Metro Ethernet Service has significantly altered the value to performance ratio for inter-connecting LANS in metro areas delivering a simple migration to higher performance network. Metro Ethernet Service extends the scalability, flexibility and ubiquity of Ethernet protocol to provide more powerful LAN connectivity in response to accelerating data needs and shrinking IT budgets.
Metro Ethernet Services leverages your existing LAN infrastructure and IT staff resources, eliminating cost intensive customer premise equipment purchases and IT staff training.
Metro Ethernet can be configured as:
Point to Point
Ethernet Channel on a Dedicated Ring
Point to Multipoint
Multipoint to Multipoint (VPLS)
These service range in bandwidth from 512K to 10Gbps and above.
Metro Ethernet Features & Options
Connecting multiple LANS over a fiber optic metro area networks, Metro Ethernet Service is the next evolution of Native Mode LAN Interconnection (NMLI) Service. It provides seamless inter-networking and the ability to mix speeds by location and application to support high-speed data, Voice over IP and video applications. Metro Ethernet is available in both point-to-point and switched solutions from 10 megabits per second to one gigabit per second bandwidths.
Speeds Flexible by Location and Application
Fully compatible with 802.3z Standard
Switched and Point-to-Point Solutions
Full Duplex Speeds 10Mbps - 1,000 Mbps
This service takes Ethernet to the next level without taking the cost to the next level. Some of the features available with Premium Service include:
Guaranteed Bandwidth minimums
VLAN stacking support
Service Level Agreements
Customer Network Monitoring System