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AT&T Adds Wholesale Gigabit Ethernet Option

AT&T Inc. said it is adding a gigabit Ethernet connectivity interface for AT&T Voice Over IP Connect Service (AVOICS) and its BusinessDirect portal for Global Hubbing IP Access (GHIA) customers.

The GHIA platform will now incorporate the BusinessDirect customer portal to manage all service maintenance issues, providing a virtual telecommunications department that helps customers manage their communications services online. The AVOICS Gigabit Ethernet connectivity interface lets customers interconnect with the AT&T network more efficiently, more easily manage their networks and edge equipment and help reduce costs through the use of less expensive interface hardware, the company said.

AT&T is adding the Ethernet access option five months after expanding the availability of AVOICS

“By adding these options to our portfolio, we are demonstrating our agility and continued commitment to provide innovative voice and IP solutions to our wholesale customers,” said Rise Frankel, executive director of wholesale marketing for AT&T Operations Inc. “Ethernet is quickly becoming the de facto access method that wholesale customers are looking for in terms of capability and flexibility because it can be used as the foundation for VoIP, IP access, intranet connectivity and MPLS core services. An Ethernet interface typically allows for seamless growth as customer bandwidth requirements increase.”

AVOICS is the flagship wholesale VoIP offered to U.S. service providers that require IP-based connectivity to AT&T’s global IP network for long-distance call termination. Customers connect to AVOICS via AT&T’s MPLS-PNT service. The GHIA platform is designed to provide flexible products for customers with high international call volumes.


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