BT extends global reach of its E-Line, E-LAN Ethernet services

BT (NYSE: BT) has cast an even wider Ethernet by bringing its Ethernet Connect services to 28 countries and debuting its international E-LAN service.

As its adaptive Ethernet VPN service, BT's Ethernet Connect is designed for large businesses that want control over their IP architecture and the flexibility to evolve their network infrastructure the way they want it. Ethernet Connect is now available in six new countries, bringing the total to 28 countries and reaching into other countries via long lines.

Complementing the Ethernet Connect service is its new E-LAN service to customers in those same 28 countries. Used to connect sites and applications that have complex and constantly changing network patterns, the E-LAN service provides large multisite businesses the ability use Ethernet "any to any" connectivity sites.  

Additionally, Ethernet Connect enables customers to combine E-Line and E-LAN services. All of these services include end-to-end service management to the customer premise, which BT claims helps it solve network faults quicker.

BT plans to expand the international reach of the Ethernet Connect service to other locations in the next few months.

What the new service plays into the is the desire for multinational corporations to work with service providers that not only have deep reach into multiple countries, but also that it can offer various speeds of Ethernet to access both hybrid layer 2 Ethernet VPN plus IP/MPLS VPN services.

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