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Enta opens 21CN trial to channel partners
Monday 17 December 2007 17:25:52 by John Hunt

Entanet has opened the BT 21CN trials up to its channel partners to allow them to trial its managed version of BT Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) and get first hand experience of the new ADSL2+ services available over 21CN.

"Through the WBC Broadband service trials that started in Birmingham in November we're gaining excellent insight into the product's performance. This further trial is an important opportunity for partners to see the service in action themselves. We expect ADSL2+ associated speeds and QoS options to be available during the trial and later the emergence of Annex M options which will allow the trading off of downstream rates in favour of higher upstream rates."

Carol Davies (Broadband Business Development Manager), Entanet

The trial service to channel partners will be available from January to March 2008 on the trial 11 exchanges and via the first two available BT Aggregation Points (AP's), Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Using a wholesale aggregator such as Entanet provides advantages to partners as they will be able to reap the benefits of 21CN and WBC without the need to connect to BT at each of the 20 AP's if they want to cover all regions in the UK. Enta will provide hand off at any of the AP's, its existing 17 PoP's or at other locations using metro Ethernet services. Pure WBC is likely to hold price benefits over the managed version of WBC available from BT which will deliver service from all exchanges via one of the 20 AP's, similar to the existing BT IPStream services.


Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
Opps sounds to me like the spaces they had available nobody was interested so now the region has been expanded
Posted by caroldavies over 9 years ago
This new trial is of our new wholesale product EWCS Broadband (Entanet Wholesale Carrier Services - Broadband) and will allow our existing L2TP and LSS Partners to gain experience of the new ADSL2+ services. The trial is also open to other ISPs who don't qualify for BT's WBMC trial (due to restrictions on where BT will connect to - within 25 mile radius of the Birmingham node). EWCS allows ISPs to connect at a wide range of popular datacentres and eventually all of the WBC nodes.
Posted by nettech over 9 years ago
Channel partners=resellers, right?
Posted by caroldavies over 9 years ago
Partners = resellers and other ISPs
Posted by KarlAustin over 9 years ago
Enta have two levels of product (with the 2nd level being sub-divided). You have the general, "Here's our ADSL packages, you sell them as they are, we do all the work" level and then you have the "wholesale" level, where Enta provide you with a connection to their network and hand over customer connections via L2TP to you, to terminate and provide with IPs, manage traffic levels etc. etc. as you so wish - This announcement falls in to that category, but for 21CN.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
quote"This new trial is of our new wholesale product......."
So may i ask were the places on the ORIGINAL trial offering finally filled?? I seem to remember the trial deadline date got extended, then the area got extended.
Posted by caroldavies over 9 years ago
The area was extended as originally planned and although BT are still happy to accept applications to trial from Entanet and the other 2 ISPs involved this does not affect our new EWCS Broadband trial. Hope this helps.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
Thanks for clearing that up i hope this EWCS proves to be more popular than the original trial :) Good to see Enta are at least trying with the new services that are becoming available. I wish you all the best with it.
Posted by bertc over 9 years ago
Is deployment still set for April 30? Is this when 5% of UK will actually be able to turn on their broadband?
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