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September 13, 2010

TNCI Broadens Nationwide MPLS Network through Covad Wholesale

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Covad Wholesale has announced that it is enabling one of its major wholesale partners, TNCI, to reach new markets using the company’s nationwide MPLS network and MPLS Inter-Carrier Interconnect (ICI) service.

Covad (News - Alert) Wholesale is a division under the MegaPath brand, which provides network access and solutions to carriers and services providers nationwide.

Officials with Covad said that TNCI (News - Alert), a telecommunications provider, has already begun interconnecting its network to the company’s, which will expand its MPLS network to additional markets.

Company officials said that this new interconnection, combined with Covad Wholesale’s portfolio of access products and network managed Quality of Service/ Class of Service (QoS/CoS) will allow TNCI to serve a broader range of business segments, in addition to their traditional enterprise focus.

“We are always seeking ways to reduce time to market and expand our customer base,” said Brenda MacDonald, senior vice president, carrier operations of TNCI, in a statement.

MacDonald said that Covad Wholesale provides the company with a broad portfolio of trusted last mile solutions with an interconnect option that integrates seamlessly into the company’s network and allows to meet business goals faster.

“Covad is pleased to have TNCI as a wholesale partner and both companies have evolved with a strong foothold in the marketplace,” said Lee Gopadze, GM of Covad Wholesale Services.

Gopadze said that Covad has enabled to TNCI expand to new markets while at the same time, providing them with value-added services such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service (CoS).

“Both companies have worked closely together over the past 6 years and we look forward to evolving our relationship as market opportunities present themselves and both companies look to grow today and tomorrow,” he said.

According to company officials, Covad’s MPLS ICI supports a large spectrum of broadband services, including its recently launched Ethernet offering.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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