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KVH Launches 100G Metropolitan Ethernet Network Service in Japan


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March 15, 2013

KVH Launches 100G Metropolitan Ethernet Network Service in Japan

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

KVH (News - Alert) Co. recently introduced a 100 Gigabit Metropolitan Ethernet network service for leading major business centers in Japan. The service launched on March 14, 2013 will be available in greater Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe areas.

In a statement, Kenji Hioki, chief operating officer of KVH, said, "Japan is a strategic market for KVH. We are extremely pleased to be a market leader with new technology and service capabilities. Our 100G Ethernet Metro Service will give our customers greater access to the opportunities presented by the Japanese market."

KVH has introduced and is managing a limited "Introductory Campaign" for the 100Gigabit Ethernet service available to customers in a pricing model of 2.5 million yen per month (about $26,000) with no installation fees till August 31, 2013. Additionally, the company will offer customers an optional package which allows them to commit to a nominal 20Gbps while having the option of using the remaining bandwidth on a bursting basis.

Anthony McLachlan, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena said, "We are pleased to have been selected as a network platform supplier by KVH in Japan, for the KVH 100Gigabit Ethernet Services. As the pioneer and market leader for 100G coherent optical technology we believe the Ciena 6500 Packet Optical platform will be a key network services revenue accelerator for KVH."

Trial testing for the 100G metropolitan Ethernet service was completed by KVH in February 2013 for which it used Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and Cyan Z-Series platforms. The company will provide the KVH 100Gigabit Ethernet Service over both the Ciena and Cyan platforms to ensure that each customer’s business requirements are easily addressed.

As an innovative information delivery platform, KVH provides its customers with integrated IT and network solutions and best-in-class service designed to support storage, processing, protection and delivery of critical business information.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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