Datanet & Global Crossing form Converged IP Services Tag Team

UK ISP Datanet has formed a partnership agreement with Global Crossing to provide its customers with MPLS-based IP VPN services to further the deployment of converged IP services within UK enterprises.

Global Crossing’s portfolio of converged IP services includes VoIP, IP VPN, Remote VPN access, Internet Access and IP video solutions. These services can be overlaid with a range of managed solutions that simplify management and maintenance and improve security and reliability.

Datanet say that Global Crossing meets the security and quality requirements of enterprise customers by delivering virtually jitter-free performance of real-time converged IP applications – guaranteed by industry-leading service level agreements. All IP applications run over the company’s secure, privately owned and operated MPLS-based IP backbone that delivers services to 600 cities in 60 countries.

“Working with Datanet provides a great opportunity for us and strengthens our reseller partner programme in the UK,” said Niall Andersen, Global Crossing vice president for enterprise sales UK. “This collaboration allows us to reach new markets for our flagship IP VPN service.”

Global Crossing says their MPLS-based IP VPN service runs directly on the company’s worldwide fibre network that operates at 99.999 percent availability and supports multiple classes of service. MPLS is a leased line equivalent service aimed at corporate customers who need a highly resilient private network in order to run bandwidth-hungry applications.

The service is targeted at businesses that run VPNs, Voice over IP and business-critical programmes such as accounts packages and stock information, which require large amounts of bandwidth and fast upload and download speeds.

“By working alongside Global Crossing we can address the needs of customers that require a much more formidable connection for their IT systems,” said Datanet MD Conleth McCallan. “We believe demand in MPLS technologies will really take off this year as businesses look to find a better solution for supporting critical processes and systems.”

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