Elite Accelerates Roll Out of Carrier Ethernet Services across London


Elite has unveiled its Next-Gen London Dark Fibre network and On-net exchanges – expanding its On-net reach by more than 100,000 postcodes in the UK’s capital.

By increasing our network footprint, we aim to reduce the dependency on 3rd party carriers and enable us to offer our channel partners and wholesalers the lowest-cost and highest-quality Ethernet connectivity in the UK, with 1Gbps/1Gbps being cheaper by comparison to the next lowest cost carrier by over £200 per month!

The ‘phase one’ exchange rollout has seen us being able to offer the lowest cost uncontended (1:1) Gigabit and 100Mbps Ethernet in the UK while still maintaining and installing the highest quality Juniper Networks © infrastructure.

“Our decision to expand our footprint nationwide, starting in London, is a result of understanding where the market is heading. With the increasing demand for high bandwidth connectivity, it became increasingly obvious that this could not be achieved using some of the 3rd party carriers. We needed to be able to take control of the end-to-end delivery, avoiding backhaul capacity issues that limit the industry. By investing from the outset in the backhaul capacity, I am confident that Elite can deliver these high capacity services both now and in the future,” explained, David Simmons, Elite’s CEO, David Simmons.

“While completing an in-depth competitor analysis, it has become apparent that lower bandwidth and unscalable fibre such as 1Gbps and 10Gbps Point to Points have historically been used to link exchanges. While perfectly fine to do so, it isn’t in line with Elite’s Flexible or Innovate core values, so we have chosen to offer a completely scalable Dark Fibre service that isn’t restricted by the fibre itself. If we need an extra 100Gbps of backhaul, we’ll light it in a matter of hours,” said, Elite’s Head of Marketing, Matthew Rogers.

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