Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Verizon Extends Global Ethernet Footprint in U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific

Verizon Business has expanded the availability of its Ethernet access services in key cities in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Underlying the Ethernet service is the interconnection of the Verizon Ethernet network with the company's Converged Packet Access (CPA) hub switches to deliver consistent Ethernet access to Private IP customers globally.

Immediately available, Verizon Business' extended Ethernet portfolio includes Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), which provide service in 85 metro markets in the U.S. and in nine countries in Europe; E-LAN Services with 55 metro markets in the U.S.; E-Access for Private IP nationwide; and Internet Dedicated Services in 25 U.S. markets, nine countries in Europe and in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

In the coming months, Verizon Business will continue to invest in its Ethernet infrastructure and product portfolio with plans to broaden Ethernet access to Dedicated Internet Services from 25 markets to more than 60 markets nationwide. Verizon Business also plans to launch a Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), a nationwide Ethernet-based Layer 2 VPN, in mid-2006.

Verizon Business' Ethernet portfolio will be available on the Verizon network via the company's direct fiber connections to buildings and in select locations outside the network. Unlike traditional data pricing models, Verizon Business' Ethernet Services are sold on a per megabit basis, so that customers only pay for what they need. Verizon Business supports its suite of Ethernet solutions with comprehensive service-level guarantees.

Key U.S. markets in the Verizon footprint include Boston; New York City; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Seattle; and Tampa, Florida. Ethernet access services are also available in new European locations, including: Belgium -- Brussels; England -- London; France -- Lyon and Paris; Germany -- Hilden and Frankfurt; Italy -- Milan; Sweden -- Stockholm; Switzerland -- Zurich; and the Netherlands -- Amsterdam.

In addition to Verizon Business' U.S. and European Ethernet footprint, Private IP customers can now access their networks using Ethernet in the Asia-Pacific region in the following locations: Australia -- Melbourne and Sydney; Hong Kong; Japan -- Tokyo and Osaka; New Zealand -- Auckland; South Korea -- Seoul; and Taiwan -- Taipei.


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