AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced its expanded Metro Ethernet and dynamic Core Wave services in the London metro market.
The new solutions will help meet customer demand for dedicated, high performance and high bandwidth solutions and facilitate seamless connectivity between London's business and data hubs (Click here to view our London Network map). AboveNet operates one of the most extensive independent London metro networks, stretching from Slough through the Docklands with significant capability in connecting locations in The City and Central London to these data centre hubs. AboveNet's solutions are optimised for high bandwidth customers, with a particular focus on Ethernet services with high performance features, flexibility and scalability.
The company's further investment in metro area network (MAN) services in London follows AboveNet's network expansion to strategic locations in Europe. AboveNet now connects to buildings with more than 400 data centres worldwide, including 35 of the most significant in the London metro market. The extended network reach combined with the new MAN solutions will enable dynamic, high bandwidth connectivity between London and the top business centres in the U.S. and Europe.
"AboveNet continues to invest in global markets where the need for high bandwidth solutions is growing at an exponential rate," said Rajiv Datta, chief technology officer at AboveNet. "With demonstrated success in delivering our services in London for over a decade, we are investing to ensure this premier global business hub is equipped with our flagship level of capability and service features."
The next-generation metro Ethernet and Core Wave solutions offer a cost-effective, high bandwidth data network for point-to-point and multipoint connections in and between the London metro markets. Benefits include:
* 100mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, and 10Gbps connections;
* advanced features including privacy, security and jumbo frame support;
* extensive customer choice with scalable technology platforms;
* converged access options to add multiple services over the samoveramover the same ne the same network;
* space and power savings and rapid service turn-up;
* industry-leading latency guarantee with AboveNet's Agility Guarantee program.
London metro customers also can leverage AboveNet's expansive network footprint for international business connectivity. This infrastructure includes 2.3 million fibre miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles, and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.
"AboveNet's upgrade of its London metropolitan network will address the growing demand for high bandwidth, low latency services, and significantly advance their competitive position in this critical market," said Steve Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer at network specialist Ciena, which is supplying AboveNet with optical equipment to support its services portfolio. "By leveraging leading-edge technologies such as ROADMs and our 40G/100G Adaptive Optical Engine, AboveNet is future-proofing its network with a flexible and scalable architecture, allowing it to continue delivering on the growing capacity and service demands of its customers."