Expedient Data Centers Independently Recognized for Delivering Innovative Business Services utilizing Hatteras Networks’ Carrier-Grade Ethernet Solution
(RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – MAY 26, 2005) – Hatteras Networks, the leader in standards-based, high-bandwidth, symmetrical, last-mile Ethernet over bonded copper access and service platforms, announced today that Expedient Data Centers has been honored by SUPERCOMM with a SUPERQuest Award in the “Network Design and Services” category. Expedient’s Ethernet Anywhere™ service offers flexible, high-performance Ethernet services over last-mile copper and metro fiber. Now being offered in select cities nationwide, Expedient plans to expand the Ethernet Anywhere network to 30 markets across the country over the next 12 – 18 months.
“Hatteras Networks has been a tremendous partner for Expedient as we’ve expanded our Ethernet Anywhere network to now service businesses connected with copper, and the SUPERQuest award is a testament to what two companies can do when you combine superior technology with innovative, market-leading services,” said Mark McGinness, Vice President of Expedient Data Centers. “We look forward to rolling the Ethernet Anywhere service out throughout all of our markets to give business customers the first true, high-performance, flexible alternative to existing private line services.”
Expedient announced in October 2004 that it had selected Hatteras Networks’ Ethernet bonded copper access solutions for its Ethernet over copper roll-out, complementing Expedient’s existing fiber-based metro deployments. At SUPERCOMM 2004, Hatteras Networks’ Metro Ethernet Copper Access™ platform, on which Expedient’s Ethernet Anywhere network resides, was selected as the Most Promising Networking Technology in the Access Networking Equipment category. Over the last eight years, SUPERQuest Award recipients have been selected as the best of the best in creating the most innovative new technologies and products for supplying the best new enterprise solutions.
“Expedient is taking each market they enter by storm with the Ethernet Anywhere services and we’re pleased to be an integral part of their continuing success,” said Kevin Sheehan, President and CEO of Hatteras Networks. “Expedient continues to deliver on the promise of carrier-grade Ethernet services by deploying highly flexible internet, voice and managed services to nearly any business, anywhere over existing copper facilities.”
According to TIA President Matthew J. Flanigan, “Each year at SUPERCOMM, hundreds of technology companies exhibit and demonstrate industry-leading products and services. Of those companies, there are a handful that embody the highest degree of innovation in our field. It is those companies that we honor with the SUPERQuest Awards.”
Expedient representatives will be on hand in Hatteras Networks’ booth, #29049, at SUPERCOMM 2005, to discuss their network and answer questions about how they are using Hatteras Networks’ platform to create robust business-grade services over copper. Hatteras Networks will also demonstrate how carriers can deliver point-to-point and multipoint 2BASE-TL bonded copper solutions, with voice, video and data over a single connection – all with unique service level agreements.
About Hatteras Networks
Hatteras Networks, a privately held company headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, offers carrier solutions to deliver high-bandwidth business services to locations that are not served with fiber. Hatteras Networks enables carriers to fully deliver the requisite high-bandwidth, access infrastructure to support converged voice, video and data network services to business customers. Carriers can use Hatteras Networks’ standards-based solutions to extend fiber-based Ethernet services over copper or upgrade private line customers to higher-performance services. Hatteras Networks’ platform is built to operate in central offices (COs), controlled environmental vaults (CEVs), remote terminals (RTs) and on poles, allowing carriers to deliver Ethernet to nearly all business buildings on their copper and fiber infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.hatterasnetworks.com.
Expedient manages one of America’s largest all-Ethernet network, delivering advanced internet, voice and managed services to commercial and government entities throughout the United States. Through the power of its carrier-class Ethernet IP network and class one data centers, Expedient provides innovative and cost-effective networking solutions engineered to meet even the most demanding business needs. Expedient is a proud member of the Continental Broadband family of commercial internet data providers wholly owned by Landmark Communications. Privately owned Landmark Communications’ companies are a diverse group of award-winning publications and media outlets, including newspapers, television broadcasting, cable TV programming (The Weather Channel), and electronic publishing. To learn more about Expedient and Ethernet Anywhere, please log on to expedient.com, ethernetanywhere.com or call 866-276-2973, toll-free.
Note to Editors: Hatteras Networks and Metro Ethernet Copper Access are trademarks of Hatteras Networks. Expedient and Ethernet Anywhere are the property of Expedient Data Centers. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners.
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