BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Reinforcing its position as a leader in the global carrier Ethernet market, Verizon Business today announced the expansion of its Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) International service from the United States to six countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. and multinational companies with locations in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan will now have access to Verizon Business EVPL International as a standard service and will also be able to connect within their respective regions.
"This trans-Pacific expansion is another significant milestone in our global Ethernet deployment strategy," said Tom Roche, vice president of marketing for network voice and data services with Verizon Business. "The simplicity, low cost and flexibility afforded by Ethernet and IP networking, combined with our network reach and service level guarantees, will deliver a world-class Ethernet networking experience to our global customers."
EVPL International, already available between the United States and 10 European countries, provides customers with secure and highly available network solutions for efficient connections between local area and wide area networks. EVPL International can now easily connect widespread locations between the United States and the Asia-Pacific regions and the United States and 10 European countries, using a simple, cost-effective Ethernet interface without the need for additional customer premises equipment. This is ideal for companies such as financial institutions that need to reliably and securely transmit data from point to point.
Verizon Business customers benefit from having their critical data being safely delivered over a carrier-class global network service backed by stringent service-level agreements (SLAs).
A recent survey by Forrester Research found that 21 percent of IT executives responsible for international telecoms at North American multinational corporations are "very interested" and 48 percent more are "somewhat interested" in adopting international Ethernet services.1
With today's announcement, Verizon Business now provides the following portfolio of Ethernet services:
- Ethernet Private Line (EPL) -- within 145 U.S. metro markets and 10 European countries
- Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) -- within 145 U.S. metro markets and six Asia-Pacific countries and territories, as well as between the United States and six Asia-Pacific regions, and between the United States and 10 European countries
- E-LAN Services -- within 53 metro markets in the United States
- Ethernet Access for Private IP and the Internet -- throughout the United States, within 19 European countries and seven countries within the Asia-Pacific region
Customers have the option of using Ethernet either as a stand-alone end-to-end service in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions, or as a means of quickly and easily accessing the Internet or Private IP. Private IP is Verizon Business' MPLS-based virtual private network (VPN) offering and its fastest-growing service.
Verizon Business is a leading provider of global Ethernet services and a recognized leader in delivering advanced communications and information technology (IT) services for large-business customers around the world. Verizon Business was among the first providers to receive certification for adopting global Ethernet interoperability standards as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). In April, the MEF awarded certification to Verizon Business' complete suite of global Carrier Ethernet services. Verizon Business was the only service provider to be recognized for offering metro, national and global Ethernet services. With MEF certification, Verizon Business is providing one of the broadest, deepest and best sets of Ethernet connections available today.
In June, the MEF named Verizon Business U.S. Ethernet Service Provider of the Year - Best in Business on the strength of its extensive portfolio, broad geographic coverage, strong value proposition for enterprise customers and business growth. In April, the company was awarded the 2006 "Highest Customer Satisfaction With Large Enterprise Data Service Providers" by J.D. Power and Associates in its annual study of small, mid-size and large-business customers.
1 Forrester's Business Technographics® March 2006 North American And European Network And Telecommunications Survey
About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.
J.D. Power and Associates Disclaimer: Verizon Business received the highest numerical score among data service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Data Services StudySM. Study is based on 3.138 total responses measuring 6 providers and measures opinions of consumers utilizing telecom services at small/midsize and large enterprise U.S. businesses. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January 2006. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cc.