Appian Adds to Services Platform
"The early success of carrier Ethernet services is a strong step toward establishing Ethernet as a standard service interface. Customers will demand granular, scalable and on-demand bandwidth. But these services have so far focused on metro area LAN-to-LAN and Internet access applications," said Chris Nicoll, vice president at Current Analysis. "While emerging providers have successfully brought high-speed services to their targeted markets, there is an untapped opportunity to deliver global, private line quality services that bring the simplicity and low cost of Ethernet to the mass market. Appian enables providers to leverage their existing SONET/SDH infrastructure to deliver Ethernet services between points around the world with carrier-class reliability, scale and manageability. It presents a great opportunity for existing carriers to develop new sources of service revenue."