To sate multinational corporations' (MNCs) desire for multi-site international Ethernet connectivity, Telstra International has expanded its international Ethernet service reach across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Telstra also launched two new Ethernet services: Global Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Global Virtual Private LAN (VPLS), which will be available in 12 countries. The new VPLS service will give MNCs a fully meshed secure WAN connection into multiple global locations, while the Global EVPL will provide either a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint connection. Since each service operates in Layer 2, they will appeal to customers that prefer to maintain control of their routing environment.
Telstra's latest Ethernet services will become part of the service provider's Global Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service, which will then become Telstra International's global Ethernet Services portfolio. Each service is focused on serving a diverse set of needs, including market expansion, new applications or data backup.
"The market for Ethernet services is booming because IT managers value the way it simplifies network management and reduces the complexity of IT infrastructure," Gina Nomellini, GM of global products for Telstra International, said in a release. "However, Ethernet has traditionally been limited by its restricted geographical reach. Launching these services on an international scale and utilizing the strength of our coverage in the Asia Pacific region allows our customers to enjoy simple-to manage, secure and flexible network connections across 29 points of presence in 12 countries across the globe."
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