Dedicated internet access

Dedicated fibre circuits to connect your locations

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Claranet Ethernet services provide private, high-speed, low latency circuits to connect your business locations. Offering guaranteed, dedicated bandwidth backed by expertise, Claranet gives the levels of service needed to deliver your bandwidth intensive applications and data 24x7.

Why choose Claranet for Ethernet?

  • Symmetrical, uncontended bandwidth with no usage limits
  • UK support 24x7x365 included
  • QoS & QinQ, multiple services down a single connection
  • You stay protected. Security built into the network

Mobile Broadband business benefits



Claranet Ethernet services reach 90% of UK businesses

Service quality


High resilience and low latency supports the secure delivery of bandwidth intensive and mission critical applications and data

Predictable cost


Simply scales in-line with your business demands

Delivering your bandwidth intensive applications and data

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Ethernet overview

  • Provide direct Internet access to a site
  • Connects sites into an MPLS solution
  • Can be used to provide direct point to point connections between sites
  • Symmetrical, uncontended bandwidth options from 2Mbit/s to 10GbE with no usage limits
  • QoS and QinQ options available to converge multiple services down a single connection effectively and reliably
  • 24x7x365 UK based support with proactive monitoring and alerting
  • Service availability from 99.5%
  • Includes on-site engineer installation and CPE hardware
  • Security built in - we continually monitor and protect our network


  • Choice of underlying circuit carrier available
  • Bandwidth options up to 10Gbps available
  • Network Convergence:
    • Up to six levels of application classification on MPLS circuits via Quality of Service
    • QinQ options available to allow logical segmentation of circuits
  • Monitoring and Alerting:
    • Proactive up/down monitoring and alerting as standard
    • Bandwidth and top protocol usage as standard
    • Enhanced monitoring, reporting and analytics options available, including SolarWinds
  • Backup options:
    • Range of backup technologies available, including 4G, Broadband and Ethernet with an enhanced availability up to 99.9%
    • Assured Separation Ethernet backup available with an enhanced availability of up to 99.99%

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How we work with you


Our experts can advise you on which of our Ethernet options is best suited to your business needs.


Working with Claranet removes the burden of project managing and carrying out the installation of your Ethernet service yourself, saving you time.


We take care of the ongoing 24x7 management and monitoring of your service including managing the router. However, you retain the control you need with access to around the clock UK support.


We work with you to ensure your service evolves to continually meet your needs.


  • What is flexible tiering of bandwidth?

    Ethernet services may be tiered to a lower bandwidth which allows for easy upgrades in the future. For example a 100Mb Ethernet access may be installed with 20Mbit/s of bandwidth. This then allows for the bandwidth to be upgraded at a future date without the need to upgrade the access circuit itself.

  • How does QoS (Quality of Service) work?

    available on most un-contended Claranet access services. It has two main functions; one is to identify and classify the IP data by application; the other is to prioritise certain application classes over others if the connectivity service becomes congested. Claranet offer up to six levels of application classification.

  • What separation options are available?

    There are four separation options available. Ethernet Backup, Separation, Separation Plus and Separation Plus – Dual Site.

    • Ethernet Backup: cost effective option providing limited separacy backup option
    • Separation: separately routed where possible, single entry point into building.
    • Separation Plus: two separately routed fibres end to end
    • Separation Plus – Dual Site: two separately routed fibres end to end into two building locations
  • Why is IPv6 important?

    IPv6 was designed to succeed the existing IP addressing system of IPv4. Every device that connects to the Internet requires a unique IP address. Under IPv4 the number of available addresses is running out. IPv6 resolves this issue by using a different addressing method that allows a greater number of addresses. IPv6 is set to become the standard addressing system of the Internet, hence its importance.