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Verizon Business Expands European Ethernet Access to Private IP Service


Enterprise Customers in 6 Additional Countries Able to Benefit From Flexible Access to Global MPLS Service

September 28, 2006, READING, England - Customers in six additional countries now have Ethernet access to the Verizon Business Private IP network under an expansion announced by the company today. Enterprise customers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Spain now can use Verizon Business’ next-generation Ethernet services to access the company’s Private IP network in a flexible way.

The announcement extends Verizon Business Ethernet Access to a total of 16 European countries. Customers in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have been able to benefit from Ethernet services since January. Verizon Business also offers Ethernet Access to Private IP in the United States and in seven countries across Asia.

Ethernet is part of a wide range of access services available for Private IP, ranging from leased lines, DSL and satellite to WiFi, 3G and dial. This provides Verizon Business customers with the flexibility they need to connect their global sites to the Private IP network. Private IP, Verizon Business’ fastest-growing service, is an ideal platform for customers wishing to implement advanced voice applications such as IP telephony, and is also a logical transition technology for traditional data customers wanting to make the move to an advanced IP network environment.

Using Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, Private IP customers benefit from connectivity between multiple locations in an “any-to-any” configuration, with simple customer-network configuration and management.

Peter Konings, Verizon Business’ product director of international advanced data services, said: “By extending Ethernet access to Private IP to additional European markets, we are opening up the business benefits of Ethernet solutions to even more of our enterprise customers. Providing flexible access methods is a key element of Verizon Business’ Application Aware networking strategy. To deliver upon this, Verizon Business is investing in a network infrastructure that ultimately will allow the network to sense and dynamically adapt its resources to the needs of the applications running over the network.”

Verizon Business is recognized as a leader in providing global Ethernet services by the Metro Ethernet Forum, the foremost industry authority, and continues to deliver carrier-class Ethernet Services to the market. Ethernet Access to Private IP is part of the global Ethernet portfolio, which includes Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), providing service in 145 metro markets in the United States and in ten European countries, as well as between the United States and Europe; E-LAN Services in 53 metro markets in the United States; and Ethernet Access to the Internet throughout the United States, in 19 European countries and in seven countries within the Asia-Pacific region.

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit


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