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Fast movers Easynet connect businesses in 48 hours

Companies can now respond quickly to exploit changing market opportunities with new access products

London, 14th November 2012 - An agile business that can adapt quickly to change has a major competitive advantage. Seasonal fluctuations, pop-up stores, temporary locations, sites without fixed communications, recruitment drives, sales and corporate events all threaten a company's agility and put huge pressure on its corporate network. Easynet Global Services has developed a solution to remove this pressure with its new range of Rapid Deployment access services, which can connect customers or provide network back-up to their corporate MPLS network in as little as two days using either DSL or 3G access.

Businesses wanting to connect sites to their network at short notice, use a quick and easy back-up solution or give themselves peace of mind by insuring themselves against an outage can do so by selecting the most appropriate of six different Easynet solutions*. These are Rapid ADSL/VDSL, Rapid IPSec, Rapid 3G Back-Up, Rapid 3G Flex, Rapid 3G and Easynet Assure. The service comes with the same advanced feature set as Easynet's other MPLS services, coupled with a full proactive management service wrap, meaning a customer can fully rely on the solution for temporary or business critical requirements.

Justin Fielder, Easynet's CTO said: "To gain a competitive edge businesses need to have the ability to act swiftly to exploit new opportunities. Long installation times and expensive back up costs from other service providers are frustrating and hugely prohibitive. We've developed Rapid Deployment in direct response to our customers' needs: now they have both the agility and ability to outshine the competition".

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*Rapid Deployment Solution Summary

Product Description
Rapid ADSL/VDSL Fast provision of ADSL / VDSL service (10 days deployment)
Rapid IPSec Fast provision of an IPSec VPN to the corporate network over a customer's existing Internet line (48hrs deployment)
Rapid 3G Back Up Fast provision of a 3G back up service, in advance of provision of the main service. This product is available in conjunction with any standard xDSL product. (48 hrs deployment)
Rapid 3G Fast Provision of a 3G service. Short term solution, to meet a specific need. (48hrs deployment)
Rapid 3G Flex Customer can deploy an MPLS connection at any site of their choosing. The 3G solution will be sold to the customer at the outset, giving them the freedom to commission and de-commission the service as they require. (10 days initial shipment, then deployed as rapidly as the customer requires)
Easynet Assure Peace of mind for customers who do not take back-up services for their sites. Customer pays a monthly rental and in the event of a major outage Easynet will rapidly provision a 3G service to restore service to the customer. (24 hrs deployment)

About Easynet Global Services
Easynet Global Services is a network, hosting and cloud integration business. It has customers, employees and offices in every continent, and combines global reach with local expertise, providing a personalised experience wherever its customers are in the world.

Customers include EDF, Sage, FOX, Yakult, Transport for London, Bridgestone, Q Park and Campofrio.

Together with the management team, Easynet is owned by LDC (Lloyds TSB Development Capital). LDC is the leading mid-market private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.

For more information visit www.easynet.com

Follow us on Twitter: @easynet. Connect with us on Linked In: Easynet Global Services

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