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Standard User Bill100
(learned) Mon 18-Sep-17 09:21:02
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Point to point private circuit


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Hi

I would like to ask if anyone can give some information about point to point circuits.

If a provider buys a EAD link between two sites from Openreach, do they have to pay any charges on top of the OR rental to keep the service running? For example bandwidth charges?

Let's assume both sites are connected to the same BT exchange.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Sep-17 11:15:22
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Re: Point to point private circuit


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Bandwidth as in per GB transferred no, they are unlimited.

The changes are down to what you elect to buy in terms of bit rates.

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Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Sep-17 13:09:51
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Re: Point to point private circuit


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You'd just pay the EAD base cost for the product and then the distance of the link.

The circuit is for the speed you've ordered and you can max that out 24/7 should you wish.

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Standard User Bill100
(learned) Tue 19-Sep-17 06:47:05
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Re: Point to point private circuit


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Does the circuit have any active bits in it or is it basically a continuous bit of fibre? (Apart from the NTEs I suppose).

And do you get full ethernet MTUs and ability to pass VLANs down the link?
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Sep-17 08:44:52
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I suspect it'll still go into some of Openreach's network somewhere to enable them to be able to login to the Adva they install.

Full ethernet MTUs and VLANs both work as expected, essentially, because it is an ethernet circuit. You get an ethernet port each end. What you send down one end, appears at the other.

We use full jumbo frames on ours as well as several VLANs from our office to the datacentre.

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Standard User Bill100
(learned) Tue 19-Sep-17 09:00:00
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Thanks...

I gather Virgin also have their own version of EAD? Does Virgin's tend to be cheaper?
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Sep-17 09:03:36
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Virgins Ethernet P2P service is probably the closest product.

Often more expensive from what we've seen but most sites are near/close to existing OR fibre but not for Virgin (either end) and thus could be the reason for the higher rental.

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