Verizon Wholesale enables Poland's Exatel to launch global VPN service
Exatel, a Poland-based service provider, has begun offering a global VPN service to its large enterprise customers via an agreement with Verizon Global Wholesale (NYSE: VZ).
Customers that sign up for this service will enable employees to get access to any communications tools regardless if they are working in the corporate office or in a remote or home network location.
The service provider is offering two flavors of the Global VPN service: standard (no grading) and managed, which gives a choice of up to six classes for different types of traffic and applications used by the customer.
Exatel said that each class has a different priority to the enterprise network, allowing for transmission for applications that require specific quality parameters.
For Exatel, partnering with Verizon Wholesale is all about scale and reach.
Verizon's Private IP service spans six continents and 2,700 cities in 150 countries. In addition to being able to access more locations, the Private IP service can be used as a foundation to deliver a host of cloud, security and mobility services.
While Exatel is a prime example of the type of customer that Verizon is looking to serve with next-gen IP MPLS-based services, the service provider's wholesale revenues continue to be affected by legacy declines.
Verizon won't release its second-quarter 2014 earnings until July 22, but in the first quarter, Global Wholesale revenues were $1.59 billion, down 6.4 percent from $1.69 billion in the first quarter of 2013. It attributed the decline to the fact that new Ethernet and IP sales continued to be offset by declines in legacy voice and data services.
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