End-to-end services are offered city-to-city or city-to-landing station across the EASSy system. They include in-country backhaul at one or both ends and are managed end-to-end. These are ideal for customers with no arrangements for backhaul in specific locations - either at one or both ends of the connection.
Protected services are based on the use of SDH rings to provide dual transmission paths, ensuring that sufficient protection capacity is available in the event of a network failure. Protected service are normally automated, with switch-over times of a few 10s of milliseconds.
BENEFIT: A protected service is extremely resilient and is normally backed with a very stringent Service Level Agreement.