AT&T today announced a global networking agreement with Linde Group AG to provide a single and consistent wide area network for 1,700 Linde sites in more than 60 countries. The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company. Linde products and services can be found in nearly every industry, in more than 100 countries. The new network is designed to underpin the on-going business transformation to streamline and optimize Linde
Appia Communications, a leading managed communication and network services provider, today announced the addition of nationwide Multi Protocol Label Switching, or MPLS, services.
MPLS helps multi-site companies and organizations manage their branch-to-branch and remote connections. MPLS enables them to prioritize such time-sensitive applications as voice over IP and video, so that they take precedence over traffic like email and internet browsing, all across a single connection. The addition of MPLS also expands Appia’s network centers to include Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC, in addition to existing centers in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles.
“Appia’s MPLS product is a perfect complement to its current suite of managed services,” says Appia partner Andrew Pryfogle, president of Terrapin Solutions, LLC. “This is a very powerful technology that will save our customers money. The addition of MPLS proves that Appia is committed to being a single source for business-class solutions for our customers.”
“Customers are moving to network-based applications and services. Enterprise-grade quality and performance are therefore becoming more important,” said Victor von Schlegell, president of Appia Communications. “Our commitment to offering our customers choice makes MPLS a natural evolution for our product suite. And our expanded footprint enhances the value of our other services. Business VoIP, SIP trunks, and video conferencing all take advantage of the quality of service and network efficiency that MPLS provides.”
The MPLS offering is available for immediate purchase in all of the lower 48 states.
For more information about Appia, including its full suite of communication and network services, partnership opportunities, customer case studies and more, please visit www.appiaservices.com or call 877-277-4297.
Mitel today announced the launch of Mitel Mobile, a wireless voice and data service designed for corporate customers. The service is fully integrated with Mitel’s leading unified communications and collaboration (UCC) applications and offers business customers the ability to work with a single vendor for all of their customer premise, wireline, wireless, voice, and data communications needs.
Businesses can now upgrade from traditional wireless carrier voice and data services with Mitel Mobile service. While Mitel has long provided a broad solution set, including wireline network services, to its customers, wireless services were typically contracted separately
XO Communications announced an extension of two services campaigns that offer the industry’s most competitive rates and guarantees for high-capacity network services delivered over its advanced nationwide inter- city and metro networks. The two campaigns, “10 Gigs in 10 Days” and the “3 Guarantee Program” will be extended through March 31, 2008 as a result of their previous success.The first service guarantee addresses the prolonged provisioning delays wholesale customers face in obtaining high-capacity network services from their current network services provider. The second program provides increased installation and competitive price incentives for customers to leverage XO’s suite of inter-city and metro network transport solutions, including Ethernet, IP Transit, and Wavelength services.
“Since unveiling these service guarantees, we’ve received a tremendous response from customers that need faster provisioning of high-capacity network services,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “Our continuing investments to expand the capabilities of our IP and transport networks are paying off as we are able to respond quickly to customer demand and provide them with the capacity and services they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.”
XO “10 Gigs in 10 Days” Guarantee
The XO “10 Gigs in 10 Days” Guarantee is an industry-first installation guarantee that offers wholesale customers the ability to order 2.5 Gbps or 10 Gbps high capacity network transport services and have them provisioned in 10 business days across select major coast-to-coast routes on the XO network. Under the guarantee, if XO Communications fails to install the service within business 10 days, the customer will be eligible for a one month service credit for each year of the customer’s contract.
3 Guarantee Program
Under the 3 Guarantee Program, XO will continue to offer wholesale customers the following guarantees to beat valid competing offers for comparable long haul and high-capacity network services:
- Best Price Guarantee: XO will beat competing prices for 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps Wavelength services and 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet services along select major XO network routes;
- Install Guarantee: XO will provide a one month service credit for these Ethernet, IP Transit and Wavelength services if it fails to meet the agreed upon service delivery date;
- 90-Day Risk Free Trial Guarantee: XO will allow customers to trial its IP Transit service for one 90-day period without commitment. If the customer is not satisfied, the customer only pays for the services used under the trial.
The XO nationwide network connects 75 major metropolitan markets across the United States. In addition, XO Communications has approximately one million fiber miles of metro fiber in major markets across the United States. With its extensive nationwide and metro fiber network assets, XO offers wholesale customers network transport services that provide door-to-door delivery of customers’ traffic including:
- Ethernet services from GigE to 10 Gbps speeds
- IP Transit services from OC-3 to OC-192 speeds
- Private Line services from OC-3 to OC-192 speeds
- Other high capacity transport services at 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps speeds
RESTON, VA – XO Communications today announced the completion of its 800 Gigabit (Gbps) capacity upgrade on major coast-to-coast routes of its nationwide fiber optic network and the unveiling of a new, groundbreaking installation guarantee for wholesale customers that need faster provisioning of high-capacity network services.
As a result of the explosion in customer driven demand for bandwidth-intensive Web 2.0 applications and services including online video streaming, rich multi-media content, wireless data, HD video, and higher-speed broadband offerings, service providers such as cable companies, content providers and wireless and wireline telecommunications companies are facing increased demands on their networks for more capacity. Despite this demand for increased network capacity, many wholesale customers face prolonged provisioning delays with their current network services provider.