Virgin Media Business launches 10G point-to-point business services

AUGUST 12, 2010 -- UK network services provider Virgin Media Business says it will increase the speeds of its Ethernet Extensions and High Capacity Services to support the 10-Gbps requirements of its business customers.

AUGUST 12, 2010 -- UK network services provider Virgin Media Business says it will increase the speeds of its Ethernet Extensions and High Capacity Services to support the 10-Gbps requirements of its business customers.

Dedicated High Capacity Services is a point-to-point service that will now support up to 40x10-Gbps circuits between two sites. The service provides a connection that ensures low-latency transmissions and provides advanced connectivity across multiple protocols for business-to-business telecoms, Virgin says. It is ideal for public sector and financial services organisations that rely on guaranteed service uptime to transfer critical data, the service provider asserts.

Meanwhile, the enhanced 10-Gbps Ethernet Extension Service provides a dedicated link across the Virgin Media Business fiber network. Customers can connect multiple sites up to 35 km apart and integrate their equipment at the other end. Like High Capacity Services, Ethernet Extensions are proactively managed by Virgin Media Business. Wholesale customer organisations can order Ethernet Extensions online via the company's customer portal.

Virgin Media Business will leverage systems from Transmode that offer low-latency technology with high energy efficiency (see "Transmode touts 4-nanosecond low latency transport"). The systems require less cooling, saving up to 80 percent on energy usage, Virgin says. Thus, “carbon conscious companies can rest assured that their high-speed fiber investment isn't at the expense of the environment,” the company states.

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