Telseon announces customer applications of Gigabit Ethernet metro provisioning

Sept. 20, 2001--Telseon, a metropolitan optical network provider, announced three applications of its Web-based self-provisioning system for its Gigabit Ethernet service: managing dynamic connections between business partners, scaling bandwidth to match unpredicted demand and creating a network that reflects market demand.

Telseon, a metropolitan optical network provider, announced three applications of its Web-based self-provisioning system for its Gigabit Ethernet service: managing dynamic connections between business partners, scaling bandwidth to match unpredicted demand and creating a network that reflects market demand. These applications offer greater network control, to reduce costs and shorten time to market.

Telseon's Gigabit Ethernet service includes IP Provisioning 2.0, launched in May 2001, enabling customers to control their own network connections and to create real-time solutions by adding, reconfiguring and deleting connections to other on-net business partners. Additionally, the system is integrated within Telseon's back office applications for network, service and capacity management to ensure bandwidth availability and reliability.

When Telseon first launched its provisioning application in February 2000, the most immediate market demand was eliminating the traditional 30-to 90-day provisioning cycles and inflexible bandwidth increments of legacy networks. With Telseon, McAfee.com, a provider of Web security services, has eliminated the guesswork of forecasting bandwidth requirements during potential virus attacks. Telseon IP Provisioning enables McAfee.com to instantly respond to unpredictable fluctuations in demand for its service caused by viruses, increasing bandwidth anywhere from five to 400 percent.

Wire One Technologies, a full-service provider of video communication solutions, is using Telseon's 20-metro footprint and access to 125 data centers. By distributing its service via the Telseon network, Wire One immediately expanded its market availability and addressable customers. Telseon IP Provisioning enables Wire One to create direct connections to customers upon request, building a virtual network that reflects real-time market demand.

With more than 165 service provider customers connected and accessible on the Telseon IP Service, Telseon surveyed its customers on what their long-term criteria are in choosing metro service providers and provisioning systems. Key criteria included:

* Full network control, including ability to create, change and delete connections between any location(s) on the network.

* Ability to quickly adopt new technologies to maintain highest cost savings and greatest competitive advantages.

* Easy access to rich database of potential business partners and customers.

* Ability to create intra-company and company to service provider IP connections without requiring third-party intermediation.

About Telseon:

Telseon offers instantly scalable optical network services to enable companies to break the bandwidth bottleneck in the metropolitan area. For more information, visit www.telseon.com.

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