Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Verizon Business Expands Carrier Ethernet with 10 GigE

Verizon Business is expanding its Carrier Ethernet service portfolio with a standardized 10 GigE offering for its Metro Ethernet service in the U.S. Previously, 10 GigE speed -- the fastest commercially available -- had been available from Verizon Business only on a customized basis.

The company now offers 10 GigE for Ethernet LAN Service (E-LAN) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) to customers in Verizon's sprawling U.S. footprint in 100 metro markets, building on the company's existing 10 GigE-capable Ethernet Private Line and optical offerings.

Verizon Business said that by standardizing 10 GigE as a service offering, U.S.-based companies with multiple locations and distributed data centers more quickly and easily consolidate their network infrastructure, virtualize their IT environment and efficiently transmit bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-definition video conferencing and medical imaging.

"10 GigE hits the sweet spot for companies wanting to make the most of their IP networking capabilities for advanced applications that can be true bandwidth hogs," said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president of global business products for Verizon. "Now, these on-demand applications can work harder and smarter across multiple locations across town, featuring the classes of service, service level agreements and security associated with Verizon Business' global Ethernet portfolio."

Verizon's portfolio of Ethernet services features:

  • Metro Ethernet Services (E-LAN and EVPL) -- available within 100 metro markets in the U.S.

  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) -- available virtually anywhere in the U.S.

  • 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 in the U.S. and in many locations in six Asia-Pacific countries and territories, as well as between the U.S and six Asia-Pacific regions, and between the U.S. and 10 European countries.

  • Ethernet Access for Private IP and the public Internet -- available virtually anywhere in the U.S, within 20 European countries, 13 countries in Asia-Pacific and four countries in Latin America and Canada.

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