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MegaPath Joins Telx Ethernet Exchange

October 03, 2011

MegaPath Joins Telx Ethernet Exchange

By Laura Stotler
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Interconnection and data center provider Telx announced that MegaPath (News - Alert) has joined its Telx Ethernet Exchange. MegaPath will provider carriers with another option for accessing Telx Ethernet services throughout 15 strategic North American markets through the partnership.

The first MegaPath interconnection will be in the Metro New York City area at Telx's data center, located at 111 8th Ave.

The Telx Ethernet Exchange offers carriers seamless access to MegaPath's Ethernet-over-Copper (EoC) services as well as last-mile broadband access at affordable prices and speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 20 Mbps. MegaPath began expanding its EoC services this year, focusing on areas outside of its initial launch in the Los Angeles market. It has added 14 additional markets and has also upgraded its network to support symmetrical bandwidth from 2.0 to 20.0 Mbps.

MegaPath also supports QoS and CoS for traffic priority at more than 200 central offices throughout the nation. The company plans to continue expanding this year and into 2012, aiming to be the single largest provider of Ethernet services in the country and reaching 680 central offices.

Telx is showcasing the Ethernet Exchange at the COMPTEL (News - Alert) Plus Fall 2011 Convention and Expo from October 2 to 5 in Orlando. The Exchange is a winner of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year, as well as the 2011 Unified Communications (News - Alert) Magazine Product of the Year Awards and the Network Products Guide 2011 Golden Bridge Innovation Award.

The Ethernet Exchange is part of the Telx InterConnection Center, offering a family of services for creating a community of Ethernet-enabled networks and offering simple and easy access to advanced IP products and network technologies. The Exchange enables an easy way to interconnect service provider networks on a one-to-many basis.

Telx also offers the Telx Connect Marketplace, an e-commerce tool that connects publishers, subscribers, providers and consumers with both buyers and sellers of advanced network and application-based services. It aids cloud providers and telecommunications service providers as well as large enterprises with seamlessly connecting networks to a flexible and scalable technology.

“The Telx Ethernet Exchange community provides prospects and existing partners currently colocating in Telx facilities with another option for gaining access to MegaPath's portfolio without investing in additional hardware,” said Jeff Brown, vice president of carrier services, MegaPath Wholesale. “Telx helps to remove barriers to entry by eliminating the usual complications between Ethernet buyers and sellers. The Telx Ethernet Exchange is an important component of our continued expansion strategy in reaching new partners, including international providers looking to fill out their footprint in the U.S.”

“We are pleased to add MegaPath Wholesale to the many Ethernet service providers who are leveraging the benefits of the Telx Ethernet Exchange community at 111 8th Avenue - the most strategic location in New York City to establish interconnection services,” said Glenn Calafati, VP of interconnection services for Telx. “This location continues to be a key point of presence destination for global companies in need of a secure, low-latency interconnection facility that establishes fast and cost-effective market entry. We look forward to being part of MegaPath's ongoing Ethernet-over-Copper expansion campaign and to meeting their connectivity needs.”

In other news, MegaPath is using a combination of ADTRAN’s (News - Alert) Total Access 5000 and NetVanta gear, including some products that have yet to be formally unveiled, to deliver what the companies say is unprecedented carrier Ethernet-based capacity over copper connections. The effort is also noteworthy, they say, in that it will elevate MegaPath to be the single largest nationwide Ethernet services provider as of mid 2012.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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