XO debuts VPLS Ethernet service

XO (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) has decided to help its customers transform their Ethernet LANs into Ethernet WANs with the nationwide launch of its Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS).

Multi-location business, large enterprise or government customers can leverage the VPLS service to connect various offices and data centers and deliver applications to their employees. Available in bandwidth speeds from as low as 3 Mbps up to 1 Gbps, XO's Ethernet VPLS interworks with other XO IP and network services, including Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and MPLS IP VPN on the same Ethernet circuit.

As a protocol independent service, customers can use the VPLS service to support both IP and non-IP applications, providing migration path from Frame Relay and private line-based networks. To help customers maximize bandwidth use and ensure that mission critical applications get necessary priority, XO's VPLS service offers four Classes of Service (CoS): Real Time, Critical, Priority and Standard. Customers can get access to all four classes of service for one flat rate.

Initially available on a retail basis for business and government customers, XO plans to offer a wholesale VPLS service to its Carrier Services' customers later this year.

For more:
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