Mammoth Networks (News - Alert), a facilities-based aggregator of data services well known for providing access to multiple data technologies and multiple telecommunication carriers on a single platform, has added additional aggregation locations from Colorado Metro Connect in Denver include Boise, Idaho; Boston; Chicago; and Portland, Ore.
Company officials say that these aggregation points have helped it support on-loading and off-loading of both metro Ethernet and long-haul Ethernet in these locations.
In a press release, Brian Worthen (News - Alert), CEO of Mammoth Networks, said, "The demand for a single-source network solution has landed us in a great niche. We hear from carriers we work with that we're doing something they've wanted to do for a long time -- making it easy for the customer."
Worthen explained Mammoth's role in the Ethernet network and cited an example to show how it actually works.
In one case, one carrier may have fiber to a building in Denver but can’t reach a customer's building in Phoenix because there is no long haul transport. Another carrier may have fiber to reach a customer in Denver while the customer location in Seattle can’t be reached by that same carrier.
In the first case, Mammoth can purchase the metro Ethernet in Denver, transport it to Phoenix, and send it back to the carrier so that the carrier can reach the building in Phoenix. In the second case, Mammoth can purchase Ethernet loops from different carriers and extend its reach to customers in different locations. As far as the customer or the carrier is concerned, a single invoice is presented.
This way, carriers have a tremendous advantage as Mammoth presents them with an opportunity where none existed before. In addition, as the company has and operates its own equipment in all the points of presence, the customer is directed to a single source for troubleshooting and support.
Regional carriers and independent local exchange carriers (ILECs) have partnered with Mammoth and have gained additional value. Mammoth now operates 17 locations across the United States providing access to Mammoth's multi-access platform. Five more cities are expected to benefit from Mammoth’s extending Ethernet capabilities in the telecom marketplace.
In another news story, Mammoth Networks and AKN announced a partnership through which they would establish a private connection between their two networks, extending their respective footprints across North America. The announcement was made at ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2010 in Los Angeles.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf