Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Australia's Nextgen to Offer National Ethernet VPLS

Nextgen Networks, a specialist provider of high performance data services, plans to provide Australia's first national Ethernet VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) connectivity.

Customer benefits will include: the flexibility of a single service at any location, with any-to-any connectivity in a national, secure, multipoint VPN; support for the widest range of IT applications because the Layer 2 Ethernet VPN is protocol transparent to any Layer 3 IP application; customer control of how the network connects to a VPN and how the IP network layer is configured; support for real time and mission critical applications with packaged and standard offering of QoS profiles; and the lowest cost of ownership and operational simplicity with Ethernet connectivity and bundled pricing which is inclusive of most features.

The new network incorporates Alcatel's IP/MPLS-based solutions, including the Alcatel 7750 Service Router, across the seven capital cities of Australia, and setting a new market standard for enabling the delivery of profitable national Ethernet services and high-density aggregation over IP/MPLS-based networks. http://www.alcatel.com