BT launches Ethernet FTTP solution for Wholesale customers

BT has launched an Ethernet FTTP solution for Wholesale partners. Ethernet FTTP is a full fibre solution that connects from the premise to the nearest Ethernet node, and is designed to meet demand for greater bandwidth and ultra-fast speeds. The solution is available now.

BT Wholesale Ethernet FTTP provides businesses with access to network speeds of up to 1Gb, with ultra-low latency that remains the same speed regardless of distance from the exchange. Bandwidth is fast, flexible, and scalable. BT said this makes it the ideal solution for mid-larger businesses that need to quickly access applications in the cloud, download and send large files or explore links to other sites.

With the launch of Ethernet FTTP, BT Wholesale has said it is the only provider in the UK offering SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) and FTTP on both its Broadband and Ethernet portfolios, providing Wholesale partners with offerings that can support their customers’ transition to an all-IP future.

Paul Beacham, senior manager at BT Wholesale, said, “As the UK prepares for the withdrawal of the analogue PSTN network in 2025 and begins to migrate towards fully digitised networks, businesses need future-proofed connectivity solutions that support their digital transformation journeys and their demand for greater bandwidth and speed. BT is at the forefront of this technology shift, bringing the market-leading Ethernet FTTP solution to the Wholesale market to join our full range of all-IP access solutions available – all underpinned by the best fixed network in the UK.”

“Today’s announcement also reinforces BT Group’s ongoing investment in full fibre. We’re committed to growing our FTTP coverage across the UK and are accelerating our FTTP build to reach 20 million premises by the mid-to-late 2020s. With Ethernet FTTP, we’re responding to increasing customer needs for network speeds and reliability, supporting that demand better than any other network provider.”

In locations where Ethernet FTTP is not yet available, BT has a range of Wholesale access solutions on offer such as SoGEA – a Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) solution – as well as dedicated fibre solutions using Ethernet Access Direct (EAD). BT said this ensures high-speed internet connectivity can be installed for businesses across more than 95 percent of the UK.

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Charlotte Hathway

Charlotte is the editor of Comms Business and writes content to inform and educate the Channel about the latest technology and business developments from across the industry. Prior to her current role, she wrote for other MA Business titles New Electronics, Land Mobile and Critical Communications Today. Before moving into journalism, she spent five years working in public relations and has worked with various technology companies spanning telecommunications, cyber security and software development.

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