AboveNet brings Core Wave services to San Francisco Bay area

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is giving businesses in the San Francisco Bay area another low latency data option as it has extended its Core Wave service suite to the area's businesses.

Sticking to the theme that's central to the service provider's focus, the Core Wave service will appeal to those enterprises and carriers, including financial service companies and social media, which require high bandwidth, low latency connectivity.

Customers can purchase the service in 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps increments to connect major data centers and/or enterprise locations in a number of the Bay area's business hubs including San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Jose.

Because the service uses ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) technology, AboveNet said the Core Wave solutions provide dynamic wavelength add/drops and inter-ring connectivity with flexible traffic routing. Among the benefits of this approach are multi-protocol support (Ethernet, TDM, storage and video), dedicated fiber access to enterprise locations and rapid service activation.

Network expansion has been an ongoing theme at AboveNet on both a domestic and international basis. Over the past year, the service provider has extended its network to key data center partners, including Amazon and i/o and further into both Canada and London business market.     

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