Neutral Tandem Creates Largest Ethernet Exchange

(Ping! Zine) — Neutral Tandem announced today that it has connected its all-IP, MPLS network with Tinet’s global Ethernet network. The integrated networks can carry voice, video and data traffic worldwide, while operating as the largest Ethernet Exchange in the world. 

“This represents the first major milestone tied to our integration efforts with Tinet and significantly enhances the value proposition of our global Ethernet Exchange service offering,” stated Surendra Saboo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Neutral Tandem. “By tying together our 14 sites in the US with Tinet’s 99 Ethernet-enabled PoPs, Neutral Tandem now offers the most accessible and robust Ethernet Exchange in the world with over 100 locations spread across three continents.” 

With its unique networked approach, Neutral Tandem has shifted the market dynamics by interconnecting each one of its Exchange locations over its global IP MPLS network. With one connection to its Ethernet Exchange, customers can buy and sell to every other member connected to any of its exchange Points of Presence (PoPs), whether in San Francisco, Singapore or any of its 100+ locations across the world. This solution enables service providers to easily discover and buy Ethernet services in markets outside their footprint. It also enables access providers to advertise their building lists to all service providers across Neutral Tandem’s network.

The networked approach is further complemented by leveraging Tinet’s extensive experience with delivering Ethernet and VPLS connectivity globally. “Tinet has been selling Ethernet connectivity in the wholesale market since its inception, and its backbone currently carries about 100 Gbps of point-to-point and point-to-multi-point Ethernet traffic on behalf of over 100 customers,” said Paolo Gambini, Head of Sales and Marketing at Tinet. “We believe that no other player in the Ethernet Exchange market can match our track record as far as Ethernet services delivery and support is concerned.”

Neutral Tandem’s Ethernet Exchange acts as a nexus for the Ethernet Community by enabling providers to interconnect with one another in a more efficient and simplified manner in over a 100 interexchange points across the world. To learn more about Neutral Tandem’s Ethernet Exchange, visit