Ethernet Access Direct (EAD)

Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) provides point-to-point data connectivity between sites. It can be used to build and extend customer networks, develop new infrastructure, and meet low-capacity backhaul requirements (ie up to 1Gbps, which is the starting bandwidth for Ethernet Backhaul Direct). EAD supports a range of requirements including cloud computing, simultaneous online pupil access in classrooms and storage area network connectivity.

Key benefits:

  • Powerful diagnostics give you the ability to test your own circuits and benefit from faster repair
  • Competitive rental and contract terms
  • Resilience Option 1 'in the box' offering  a choice of affordable protection against fibre breaks and unforeseen issues
  • All EAD variants meet the security standards required to support government network bids (IL2)
  • Excess Construction Charges (ECC) fixed fee pricing structure providing greater upfront pricing certainty on EAD orders (excluding Reslience Option 1)
  • The focus of future Openreach innovation and pricing initiatives.

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