Covad offers up nationwide wholesale MPLS VPN service

Covad has completed the circle of its intelligent network platform roll out by launching its nationwide MPLS VPN wholesale service with Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service (CoS) capabilities.

The new QoS/CoS will allow Covad's wholesale broadband customers to obtain network traffic management to enable applications that require high delivery and low latency. With the CoS feature, Covad can prioritize traffic at the broadband circuit's entry point, which in turn enables its wholesale customers to prioritize various traffic types such as VoIP and data.  

Already, the service is gaining industry attention as managed service provider Thinking Phone Networks is leveraging the new capabilities to deliver its suite of hosted VoIP and Call Center applications. "The introduction of services like QoS/CoS across so many types of access with the right levels of performance--like the number of concurrent calls or handling of real-time audio--allows us to further enhance our enterprise communications solutions," said Derek Yoo, Chief Technology Officer for Thinking Phone Networks in a release. "Covad is helping us differentiate our hosted business applications in the marketplace."

For more:
- see the release here

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