Covad employs ADTRAN to expand Ethernet service footprint

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.

For more:
- see the release here

Related articles:
Covad broadens Ethernet reach through CENX partnership
Covad's ready to take your nationwide Ethernet service order
Comptel 2010: Covad takes Ethernet nationwide
Fierce Telecom Leaders: Pat Bennett, Covad and Dan Foster, MegaPath
Covad, MegaPath decide to merge

Suggested Articles

Mediation between Windstream and spinoff Uniti Group ended as both parties are too far apart on talks that are key to their respective futures.

GTT Communications reported a loss of $26.2 million in its third quarter compared to a net loss of $23.4 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Huawei said on Tuesday that it would give its employees $286 million in cash bonuses as a reward for weathering the U.S. trade blacklisting.