The objective of bringing ethernet to the last mile is to deliver data, voice and video over a simple and inexpensive ethernet network.
Based on a carrier ethernet services framework, Mitsol runs and manages their own fibre network within Umhlanga precinct as well as partners with some key fibre operators nationally to connect their customers to the service providers network using ethernet based last mile infrastructure.
This is a Layer 2 service on a NGN network that provides point-to-point, point-to-multipoint or multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity between the customer sites.
The service is available in either fibre or copper ethernet last mile derivatives, both of which are determined by the proximity of a Provider Edge (PE) Point of Presence (POP).
eThekwini MetroConnect is available to licensed service providers, content providers and selected public sector entities via an Open Service Provider Model (OSPN).