BT expands Ethernet Connect services to 28 countries

Telecom major BT has expanded its Ethernet Connect services to 28 countries and
launched international E-LAN services.

Further expansions of Ethernet Connect are planned with increased international
coverage in the coming months.

Ethernet Connect, including E-LAN service, is as of today available in
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Rep of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and the United States.

Through the delivery of these services BT is enabling large private and public
organizations to innovate with confidence in tough times.

Ethernet Connect is BT’s adaptive high performance Ethernet VPN service. It is
designed for large organizations that require exclusive control over their IP
architecture and the freedom to evolve their infrastructure and innovate in
their own way.

Ethernet Connect is available in six new countries bringing the total to 28
countries, with additional countries covered through long lines.

Simultaneously, BT is now offering to its customers, across those same 28
countries, a new E-LAN service, dramatically increasing flexibility for
organizations with ambitions to use Ethernet any to any connectivity between
sites. It is used typically to connect sites and applications that have complex
and rapidly changing network traffic patterns.

Ethernet Connect also allows customers to gain the benefits of both worlds by
combining E-Line and E-LAN services, improving an organization’s ability to
retain control of the IP architecture and innovate. BT also differentiates
itself by offering end-to-end service management to the customer premise as
standard. This means faults are fixed faster.

“BT can offer its clients a greater choice of data WAN end-to-end
services. Customers increasingly need flexible bandwidth and high performance,
and Ethernet fits the bill. BT can offer hybrid layer 2 Ethernet VPN plus
IP/MPLS VPN service to help its enterprise clients achieve the best-fit
solutions. With this extension into new countries and the launch of its E-LAN
service BT is clearly improving its position in the global Ethernet
market,” said Joel Stradling, principal analyst at Current Analysis.

“BT Connect, our portfolio of network services, is now an even richer set
of services that meet the different needs of our global customers, covering IP,
Ethernet, Internet and application performance management. Our customers are
looking for choice and flexibility to meet evolving needs,” said Neil
Sutton, VP Global Portfolio, BT Global Services.

“For those of our customers requiring specific services for specific needs
or for those that require exclusive control of their IP architecture, Ethernet
Connect is now a great global service. By extending the availability of that
service to 28 countries and adding capabilities such as E-LAN, we are now
offering a highly compelling solution in the market,” Sutton added.

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