Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Covad Evolves Access Network with DS3, Bonded T1, QoS

Covad Communications completed the next phase of its broader network transformation strategy by building out its access portfolio with the introduction of DS3 service for performance-intensive applications and enterprise connectivity, as well as higher-bandwidth bonded T1 offerings up to 12.0 Mbps. Covad DS3 service provides symmetrical speeds up to 35 Mbps and are available nationwide. The bonded T1 offerings provide up to 12.0 Mbps of symmetrical bandwidth to meet the demanding broadband needs of small businesses and distributed enterprises, further addressing the gap between T1 and DS3 offerings.

Covad has also introduced network-wide Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to enable partners to layer on value-added services and applications. Covad has introduced five levels of broadband QoS, each with predefined network priority settings, delivery targets, and latency levels--for example, QoS with reduced jitter for VoIP, or QoS with lowest possible latency for mission-critical, real-time applications. Partners can pair the appropriate QoS level with a specific application to ensure their customers are getting optimal performance levels.

"Covad is rapidly evolving its network to create an intelligent broadband services platform that our partners can use to expand their offerings, reach more customers, and increase revenues," says Young-Sae Song, Vice President of Marketing for Covad Wholesale. "Covad's application-aware network capabilities allow our partners to customize network performance for specific applications, like VoIP, video conferencing, and software as a service (SaaS)."

In February, Covad completed a nationwide MPLS deployment and network capacity upgrades that included metro optical rings with up to OC-192 (10 Gbps) capacity.

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