Wholesale Optical Connect

Provide your customers with the capacity to address growing data traffic and bandwidth-hungry services with BT’s point-to-point DWDM optical services. Empower them with the performance and security they need for data centre to data centre and key sites connectivity.

Moving data between sites has become a logistical and security challenge for organisations as they strive to take advantage of applications, operations and communication tools that are increasingly bandwidth-hungry. BT provides dedicated, point-to-point connectivity that is managed to make sure your customers never run short of capacity, risk a security breach, or suffer downtime.

BT Wholesale Optical Connect is ideal for connecting two data centres, supporting the most demanding cloud services, or simply sharing applications between two large sites.  Help your customers handle the explosion in bandwidth demands with an easy-to-manage connection that’s competitively priced.

Features and Benefits

High performance – with a dedicated point-to-point connection, your customers will experience uncontended bandwidth with almost zero jitter and packet loss.

Secure and compliant – using highly secure carrier components sourced from leading hardware suppliers, BT ensures the highest levels of security around sensitive data.

High speeds – 1Gbps and 10Gbps (with Nx10Gbps supported as non-standard) – future proofing connections for ever-increasing bandwidth demands.

Resilient – We constantly monitor every BT optical Connect deployment, with a choice of diverse access options and high levels of service availability guaranteed.

Fully managed – our network management centre provides 24/7, 365-day support, where the focus is on proactive interventions to resolve incidents before they impact on the customer.

Transparent costs – a fixed rental charge means you can control costs and budgets to better manage your customer relationships.

Future proof – supporting a variety of network protocols, Wholesale Optical Connect is ideal for legacy and future applications.

National reach – Wholesale Optical Connect is available in towns and cities across the whole of Ireland, with an extensive range of locations for you to access BT's core network.

The service is delivered over our dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network that is compliant with international quality standards ITU-T, ETSI, and ITU-T G.826.

Available at 1Gbps and 10Gbps as standard, Optical Connect can carry a mix of client interfaces as required, all across the same fibre, reducing cost and deployment complexity.

Why choose BT for Optical connectivity?


BT is at the forefront of global network technology and a pioneer of optical networks. We have been in the Gartner Network Services Magic Quadrant as Leader for the past 11 years. Our networks reach over 200 countries and are used by 98% of FTSE100 and 84% of Fortune 500 companies.

Local/Global reach

We are Europe’s largest telecoms services wholesaler by revenue and market share, and the second largest fixed line wholesaler in ROI, serving over 50 operators.  Our optical network reaches across Ireland, and with connectivity to the UK and beyond.


From flexible contract terms and competitive pricing to the dedicated delivery manager that ensures smooth delivery of every product, we provide an end-to-end service unmatched by our competitors.


Buying from BT means buying from a world-class communications provider with vast experience in the design, build and management of secure networks around the globe. We operate in more than 75 countries and have one of the world’s largest pools of qualified experts.

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