UK service provider deploys World Wide Packet's active Ethernet equipment

May 10, 2004 Spokane Valley, WA, and Hampshire, UK -- World Wide Packets, provider of Ethernet Access Networking Solutions, announced today that ntl is deploying its LightningEdge suite of Ethernet access products to deliver broadband services to business clients. Both public and private networks are being deployed by ntl's business division, a provider of communications services to businesses and public sector organizations in the UK.

May 10th, 2004

May 10, 2004 Spokane Valley, WA, and Hampshire, UK -- World Wide Packets, provider of Ethernet Access Networking Solutions, announced today that ntl is deploying its LightningEdge suite of Ethernet access products to deliver broadband services to business clients. Both public and private networks are being deployed by ntl's business division, a provider of communications services to businesses and public sector organizations in the UK.

"Our installed base is growing exponentially as customers demand increased access to a range of integrated services centered on MetroEthernet VPN's," explains Martin Gunn, head of customer engineering at ntl. "The LightningEdge suite was the only solution that we felt could scale with our growth expectations. Now, through our partnership with World Wide Packets, ntl has addressed this demand by enabling a wide and comprehensive range of new Ethernet services, fully integrated with our existing products such as Internet Access to be delivered to our business subscribers over our fiber infrastructure," he adds.

As the only end-to-end Ethernet access offering that encompasses the key characteristics of circuit-switched capabilities, control predictability, Quality of Service (QoS), and scalability,

According to representatives with World Wide Packets, ntl's business division chose the LightningEdge because of its ability to offer new and existing broadband services at an unmatched level of cost performance. ntl was immediately able to realize the benefits of World Wide Packets' Active Ethernet approach, which provides higher reliability, dedicated subscriber bandwidth, and more efficient delivery of data services at the lowest cost and with the lowest risk, say company representatives.

"ntl's choice of World Wide Packets demonstrates the ongoing demand for our LightningEdge Ethernet Access in carrier networks around the globe," contends David Curry, president and CEO of World Wide Packets. "Service providers like ntl need equipment that supports compelling investment models and fully meets enterprise and Public sector customer expectations for availability, reliability, and quality. Our LightningEdge Active Ethernet solution has been specifically designed to meet these demanding criteria and deliver rapid ROI while supporting broadband services available now and those that will be available in the future."

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