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icon-cloud@2xWhat are the latest costs for BT leased lines?

  • The current costs for BT leased lines start at £282 with Netify discounts applied via the Partner Channel.

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 pricing with an additional percentage discount on all first year annual BT billing applied directly to your BT invoice or as a cash back offer.

Table of Contents

  1. Why buy from BT via BT Partner Sales vs other leased line providers?
  2. What are the differences between BTNet vs fibre Broadband?
  3. BTNet Symmetrical upload and download Bandwidth
  4. BTNet Dedicated Support
  5. BTNet Second Secure or Secure Plus access
  6. BTNet is fully managed and includes Cisco Meraki CPE
  7. The BTNet Service Level Agreement
  8. What other BT Leased Line options exist?
  9. How to add Cloud Voice to BTNet?
  10. How are BT Leased Line costs calculated?
  11. What is the lead time for BTNet?

If you would like to check for the latest BTNet costs against your business postcode, submit your details via one of the comparison options above. 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 buy from BT via BT Partner Sales vs other leased line providers?

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 EFM (Ethernet First Mile) and GEA (Generic Ethernet Access). These 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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