ETHERNET

High-performance connectivity for any network architecture

Securely link data centres, clouds, offices, VPNs and LANs in virtually any configuration with dynamic flexibility and dedicated connections on our high-speed global enterprise network.



Ethernet
High-speed control plus expansive and flexible network access
Whether you need point-to-point, point-to-multipoint or multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity, our turnkey Ethernet solutions can help you quickly link data centres, clouds and new locations.

Manage increasing capacity demands without committing to excess bandwidth

Securely access mission-critical cloud applications with built-in threat protection

Maximise reliability, cost effectiveness and visibility into your network performance

#1 U.S. Ethernet Services Provider
For three years running, CenturyLink has earned the Vertical System Group’s top ranking for U.S. Ethernet Service carriers.1
Dynamic, software-defined connectivity, capacity and control
Choose from automated solutions designed to respond and adjust to changing business and bandwidth needs in real time for more granular visibility, pre-defined control over capacity, data-centre-to-cloud connections and enhanced cost and resource utilisation.
Dynamic Connections
Add or remove connections between data centres and cloud providers in real time as needs evolve.
Dynamic Capacity
Automatically flex bandwidth up to 3X on demand to accommodate peak and unplanned traffic requirements.
Enhanced Management
Get visibility into network performance and utilisation on an end-to-end, site-by-site basis.
DYNAMIC CONNECTIONS
Get secure, agile cloud connectivity
Link your data centre and cloud environments in real time with a solution equipped to drive a high-speed, flexible network experience and enhanced control.
Ethernet options & features
  • Flexible bandwidth options ranging from 2 Gbps up to 6 Gbps
  • Up to 99.99% availability end-to-end backed by SLAs
  • Dynamic Capacity offers 3X bandwidth scaling plus broad visibility and control
  • Services available in 300+ markets in 60 countries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific
  • Comprehensive self-service portal with personalised dashboard, on-demand order capabilities, and robust reports and network tools
  • Easily connect customer sites with Cloud Service Providers
  • Turnkey solutions with CenturyLink Building Extensions and Advanced Technical Solutions
  • Proactive monitoring and built-in threat protection plus 24/7/365 Network Operations Centre (NOC) Support
  • Ideal for disaster recovery, high-performance centralised computing, data replication/storage/archiving, and internal voice and video conferencing
eGUIDE
Choosing the right Ethernet solution
From security to bandwidth availability, see the most important criteria for selecting an Ethernet provider.
INFOGRAPHIC
How Ethernet fuels digital business innovation
See how Ethernet solutions are driving flexible network adaptivity and real-time business agility.
How to put your Ethernet transformation in motion

Take an in-depth look at the factors that drive successful network transformations, including how to overcome common risks and challenges.
 

  • Assess bandwidth, governance and connectivity needs
  • Navigate common legacy migration hurdles
  • Optimise control, performance and agility



E-LINE
Powerful point-to-point or point-to-multipoint connectivity
With the same security and reliability of a traditional private line service, CenturyLink E-Line offers dedicated high-bandwidth connectivity options in a range of scalable increments that improve flexibility and operational efficiencies for point-to-point (EPL or EVPL) and hub-and-spoke (EVPL) network configurations. 

Features & Capabilities


E-Line EPL

E-Line EVPL

Point-to-point

Point-to-multipoint (ideal for supporting remote sites via centralised data centres)

 

Single Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) delivers bandwidth between two User Network Interfaces (UNIs)

Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) direct traffic across multiple EVCs

 

Dedicated capacity for high priority traffic

Whole EVC gets same prioritization for simplicity

Fully transparent to pass wider variety of traffic types

Single Class of Service (CoS)

Features & Capabilities


E-Line EPL

E-Line EVPL

Port Speeds: 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps

Bandwidth Increments: 2 Mbps to 6 Gbps

Runs over a secure, private, layer 2 MPLS backbone

MEF CE 2.0 Certified



Available in 60 countries and 300+ markets worldwide in North America, Europe, and APAC



Up to 99.999% availability end-to-end with SLAs



Proactive threat protection, easy cloud connectivity, and 24/7 end-to-end support


Faster flexibility with software-defined networking
CenturyLink E-Line Service offers three add-on features that enable you to adjust your network to meet changing bandwidth and connectivity demands in real-time for greater control and cost efficiency. 
Enhanced Management
Get visibility into network performance and utilisation on an end-to-end, site-by-site basis.
Dynamic Capacity
Automatically flex bandwidth up to 3X on-demand to accommodate peak and unplanned traffic requirements.
Dynamic Connections
Add or remove connections between data-centres and cloud providers in real-time as needs evolve. 
E-LAN
Simplified and secure anywhere-to-anywhere connectivity
E-LAN provides convenient and seamless local area network (LAN)-to-LAN connectivity between two or more locations without the need for specialized WAN expertise or costly, additional equipment. E-LAN services are ideal for enterprises with a global or regional scope that are looking to simplify network complexity, control and costs with a seamless and secure solution.
Link multiple LAN types with high-capacity connectivity
  • Multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity to turn your company’s LANs into a unified WAN
  • EP-LAN provides dedicated bandwidth and VLAN transparency to support broader range of traffic types
  • EVP-LAN supports meshing remote locations with locations which require E-Line and Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Multi-Class of Service (CoS) allows you to prioritise network traffic to fit your networking application needs and adjust it without contacting CenturyLink
  • Scalable bandwidth increments (from 2Gbps to 6Gbps) let you pay for only what you need.
  • Full design, support and management eliminates the need for specialized WAN support expertise, helping reduce the cost of WAN equipment with lower cost Ethernet switches and routers and consolidate servers/facilities.
  • MEF CE 2.0 Certified carrier-grade service spanning over 60 countries and 300+ markets worldwide in North America, Europe, and APAC
  • Up to 99.999% availability end-to-end with SLAs
Faster flexibility with software-defined networking
CenturyLink E-LAN Service offers three add-on features that enable you to adjust your network to meet changing bandwidth and connectivity demands in real-time for greater control and cost efficiency. 
Enhanced Management
Get visibility into network performance and utilisation on an end-to-end, site-by-site basis.
Dynamic Capacity
Automatically flex bandwidth up to 3X on-demand to accommodate peak and unplanned traffic requirements.
Dynamic Connections
Add or remove connections between data-centres and cloud providers in real-time as needs evolve. 
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