Point-to-Point Ethernet

Nextgen Group’s ‘Point-to-Point Ethernet’ services offer premium performance Ethernet links with interstate and local coverage, suitable for carrier and corporate requirements.


We provide Ethernet over SDH (EoSDH) and high performance Switched Ethernet Service, with speeds ranging from small bandwidths of 2 megabit/s to dedicated wavelengths at 10 gigabit/s.

Choice of SDH or MPLS switching technology

‘EoSDH’ is delivered using Nextgen Group’s synchronous digital hierarchy network, which provides dedicated bandwidth for uncompromising quality. ‘Switched Ethernet’ is delivered on our modern MPLS network, which delivers feature-rich and flexible services with premium performance.

Voice and video latency with microsecond variation

Both our ‘EoSDH’ and ‘Switched Ethernet’ services are designed to meet the stringent requirements of high quality video conferencing and voice applications. Where transmission-grade services are required, our ‘EoSDH’ network offers inter-frame delay variation below 1 millisecond.

Extensive protection options on core and access

Nextgen Group offers a range of protection options to support your risk management requirements. Our core network has a fully redundant switching and transmission architecture. Our access network is unprotected by default, however Nextgen Group can tailor solutions to include geographic diversity.

Wide range of bandwidths and access choices

Bandwidths are available from 2Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s. Our ‘Switched Ethernet’ solution is designed to work with a wide range of third party access providers to ensure that the best price-performance options are available to any site. Access options include fibre, DSL and microwave solutions.

Transparent VLAN carriage and Jumbo Frame support

Customers may wish to enhance their service and traffic management capabilities by implementing their own network overlay on our Ethernet services. Transparent VLAN carriage and Jumbo Frames are supported on both our ‘EoSDH’ and ‘Switched Ethernet’ services to facilitate this application.

Service multiplexing

Nextgen Group encourages the multiplexing of multiple ‘Switched Ethernet’ services onto a single physical interface with the advantages of reducing customer cable complexity and interface costs. This multiplexing also works with our multipoint VPLS and Internet services for even greater benefits.

Ethernet over SDH (EoSDH)

Nextgen Group’s ‘Ethernet over SDH (EoSDH)’ is a carrier grade Ethernet service characterised by minimum frame transfer delay, minimum inter-frame delay variation, rapid protection, alarm propagation, jumbo frames and transparency to most protocols. Protection options are configurable up to and including complete geographic diversity, all within the Nextgen Group owned and operated fibre network.

Switched Ethernet

Nextgen Group’s ‘Switched Ethernet’ is a cost effective, premium quality, point-to-point service delivered over protected national MPLS core network. It is characterised by low frame transfer delay and inter-frame delay variation with a wide range of access circuit options. Also included is the ability to support multiple services on a single physical interface, saving customer equipment costs.

Target applications

Nextgen Group’s Ethernet services support a wide range of applications, including:

  • Primary and Secondary Network Connectivity
  • Voice and Video Conferencing
  • Centralised Applications and Thin Client Servers
  • Data Centre Interconnect and Backup