Telstra International, the international services arm of Australia's incumbent carrier Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX), has joined CENX's Ethernet exchange in Los Angeles to extend the reach of its Virtual Private LAN Service (Global VPLS) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services.
Although Telstra International has a well-established Ethernet service presence in most major Asian markets, the United States and EMEA, connecting with CENX will give it additional options to address its wholesale service provider and enterprise customer requirements to expand their geographic reach.
Customers that want to purchase the Telstra International's will also be happy to know that the service provider's VPLS and EVPL products both support the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) new MEF 26 standard for External Network to Network Interconnects (E-NNI).
Ethernet may be the soup du jour of wireline-based networking, but the reality is that every carrier does not have universal ubiquitous footprint so they need to work with partners to expand their off-net reach.
And while the traditional method of establishing E-NNI will continue to be the dominant method service providers will take to expand their off-net reach, it is a complex process that service providers have to conduct on a one-on-one basis with specific carriers. Telstra International's connection with the CENX Ethernet exchange illustrates the need for service providers to simplify the off-net Ethernet expansion process.
Roger Carvosso, Head of Products, Telstra International, said that by "expanding the availability of the services through the CENX 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 into 14 countries across the globe."
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