Monday, March 15, 2010

Level 3 to Expand its Switched Ethernet Footprint by 400%

Level 3 Communications announced plans to expand the number of Ethernet switches on its U.S. network by almost 400 percent. By expanding the switching footprint, Level 3 is eliminating the need for backhaul of switched metro Ethernet applications and also providing a more efficient backhaul mechanism for higher layer services, such as Internet or voice. The carrier said this will drive network efficiency, scalability and flexibility.

"This expanded architecture enables Level 3 to address a significantly broader set of enterprise and wholesale customer requirements for Ethernet services," said Sureel Choksi, chief marketing officer for Level 3. "This expansion demonstrates Level 3's continued commitment to industry leadership in Ethernet services."http://www.level3.comhttp://

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