Tuesday, August 1, 2006

BellSouth Extends Metro Ethernet to Network VPN Customers

BellSouth announced extended Ethernet coverage for access to business IP services, seamlessly linking DSL, Private Line, Frame Relay, ATM and Metro Ethernet connections onto a single corporate network. The company integrated Metro Ethernet as an access option on a limited basis in 2004 and has now expanded this capability throughout the Southeast.

BellSouth's Managed Network VPN service uses MPLS to allow internetworking of multiple access methods across networks. BellSouth Metro Ethernet Service can now be used throughout the Southeast as an access method to Network VPN at speeds of 10Mbps, 20Mbps, 50Mbps, 100Mbps, 250Mbps and 500Mbps.

BellSouth said it also plans to integrate its recently announced Mid-Band Ethernet speed options of 2Mbps, 4Mbps and 8Mbps later this year -- further enhancing Metro Ethernet access to IP services.

"Integrating Metro Ethernet access with BellSouth's MPLS-based Network VPN solution expands the networking options available to customers," said Martin Chandler, vice president of product management - Business Markets, BellSouth.



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