April 24, 2006 Los Angeles, CA -- AT&T announced that it will be providing optical network services to Los Angeles County. AT&T will provide the county with a multi-service optical network ring (MON ring), including multiple Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel circuits.
The optical network services are expected to help the county's business-continuity plan by delivering a highly scalable metropolitan network platform that will provide Los Angeles County with increased network reliability and flexibility. AT&T says the MON Ring will ensure network survivability by connecting the county's primary and secondary data centers to a single converged network.
The network will be fully managed by AT&T. AT&T says the platform aligns with its customer-focused convergence strategy, which it says will enable L.A. County to seamlessly integrate future applications and communications services.
"We wanted a reliable multi-protocol solution to support our critical applications and improve our disaster recovery," comments Richard Sanchez, general manager of information technology service for the Los Angeles County. "We're confident that we can rely on this solution to accommodate our growing needs."