Monday, November 2, 2009

Verizon Business Expands VPLS Service Internationally

Verizon Business announced the expansion of its Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) to its network POPs in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. The expanded footprint reaches 31 international locations, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Verizon Business leverages its extensive network of interconnection agreements with other in-region Ethernet providers to offer this expansive coverage.

Verizon VPLS is an advanced MPLS-based layer 2 virtual private network delivered via Verizon Business' global-provisioning Ethernet platform. VPLS is protocol-independent, supporting both IP and non-IP applications, which allows customers to retain complete control of their own routing. In addition, VPLS allows customers to access Verizon's extensive portfolio of Ethernet services and other data networking services offered by the company.

In addition, VPLS allows for prioritization of applications via multiple classes of services (CoS). An organization can customize prioritization to ensure that business-critical applications receive the highest priority across the network. VPLS also enables customers to provision their network bandwidth from 1 Mbps to 1 Gbps and is backed by robust service level agreements (SLAs).

"Verizon Business was the first major U.S. service provider to introduce VPLS, and continues to be a leader in the Ethernet space by now providing one of the most geographically diverse and technologically advanced solutions in the marketplace today," said Tom Vitale, vice president of Verizon network solutions marketing. "Our expanded offering is bolstered by an award-winning Ethernet portfolio of services offering world-class levels of coverage, consistency and performance."

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