AboveNet launches core wave services in New York metro area

OCTOBER 27, 2010 -- AboveNet Inc., a provider of high-bandwidth connectivity systems, announced that its Core Wave services are now available to enterprise and carrier customers in the New York metro market. The new offering is designed to provide customers with a flexible, dedicated, cost-effective data transport solution for point-to-point connections in and between top metro business hubs.

OCTOBER 27, 2010 -- AboveNet Inc., a provider of high-bandwidth connectivity systems, announced that its Core Wave services are now available to enterprise and carrier customers in the New York metro market. The new offering is designed to provide customers with a flexible, dedicated, cost-effective data transport solution for point-to-point connections in and between top metro business hubs.

AboveNet's Core Wave solutions are ideal for bandwidth-hungry enterprises and carriers, including financial services organizations, which must have fast, secure, low-latency connectivity for business-critical transactions.

"The New York area is at the heart of the worldwide financial community," said Bill LaPerch, chief executive officer of AboveNet. "Core Wave services provide customers with the trusted, high bandwidth network solutions necessary to conduct business in this dynamic market." The products provide 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, and 10Gbps connections between key data centers and/or enterprise locations in the New York and New Jersey area, and offer the benefits of a dedicated wavelength service along with the flexibility and time-to-market advantages of a next generation infrastructure solution.

Utilizing ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) technology, Core Wave solutions provide dynamic wavelength add/drops and inter-ring connectivity with flexible traffic routing.

Benefits to customers include:
-- Multi-protocol capability: Ethernet, TDM, storage, and video
-- Protection options and transparency advantages
-- Dedicated fiber access to enterprise locations
-- Fast service turn-up
-- Space and power savings
-- Industry-leading latency guarantee with AboveNet's Agility Guarantee program

Core Wave customers can also leverage AboveNet's expansive network footprint to connect to business-critical locations in the top U.S. and European metros. AboveNet connects to buildings containing more than 400 data centers, and its infrastructure includes 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles, and a global Tier 1 IP backbone, says a representative.

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