IP Networks, Inc., (IPN) a highly scalable Ethernet-Over-Fiber solutions provider, announces today its selection of Tinet , a Neutral Tandem company (Nasdaq: TNDM) and a global carrier focused on the IP and Ethernet wholesale markets, to strategically market its network assets to the company’s worldwide carrier partners. IP Networks will utilize Tinet’s EtherCloudSM service in order to offer its customer base cost effective Ethernet services outside its footprint of 50-plus carrier partners without the need to set up External Network to Network Interfaces (E-NNIs) with each provider.
"Tinet, a leading global carrier and industry pioneer, is an ideal choice for IP Networks and for our customers’ network assets, particularly now that we gain access to Tinet’s groundbreaking EtherCloud service," states Mark Brown, Director of Sales for IP Networks. "IP Networks operates the largest legacy-free, Ethernet access network in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley regions connecting enterprise buildings and data centers. With EtherCloud, IP Networks can now quickly and efficiently source, price, and order services through the dedicated EtherCloud portal, and actively monitor connectivity of the circuit, among other advantages."
EtherCloud is a Layer 2 platform connecting diverse partner networks into a seamless Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end connectivity around the world. EtherCloud relies on Tinet’s global MPLS backbone as a distributed switched network. It is currently available at 120 Points of Presence (PoPs) in four continents, to interconnect partners’ networks through standardized E-NNIs.
"We are pleased to be working with IP Networks, a robust, all-fiber partner in the high-tech region of the San Francisco Bay Area," continues Paolo Gambini, Chief Marketing Officer of Tinet. "IP Networks’ diverse access to fiber facilities is unique; the company is able to utilize existing electric utility infrastructure and position itself as physically independent of other carrier access points. Additionally EtherCloud offers IP Networks access to multiple new routes from other providers. In turn, this provides a benefit to Tinet by allowing us to offer our EtherCloud partners this redundant and diverse access."