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How much does BT UK & Global MPLS cost?

We provide some pricing examples of BT UK & Global MPLS network services. And an offer to check coverage and pricing vs. your specific postcodes/telephone numbers.

We can help you easily obtain Authorised BT MPLS pricing.The need to set budgets is not something new but the reality is that the end price depends on your selected bandwidth, distance to the local BT PoP, whether your requirement is Global, if any added resilience/diversity is required, additional managed services and cloud/security products. However, to assist our readers, we have included some approximate examples below. If you are looking for firmer costs, let us know and we'll help to check your specific postcodes and phone numbers vs. BT MPLS coverage across the UK and International.

 

 
 

 

The UK MPLS market is fairly predictable where MPLS pricing is concerned, the variability is caused by distance to your local BT PoP. Where pricing may differ with some variance is for global sites. As an example, connectivity within the UAE region is markedly more expensive vs say, France for example.

How are BT MPLS costs calculated?

At a base level, the following represents the level of detail required to produce an initial quotation.

  • Addresses - a list of sites with postcode and telephone number where possible.
  • Ethernet Bandwidth - an estimate of speeds allocated per site, typically 100Mbp/s, 1Gbp/s and more recently, 10Gbp/s circuits.
  • Small to medium branch sites - lower cost connectivity exists in the form of EFM (Ethernet First Mile), Copper and Superfast Infinity fibre.
  • Failover and Diversity - a number of options exist including full BT Secure Plus RA02 solutions with no single point of failure, subject to survey.
  • Managed Services - IP Connect Global offers wires only and fully managed Cisco edge devices with a fully serviced wrap. There are now other options including BT Managed WAN.
  • QoS - Quality of Service including support for real time traffic such as voice and video (EF - Expedited Forwarding), mission critical traffic (AF - Assured Forwarding) and all other traffic which is not classified (Be - Best Effort).
  • Fast Start - 3G/4G/5G capability to quickly establish connectivity where required.   Above - a simplistic list of required items.
BT MPLS Cost Elements

The points listed above are used to transpose your specific requirements to site types. Add application performance requirements and routing, the design begins to build into something meaningful. Your network Security and how the WAN is accessed is an essential attribute, we analyse which users need to access the VPN/Resources by particular user groups.

The Cloud is clearly a major enabler which surrounds the BT Global product set; consideration of how users access the Cloud via the/any Global VPN must be clearly understood.

What is the cost of migrating your MPLS network to BT?

The actual process of migrating from one provider to the other starts way in advance of contracts and circuit delivery dates. As a business to business organisation, you need the WAN to be a fundamental part of your competitive edge.

All too often, the WAN is viewed as yet another IT project, something which is necessary rather than a service which is to be leveraged. To ensure a good outcome, IT management need to understand and hone their skills to successful procure connectivity services.

BT Diagnostic WAN Procurement is our methodology to help IT Managers looking to purchase BT Global MPLS IP VPN network services. Our free sessions cover the technical, applications, strategy, process and costs of your organisation. Migrating your incumbent network to BT Global is an investment in both time and money. IT teams must work to fully document requirements thus determining risk but also to improve upon pain points.

Under the new BT Managed WAN product capability, there has been a marked change with BT Project Managers now residing within the same team as BT technical staff; close alignment results in a joined up approach for technical presales and delivery. TDA (Technical Design Authority), Network Transition Staff, SRM (Service Relationship Managers), Services desk and Change control all work within one single team based out of the secure BT Belfast NOC.

With Prince2, ITIL and Cisco CCIE resources pooled with audited processes, migration is one of the key pillars of service. The need for your team to become involved in the process is a cost to your business from the perspective of time.

If your team does not have a proper understanding and data on application performance, you may wish to consider an audit adding further cost to your project. While and audit is often not a significant expense, you will need to factor in these ancillary areas. resources which provide end to end IP testing from your users through the LAN and across the WAN to identify exactly where issues exist – this could be the performance of a PC or LAN switch, router and so on. An audit is available as additional professional services from Network Union. How in-depth you go largely depends on the availability of existing VPN solution statistics and documentation.

Without this data, it is often difficult to understand whether or not a fresh IP VPN design will be fit for purpose. The technical side of your prospective BT MPLS WAN must also contain your network topology which requires an understanding of the overall architecture. Which sites are supporting your Global core network, regional sites and also metro sites together with routing and required uptime?

