October 23, 2008

Verizon Expands Carrier Ethernet Capabilities

Verizon Business has expanded its carrier ethernet capabilities to boost application performance for enterprises by standardizing a 10 gigabit ethernet offering for its metro ethernet service in the US.

According to the company, by standardizing 10 gigabit ethernet (10GigE), it can help US-based companies with multiple locations and distributed data centers to consolidate their network infrastructure, virtualizes their IT environment and transmit bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-definition video conferencing and medical imaging.

This new capability, available immediately, will expand Verizon Business' carrier ethernet portfolio, through which it provides services across 39 countries.

Nancy Gofus, senior vice president of global business products for Verizon, said: "Now, these on-demand applications can work harder and smarter across multiple locations across town, featuring the classes of service, service level agreements and security associated with Verizon Business' global ethernet portfolio."