Monday, October 23, 2006

Broadwing Offers Usage-Based Billing for MPLS Services

Broadwing Communications is offering a converged services platform enhancement that will enable real pay-for-use metered billing to customers.

Broadwing said that unlike burstable service options that charge for an enterprise's traffic "high-water mark," its metered billing is based on the actual amount of data delivered across the network. The result is a converged MPLS VPN platform that supports on-demand, liquid bandwidth.

The billing option is aimed at customers with cyclical traffic patterns, business continuity requirements or transactional accounting needs. The service will be generally available in November of this year.

"Metered billing and Broadwing's vision of true telecom utility are a natural fit for today's enterprise needs," said Jamey Heinze, Broadwing's senior director of data product management.

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