Verizon expands private IP services in emerging markets

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) has expanded its Private IP service capabilities into 10 additional countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions. The company says it now reaches more than 150 countries and territories.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) has expanded its Private IP service capabilities into 10 additional countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions. The company says it now reaches more than 150 countries and territories.

Verizon says its business and wholesale customers will benefit from additional access to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services in the following locations: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Tunisia.

In addition, Verizon is helping meet customer demand for additional routes by adding a new location in Chennai, India, and another one in Johannesburg, South Africa. Customers with business in those countries now can take advantage of these new diverse routes, which provide additional access to MPLS services while increasing the benefits of resiliency and extended reach.

“We go where our customers grow,” said Mike Palmer, vice president of strategic solutions, Verizon product strategy and product management. “As our Private IP customers invest and locate in new areas, we are committed to meet the increased network requirements. To stay ahead of our customers’ needs, we’ll continue to add new locations and provide reliable, secure and scalable network services that enable our customers to successfully grow their businesses.”

Verizon says the expansion will aid customers with their business operations in the high-growth regions of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The private IP service enables e-business applications, and secure business-to-business e-commerce, dynamic bandwidth and the ability to connect sites in an any-to-any configuration, with easier customer network configuration and management.

Further Private IP expansion is planned for 2014, with a focus on Central and South America, Verizon adds.

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