FiberNet to provide Equant with metro Ethernet services

August 9, 2005 New York, NY -- FiberNet Telecom Group today announced that it has been selected by Equant to provide low-latency metro Ethernet transport services in the New York and New Jersey areas.

August 9, 2005 New York, NY -- FiberNet Telecom Group today announced that it has been selected by Equant to provide low-latency metro Ethernet transport services in the New York and New Jersey areas.

FiberNet says it was chosen as Equant's integrated hubbing source due to its rapid installation intervals, quick responsiveness, and intense focus on customer service. Equant, a wholly owned division of the France Telecom Group, is a provider of integrated business communications platforms for multinational organizations.

"We have increased our business over the years with FiberNet because of their high quality of work and their ability to scale their services to our business needs," comments Benoit A. Fertil, an Equant spokesman. "FiberNet fully understands that rapid and reliable access to bandwidth translates into positive performance. Their services will extend Equant's network capabilities and provide benefits that older technologies could not."

With the agreement, FiberNet says it now caters to more than 90% of Equant's metro Ethernet needs in the New York and New Jersey areas, providing securely managed optical Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. FiberNet says its custom-designed suite of metro Ethernet services includes both switched and dedicated forms of Ethernet connections, as well as VLAN virtual circuits that can be configured to create point-to-point or multipoint-to-multipoint connections for hub, VLAN, or VPN networks.

"We're pleased to be selected by one of our most valued customers to provide these complex data services," commeants Jon A. DeLuca, president and CEO of FiberNet.

FiberNet says its Ethernet service runs on a native Ethernet over DWDM network, bypassing SONET conversion to provide connectivity for any application, while maintaining a high degree of reliability. According to the company, the service also provides diverse back-up paths for full protection of all circuits, providing guarantees for latency, availability, and Ethernet frame delivery.

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