Zen Internet has partnered with Metronet (UK) to supply wireless leased line solutions to its channel partners.

Wireless leased lines offer all the benefits of a dedicated fibre leased line but without the sometimes hidden costs and delivery constraints of a fibre connection. The new service is not dependent on BT infrastructure, which means it can often be delivered quicker than fibre alternatives (up to 25 days compared to 60-90 days), reducing the time to revenue for partners.

Working in conjunction with Metronet (UK), Zen can offer partners this fast, reliable and uncontested internet connectivity, which guarantees bandwidth for critical applications, at speeds of between 10Mbps and 2Gbps. The service is based on a highly resilient and diversified network with no single point of failure, and offers a 99.95% uptime guarantee. Should an issue arise, Zen also guarantees an industry-leading 4-hour fix.

Stephen Warburton, managing director, Zen Channel Partners, comments: “This new service from Zen offers partners another way to meet their customers’ connectivity needs using wireless technology. It is a great solution as a backup to a fixed circuit or as an alternative solution in the event of costly Excess Construction Charges (ECCs). Metronet (UK)’s service complements our own fast and robust fixed leased line solutions, allowing partners and their customers to choose exactly the right solution for their needs. We’re very pleased to be working with Metronet (UK) because they have a wealth of experience in this area and, like Zen, place a very high value on customer service and technical support.”

Lee Perkins, CEO at Metronet (UK) said: “It is fantastic to welcome Zen onto our wholesale wireless platform, we have been working with them for many years now and it is great to strengthen our partnership even more. Our wholesale wireless offering liberates our partners from the typical constraints and limitations of traditional Ethernet solutions. We are offering a truly alternative service which will help Zen’s time to revenue, and Zen’s customers will really benefit from our industry leading solutions.”