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Press Release -- June 2nd, 2010
Source: AboveNet
Tags: 100G, 40G, Datacenter, Ethernet, Video, Wavelength

AboveNet Expands Metro Portfolio with Launch of Core Wave Services

(WHITE PLAINS, NY,  June  2, 2010) — AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions, has expanded its Metro portfolio with the launch of Core Wave services, providing customers with a flexible, dedicated and cost-effective data transport solution.

Based on a metro ring infrastructure, Core Wave utilizes ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) technology providing dynamic wavelength Add/Drops and inter-ring connectivity with flexible traffic routing.   This next-gen technology is scalable, with the ability to grow to 40G and 100G, preparing Enterprises for the future.

Core Wave services provide for 1Gbps and higher connectivity  between key datacenters and/or  enterprise locations within a metro area, offering the benefits of a dedicated wavelength service along with the flexibility and time-to-market advantages of a next generation core infrastructure solution.  Some of the features of Core Wave services include:

  • Multi-protocol capability:  Ethernet, TDM, Storage and Video
  • Protection options and transparency advantages
  • Dedicated fiber access to enterprise locations
  • Faster turn-up of services
  • Space and power savings
  • Industry-leading latency guarantee via AboveNet’s Agility Guarantee program

Core Wave is currently available to customers in the Washington DC and Los Angeles metro areas, with additional markets to be announced shortly.  “AboveNet continues to leverage technological advances with a high-bandwidth services focus to deliver value to our customers.  With the introduction of Core Wave services, we can offer customers more choices and greater flexibility in meeting their fast-growing metro connectivity needs” said Rajiv Datta, AboveNet’s Chief Technology Officer.

“AboveNet has established itself as a leading player in the wavelength services marketplace, particularly at high-bandwidth levels ,” noted Roopashree Honnachari  from Frost & Sullivan.  “Their focus on data center connectivity and commitment to customer choice and features are reinforced with the launch of Core Wave services.”

About AboveNet, Inc.
AboveNet, Inc. provides high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. metro markets and globally. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company’s control. This also includes such factors as are described from time to time in the SEC reports filed by AboveNet, Inc., including the most recently filed Form 8-K.

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