Tuesday, June 7, 2011

360networks Signs First layer 2 Ethernet/EVPL deal

360networks has signed Montana Opticom as its first customer for Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL).

360networks' EVPL service is fully mesh-protected for ubiquitous connectivity between major carrier hotels, data centers, Internet Exchanges, and neutral peering points across 360networks' entire 18,000 route mile footprint. It eliminates the mileage associated with traditional private line services. Instead, customers pay a monthly recurring charge per port to connect locations in a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configuration. Because 360networks owns and operates the network its EVPL customers benefit from a level of reliability and control not available from shared network configurations. Combined, these factors enable customers like Montana Opticom to decrease network complexity, improve and optimize capacity, and reduce costs.