Cable & Wireless goes global with Ethernet

Looking to sate the desires of multi-national corporations (MNCs) for consistent Ethernet connectivity, Cable&Wireless is making its Ethernet service suite available across 31 network sites in the U.S., Asia, India and Europe. Offering speeds of up to 1 Gbps, Cable & Wireless will offer its International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL) service to carrier customers and enterprises.

The IEPL service will enable businesses to connect their diverse networking environments on a global scale through transparent connections between their respective LANs. Cable&Wireless claims that the service, which allows users to converge multiple services on one common transport pipe, will enable business customers to reduce the capex and opex costs of having to manage multiple legacy network interfaces.

"Ethernet has been the backbone of LANs for some time, but now customers can now take advantage of Ethernet's reliability, scalability and cost- effectiveness to connect across WANs on a global scale," Nick Lambert, Managing Director of Global Markets, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, said in a press release.

Cable&Wireless has set an aggressive timeline to expand its global Ethernet wireline and Ethernet VPN service footprint. In the coming months, the service provider will continue to enhance the network services it is delivering over its multi-service platform. During the last two years, Cable&Wireless has spent more than $200 million in its Asian markets, which enables it offer a suite of managed network services including managed video conferencing, managed IP-voice and application management services.  

For more:
- Here's the press release

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