Mammoth Networks Announces Ethernet Aggregation

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Mammoth Networks completed the first phase of an aggregated Ethernet platform this month. Mammoth's Ethernet Aggregation Service allows telecommunications Service Providers to use Mammoth's multi-carrier, circuit-agnostic approach to building Wide Area Networks. Mammoth is now supporting Ethernet aggregation in eleven of the company's points of presence.

Mammoth Networks completed the first phase of an aggregated Ethernet platform this month. Mammoth's Ethernet Aggregation Service allows telecommunications Service Providers to use Mammoth's multi-carrier, circuit-agnostic approach to building Wide Area Networks. Mammoth is now supporting Ethernet aggregation in eleven of the company's points of presence.

There are three components of Mammoth's Ethernet aggregation platform, including Mammoth Metro Ethernet (MME), Mammoth Extended Reach Ethernet (MERE) and Mammoth Extended Ethernet Transport (MEET). The three services can be funneled to Service Provider Partners over a single interface, which the company refers to as an Aggregation Circuit.

Mammoth Metro Ethernet utilizes services from multiple LECs and CLECs to deliver a local Gigabit Ethernet or wavelength service to a single hubbed location. By combining multiple carriers, Mammoth eliminates the need for its Partners to establish agreements and maintain interfaces with each carrier. MME currently is offered in 16 states and hundreds of metropolitan areas.

Mammoth Extended Reach Ethernet is powered by traditional Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) services to deliver an Ethernet product to markets where they are not currently or competitively available. MERE allows Mammoth Partners to promote and deploy a service with an Ethernet hand-off in rural markets. MERE circuits are converted to a VLAN and handed to Mammoth Partners over their Aggregation Circuit.

"Mammoth's Extended Reach Ethernet is a service we're excited about," stated Brian Worthen, CEO of Mammoth Networks. "MERE allows Mammoth Partners to deliver an Ethernet hand-off to their clients, just as if it were in a metro area."

Worthen continued by saying Mammoth has developed support for legacy services in their Ethernet platform with the rural client in mind. Rural markets have limited access to Ethernet-based products, and developing MERE has allowed the company to further enhance their aggregation model. Mammoth manages MERE circuits end-to-end, and provisions a device at the client premises that converts the service to Ethernet.

Mammoth Extended Ethernet Transport has been expanded to include four long-haul, best of breed carriers. MEET is designed to provide affordable and reliable Ethernet transport InterLATA and from POP to POP. MEET services are typically aggregated in common carrier hotels, including Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington.

As of February 14th, Mammoth's multiple carrier agreements provided its Partners access to 8,373 on-net fiber buildings nationwide. Mammoth has agreements with a number of RBOC, CLEC, ILEC and regional fiber providers, and the company continues to expand that footprint. Coupled with TDM technology, Mammoth has a reach far-exceeding what a Service Provider can establish on their own.

"A perfect example of our Ethernet-focus is a recent agreement in the Pacific Northwest, where we gained access to 882 on-net buildings through a dark fiber relationship," said Worthen. "When a customer in Portland has an office north of Seattle, and those offices are served by two differing carriers, Mammoth acts as the one-stop shop."

Mammoth plans to spend the remainder of 2011 finalizing regional fiber agreements and integrating more of Qwest's MOE and Eline service into additional Mammoth POPs. The company is in talks with some regional cable providers as well, proving their approach to a circuit-agnostic platform. Through agents and channel distribution, the company will deploy Ethernet to Enterprise and large business customers.

Mammoth Networks is an aggregator of data services, serving the lower 48 states with their Layer 2 DSL network and private-line services. Mammoth enables its Partners by erasing the invisible lines of the telecommunications structure, and leveling the playing field for Network Providers.

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