Covad's ongoing Ethernet expansion journey will now include ADTRAN's (Nasdaq: ADTN) Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) and its NetVanta 800 Series network termination products.
These Metro Ethernet Forum-certified products will enable Covad to perform traffic management, QoS and measurement capabilities that allow carriers to offer flexible SLA-based services for its wholesale carrier and retail end-user business customers.
Traditionally known as a wholesale and retail service provider of DSL and traditional T1 business service access, Covad over the past year has continued to expand its presence in the Ethernet services market offering a mix of Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over TDM (DS1 and DS3) to both carriers and directly to businesses.
The latest move with ADTRAN follows a series of ongoing Ethernet expansion initiatives, including signing a partnership with Ethernet exchange provider CENX and the nationwide launch of its EoC service.
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