Metronet / M247 Wireless Leased Line

Metronet now M247 offer a unique proposition in the leased line space. Unlike other providers that typically need to install a fibre optic cable into the ground, M247 is able to provide connectivity via a dedicated wireless leased line.

As a reseller of M247 we can provide competitive pricing on all of their services.

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The issue around fibre is widely known within the industry. If the building is already on net to the fibre provide and there is sufficient capacity, then the install is relatively straightforward.

However, for new builds and greenfield sites, fibre installations can be problematic and it typically requires the road to be dug up to put the fibre optic cable into the ground.

There are also problems if the existing fibre into a building is at capacity, this again can cause delays and problems as a dig may need to happen in order to get more fibre into a building.

M247 offers a line of sight service for their customers via a dedicated microwave connection. A small dish normally the size of a crisp packet will be installed at the premises that require the connection.

The dish then points to one of their pop of presence buildings in a nearby location. The PoP already has an existing connection, which goes back to the nearest data centre and joins up with the rest of the national fibre optic network.

Popular to belief microwave and wireless technology has come a long way in the last decade. It is very rarely if ever affected by weather and data travels faster over the air than through physical cabling. This means that wireless shouldn’t be seen as an alternative to physical fibre, but instead can be used as an alternative.

Some of the benefits of wireless over fibre

  • Quicker Install Times Typically 25 days
  • No Excessive Construction Charges
  • No Issues With Wayleave
  • Faster More Responsive Connectivity
  • Uptime Comparable To Fibre
  • Better SLA
  • Speeds Of Up To 2Gb
  • Flexible Connectivity Options

When you combined a wireless leased line with a dedicated fibre connection, then you have the best of both worlds. Not only do you benefit from a quicker install time, you can also use the fibre as a backup connection in the event that there should be a failure with the wireless equipment.

This method of resiliency offers an even greater level of connectivity and virtually reduces the chances of an outage.

Places They Serve

M247 have gone through a massive expansion in recent times and can offer their unique connectivity in the following locations.

Greater Manchester

M247 started life in Manchester and have their head offices located there. In addition, they also own their own Datacentres on the outskirts of the city.

If you have a business within Manchester or any of the surrounding towns like Oldham, Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, Leigh, Wigan, Stockport, Cheadle, Altrincham, Sale & Cheshire you are in a prime location to access M247’s wireless services.

London

Through a recent acquisition, M247 can offer wireless internet services to their customers in central London.

Greater Birmingham

M247 has a number of PoP sites within the Birmingham area and can, therefore, provide line of site services to businesses within the Birmingham area.

Liverpool & Merseyside

M247 has several PoPs within the Liverpool and Merseyside area.

Leeds & West Yorkshire

M247 has several PoPs within the Leeds and West Yorkshire area and can provide connectivity if your business is located there.

Newcastle

M247 can provide wireless services to the Newcastle area.

Rest Of The UK

For areas that aren’t covered by their wireless services, M247 is able to provide fibre and copper-based services to the rest of the UK. It is possible to mix and match your connectivity based on the services that are available within your vicinity.

So for example, you could use a wireless circuit within Manchester or London and use a fibre based service for an office located in Scotland or Mainland Europe.

Europe

M247 does have their own datacenters within mainland Europe and has access to tier one providers should you require connectivity in Europe.

M247 Types Of Connectivity

M247 has a wide range of offerings when it comes to your connectivity requirements. Whether it’s a 10Mb, 20Mb, 30Mb, 50Mb, 100Mb, 200Mb, 500Mb or 1Gb service that you require, they are able to be flexible with their service as it’s not delivered on a fixed bearer like traditional fibre services.

They are also able to provide the following

  • Dedicated Internet Access
  • Layer 2 Point to Point Circuits
  • Layer 3 MPLS Services
  • Co-Location and Hosting Services
  • Voice Over IP
  • Dedicated Managed Firewalls

Metronet / M247 Pricing

As a reseller of their services we can provide up to date and very competitive pricing, in many cases it’s cheaper than going direct. Please feel free to contact us for further details.