Thursday, October 1, 2015

AT&T Extends its Switched Ethernet via U-verse

AT&T is extending the reach of its Switched Ethernet service via its U-verse access network. This effectively doubles the reachable footprint of AT&T's local Ethernet service.

“We’re delivering advanced and efficient Ethernet services to our customers,” said Rick Hubbard, senior vice president, Business Product Management, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. “In 2015, we expanded our Ethernet services significantly. We added major markets, gave customers more flexibility and introduced new lightning-fast speeds. This new feature is a large part of our strategy to move to an all Ethernet and Internet protocol (IP) network.  We’re giving our customers the benefits of Ethernet they’ve been asking for.”

The new Ethernet capability will support almost any network topology — from basic site-to-site connections to a fully meshed any-to-any configuration.  It also supports VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) so that customers can control how their data flows between sites.

An automated Ethernet Qualification Tool (EQT) is available online.