Neos and SSE Telecom celebrate first optical Ethernet win

25 September 2002 -- Neos, the creator of the UK Liquid Bandwidth Ethernet market, and partner SSE Telecom have announced the first joint Ethernet win following their partnership earlier this year.

Sep 25th, 2002

25 September 2002 -- Neos, the creator of the UK Liquid Bandwidth Ethernet market, and partner SSE Telecom have announced the first joint Ethernet win following their partnership earlier this year. mNET, the wholly owned ISP of the Margolis Group has placed Neos's 200th Ethernet order with a 10Mbit/s Ethernet Transport service from Aberdeen to London.

Neos says its optical Ethernet Transport service reduces cost by eliminating legacy network technologies such as ATM and Frame Relay. "Liquid Bandwidth Ethernet reduces re-provisioning times from 60 plus days to a maximum of 48 hours, a saving of some 97%," the company claims. "Using end to end MPLS-enabled optical Ethernet significantly improves network performance by reducing latency or delays."

"When we launched our optical Ethernet services last October we knew it would be successful," said John Wheeler, CEO at Neos. "Our debt-for-equity swap earlier in the year, the completion of our recently completed national optical Gigabit Ethernet network build with Nortel, and successful partnership with SSE prove that with the right team, strategy and technology service providers can succeed, even in today's demanding market."

Added Peter Knight, md of mNET, "Neos' national Ethernet Transport service allows us to increase our reach cost effectively, and to offering applications such as Voice and Video over IP and High Speed Internet access across the whole of the UK."

Neos' national optical Ethernet network comprises whjat it descibes as the world's first operational deployment of the Gigabit Ethernet equipped OPTera 1600 Long Haul platform with Riverstone layer 2 MPLS enabled Ethernet switches. Neos completed the national optical network aty the end of August, and under budget. Neosnet features over 100 national network nodes from Aberdeen to Portsmouth.

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