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Press Release -- September 13th, 2010
Source: Covad
Tags: CLEC, Ethernet, MPLS, Video, VoIP

TNCI Broadens Its Nationwide Network Through Covad

MPLS ICI offering allows growth opportunities in new markets

San Jose, CA - September 13, 2010 - Covad Wholesale is enabling one of its major wholesale partners, TNCI, to reach new markets using Covad's nationwide MPLS network and MPLS Inter-Carrier Interconnect (ICI) service. Covad Wholesale is a division under the MegaPath brand, which provides network access and solutions to carriers and services providers nationwide. TNCI, a leading telecommunications provider and Covad partner since 2005, has already begun interconnecting its network to Covad's which will expand its MPLS network to additional markets. This new interconnection, combined with Covad Wholesale's portfolio of access products and network managed Quality of Service/Class of Service (QoS/CoS) will allow TNCI to serve a broader range of business segments, in addition to their traditional enterprise focus.

"We are always seeking ways to reduce time to market and expand our customer base," said Brenda MacDonald, Sr. VP Carrier Operations of TNCI. "Covad Wholesale provides us with a broad portfolio of trusted last mile solutions with an interconnect option that integrates seamlessly into our network and allows us to meet our business goals faster."

"Covad is pleased to have TNCI as a wholesale partner and both companies have evolved with a strong foothold in the marketplace," said Lee Gopadze, GM of Covad Wholesale Services. "We have enabled them to expand to new markets while at the same time, providing them with value-added services such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service (CoS). Both companies have worked closely together over the past 6 years and we look forward to evolving our relationship as market opportunities present themselves and both companies look to grow today and tomorrow."

Covad's MPLS ICI supports a large spectrum of broadband services, including its recently launched Ethernet offering. Enhanced features of this offering are the scalability and additional levels of prioritization and management for services such as VoIP. In addition, the Connect portal provides wholesale partners better automated control over the end user experience.

About Covad Wholesale and MegaPath

Covad Wholesale is a business unit within the MegaPath brand dedicated to providing solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the county. In 2010 Covad combined with Speakeasy and MegaPath to form a single company providing a full range of nationwide IP voice, security, and VPN and Internet services. Covad Wholesale manages a robust, next-generation IP/MPLS network that efficiently delivers integrated voice, video, and data solutions. With an expanded footprint supported in part by more than 4,400 COs, Covad Wholesale broadband services are available in 240 markets across 45 states addressing over 60 percent of all U.S. businesses. To learn more about Covad Wholesale, please visit www.covadwholesale.com. To learn more about MegaPath, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).

About TNCI

Founded in 1991, TNCI is a fast-paced, privately held national, CLEC, VoIP Network Provider and voice and data communications reseller focused 100 percent on servicing businesses across the U.S. Through long-term relationships with the industry's most advanced and reliable carriers, TNCI offers quality voice and data solutions at the best possible rates. The TNCI portfolio contains a robust suite of services and solutions including the TNCInet™ Advantage private IP platform – Integrated, SIP Trunking and DIA, Long Distance, DSL, Data Services and Conferencing. TNCI corporate headquarters is located in Boston. For more information please visit www.tncii.com.

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