Verizon Global Wholesale (NYSE: VZ) is upping the ante of its Transparent LAN service offering with a number of new enhancements.
As the service provider's wholesale metro switched Ethernet service, TLS supports everything from wireless backhaul, enterprise LAN-to-LAN connections to Ethernet exchanges.
Among the five new enhancements are: expanded bandwidth options; combining point-to-point and multipoint-to-multipoint virtual connections over one network interface; the opportunity to specify a unique virtual circuit before ordering; new single mode or multimode fiber interface options; and a SONET network transport option.
Given the geographic and overall diversity of its wholesale customer base, Matthew Duckworth, marketing director for Verizon Global Wholesale, said the new enhancements give "Verizon wholesale customers even more choice and flexibility when it comes to their Ethernet services."
Being flexible with how it delivers wholesale Ethernet service is also a move by Verizon to maintain a competitive edge over a growing list of emerging wholesale Ethernet competitors, including some that are specializing in delivering Ethernet-based wireless backhaul services such as TowerCloud.
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