What about the cost of additional BT Managed MPLS network services?

The Global MPLS product capability has been revised to include services offerings across Routing and Switching, Security, Voice and consultancy.

  • IP Routing and Switching - In the main, Cisco provide the core offering with alternatives from HP and Dell.
  • Security - Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper and Palo Alto Firewalls with dedicated BT Managed DDOS protection.
  • Voice - BT Cloud Voice (IP Telephony) for off premise Cloud or Cisco for on Premise alternatives.
  • Wireless - Cisco Meraki Wireless solutions form the basis of all wireless capability. Virtualisation - VMWare, Hyper-V, Xen Server, Solaris OS.
  • Disaster Recovery - BCM, SRM, SAN SRDF, Server Failover and BMR. Backup - Arcserve, Commvault, NetBackup, Veeam, Backup Exec, Acronis. Storage - HP Left Hand, EMC VMAX, EMC VNX, Dell, Synology, HP3Par.
  • Hardware - HP, Dell, IBM, Oracle.

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In addition to the BT Global MPLS Managed Services core offering, the overall solution is backed up by dedicated project management, technical design engineering, delivery and change managers, product specialist and our technical account management approach.

Why engage with BT via an Authorised BT Partner?

Procuring Global connectivity is often daunting. The very nature of application performance, uptime and budget across International sites requires significant thought when compared to national deployments of MPLS. BT Partners are Authorised based on the value and approach that they are individually able to bring to both BT prospects and existing clients.

However, Partners do not own the contractual or support elements of any subsequent purchase. Buying from the Partner channel offers the best of both worlds. The logistical and financial capability of BT Global Services with the boutique account management of an Authorised Partner.

Beginning a Global design and project aligned to your Enterprise business?

The projects we are creating for Global Enterprise companies do not only focus on the technical. The experience is, in fact, a combination of differing aspects of technical design, business strategy, process, service levels, support, contracts and budget. Bringing everything together requires a knowledge of the key questions to ask within your organisation.

As a company, we remain convinced that the diagnostic approach is the simplest way to create, connect and quantify the value of any complex telecoms service. We’ve taken the time to understand the areas which matter allowing you to understand quickly and diagnose where the pitfalls exist together with the opportunity to ensure your BT Global MPLS network solution acts as a technology enabler and not a bottleneck to your business. The key to successful BT Global MPLS pricing surrounds collating your knowledge within the critical areas which have a reliance or impact on connectivity.

Once you have this data, you need to align with the key aspects which matter vs WAN service capability.

Migrating your MPLS network to BT?

The actual process of migrating from one provider to the other starts way in advance of contracts and circuit delivery dates.

As a business to business organisation, you need the WAN to be a fundamental part of your competitive edge. All too often, the WAN is viewed as yet another IT project, something which is necessary rather than a service which is to be leveraged. To ensure a good outcome, IT management need to understand and hone their skills to successful procure connectivity services.

Diagnostic WAN Procurement is our methodology to help IT Managers looking to purchase BT Global MPLS IP VPN network services. Our Workshop covers the technical, applications, strategic, process and costs of your organisation.

Migrating your incumbent network to BT Global is an investment in both time and money. We work to fully document requirements thus determining risk but also to improve upon pain points. With BT Project Managers residing within the same team as BT technical staff, close alignment results in a joined up approach for technical presales and delivery.

TDA (Technical Design Authority), Network Transition Staff, SRM (Service Relationship Managers), Services desk and Change control all work within one single team based out of the secure BT Belfast NOC. With Prince2, ITIL and Cisco CCIE resources pooled with audited processes, migration is one of the key pillars of service.

The technical aspects?

How in-depth you go largely depends on the availability of existing VPN solution statistics and documentation. If you do not have a proper understanding and data on application performance, you may wish to consider an audit. We have access to resources which provide end to end IP testing from your users through the LAN and across the WAN to identify exactly where issues exist – this could be the performance of a PC or LAN switch, router and so on.

Without this data, it is often difficult to understand whether or not a fresh IP VPN design will be fit for purpose. The technical side of a BT Global MPLS must also contain your topology which requires an understanding of the overall architecture. Which sites are supporting your Global core network, regional sites and also metro sites together with routing and required uptime.

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