Network carrier Exponential-e has announced a managed service operating over wide-area Ethernet that it claims can slash the cost of connecting offices compared with current offerings.
Available now, the new PowerNGN 200 service offers a baseline connection of 200Mbit/s over a gigabit Ethernet pipe for £1,250 per month, or £15,000 per year, with an installation charge of £6,000.
This compares with installation costs of £16,000 and rental fees of £98,000 per year for a 155Mbit/s STM-1 service operating over an SDH network, according to Exponential-e.
PowerNGN 200 is aimed at businesses needing cost-effective bandwidth to support remote storage, data mirroring and virtualisation, according to the firm.
Customers also benefit from Exponential-e's Route1 routing and traffic distribution algorithm, which the company claims offers the fastest possible routing of packets across the internet.
However, the service can be extended by purchasing extra bandwidth in small incremental steps up to the total capacity. Customers can easily create another virtual local area network channel for IP telephony by purchasing another 10Mbit/s, for example.
"The full gigabit circuit capacity is available to deliver multiple services. Many companies will look to PowerNGN to cut costs by substituting it for more costly legacy E3, STM-1 and STM-4 circuits," said Exponential-e managing director Lee Wade.
An additional 2Mbit/s of capacity will cost £13 per month, an extra 10Mbit/s £50 per month and an extra 100Mbit/s £226 per month.
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