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Elite Rolls Out Carrier Ethernet in London

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David Simmons, CEO, Elite David Simmons, CEO, Elite Image Credit: Elite

UK's business ISP and wholesale provider Elite announced 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 network footprint, Elite aim to reduce the dependency on 3rd party carriers and enable it to offer our channel partners and wholesalers the lowest-cost and highest-quality Ethernet connectivity in the UK.

Elite claims that its 1Gbps/1Gbps service being cheaper by comparison to the next lowest cost carrier by over £200 per month. It also claims that the 10Gbps/10Gbps pricing is over £500pm lower than its competitors.

The ‘phase one’ exchange rollout will 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, claims the company.

The Company also have also an ambitious ongoing exchange rollout strategy, which is designed to help our partners and wholesalers offer the UK’s lowest-cost and highest-quality Ethernet connectivity further afield in Manchester and Birmingham. Expanding the current on-net network is planned to be brought to market within the next 4 – 6 months, with other key UK hubs on the roadmap for later in the year.

David Simmons, CEO, Elite
Uniquely, we’ve opted to connect our on-net exchanges with Dark Fibre infrastructure, combined with DWDM technology. While Dark Fibre is expensive, it offers us the ability to instantly scale and access virtually limitless back-haul bandwidth at a moment’s notice, when required. 

Matthew Rogers, Head of Marketing, Elite 
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.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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