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February 25, 2011

Mammoth's Ethernet Aggregation Service Helps Build WANs Using Multi-Carrier, Circuit-Agnostic Approach

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By leveraging Mammoth’s Ethernet Aggregation Service, telecommunication providers can efficiently build Wide Area Networks by taking advantage of Mammoth’s multi-carrier, circuit-agnostic approach. With the completion of its first phase of aggregated Ethernet platform, Mammoth provides support for Ethernet aggregation in eleven of the company’s points of presence.


Mammoth’s Aggregation Circuit includes three main components namely Mammoth Metro Ethernet (MME), Mammoth Extended Reach Ethernet (MERE) and Mammoth Extended Ethernet Transport (MEET), all of which can be directed to service providers over a single interface. Mammoth delivers local Gigabit Ethernet or wavelength service to single hubbed location by utilizing services from multiple LECs and CLECs. Mammoth’s Partners no longer need to establish multiple agreements and maintain interfaces with each carrier due to the unique multiple carrier service provided by Mammoth.

Powered by traditional Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) services, Mammoth Extended Reach Ethernet delivers Ethernet product to markets where currently unavailable. To promote and deploy a service with an Ethernet hand-off in rural markets, Mammoth Partners can avail MERE service that is converted to VLAN over Mammoth’s Aggregation Circuit.

In a release, Brian Worthen, CEO of Mammoth Networks (News - Alert) said, “Mammoth's Extended Reach Ethernet is a service we're excited about. MERE allows Mammoth Partners to deliver an Ethernet hand-off to their clients, just as if it were in a metro area.” With limited access to Ethernet based products in the rural markets, Mammoth has been developing and managing MERE circuits end-to-end while a client-side device handles the conversion of service to Ethernet, adds Worthen.

With the inclusion of four long-haul, best of breed carriers, MEET provides affordable and reliable Ethernet transport InterLATA and from POP to POP with typical implementation in carrier hotels including Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington. Under the multiple carrier agreements that went into into effect on February 14th, Mammoth Partners were given access to 8,373 on-net fiber buildings nationwide. Furthermore, the company continues to expand on its footprint by entering into agreements with a number of RBOC, CLEC, ILEC and regional fiber providers.

Moving forward Mammoth plans to finalize on the regional fiber agreements while providing integration of Qwest's (News - Alert) MOE and Eline service into additional Mammoth POPs. By partnering with leading agents and channel distributors, the company plans to deploy Ethernet to Enterprise and large business customers.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
 

 
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