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How much does a BT Leased Line cost? (With offers)

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Last updated: November 8, 2021

Does Your Postcode Qualify For The Latest BT Leased Line Offers?

There are currently 4 offers across 100Mbps, 1Gbps and 10Gbps BTnet leased lines. Find out if your postcode qualifies for all or some of the offers.

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How much does a BT Leased Line cost? (With offers)

How much does a BT Leased Line cost?

BT Leased Lines (BTnet) start at less than £300 per month with offers and discounts applied. Businesses need to check their postcode vs distance to the local BT PoP (Point of Presence) for firm pricing. Achieving lower costs is dependant on deals and contract length.

Netify is pleased to launch our discounted BT leased line costs available via our Authorised Partner status with BT Business. Customers or prospects of Netify are able to request BTNet leased line pricing with the latest offers and deals applied.

What BTnet leased line offers are available? 

There are currently four Netify BTNet leased line offers: (Please submit your postcode to find out which offers are applicable to you requirements and location)

1. Netify are currently running an acquisition offer in certain locations throughout the UK. The regions have been identified by Openreach based on the competitiveness of the market and are applicable for 1Gbps only. Note: BT are currently delivering 100Mbps bandwidth on 1Gbps circuits for the majority of their customers. Please submit your details to find out if your postcode is within the Openreach 'drop zone'.

How does the offer work?

  • Discount on your billing - BT will apply a one-off credit to your first bill. (Note, applies to both single and RA02 dual diverse circuits).
  • Applies to 100Mbps/1Gbps and 1Gbps circuits - BT typically deliver 100Mbps on 1Gbps circuits meaning discount now starts at 100Mbps bandwidth.
  • RA02 diverse dual circuits - Credits apply to both circuits.

2. While your business might not be in one of the Openreach dropzones, our second offer applies to all customers. Netify are currently offering 15% of your first year annual sales order value as cashback.

How does the offer work?

  • Discount on your billing - Cashback will be delivered as a bank transfer upon successful completion of your BTnet circuit.

3. The BT channel are also offering big discounts for 10Gbps circuits across 5 year contracts for new connections and bearer upgrades. For example, London 10Gbps circuits with 1Gbps bandwdith tiers are priced at £1125 per month (cash back offer applies).

How does the offer work?

  • 10Gbps discounted offers - Savings are applied directly by BT Business and will be reflected in your quotation. To find out the current costs for your specific location, please complete our BTNet pricing form.

4. BT are currently offering a double bandwidth offers. All 100Mbps circuits will be provided with 200Mbps bandwidth at no additional cost.

How does the offer work?

  • Automatic deliver of 200Mbs - The service is automatically installed with 200Mbps of bandwidth. Please note that this offer is subject to change.

If you would like to check for the latest BTNet costs against your business postcode, submit your details here. Please note. This offer is applicable to business premises, not residential home addresses. If you need to speak with a technical representative regarding BTNet requirements, there is an option included within the comparison.

Why BTnet leased lines via the competition

The BT service provider network offers tangible benefits vs the competition. In part, this is due to network coverage which positions customer connections close to BT PoPs (Point of Presence). The majority of other ISPs (Internet Service Providers) peer with the BT network meaning your traffic will often remain on a single backbone to ensure the best possible performance across data and applications. Cisco Meraki, with Firewall security, is also rounding off the BTNet service offering with a fantastic managed service platform. When joined with a comprehensive service level agreement, the proposition offers significant benefits.

What are the differences between BTNet vs fibre Broadband?

There is often some confusion surrounding how BTNet differs when compared with high speed Broadband services, specifically FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) and FTTP (Fibre to the Premises).

In the main, the differences include:

    • Symmetrical un-contended download and upload speeds so there is no performance drop-off at peak times
    • Dedicated BTNet support teams
    • Ability to add true secondary circuit diversity for resilience

BT 1Gbps Internet leased line costs

  • Fully managed services provided by a Cisco Meraki router
  • 100% uptime service level guarantee with figures for packet loss, latency and jitter to support VoIP, Voice, Cloud-based applications and general data transfer

BTNet Symmetrical upload and download Bandwidth

While technologies such as FTTP are offering broadband speed of up to 330Mbps downstream, the availability across the UK is low and the upstream bandwidth is only 30Mbps. BTNet leased lines are available with various access bandwidth tiers to reduce costs.

