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Wholesale Ethernet

Win more business with Wholesale Ethernet

Give your customers greater flexibility while boosting your business performance - with our future-proof Wholesale Ethernet portfolio.

By picking and mixing our access technologies and bandwidth options, you can build network solutions that wow your customers and give you an edge in a competitive market. As well as an amazing choice of access solutions and bandwidth options to suit your customers’ needs, we give you excellent support and coverage throughout the UK.

Why choose us for Ethernet?

Unrivalled coverage and reach

We invest £3.7bn in our network every year, to give you the best pricing and availability. Our core network is the largest in the UK, with Ethernet stretching from the Isles of Scilly to the Shetlands - so you can offer services wherever your customers are located.

A wide range of access options and services

We offer the UK’s greatest range of access options, including dedicated fibre, Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Single order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA), Data Centre Access, Exchange Connect and Radio. Partnering with us means you’ll always be able to meet your customers’ needs.

Connectivity you can trust

Our Wholesale Ethernet platform offers a 99.999% availability, and services are backed by a 5-hour target fix time SLA. You can check our latest real-world performance stats which are updated periodically within our interactive coverage maps document.

Easier business

Our online ordering tools and standards-based APIs make working with us simple. Through our portal, it’s easy to self-service Ethernet orders, flex bandwidth, report faults and use our digital diagnostic capabilities.

We have Ethernet coverage across the UK. Track our current and planned network coverage via our interactive coverage maps.

Connect to our network and deliver for your customers

Layer 2 Ethernet

We offer two key layer 2 Ethernet services, via a range of access options. The first is Etherflow Connected (also known as E-Line), which provides point-to-point connectivity across our network, supporting simple routing or more complex hub-and-spoke networks.


For larger and more complex networks, we have an alternative any-to-any option called Etherflow Dynamic (E-LAN). This can intelligently learn source addresses and direct traffic to the right destination, and it fully supports mesh networking as well as providing additional logical resilience options.

Layer 3 Ethernet solutions

Whether you have your own network or not, if you want to control the reach and flexibility you give to customers, Direct Internet Access (DIA) puts you in the driver’s seat. Your customers will be connected directly to our internet platform using a variety of access options. That means a dedicated, fast, reliable service with low latency for data, voice, video and cloud applications - taking you way beyond broadband.


Offer your customers leased line internet access without having to use or build your own network, freeing up capacity and offering a simple end-to-end service. And take advantage of our direct private peering to leading cloud app providers, so cloud app traffic never needs to pass over the public internet, ensuring low latency and high performance.

Our Wholesale Ethernet access options

We offer a massive choice of access options, which support a variety of customer needs - right up to 100Gbps. These include:


  • Etherway Fibre: Our most common access option. Using Ethernet Access Direct (EAD), it provides dedicated, uncontended, point-to-point data connectivity between sites at up to 10Gbps.

  • Ethernet over FTTP: Connect to our dedicated Ethernet network and get all-IP-ready, with asymmetrical bandwidth options up to 1Gbps, with fast, simple installation.

  • Ethernet over SoGEA: This future-ready access option offers a simpler journey for Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) type connections, connected to our Ethernet platform.

  • Data Centre Connect: Low cost, quick delivery, resilient core network access in a range of third-party UK datacentres, with port speeds up to 100Gbps.

  • Etherway Exchange Connect: An in-building handover if you have presence in the same exchange building as one of our enabled Ethernet nodes, offering port speeds of up to 100Gbps.

  • Etherway Radio: Wireless microwave point-to-point connectivity, ideal where traditional wired access is impractical or expensive. Available in 10Mbps or 100Mbps options up to 25km distance from our Ethernet network.

For more information, check out our Wholesale Ethernet brochure and other documentation near the bottom of this page.

You can rely on us

Our UK-wide reach means we can offer several options to add diversity and resilience to your network. This can create truly resilient routing and services, including a range of diverse resilience options using Resilient Access Option 2 (RO2) at the access layer.

A range of diverse local and network routing options

To meet your requirements for different sites, we have several options with different tiers of seperacy and diversity between two access circuits - including fibre cabling and routing diversity, and access node and network diversity.

Flexible resilience design

We give you the flexibility to build your own resilience options with different Ethernet services running over a single access circuit. For instance, a layer 2 Ethernet Connected alongside a layer 3 DIA service. You can also separate services via different physical and network routing if you need to.

Do business faster and smarter

We offer a full suite of digital tools and APIs, which enable everything from availability checking, quoting and service delivery updates to diagnostics, bandwidth utilisation and even fibre route maps.

The easy way to install Ethernet circuits

Don’t have the time and people to install Ethernet circuits? Why not let us do it for you? Our Managed Installation service is part of the Wholesale Ethernet order journey - get your access and installation at the same time.

Cover your equipment with BT iNcare

Enjoy complete peace of mind for your customer premises equipment with BT iNcare. It’s a full maintenance package from hardware repair to replacement with flexible SLA options and engineer access. With competitive rates and benefits that challenge alternative providers. 

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Talk to us about your needs

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