USCarrier Telecom Debuts Ethernet Exchange Services

USCarrier Telecom, a wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul, fiber-optic transport in the Southeast, will start offer Ethernet Exchange services, creating an Ethernet-based virtual interconnection across the companys Points of Presence in its four-state network. USCarrier has selected packet-optical solutions from Cyan to provide Connection Oriented Ethernet across its optical transport network.

Cyans Z-Series P-OTP and multi-layer software provide what the company calls an extremely reliable, scalable, and efficient Ethernet infrastructure that will allow USCarrier and its partners to sell services across the entire footprint while reducing service provisioning time. Cyan is leveraging scalable layer 2 Ethernet switching and Connection Oriented Ethernet to deliver fully protected connections with SONET-like resiliency over native Ethernet between connection points to the partners data centers and Ethernet Exchange points.

The Ethernet Exchange service will provide bandwidths from 50 Mb to 1 Gig. The service will be initially rolled out to nine POPs in Georgia and Alabama with projected operational turn-up by July 1, 2011. By year-end, USCarrier will add an additional nine POPs to the Ethernet Exchange service.

Driving this emerging Ethernet Exchange market is the rising demand throughout the country for Ethernet services, and the subsequent need for service providers to fill gaps in their existing network footprints,” said Greg Frikor, director of sales for USCarrier Telecom. The simplification of delivering Ethernet services to customers quickly and seamlessly allows the USCarrier team to leverage the capabilities of Cyans Connection Oriented Ethernet service and capitalize on this rapidly growing sector of the market.”

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