Comptel 2010: Covad takes Ethernet nationwide

After conducting technical trials in select markets last year, Covad has decided it is time to launch a nationwide Ethernet service offering.

Starting this April, Covad will offer a suite of Ethernet products that support real-time services including video conferencing and VoIP through various traffic-handling options via Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service (CoS) all of which are supported with SLAs.

Covad's new Ethernet service is all about flexible options. Available to about 10 million U.S. businesses, the service will be offered with either dedicated Internet access (DIA) or aggregated with one of Covad's Gigabit Ethernet-based hub aggregation services. Ethernet speed can scale as low as 1.5 Mbps up to 35 Mbps.  

The launch of the new Ethernet service should come as no surprise to industry onlookers. After becoming CTO last year, one of Aamir Hussain's goals for the MPLS network was to use it as a platform to deliver Ethernet.

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