DENVER, May 17, 2010 – Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today announced the launch of new 3-, 5- and 7-Megabits per second (Mbps) Ethernet bandwidth services that are ideal for businesses and organizations interested in deploying an Ethernet-based broadband network, or for cost-effectively connecting a remote office branch to a larger enterprise network.
Qwest Ethernet services provide low-cost, scalable bandwidth for nationwide and metropolitan networks, as well as for last-mile network connectivity. Ethernet services can be used for data file transfer, off-site data storage and access to hosting, mail and file-server services, and application services. Ethernet is also well suited for voice and video applications, and provides access to the Internet.
- Ethernet services often are less expensive than traditional time division multiplexing (TDM) networking services. Ethernet provides incremental, scalable bandwidth from 3 Mbps to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) so businesses can cost-effectively and efficiently increase capacity on an as-needed basis.
- The new 3-, 5-, 7-Mbps Ethernet services provide simplified integration of local area networks (LANs) across multiple locations and access to other networks with minimal investment in new equipment or expertise. Using virtual LANs, Qwest can connect multiple customer sites and maintain complete traffic separation and security for used for last-mile connectivity.
- Upgrading the new services typically can be done in as few as four business days after order acceptance.
- Qwest provides Ethernet services to more than 1,200 U.S. cities, six international countries, and hundreds of thousands of locations.
Eric Bozich, vice president, Qwest Product Management
“Ethernet is a popular networking solution because of its scalability and cost efficiency. Qwest’s new lower speeds provide a competitively priced solution that is well suited for smaller businesses with multiple locations, school districts interested in a robust Ethernet network, or to connect remote offices to a larger network.”