Tag Archives: MPLS

10Mb Ethernet Bandwidth Special: $300 per month

We do not normally promote specials like this, but this one is extraordinary enough to share with our audience:

10 Mbps dedicated bandwidth over Ethernet at $300 per month, 3 yr commitment.

Delivered over an impressive 10Gig MPLS backbone with a redundant IP core architecture to ensure traffic reaches its destination quickly, and now for even less to meet your budget. The superior performance of 10MB connectivity and special pricing keep your business moving forward.

This 10Mbps Ethernet circuit is available in many cities across the US.

XO expanding its international network to include European IP/MPLS IP-VPN nodes

XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is expanding its international network services capabilities to include European IP/MPLS IP-VPN nodes, plus access to 48 countries throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific, North America, and South America as well as the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Once complete, the expansion will enable XO Communications to offer its enterprise and carrier customers Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet, MPLS IP-VPN and Private Line services to more locations around the world.

By expanding its international services capabilities to better address the needs of its growing base of customers with both domestic and international operations, XO Communications can provide even broader global network coverage for a wide range of connectivity and wide area network solutions across the globe. In addition to Europe, XO Communication

TelePacific SmartVoice Now Available With Ethernet over Copper

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) offers higher bandwidth at attractive price points compared to traditional T1 lines.

TelePacific’s SmartVoice portfolio uses Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for call control and mobility features and is offered as a dynamically integrated solution with Internet access and/or MPLS. SmartVoice enables customers to optimize their network access resources for voice or data traffic as needed. For example, using SmartVoice, voice traffic is prioritized over data traffic so calls come through clearly. As call paths are released, they dynamically convert to data bandwidth to speed data traffic through the customer’s network. This protocol ensures that customers continuously reap the benefit of their network investment based on their calling patterns.

“Combining SmartVoice with Ethernet over Copper delivery is a natural fit,” said Laurene Heinsohn, director of VoIP development for TelePacific Communications. “It allows TelePacific to offer our customers yet another option for their voice and data services. SmartVoice is already an outstanding service and now, with Ethernet over Copper, it’s even better

Windstream signs agreement with GreatAmerica Leasing Corp.

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) today announced it has signed an agreement with GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation, a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, dealers and end users be more successful. Through the agreement, GreatAmerica Leasing will provide Windstream customers with easy, flexible and innovative financing solutions on communications equipment.

A leading provider of advanced communications solutions, Windstream has partnered with GreatAmerica Leasing to provide flexible financing solutions that allow businesses of all sizes to upgrade their older communication systems or to deploy new locations with the most up-to-date next generation communications platforms available. Windstream offers businesses a suite of communications applications including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Ethernet Internet and MPLS networking.

Windstream is certified to offer, install and service communication systems from some of the most respected names in the industry including AdTran, Avaya, Cisco, Mitel and TippingPoint. Windstream

The Cisco Carrier Packet Transport System

Cisco today announced a fundamental innovation for next-generation telecommunications transport networks – the Cisco Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System. This solution is ideal for migrating service provider transport infrastructures to support next-generation Internet Protocol (IP)-based services, such as video, mobility and cloud computing. It combines the reliability of a transport network with the efficiencies of packet technology to deliver current and future services.


The dynamic and distributed nature of video, mobility and cloud computing services drastically alter network traffic patterns and drive tremendous network traffic growth, and yet currently available technology can no longer handle advanced services efficiently. (Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast, 2009-2014).

Today’s time-division multiplex technology, with synchronous optical networking /synchronous digital hierarchy, is no longer sufficient to handle advanced new services efficiently. The Cisco CPT system infuses the agility and efficiencies of a packet network into a transport platform to quickly and dynamically adapt transport networks to new applications while simultaneously reducing capital expenditure costs. The Cisco CPT system also provides robust resiliency, predictability, and comprehensive operations, administration and maintenance capabilities.

System Highlights

  • The Cisco CPT system is the first platform in the industry to support standards-based multiprotocol label switching transport profile (MPLS-TP), which interoperates seamlessly with MPLS offered on routing products like the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers and Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System.
  • It enables benefits such as:
    • Trust: A standard-based on the widely adopted IP/MPLS technology integrated with standards based MPLS-TP helps ensure transport-grade reliability and assurance with the efficiencies and service flexibility of packet technologies, resulting in faster time to revenue, broad compatibility and investment protection.
    • Savings: The Cisco CPT system achieves an impressive 60 percent reduction in rack space by combining multiple interface layers into one. This directly translates into a 65 percent power savings.
    • Agility: The Cisco CPT system’s service-awareness capability helps enable service providers to cost effectively meet future demands for cloud computing services, high-quality video experiences, mobile backhaul, and point-to-point and multipoint Ethernet services with Layer 1 transport services such as leased lines and wavelengths, from one network.
  • Available in six-rack unit (Cisco CPT 600) and two-rack unit (Cisco CPT 200) models, along with a satellite device (Cisco CPT 50), the Cisco CPT system supports MPLS-TP, Ethernet with rich quality of service and virtual local area networks manipulation capabilities, as well as optical transport network and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs).
  • The Cisco CPT system is currently in field trials with several service providers and is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2011.
  • Cisco also introduced today the Cisco Premier Integrated Network Management Experience (PRIME) solution. This extensive multivendor software manages MPLS and MPLS-TP end-to-end, dramatically simplifying operations and consequently reducing operational costs. It is available in two deployment models:
    • A unified, intuitive graphical user interface on a single domain to configure, provision and manage optical and MPLS connections; and
    • An autonomous model that enables separate management of MPLS from that of wavelengths.