Viatel Touts Ethernet Service

Viatel launches national and international multipoint Ethernet service

April 11, 2005

2 Min Read

EGHAM, U.K. -- Viatel has announced the launch of Viatel Ethernet, a cost effective and flexible wide area network service that allows customers to connect their sites at speeds that have previously only been experienced in the LAN. The high capacity, flexible nature of Viatel Ethernet means that companies can now run their data, internet, voice and video applications on a single company network, helping to reduce costs.

Ethernet has typically been used to replace leased lines as a point-to-point solution. Whilst this continues to deliver major benefits to customers, Viatel is taking advantage of Ethernet being incorporated into the WAN to deliver a broad range of connectivity options including point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and its innovative any-to-any service.

With committed rates of 1Mbps up to Gigabit speeds and bandwidth increments of 1, 5, 10 and 100Mbps depending on the subscribed rate, customers can change bandwidth capacity and network configuration as the business demands, making it easier to add sites and evolve the company network.

The increased network performance delivered by Viatel Ethernet makes it ideal for companies needing to run bandwidth hungry applications such as CRM and ERP, or real time applications such as voice, between sites. It also supports high capacity business continuity solutions including backup and storage.

Viatel's any-to-any service allows companies to locate IT resources wherever they need to without being restricted by the WAN. It also supports direct client-to-client communication needed to run voice quality services such as VoIP.

"Companies can effectively create a virtual LAN with our service, and reap the associated benefits in terms of network rationalisation, greater flexibility and improved management," commented Roberto Bonanzinga, senior vice president, business development and marketing, Viatel.

"We don't have legacy revenues to protect, so we're focused on delivering a cost effective Ethernet service that will totally disrupt the traditional ATM and Frame Relay Market. In fact, I believe we're the first to offer a private networking solution that can really work for both small and large businesses," continued Bonanzinga.

Viatel Ethernet is available UK wide and internationally, with points of presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany and the US. The services are based on Viatel's resilient core network and can also be integrated with Viatel's other IP VPN, Internet access, hosting and security services to offer customers a flexible approach to their needs.

Viatel Holding (Bermuda) Ltd.

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