tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) on Friday began offering its bandwidth-on-demand service, Dynamic Capacity, to local businesses and government agencies in Washington, D.C.
With the Dynamic Capacity service, business customers will be able to double or triple their network capacity without any interruption to their service.
Customers can also access reports on network performance and conduct troubleshooting on the service provider's MyPortal interface.
As an added near-term attraction, any customer that purchases E-Line service with Dynamic Capacity will have the subscription fee waived and receive the CLEC's Enhanced Management service. Outside of Washington, D.C., tw telecom is offering the service in Northern Virginia and most parts of Maryland.
Analysts think these features are going to help enterprises as they begin to adopt more cloud-based services.
"A significant challenge is how to efficiently manage network bandwidth capacity in response to new Cloud apps or changes in existing applications," said Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group, in a press release. "tw telecom addresses these needs with its Intelligent Network capabilities."
With Ethernet and VPN services being tw telecom's two cash cow services, giving customers the ability to dynamically up their bandwidth to meet traffic spikes for both one-time special events and long-term needs makes the service provider more valuable at a time when they are seeing greater competition from cable and other CLECs trying to gain entry into the larger business market.
- see the release
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