Avail Intros Circuit Emulation

Avail Networks enables voice services over metro Ethernet; circuit emulation capability simplifies 'legacy-to-metro' service migration

April 30, 2002

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Avail Networks today announced support for Circuit Emulation Services (CES) over Ethernet in its Frontera(TM) family of multi-subscriber and multiservice enterprise gateways. This significant advancement allows metro Ethernet service providers to extend their access networks and expand service offerings to incorporate a wide range of circuit-based customer premises equipment -- including PBXs, channel banks, and videoconferencing equipment -- and extract new revenue streams from their metro fiber assets. Ethernet-focused metro service providers have to date largely been limited to providing only high-speed data services, putting pressure on margins and limiting their service bundling opportunities. Avail's CES over Ethernet capability breaks this barrier in a pragmatic and easy-to-deploy way with essentially no disruption to current ring, mesh, or point-to-point architectures, or customer premises equipment. The ability to deliver TDM-based services over standard Ethernet reduces overall cost and simplifies network design, while supporting the continuing evolution of Ethernet as the MAN and WAN access method of choice. "Many metro service providers are looking for ways to seamlessly support traditional, TDM circuit-oriented services without incurring large capital and operating expenses," said David Hartmann, President and CEO of Avail Networks. "Our innovative CES over Ethernet feature gives them the capability they need to integrate these important services into their metro Ethernet strategies quickly and cost-effectively." Avail Networks Inc.

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