Our Ethernet solutions combine the reliability and ubiquity of Carrier Ethernet with next-generation metro area transport technology. The result is an efficient, fully restorable network that’s easy to manage and ready for any vertical or application requirement. And the natural flexibility of Carrier Ethernet allows us to offer a range of solutions that give you varying levels of control to meet the bandwidth and security requirements you need—today and in the future.

Our business Ethernet solutions include MetroE Advanced Private Line (MAPL), E-Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet Private LAN (E-LAN). With support for Layer 2 point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint topologies, you can seamlessly extend your Ethernet network from your building into the metro area and beyond.

Download our Ethernet product sheet for more detailed information.

Key benefits.

  • Scalability: Flexible and scalable bandwidth that allows you to pay as you grow for long-term network evolution connectivity.
  • Control: Simple installation, management and turn-up with no protocol conversion, which offers rapid provisioning compared to other platforms.
  • Efficiency: Seamless interconnection with no additional equipment on your premises, which reduces equipment capital costs. Cost-efficiency on both a cost per bit and cost per port basis compared to fixed TDM technologies. 
  • Flexibility: Dedicated or switched solutions with multiple service configurations including point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint. Ability to layer with Class of Service (CoS) in order for you to prioritize your mission-critical applications.

Product details.

  • Speeds from 10Mbps to 100Gbps
  • Switched and dedicated bandwidth configurations
  • Dedicated access links with multiple protection options
  • Standards-based IEEE Ethernet service for Layer 2 transport
  • 802.1Q VLAN and 802.1 QinQ tunneling supported
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0, MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified technology
  • 24/7 network monitoring

METRO-E ADVANCED PRIVATE LINE

  • Technology: Layer 2 Ethernet over private fiber
  • Throughput: 1Gbps - 10Gbps
  • Interface: 10 GigE
  • Framing: Jumbo Frames up to 9100
  • Network Management: 24/7 monitoring and surveillance
  • Network Options: Metro configurations
  • Availability: Available at most on-net locations throughout the Crown Castle fiber network
  • Architecture: Point-to-point

E-LINE

  • Technology: Layer 2 Ethernet over DWDM or fiber
  • Throughput: 50Mbps - 100Gbps
  • Interface: GigE or 10 GigE
  • Framing: Jumbo Frames up to 9100
  • Network Management: 24/7 monitoring and surveillance
  • Network Options: Long-haul and metro configurations
  • Availability: Available at most on-net locations throughout the Crown Castle fiber network
  • Architecture: Point-to-point

EVPL, E-LAN

  • Technology: Layer 2 Ethernet over MPLS or fiber
  • Throughput: 10Mbps - 10Gbps
  • Interface: GigE or 10 GigE
  • Framing: Jumbo Frames up to 9100
  • Network Management: 24/7 monitoring and surveillance
  • Network Options: Long-haul and metro configurations
  • Availability: Available at most on-net locations throughout the Crown Castle fiber network
  • Architecture: Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, multipoint-to-multipoint

Ideal for.

  • Businesses with high everyday bandwidth needs, such as collaborating and sharing files across multiple locations.
  • Businesses looking for a cost-efficient solution that provides quick turn-up, as well as scalability and security.

How we work with you.

For over 25 years, we’ve been working with customers to build end-to-end communications infrastructure solutions. We’ll work closely with your business to understand your needs and design custom solutions for your unique priorities and challenges. We know the opportunities that a well-designed and maintained network can bring to your organization. That’s why we monitor your network around the clock through our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center. And as you continue to pursue new possibilities, we’ll be here ready to connect you to the technologies and innovations you need to stay ahead.

Let’s talk about your connectivity needs.

Your business is unique—and so are your connectivity needs. With an individualized approach, we’ll show you how our infrastructure solutions will serve you today and prepare you for tomorrow.

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