 year contract to reduce that up-front expenditure. Making Ethernet Leased Lines an affordable and reliable solution for businesses of all sizes.

Installation times are subject to survey and can change from order to order, however as standard;
- Ethernet First Mile can be delivered in 30 working days.
- Ethernet Leased line can be delivered in 60 working days.

We provide Ethernet in different flavours, from 1Mbps up to 10Gbps.
Ethernet First Mile range from 1Mbps to 35Mbps, depending on the distance from the exchange.
Ethernet Leased lines speed typically range from 10Mbps to 10Gbps.

Ethernet is provided over a dedicated network which is not shared with other businesses. This ensures that your Ethernet Leased Line offers 100% of the bandwidth you’ve been quoted, regardless of times, network restraints and other businesses' demands.

It’s standard within the industry that all quotations make the assumption that existing fibre is present and available for use to deliver an Ethernet Leased Line. A site survey will be carried out to ascertain whether the correct fibre provisions are available to use. A survey is normally completed immediately after you have placed your order for Ethernet.

Unless stated otherwise all our Ethernet Leased Lines are provided with a managed Cisco router. Which Cisco router is provided will depend on what sized Ethernet Leased Line you take in order to provide optimum performance at all times.

We have multiple partnering agreements for our Ethernet Leased Line agreements. Utilising a close relationship with BT, Vodafone, TTB and Virgin we can ensure that we can obtain the most competitive pricing for your Ethernet Leased Line quotation.

All of our Ethernet customers Leased Lines are monitored within our NOC 24/7/365 to ensure consistency in performance and immediate response to service issues.

As standard, Internet Leased Lines are highly resilient. We offer a 99.985% protected circuit availability SLA. We are aware some ISP’s provide a 100% SLA, however you’d probably find that all service credits will work out similar should you ever encounter an outage.

We offer all of our customers failover connectivity for their Ethernet Leased Line ranging from ADSL2+, FTTC to an alternative carrier's Ethernet. Using Cisco technology our failover is provided using HSRP. If we provided one Internet Leased Line over one BTW and the other over Vodafone, both would have their own managed Cisco hardware, mapped with the same IP addresses, failing over to each other in the event of a network outage.

Our customers can upgrade their Ethernet Leased Line speeds at any point. However they may need to consider what their Ethernet Leased Line bearer speed is. For instance if you have a 10Mbps Ethernet Leased Line on a 10Mbps bearer, you are at the maximum speed of the Ethernet Leased Line already. Therefore we would need to install a new connection to meet your requirements. Upgrades are subject to increase in rental charges.

Using Converged Ethernet your business would make cost savings by consolidating voice and data. You can have full confidence in partnering with the market leader in VoIP telephony delivery.

Here at UK IT Networks we don't operate multiple queues. We provide each and every customer a dedicated account manager. So if you ever encounter an issue or query with your Internet Leased line, one call to your account manager or our dedicated support team is all it takes to find resolution.

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