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Ideal for connecting sites to data centres and cloud providers

Carrier Ethernet Service provides a secure and private Ethernet service as well as access diversity, flexible bandwidth and service protection options across New Zealand and internationally.

As a managed high-grade point-to-point Layer 2 data service, it is ideal for connecting your customer sites, as well as to data centres and cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

What’s more, it is Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 accredited, reassuring you of its global performance standards in design and delivery.

Why Spark Carrier Ethernet Service?

Our Carrier Ethernet Service provides a suite of carrier-grade, Layer 2 services based on Spark’s nationwide Ethernet platform.

As a Layer 2 data solution it can be used to connect your customer sites according to agreed speeds and performance standards.

This connectivity ultimately enables direct links to data centres and cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure as well as the ability to run demanding business applications such as VoIP, storage, back-up and video conferencing.

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 accredited, Carrier Ethernet Service will provide you assured global standards based on service, service management, quality of service, reliability and scalability.


Key features

  • Secure, private Layer 2 Ethernet service
  • Metro, national, and international services
  • Highly flexible network topology options, including:
    • Point-to-point
    • Point to multi-point
    • Multi-point to multi-point
  • Flexible bandwidth - 1Mbs to 2Gbs Ethernet Virtual Circuits (EVC)
  • Access options, including:
    • On-net - direct connection where co-located in an exchange or data centre
    • Dark fibre
    • HSNS Fibre Premium 100M to 1G
    • UFB Bitstream 2, 3, 3a, 4
    • HSNS Fibre Lite 
  • Three classes-of-service in flexible bandwidth profiles - high, medium, and low
  • High service level agreements
  • Proactive management and monitoring
  • Service reporting
  • Access diversity and service protection option
  • Key data centre and multi-tenant sites connected on-net
  • MEF 2.0 accredited


How it works

New Zealand services

Flexible configurations of features and parameters exist for domestic services. As a starting point, we offer three options to help guide you, i.e. low, medium and high-end services.

International services

International services are offered via interconnect with international carrier partners to deliver global point-to-point connections.

You can access direct connections to more than 200 cities in more than 90 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Americas.



Carrier Ethernet Services are available nationally, Trans-Tasman and to the United States of America.  Additional international services can be offered via our international carrier partners.

Key benefits


Detailed control

Gain complete control over your customer's data, bandwidth and routing requirements and use our 24/7 helpdesk if required.

Reliable network 

Enjoy reliable connectivity and secure data transfer thanks to Spark's highly resilient MPLS core network.

Range of speed

Access speeds that are flexible enough to cater for all of your customer's business needs.

Flexible service

Complement your existing networks and easily connect to data centres and cloud services.

Scale to suit

Easily scale bandwidth over multiple sites to increase productivity and efficiency.


Secure data transfer for the most sensitive information.

Industry best

Carrier Ethernet Services are MEF 2.0 accredited for assured global performance standards.


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