Service provider Broadwing Communications LLC and Hong Kong-based operator Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) have established a new intercarrier international Ethernet network.
“Large enterprises around the world continue to expand their reach and require their networks to evolve in concert with them,” said Mike Smith, co-founder and managing director of research with Stratecast Partners, a division of Frost & Sullivan. “The new Broadwing/HGC solution provides a significant and compelling means for enterprises to expand their Ethernet and VPLS networks, which are already very prevalent in the Pacific Rim, between U.S. and Asia-Pacific locations, in a seamless and cost-effective manner.”
HGC has been working with Broadwing to extend the reach of the Pan Asian VPLS network into the United States over Broadwing’s new Converged Services Network. The HCG-Broadwing relationship means international customers can connect multipoint Ethernet services from locations served in Asia by HGC, its Asian partners and others, with multipoint Ethernet circuits in the United States.
Broadwing Communications which sells through indirect channels is a consolidated subsidiary of Broadwing Corp. HCG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd.