NEW YORK - Verizon Partner Solutions is introducing a new National Discount Plan (NDP) to its wholesale customers that purchase DS-1 and DS-3 special access services.
The new plan provides increased discounts as customers' business with Verizon increases. In some cases, customers can receive discounts of 50 percent or more on certain rate elements.
"In addition to serving our wholesale customers over one of the most advanced, reliable networks in the country, we're offering a new discount plan that offers our customers an easier way to do business with us," said Quintin Lew, vice president of marketing for Verizon Partner Solutions. "It also provides competitive pricing on special access services, and offers increasing year-over-year discounts through both a volume approach to pricing as well as through higher discount levels each year over the five-year term of the plan."
One of the most innovative aspects of the NDP is the national portability of circuits, which allows customers to manage one nationwide commitment, rather than a series of regional commitments, and still receive discounted pricing on all DS-1 and DS-3 special access services. For example, a customer can terminate a circuit in Virginia and add a circuit in California in response to business needs, and not worry about termination penalties or meeting regional commitments, as long as the customer meets its nationwide commitments for rate elements known as channel terminations and channel mileage.*
Among other features of the NDP are the choice of commitment levels and a banded flat-rate structure for DS-3 mileage. Under NDP, customers can choose from either a Premier or Standard Commitment Matrix. The choice of the commitment matrix determines the percentage of in-service quantities that must be committed to the NDP and the discount structure that will be applied to the customer's in-service quantities of DS-1 and DS-3 services.
"Another key advantage of our pricing plan is that, for the first time, Verizon is offering DS-3 mileage in a banded flat-rate structure" said Lew. "With this structure, our customers can easily and conveniently determine the mileage rate for a DS-3 circuit within a band - for example, within the 0-5 miles band. Combined with the NDP discounts on channel mileage, this rate structure provides customers with what they have been looking for: convenience and competitive pricing."
As noted above, the NDP also provides increasing year-over-year discounts during the five-year term of the NDP, so even customers who have volumes that remain constant will be able to benefit from year-over-year increased discounts.
"Helping our customers succeed is our primary goal," Lew said. "We believe our new National Discount Plan is just one more industry-leading example of what we're doing to help our customers succeed in today's competitive marketplace."
The Verizon Partner Solutions team sells networks and network capabilities to telecom service providers that include: long-distance providers, local service providers, wireless carriers, cable companies, integrators and Internet service providers (ISPs).
For more information on the new plan, wholesale customers should visit: http://www22.verizon.com/wholesale/productguide/nationalplan/.
* Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions apply to all services described herein. You should not rely on any summary or other information of any service described herein, and instead should consult Verizon's Tariffs for all relevant terms relating to such service.
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