  • 100Mbps (with 30Mbps, 50Mbps or 100Mbps tiers)
  • 1Gbps (with 100Mbps tiers to full port speed)
  • 10Gbps (with 1000Mbps tiers to full port speed)

BTNet services are provisioned as dedicated customer circuits whereas Broadband connectivity is provisioned as part of a shared infrastructure.

BTNet Dedicated Support

With Broadband, your support (regardless of type), is pooled together with all BT Business small business clients. While there is nothing fundamentally wrong with BT Broadband Support, BTNet is serviced via a different team with specific expertise across the product.

BTNet Second Secure or Secure Plus access

Where required, a second BTNet circuit is installed with no single point of failure (subject to site survey). In order to meet budget requirements, diversity is available using a single BT PoP location (reducing costs) or dual PoP location (increasing costs but adding to resiliency). Additional options are available including load balancing or default primary and failover router configuration.

BTNet is fully managed and includes Cisco Meraki CPE (Customer Premise Equipment)

Cisco Meraki MX64W & MX65W are the edge devices supplied with 100Mbps BTNet connectivity with 1Gbps supported via the larger Cisco Meraki MX250 providing the option to include integrated Firewall security with WiFI connectivity (note 1Gbps is supplied with MR33 as the MX250 does not include WiFI). Access is provided via dual-band 802.11 n/ac standards.

Guest WiFI is supported using 2 SSID settings, one for your business and the other for guests. There is also capability to configure settings supporting time of day access, e.g. Monday to Friday 9-5).

BT Leased Line Security is met using the Cisco Meraki Security Next Generation Firewall module for an additional monthly fee. The BTNet Security solution offers easy to implement policies including anti-malware protection, infraction detection / prevention and content filtering.

The BTNet Service Level Agreement

The BT Leased Line service is supported via a single point of contact with a 5 working hour fix SLA from the time of the fault being reported. In order to support delay sensitive and mission critical applications, the BTNet SLA is offered with:

  • UK Core Network > BT network within the UK > 20milliseconds or less guaranteed as a monthly average
  • Transatlantic Network > Between BT International PoPs > 95millisecond or less guaranteed as a monthly average

What other BT Leased Line options exist?

In some instances, sites could be a significant distance from the local BT Ethernet PoP.  Where this is the case, leased line costs are significantly increased. Other available products and solutions include GEA (Generic Ethernet Access). GEA products are not based on Ethernet and therefore offer lower bandwidth, although the services remain symmetrical. As a side note, no diversity options are available. With this said, EFM and GEA are often viable for rural locations.

How to add Cloud Voice to BTNet?

BTNet is an ideal connection type for Cloud Voice services. In part, this is due to the way in which traffic is prioritised together with aforementioned value proposition as discussed within this article. In order to achieve the best possible performance, using a single provider for voice and connectivity is recommended. If you are interested in BT Cloud Voice, Netify are also offering discounted offers.

How are BT Leased Line costs calculated?

All BTNet circuit costs are generated by postcode vs the distance to your local BTNet PoP and required bandwidth with diversity and optional extras such as Security. The distance to the PoP is the most impactful element, the longer your tail circuit (the connection between your site and BT provided by Openreach), the higher your costs. This applies to all providers of leased line services and not just BT. The installation cost for BTNet is currently free, subject to survey. Openreach cover the first £2800 of excess construction charges in the event additional work is required to install your circuit.

Lastly, contract terms of either 3 or 5 years are available - the longer 5 year contract also ensures your pricing is lower.

What is the lead time for BTNet?

BTNet Express based on EFM (Ethernet First Mile) installs in around 35 working days with 100Mbps and 1Gbps Ethernet between 90 and 100 working days. In some cases, and subject to survey, Ethernet leased lines may be installed much quicker if capacity and circuit routing is available.

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Robert Sturt

Robert Sturt is Managing Director of Netify, an SD-WAN, SASE security & connectivity market network where you can login free to compare and shortlist vendors. Last Updated: 08.11.2021

Does Your Postcode Qualify For The Latest BT Leased Line Offers?

There are currently 4 offers across 100Mbps, 1Gbps and 10Gbps BTnet leased lines. Find out if your postcode qualifies for all or some of the offers.

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