November 1, 2005 Pittsburgh, PA-- TelCove has announced the availability of 10-Gbit/sec Ethernet service for its metropolitan area configurations. The company says the bandwidth offering represents a tenfold increase in its Ethernet service throughput, providing dedicated point-to-point connectivity between locations within each of the company's 70 markets in the eastern U.S.
The company says that its 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) offering will round out the available bandwidth options for its customers choosing to implement metro Ethernet platforms; the company's available bandwidth options now range between 10 Mbit/sec and 10 Gbit/sec. According to the company, such performance flexibility offers enterprises and carriers numerous options for implementation and scale with minimized complexity. Utilizing the company's fiber-optic inter-city network infrastructure, the company says that its customers can now use its Ethernet services to deliver voice, data, and Internet services throughout the network.
"Today's announcement of 10G Metro Ethernet Service is the latest example of TelCove's commitment to our enterprise customers who demand premium services, improved performance, and superior service quality," comments Craig Drinkhall, senior vice president of product development and engineering at TelCove. "Our customers are looking for forward-thinking solutions that provide ubiquitous connectivity from the enterprise LAN through the transport network."
The 10-GbE services will utilize the company's existing fiber-optic infrastructure as the primary transport facility, assuring continuous up-time to customers, and backed by service level agreements. The company says that with its metro DWDM architecture, it can offer "self-healing" network reliability and performance scalability increasing the complexity of network management.
Additionally, the company says that with the service, customers with the need for 10-GbE service will no longer need to purchase dedicated circuits and additional transport equipment for point-to-point connections. The company says it can now offer these services while also managing, maintaining, and monitoring the network at all times.