AboveNet offers Core Wave services for metro

JUNE 2, 2010 -- AboveNet Inc. has expanded its metro communications services portfolio with the launch of Core Wave services for flexible, dedicated, and cost-effective data transport.

JUNE 2, 2010 -- AboveNet Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) has expanded its metro communications services portfolio with the launch of Core Wave services for flexible, dedicated, and cost-effective data transport.

Based on a metro ring infrastructure, Core Wave uses reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) technology to provide dynamic wavelength add/drops and inter-ring connectivity with flexible traffic routing. This technology is scalable, with the ability to grow to 40G and 100G, preparing enterprises for the future, AboveNet asserts.

Core Wave services are designed to provide 1-Gbps and higher connectivity between data centers and/or enterprise locations within a metro area, and offer the benefits of a dedicated wavelength service along with the flexibility and time-to-market advantages of a next-generation core infrastructure.

Some of the features AboveNet ascribes to Core Wave services include:

  • Multi-protocol capability: Ethernet, TDM, storage, and video
  • Protection options and transparency advantages
  • Dedicated fiber access to enterprise locations
  • Faster turn-up of services
  • Space and power savings
  • Latency guarantee via AboveNet’s Agility Guarantee program


Core Wave is currently available to customers in the Washington, DC, and Los Angeles metro areas, with additional markets to be announced shortly.

“AboveNet has established itself as a leading player in the wavelength services marketplace, particularly at high-bandwidth levels,” noted Roopashree Honnachari from Frost & Sullivan. “Their focus on data center connectivity and commitment to customer choice and features are reinforced with the launch of Core Wave services.”

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