Data service aggregator Mammoth Networks announced Friday it has inked the last remaining fiber agreement to provide DSL coverage throughout the Qwest Communications International Inc. 14-state footprint. The circuit will be installed by the end of August in St Cloud, Minn., and enables Mammoth to provide their partners with access to Qwest’s entire DSL footprint.
Mammoth Networks began aggregating Qwest DSL in March 2005 with the introduction of service in five LATAs. The service will soon cover 27 LATAs, offering dense DSL via more than 20,000 CO and remote DSLAMs. Remote DSLAMs enable Mammoth to extend coverage beyond the 3- to 4-mile radius offered by CO DSLAMs. Mammoth interfaces with Qwest using ATM, allowing the company to provision DSL at Layer 2 or Layer 3 of the OSI stack.
In addition to Qwest’s territory, Mammoth Networks also serves the lower 48 states with private line services. Among its services are creating private ATM WANs, integrating DSL into a multiservice offering that includes metro Ethernet and private line and stacking VoIP quality of service on the DSL.
Many of Mammoth’s clients are large aggregators, using the company’s services to provision networks without the need for VPN or private-networking equipment. The company now provides services to a number of the nation’s larger private WAN aggregators.