Sunday, July 9, 2006

BellSouth Expands Metro Ethernet Portfolio with Mid-band Options

BellSouth has expanded its Metro Ethernet Service portfolio to include mid-band speed options for business customers: 2 Mbps, 4 Mbps and 8 Mbps. BellSouth Metro Ethernet Service also offers previously available data transport speeds of 10 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps, 500 Mbps and 1000 Mbps.

The new speeds can be offered over existing copper or fiber infrastructure, which helps drive broadband business applications deeper into corporate networks and reduces customer implementation costs.

"Metro Ethernet is the transport method of choice for both Layer 2 and converged IP networks," said Martin Chandler, vice president, product management - Business Markets, BellSouth. "BellSouth Mid-Band Ethernet speeds of 2Mbps, 4Mbps and 8Mbps directly address the bandwidth sweet spot for converged voice and data communications between corporate headquarters and branch locations and meet the expanding needs of small businesses."

As part of its Metro Ethernet Service portfolio, BellSouth offers Premium Service that includes committed bandwidth, bursting capabilities, traffic prioritization, VLAN aggregation, Service Level Agreements and Customer Network Management.

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