Sunday, July 15, 2007

Qwest Upgrades National Backbone with Ultra-long-haul (ULH) Tech

Qwest Communications has upgraded its nationwide fiber optic network with software-configurable, ultra-long-haul (ULH) technology, enabling end-to-end speeds scalable from 1 to 40 Gigabits per second.

Qwest said its upgraded national network is capable of providing:

  • A dedicated broadband transport network without the capital investment and expense of owning and operating network infrastructure.

  • Full availability of ultra-high-speed services with access points in all major U.S. business centers and extensive global connectivity.

  • Faster service provisioning and increased agility with the ability to deploy, activate, reconfigure and manage traffic remotely.

  • The ability to aggregate and transport traffic over standard communications interfaces including Ethernet and SONET.

Customers for Qwest "QWave" services provided via the high-capacity ULH network include U.S. Bancorp and Telefonica.

The ULH upgrade also supports continued scalability of Qwest IP services nationwide, and further augments ultra-high-bandwidth connectivity for customers to Qwest hosting centers.

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