Verizon Business enhances metro Ethernet services

APRIL 15, 2008 -- Verizon Business has unveiled enhanced optical capabilities that the carrier says will benefit large businesses and government agencies seeking to easily and cost-effectively extend their Ethernet LANs to new locations.

APRIL 15, 2008 -- Verizon Business (search for Verizon Business) has unveiled enhanced optical capabilities that the carrier says will benefit large businesses and government agencies seeking to easily and cost-effectively extend their Ethernet LANs to new locations. The enhancements facilitate easier connectivity and transport of voice, video, and real-time data applications around the country, the carrier says.

The Next Generation (NG) SONET enhancement for metro Ethernet services is primarily targeted to Verizon Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) or Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) customers to link their far-flung business locations. NG SONET for Metro Ethernet is designed to enable businesses, government agencies, and other institutions with campus environments to connect directly to associated sites easily and cost-effectively with all the advantages in reach, ease-of-use, and resiliency inherent in SONET technology.

As more companies deliver bandwidth-intensive business applications across Ethernet services like E-LAN and EVPL, network resiliency becomes critical. Verizon Business says that NG SONET is well-suited for voice, video, and data applications because the technology extends the inherent strength of optical technology to Ethernet applications traversing LAN and WAN connections.

Verizon Business also offers networking flexibility through its Ethernet Packet Ring Service (EPRS), which combines the reliability of optical networking technology with the multipoint capabilities of Ethernet switching. The service is designed to avoid a single point of failure and also provides flexible and scalable Ethernet handoffs at each location connected to the link.

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