Monday, November 1, 2010

AboveNet Offers Ethernet eXchange Connectivity Service

AboveNet is launching an Ethernet eXchange Hub service optimized to provide carriers with high bandwidth connectivity. The new service, which will be available first to customers operating in select CENX and Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, acts as the hub or central connectivity port in the carrier exchange. Carriers can then leverage AboveNet's network for Ethernet connectivity to key enterprise locations, carrier hotels and data centers. Key features of AboveNet's service include:

* high-performance Ethernet services with bandwidth levels from 100Mbps to 5Gbps.

* competitive access pricing.

* aggregated hand-off to the carrier at pre-defined exchange locations.

* fiber-centric delivery with no space or power needs at service end-points.

* ease of provisioning at pre-configured, existing hub locations.

* capability to easily add more sites to meet carrier needs.

AboveNet expects the eXchange Hub service to be available in the first quarter of 2011.

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