Monday, April 14, 2008

Verizon Business Debuts SONET-for-Metro Ethernet Service

Verizon Business introduced its "Next Generation SONET for Metro Ethernet" service primarily targeted to its Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) or Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) customers as a means of linking their far-flung business locations. The new NG SONET enhancements enables customers that can be served by Verizon's fiber-optic network in 53 metro markets to link directly to new locations via Ethernet, eliminating certain costly connection charges. Customers also benefit from reliability and security built in to SONET ring networking and flexible bandwidth configuration of Ethernet at each location.

Verizon Business also offers networking flexibility through its Ethernet Packet Ring Service (EPRS), which combines optical networking reliability with the multipoint capabilities of Ethernet switching. The service is designed to avoid a single point of failure and also provides flexible and scalable Ethernet handoffs at each location connected to the link.

Verizon Business also offers 24 x 7 monitoring and support, and competitive network service level agreements (SLAs). The full Ethernet portfolio now includes:

  • Metro Ethernet Services (E-LAN and EVPL) - available within 53 metro markets in the United States.

  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) - available virtually anywhere nationwide.

  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL) - available within 145 U.S. metro markets and in many locations in 21 European countries.

  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) - available virtually anywhere nationwide and in many locations in six Asia-Pacific countries and territories, as well as between the United States and six Asia-Pacific regions, and between the United States and 21 European countries.

  • Ethernet Access for Private IP and the public Internet - available virtually anywhere nationwide, within 21 European countries, 13 countries in Asia-Pacific, four countries in Latin America and in Canada.

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