Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GTS Central Europe Activate Ethernet-over-Copper with Overture

GTS CE has launched Carrier Ethernet services to both retail and wholesale customers across Central and Eastern Europe using Overture Networks' Carrier Ethernet over Copper (EoC) platforms.  GTS’ services were launched simultaneously in five countries, including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Poland.  Overture’s platforms have been deployed at approximately 130 Central Offices (COs) in Central and Eastern Europe for service delivery in the first mile to some 40,000 retail customers.

Beginning with its Tier 1 customers, GTS rolled out services ranging up to 10GbE concurrently throughout its expanding network footprint. The company also supplies wholesale customers with Ethernet services via External Network-Network interfaces (ENNIs) and interconnections with operators in Frankfort and Vienna, with termination points in key metropolitan areas.

Overture said its platforms were chosen for therir ability to deliver high-capacity Ethernet over unbundled copper loops and for ease-of-provisioning.

“At GTS, service delivery to our customer must be seamless in every aspect; they want to know that their service will work the same no matter location or connection type. Configuring our network for uniform service delivery in multiple markets, across an array of access technologies required finding a partner able to provide the best solution at the right cost,” said Ignacio Irurita, CTO, GTS. “The decision to go with Overture has been a very good one; the quality of the product in the field has been excellent – it’s very reliable. We’re provisioning faster, which translates into our being able to present new service offerings more quickly. As a result, our customer numbers are growing significantly day by day.”

GTS Central Europe owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services.


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