24 January 2003 -- Network telecommunications services provider LambdaNet Communications has awarded a new Ethernet contract to 51 Degrees (51°), a London-based telecommunications infrastructure supplier.
LambdaNet will also be using 51°'s Ethernet platform to connect customers. 51° says the deal reflects LambdaNet's "increased focus" on the UK carrier market for international services.
With extensive network coverage (22,000km in length and connecting 104 cities in 10 different countries) LambdaNet operates one of the most interconnected fibre and IP networks in Europe.
Mikel Williams, COO of LambdaNet, said, "We chose 51° because their local access solution meets our specifications and our joint product set is complementary and will allow LambdaNet to offer the best solutions to customers' requirements."
"Now that our Metro Ethernet core network is live and operational ¿ including London districts Finsbury Market and West Ham - we can bring connectivity points closer to the customer premises," said Stuart Davidson-Wright, sales Manager at 51°. "Customers like LambdaNet are being offered an even more scalable and resilient service."