AboveNet Connects to Neutral Tandem Ethernet Network

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – AboveNet, Inc., a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it is extending its network capabilities through connections with Neutral Tandem’s Ethernet Exchange network. The first connection will be in New York City at Neutral Tandem’s 75 Broad St. location.

The AboveNet Ethernet connections, provisioned over, scalable, diverse fiber, help facilitate the next generation of increased revenue at a reduced cost by enabling both the buying and selling of Ethernet services at the highest industry standards while increasing carrier reach in the metro.

“This agreement enables AboveNet to provide Neutral Tandem customers with immediate access to our portfolio of Ethernet connectivity services and extensive fiber optic footprint in the top metro markets,” said Michael Brown, Vice President, Carrier Sales at AboveNet.

Neutral Tandem’s Ethernet Exchange provides Ethernet service providers with an efficient and simplified method of interconnecting on a one-to-many basis. Utilizing Neutral Tandem’s Ethernet service solves the complex technical and business challenges traditionally tied to interconnecting to multiple service providers on a one-on-one basis. In addition, Ethernet service providers can virtually connect to multiple access providers in over one hundred Points of Presence around the world through a single connection to the Neutral Tandem Ethernet Exchange network.

“We’re pleased to have AboveNet connect to our exchange, and we are confident the value of the Exchange will be realized by AboveNet as it leverages one Network-to-Network-Interface (NNI) to connect to global network providers,” said Surendra Saboo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Neutral Tandem.