tw telecom Delivers National E-Access Ethernet to Pacnet
- tw telecom is first U.S. provider of E-Access for Pacnet; ENNIs located in
Chicago, Los Angeles and New Jersey
-- Pacnet uses "One to Many" E-Access for network connections from its Pan
Asia network to customer locations across the U.S.
LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 30, 2013
LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC) a
leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet,
converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and
globally, today announced it is the first ENNI (external network-to-network)
E-Access Ethernet provider in the United States for Pacnet, a leading provider
of integrated network and technology solutions in the Asia Pacific region.
tw telecom has teamed with Pacnet to offer the Hong Kong-based carrier
advanced resilient hubs into a national footprint from their landing stations
in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Jersey. E-Access is tw telecom's "One to
Many" national Ethernet service that provides a ready-made infrastructure for
carriers to quickly and easily reach their end-user locations across a secure,
scalable and predictable network.
The new agreement will allow Pacnet high quality access to U.S.-based
customers needing to connect their locations to offices throughout the
Asia-Pacific region, including China, India, and Australia. Pacnet has
extensive network coverage with interconnected data centers in most major
business markets including Hong Kong; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; and
Chongqing, China. Pacnet delivers unparalleled connectivity for large
businesses, including many Fortune 1000 enterprises, needing managed data,
private line, data center services and content delivery over its 29,000 miles
of sub-sea fiber. tw telecom's national business Ethernet network connects
directly to approximately 19,100 lit buildings, including 450 third-party data
centers and their tenants, throughout the United States.
"The Asia-Pacific region has seen explosive growth over the past several years
and more-and-more U.S. based companies are either looking to expand their
current operations in the region or create new operations – particularly in
China and India," said Cardi Prinzi, President-Enterprise Markets for Pacnet.
"Connecting tw telecom's incredible U.S.-based fiber assets to Pacnet's
network of sub-sea fiber, connecting the U.S. to the rest of Asia, will help
us provide a higher level of service to our customers."
"Pacnet recognizes the need for a secure and scalable network as they roll out
business critical applications to their customers," said Tom Marx, President
of tw telecom's Wholesale Services. "Many carriers typically do not have
their own network to connect everywhere they need to go, so they look to tw
telecom to provide secure, scalable and predictable network connections and
solutions that help them deliver applications to their customers' thousands of
locations. Carriers that use E-Access can also avoid capital investments,
reduce operating costs and more easily manage their network capability."
tw telecom is the first U.S. service provider with national E-Access EPL and
EVPL Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification granted by the Metro Ethernet Forum
(MEF). CE 2.0 certification is very important in the industry and tells
business customers that the products and services tw telecom offers deliver
world-class connectivity, anytime, anywhere.
tw telecom is a leader in delivering Business Ethernet Services for over a
decade and has aligned its Ethernet portfolio around MEF service definitions.
Ethernet (E-line EPL and EVPL services) are also MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0
certified and are key components of the company's Business Ethernet
infrastructure and award winning Intelligent Network capabilities, which
include Enhanced Management and the industry's first real-time, automatic
bandwidth on demand service called Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity®. tw
telecom's Intelligent Network portfolio increases the velocity at which
enterprises buy and consume network services and is an integral part of its
future Constellation Platform^sm vision.
About tw telecom
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider
of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN
solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also
delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking,
Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and
communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network
infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network
capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an
industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business
productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
Pacnet is Asia Pacific's leading provider of managed data connectivity
solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational
enterprises and government entities in the Asia-Pacific region. Ownership of
the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over
46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14
cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major
business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United
States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added
data center services, its assets and experience in the region have helped
Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies.
Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key
markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information,
please visit: www.pacnet.com.
SOURCE tw telecom
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