Verizon Business has standardized a 10 gigabit Ethernet (GigE) offering for its Metro Ethernet service in the U.S., and the offering is available immediately.

Previously, 10 GigE speeds had been available from Verizon Business only on a customized basis. By standardizing 10 GigE, Verizon Business said that it can help U.S.-based companies with multiple locations and distributed data centers more quickly and easily consolidate their network infrastructure, virtualize their IT environment, and transmit bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-definition (HD) video conferencing and medical imaging.

The company currently offers 10 GigE for Ethernet LAN Service (E-LAN) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) to customers in its U.S. footprint in 100 metro markets.

Brian Washburn, an analyst with Current Analysis, said: "Verizon Business is taking an important step forward by making big-bandwidth switched Ethernet available off the shelf. This new, standardized 10 GigE offering meets a demand in the marketplace for businesses that are consuming ever-more bandwidth to get their jobs done. It's especially valuable for companies looking at remote data center connectivity and consolidation, which we see as growing trends for large businesses."  

Verizon Business’ portfolio of Ethernet services features:

  • Metro Ethernet Services (E-LAN and EVPL) – available within 100 metro markets in the U.S.
  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) – available virtually anywhere in the U.S.
  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL) – available within 145 U.S. metro markets and in many locations in 21 European countries.
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) – available virtually anywhere in the U.S. and in many locations in six Asia-Pacific countries and territories, as well as between the U.S and six Asia-Pacific regions, and between the U.S. and 10 European countries.
  • Ethernet Access for Private IP and the public Internet – available virtually anywhere in the U.S, and within 20 European countries, 13 countries in Asia-Pacific, and four countries in Latin America and Canada.

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