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BT unveils Ethernet FTTP for wholesale customers

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BT has launched a new Ethernet Fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) solution for wholesale partners as part of its business connectivity portfolio.

Starting today, BT wholesale customers have access to Ethernet FTTP, a full fibre solution that connects from the premise to the nearest Ethernet node. It has been developed and designed to meet customers’ growing demand for greater bandwidth and ultra-fast speeds.

In addition, BT’s Wholesale Ethernet FTTP gives businesses access to network speeds of up to 1Gbps, with ultra-low latency.

It is best placed to serve mid to large sized businesses that need to quickly access applications in the cloud, download and send large files or explore links to other sites.

“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,” said Paul Beacham (pictured), senior manager at BT Wholesale.

“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.”

Additionally, BT offers Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA) and FTTP on both its Broadband and Ethernet portfolios, giving wholesale customers a wide range of speeds and bandwidth to best support their customers’ transition to all-IP.

In locations where Ethernet FTTP is not yet available, BT can offer SoGEA – a Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) solution – as well as dedicated fibre solutions using Ethernet Access Direct (EAD).

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