BT expands Ethernet service in U.S. and Canada

BT, a provider of communications solutions and services,
has expanded BT Ethernet Connect, its global Ethernet virtual private network
(VPN) service, to enable large organizations to evolve and grow their
infrastructure while maintaining control of their IP architecture.


According to recent research by IDC, the total U.S.
Ethernet services market is expected to grow from $2.6 billion in 2009 to $7.2
billion in 2014. 


BT is meeting this demand with additional nodes in the US
and Canada to BT Ethernet Connect, an adaptable, secure Ethernet VPN service
that is available in 28 countries with additional countries covered by long


Customers can set up their network to meet current needs
and then add features when needed. BT Ethernet Connect is ideal for a range of
applications including connecting data centers and organizations that wish to
design and manage their IP layer.


BT Ethernet Connect has been certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum to its
standards MEF 9 and 14.  These standards provide independent validation of
the conformance and performance of Ethernet services.


“At BT we continue to expand our service offerings
to meet our customers’ growing needs for global communications.  With our
ability to provide  IP VPN services in more than 170 countries/
territories and Ethernet VPN services in 28 countries, multinational customers
with operations in the U.S. and Canada rely on us to keep them connected and to
provide value-added services that let them focus on their core business, not
their networked IT infrastructure,” said
Kim McMann, president, BT U.S. and Canada.


BT announced the formation of BT Advise in a bid to improve its focus on
managed services and strengthen consultancy services. BT Advice will enable BT
to bring together BT Global Services experts who deliver consulting, systems
integration and managed services.

Customers will benefit from engaging with a team of 4,500 skilled professionals
who will apply processes and methodologies with improved consistency. BT Advise
will be further reinforced through hiring programs aligned to a pipeline of new
customer contracts with leading private and public organizations.


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