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Nextlink Unveils Network Resiliency Platform

Nextlink Wireless Inc. unveiled Nextlink Network Resiliency Services, an addition to its broadband wireless portfolio that enables service providers to offer enhanced network diversity and redundancy utilizing the companys carrier-grade broadband wireless networks and licensed spectrum.

The new offering helps business and government organizations ensure maximum uptime of networks and meet compliance standards. It helps organizations lessen network impacts by using carrier-grade, broadband wireless links to provide fully redundant network access to their existing terrestrial networks, the company said.

Its back-hoe safe, said Timothy Dunne, vice president of products and systems for Nextlink. It can be used as a primary connectivity or a complement dual entrance fiber or fiber/copper in enterprise and government buildings.

The Nextlink solution is designed to offer always-on network connectivity via broadband wireless links that let customers quickly transition impacted network traffic, the company said. Organizations can use the service to transition network traffic from affected areas on customer networks to the Nextlink Network Resiliency link; re-route network traffic from compromised network paths; isolate traffic to alleviate spikes and assist in handling overflow traffic or other anomalies; protect office sites or applications; and comply with existing and emerging regulatory directives requiring continuity plans.

The Nextlink Network Resiliency Services also offers alternative access over high-speed wireless links at speeds ranging from 10mbps to 155mbps.

Wireless offers a greater degree of physical diversity that many public companies and governments must provide under their (continuity of operations plans), said John Grady, the companys director of marketing. Now with the redundancy features theres an even greater argument for using wireless as a primary connection, particularly considering even in major markets most buildings arent fiber-connected.

Nextlink Wireless Inc. www.nextlink.com


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