Wholesale and Network Partners

Introduction

Quickline Networks are responsible for the construction and maintenance of the Quickline Backbone Network - the fixed wireless and fibre that connects the communications providers that in turn supply homes and businesses. Our customers are these communications providers who rely on us to deliver the backbone services that households and businesses buy from them. We would not normally visit customers’ homes and businesses to carry out installations or repair work, this would be the activity of communications provider or an accredited third party. Quickline has always adopted an Open Network approach. We think that if other network owners do the same with their infrastructure and offer a range of innovative and open access wholesale products like we do, it will assist in getting super-fast broadband to all communities in the United Kingdom.

Who we work with

Quickline Networks provide Communications Providers with equal access to the local access network the fixed wireless and fibres that facilitates the connection of thousands of homes and businesses across the region. Quickline Networks only deal with Communications Providers, these are companies that provide their own customers with internet (and other services) to their home or business. As a minimum partners need to offer their own end user support and billing and would usually do their own customer premises installations. Where a prospective partner requires end user installations, billing and/or support this would be via one of the Communication Providers, such as Quickline Communications Ltd., that offer affiliate and/or white label services. End user installation can be by the Partner (depending on the partner’s level of accreditation) and/or a third party accredited installer such as Quickline Communications.

Getting set up to work with Quickline Networks

If you are a Communications Provider who would like to use Quickline Network's products and services, we will help you through the Partner Establishment process. This will involve a number of activities including regulatory and commercial requirements, product familiarisation and basic design.

Pricing

Product Name Access Line Speed Busy hour committed rate * Download ** Upload ** Install (£) Monthly (£) RRP Install (£) RRP Monthly (£)
Contended Local Access Standard Home 10-15 5 10-15 2.5 300.00 12.50 300.00 24.99
Contended Local Access Superfast Home 30-35 15 30-35 5 300.00 17.50 300.00 33.25
Contended Local Access Superfast Plus Home 50-75 30 50-100 10 300.00 22.50 300.00 49.99
Contended Local Access Standard Business 10-15 5 10-15 5 300.00 17.50 300.00 41.99
Contended Local Access Superfast Business 30-35 15 30-35 10 300.00 22.50 300.00 50.99
Contended Local Access Superfast Plus Business 50-75 30 50-100 20 300.00 27.50 300.00 65.99
Contended Local Access PRO (uncontended 10) 10-30 10 10-15 10 300.00 60.00 500.00 95.00
Contended Local Access PROPLUS (uncontended 20) 30-50 20 30-35 20 300.00 120.00 500.00 195
Contended Local Access MAX (uncontended 30) 50-100 30 50-100 30 300.00 180.00 500.00 295.00
Dedicated Local Access 100 100 100 100 100 3000.00 150.00 5000.00 500.00
Dedicated Local Access 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 3000.00 262.50 5000.00 1000.00
Virtual Access Network 1000 NA NA 1000 1000 3000.00 1000.00 NA NA
Dedicated Backhaul Direct 100 100 100 100 100 3000.00 300.00 NA NA
Dedicated Backhaul Direct 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 4200.00 600.00 NA NA
* that could be consumed by the End User, pre-RSP intervention
** average expected performance at the End User, pre-RSP intervention

Virtual Access Network (VAN) - Specification

VAN Product Description

Virtual Access Network (VAN) is a highly cost effective way of delivering internet services across the whole Quickline network quickly and securely. It delivers permanently connected, segregated bandwidth between Quickline Distribution Points (QDP). Contended Local Access (CLA) extensions can be added to connect individual customers.

VAN interconnect points are 1Gbps managed by the port speed and they give access to all enabled QDPs on the full network from a single QHP. This is a virtual lit service designed to be used in conjunction with CLA connections. The diagram below shows the element included within the product set. No Co-Location space would be required in the QHPs other that at the network cross connect point where the WP router would be located.


VAN Geographic Coverage and Availability

Wholesale Infrastructure products as outlined in this product description will be available to all interested Wholesale Partners (WPs) from an individual QHP once a go live date is published.

VAN Service Options

VLA is available in 1 Gbps steps.

VAN Service Level Agreement

Dedicated Local Access is subject to Business First SLA

VAN Associated Products

Cross Connects

Cross connects are available in all QHPs where a WP has their own rack and/or equipment. Depending on the nature of the location i.e. Openreach exchange, data centre, mast site etc. this may be provided by the site rather than Quickline. 1Gbps ports are standard with 10Gbps available at some sites. Both electrical and fibre options will be available at most locations.

Rackspace and Power
Product Description

The network has been designed so colocation is not usually required in as services need not terminate in a QHP, where, for example, a Local Access product added to take the circuit onwards to the WP site or a customer premises.

Where the WP does require equipment in QHP, a 1 Amp power supply is available at most QHPs for an additional fee.

Peering and Transit
Product Description

One to one peering with a WP is available at all QHP. 1Gbps ports are standard with 10Gbps available at some sites. Internet transit is available for a fee from Quickline along with RIPE LIR services for announcement of WP IP ranges. Where Internet transit is outsourced to Quickline it is possible for a WP to be a full ISP without requiring any co-location space.

Dedicated Local Access (DLA) - Specification

DLA Product Description

Dedicated Local Access (DLA) requires a Dedicated Backhaul Delivery (DBD) or a independent backhaul connection into the Quickline Distribution Point location.


DLA Geographic Coverage and Availability

Wholesale Infrastructure products as outlined in this product description will be available to all interested Wholesale Partners (WPs) from an individual QHP once a go live date is published.

DLA Service Options

DLA is available in 100 Mbps steps between 100Mbps and 1Gbps. The actual services available to a specific location will depend on location and therefore available delivery options.

DLA Service Level Agreement

Dedicated Local Access is subject to Business First SLA

DLA Delivery Options

Microwave Link

Where Quickline has a line of sight (LoS) to the required location a dedicated licensed microwave link will be available. The specific equipment used will depend on distance and required capacity. A licence from Ofcom will be required for the spectrum which can be provided by the WP of applied for on the WP’s behalf for an administration fee. This is an active lit service and will be presented to the WP as a 1Gbps Ethernet cable.

Dark Fibre

Where Quickline has installed ducting or poles; Dark Fibre Access will be offered as a dedicated, unmonitored, unlit optical path over an end to end circuit. These will usually be over relatively short distances and only over pre existing paths but the maximum radial distance is up to 25km between two sites. This will be a passive service and no active, electronic equipment will be provided to light the fibre provided.

Local Fibre

Where Quickline has installed ducting or poles; Fibre Access will also be offered as a dedicated, managed, lit optical path over an end to end circuit. These will be offered as 100Mbps or 1Gbps circuits. These will usually be over relatively short distances and only over pre existing paths but the maximum radial distance is up to 25km between two sites. This is an active lit service and will be presented to the WP as a 1Gbps Ethernet cable.

Ethernet Access Direct (Via Openreach)

In some locations it may be possible to bring EAD circuits from Quickline enabled Openreach parent exchanges. In rural locations these often incur excess construction fees but they are ideal when higher capacity is required and/or where building resilient circuits. Circuits can be purchased through Quickline or WP will require their own Openreach onboarding for Rackspace and Ethernet services. This is a commercial lit product.

Resilience

A feature of our network design is the option of added circuit protection via route diversity. As flooding can affect a large area of buried infrastructure one of the alternative options is microwave to provide added technology resilience. The circuit is designed to ensure there are no common intermediate points of presence. Sometimes we cannot supply the ordered circuit speed on both paths, in these cases the WP has the option to cancel or have a lower capacity failover path.

Contended Local Access (CLA) - Specification

CLA Product Description

Contended Local Access (CLA) is a highly cost effective way of connecting individual premises with Superfast wholesale services. It delivers permanently connected, contended bandwidth between a Local Access Point (LAP) and a customer’s site.

Contended Local Access (CLA) requires a Virtual Access Network (VAN) or a independent backhaul connection into the Quickline Distribution Point (QDP).


CLA Geographic Coverage and Availability

Wholesale Infrastructure products as outlined in this product description will be available to all interested Wholesale Partners (WPs) from an individual QHP and all its existing QDPs once a go live date is published. In addition via all new QDPs once a go live date is published.

CLA Service Options

These are individually profiled local circuits for connecting a residential or smaller business customer. It is priced according to maximum speed profile. The current profiles available are in the table below.