End of life for BT’s Lan Extension Services 2 (BT LES2) services
LES was like an old friend. Reliable, dependable, easy to understand; you knew where you were with LES. No I’m not talking about a real person LES stands for Lan Extension Services, they were a tried and trusted way of linking a couple of local area networks together. To the IT manager these two LANs now appeared to be one, larger, LAN.
BT retired the LES product back in 2006, but there are still plenty of these connections around. The company has just announced that they will be increasing the rental price of these older services in July 2012. The price increase is 10%, substantial in these challenging economic times.
Low Cost LES Alternatives
There are now much better alternatives to LES, and at a lower cost too. BT’s point to point LAN services, BT SHDS Connect and BT Etherflow Connect, are low cost ways to connect a LAN.
If you have an existing LES service, give us a ring on 01858 438 548, we will be able to recommend the best alternative for you, and will probably be able to increase your bandwidth and save you budget.