A network built for simplicity and success

The route to the internet is about more than just communications; it’s how businesses access the key systems and critical data that they need to operate and succeed. Virtual1 connectivity products give you the products that you need for your customers today in a way that is scalable for tomorrow.

With 1Access you can:

  • Deliver cutting edge connectivity to solutions to businesses across the UK, and international from 10Mb to 10Gb
  • Choose the right technology and resilience options for every business
  • Give complete network control and visibility via our Managed SD-WAN solutions
  • Control your solutions and customise your service on the fly using our award-winning 1Portal
  • Deliver fully integrated solutions, privately connecting to the key vendors in your portfolio

This means your customers can:

  • Optimise network performance to deliver resilience, security and competitive advantage to your customers
  • Keep critical data safe with top-notch security options from firewalls to Managed SD-WAN
  • Enjoy network reliability, we are so confident about that we offer 100% SLAs for availability

We offer 3 solutions in our 1Access Portfolio


Managed SD-WAN

Our cutting edge SD-WAN product gives unprecedented control and visibility over how the network is behaving and what interventions might be required. Available as a fully managed or co managed service, we are enabling the channel to take advantage of the SD-WAN market with as much support as they require from us.

MPLS and Internet Access

Virtual1 enable provides both MPLS and Internet Access solutions through a single, integrated network and supplier. Access is available across our entire portfolio of connectivity, and configurable through 1Portal, from real-time bandwidth change, to VLAN configuration and DHCP settings.

Layer 2

Our Layer 2 solution is perfect for channel partners who run and maintain their own core network, we provide the underlying connectivity, routing all traffic back to their network across resilient interconnect. Available using different configurations such as E-line, E-LAN, E-tree or E-access, all backed up by rigorous SLAs.

Connectivity Technologies

Fibre Ethernet

Available across the UK, Fibre Ethernet offers a dedicated and symmetrical bandwidth service delivered on uncontended fibre access at speeds from 10Mb up to 10Gb, all backed up by our industry-leading SLA’s. Ethernet bandwidth can be increased quickly and easily in line with your customer’s emerging business needs. Fibre Ethernet is essential for locations with over 20 users and is the standard for most office locations.

Cellular Ethernet

Leveraging the power of multiple mobile networks in the UK, Virtual1 offers an Ethernet solution based on Cellular connectivity, that automatically uses the strongest signal in any given location. All traffic is transported privately back to the Virtual1 core network using a fixed IP Address, maintaining the security and performance of your data. As a Primary service, the data consumption is chargeable when deployed as a backup any data usage is inclusive in the monthly cost. Cellular Ethernet is Ideal where fast deployments are required, or where delivering Fibre or Copper services is highly problematic or expansive.

EFM - Ethernet in the First Mile

EFM is ideal for customers looking for an alternative solution to Fibre Ethernet or ADSL, who need an uncontended service and symmetrical bandwidth. The service is delivered at speeds of up to 30Mb. EFM is delivered over bonded copper pairs to the customer’s premises, which makes it a highly cost-effective and resilient alternative to fibre-based Ethernet solutions, and with shorter lead time than Fibre Ethernet. EFM is ideal for customers needing a quick installation or who have problems with fibre access to their premises.

EoFTTC - Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet

EoFTTC is provided over a single copper pair from your business premises over the short distance to the green cabinets in the street. Unlike standard broadband where the copper then continues all the way to the exchange, Fibre carries the data from the green cabinet back to the exchange. As a result, the extra distance doesn’t lead to the ongoing degradation of performance, which allows access to an uncontended, symmetrical service of up to 20Mb with fixed service SLA’s.

Broadband FTTC

Offering download speeds of up to 80Mb, and uploads of up to 20Mb. This is the next step up from ADSL. By using the same underlying technology of Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) it is offered as reduced cost alternative by being a contended service, so can be impacted at peak times and by other internet users in the area. Able to support a single Virtual1 service, such as Internet or SIP. For the application of multiple services, you will need an EoFTTC service or better. As with EoFTTC, coverage can be limited, although it is more widely available than EoFTTC.

ADSL

Virtual1’s ADSL solution is business-grade, offering download speeds of up to 24Mb with quick and efficient implementation. As an entry level product, bandwidth is contended or shared with multiple users at that exchange. ADSL is most commonly used as a low-cost backup service.

Simplify your supply chain

With state-of-the-art infrastructure, Virtual1 covers over 75% of the UK with our own highly resilient software-defined carrier network. We use that network to deliver high capacity, low latency solutions from easy-to-deploy FTTC to ultrafast 10Gb Fibre Ethernet. We complement our coverage by partnering with a range of other leading UK carriers to ensure 100% coverage. This means you can be sure of getting the best options for your customers, all from one supplier.

Resiliency Options

Due to the criticality of connectivity, we provide a range of resiliency options from diverse exchange routing to using our supply chain to deliver carrier diverse solutions, or a mix of technology, including Copper, Fibre and Cellular technology.

An ecosystem built for the channel

Connectivity is only one component of channel solutions, so our solutions are designed with this in mind, so we privately connect to the leading Cloud UC and SIP providers, to enabled those solutions to be delivered securely and assured performance levels. This also includes connectivity to our own, 1Cloud environment

You control your customer solutions

All of our solutions below can be fully managed via 1Portal, or our suite of APIs. Taking advantage of our software-defined network, and supply chain integration you can quote, order and manage your customers in minutes, placing you in complete control of the service experience that you deliver to your customers. No more 5-day change SLA’s high up your supply chain.

Security integrated into your solutions

Keeping your customers' data safe whilst its moving or at rest is a key consideration for businesses. We can add to your proposition with managed, or co-managed firewalls, private connectivity and our Managed SD-WAN product to enable you to deliver peace of mind