Blink Deploys Meriton

DWDM network from Meriton allows Blink to meet demand for dedicated, highly secure bandwidth services

February 19, 2008

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OTTAWA -- Blink Communications, a facilities-based data communications carrier today announced that it has launched a distributed dedicated wavelength service as part of its suite of managed data transport services. Strategic focus on the service layer and network optimization has afforded Blink's end customers the ability to continually consolidate and scale their data and network services into a single cohesive architecture.

Blink's wavelength services will allow for dedicated carrier grade Ethernet up to 10GE, available in point-to-point and multiple point-to-point configurations. The service will augment Blink's existing high bandwidth capabilities, effectively accommodating and cost effectively scaling new data, Internet, voice and video applications as required. Most companies use this technology to interconnect their Storage Area Networks. Blink has, over the years, built its own diverse fibre facilities into most of the major big-name data centres throughout the greater Toronto area (GTA), interconnecting SAN environments for companies of all sizes as custom network solutions. A service and related experience that has lead Blink to create a more accessible distributed cost effective model for the general business market.

The service has been deployed over an innovative new 400Gbit/s Dense Wave Division Multiplexing network (DWDM), utilizing Meriton Networks' 3300 OSM (Optical Services Multiplexer) for its flexibility, scalability, efficiency, and simplicity of operation. "Blink Communications' insightful approach to data communications actively anticipates the needs of businesses of all sizes and allows them to leverage the latest voice, video and data service advancements - as they need them. Meriton's Agile Optical Networking solutions were developed with these requirements in mind, and we look forward to supporting Blink as it continues to expand its customer base and service portfolio," said Mike Pascoe, president and CEO for Meriton Networks. He goes on to say, "Our Agile Optical Networking solutions are a good match for innovative carriers like Blink Communications, who need flexible, scalable options that allow them to customize their services to win customers in a highly competitive market."

Blink has gained recognition over the last couple of years for its "grow as you go - One Connection, Infinite possibilities" strategic approach to the market. A concept that has catapulted Blink as the data provider of choice for some of North America's largest organizations. "This launch was a natural progression for Blink. We have seen a trend over the past couple of years towards a more responsive and focused provider. We have always excelled in providing our customers with innovative networking solutions and support. Creating a distributed model was in line with our core strategy and would cost effectively allow our customers to use a technology that was once reserved for carrier backbone applications," said Troy Hare, President and COO of Blink Communications. He continues, "This introduction was primarily at the request of our customers."

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