NTT introduces global Ethernet VPL service

NTT Communications is giving businesses another global option for their Ethernet needs with the debut of their new Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service, Global Virtual Link.

Previously introduced in the U.S. via NTT Americas (NYSE: NTT), the service will now be offered in nine new countries, including six in Europe (France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the UK) and three in Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore).

By integrating the WAN (wide area network) reach into an existing Ethernet-based LAN (local area network), customers that subscribe to Global Virtual Link will be able to get global point-to-point connections over NTT's open network.

A content provider or an ISP, for example, could use the service to establish direct connections at their geographically dispersed Point of Presence (PoP) locations and data centers to exchange data at speeds that scale from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

Given the diverse needs of content and enterprise customers, NTT is playing up the flexibility card by allowing any customer to choose from fixed or burstable, pay-as-you-go billing.

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