SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

August 29, 2006 08:35 ET

RCN Business Solutions Launches New Carrier Ethernet Services Powered by Turin Networks

Deployment of Turin's Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switch Enables Delivery of Point-to-Point and Multipoint Carrier Ethernet Services

PETALUMA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- Turin Networks, a global provider of multiservice optical transport solutions for carrier, wireless and private networks, announced today that RCN Business Solutions, a premiere transport, internet, bulk video and voice service provider to the carrier and enterprise business communities, is deploying Turin's Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switch in key Metro areas to deliver flexible, high-bandwidth Carrier Ethernet services to business customers.

The deployed Carrier Ethernet applications include multipoint E-LAN, as well as point-to-point Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services at both 10/100 and 1,000 Mbps rates, with bandwidth flexibility in 1 Mbps increments. These services increase the business group's versatility in delivering tailored service packages to enterprise customers. RCN Business Solutions is now able to accommodate an enterprise customer's changing requirements without additional equipment or truck rolls.

"Turin's Traverse enables us to offer new, enhanced Carrier Ethernet services that give us a competitive edge in serving business customers," said Felipe Alvarez, president of RCN Business Solutions. "With the Turin solution, we can fully leverage our extensive optical backbone network to provide data services that are customized for our client's particular needs, and offer the levels of reliability and end-to-end QoS that they demand."

RCN's new Carrier Ethernet services are powered by Turin's industry-leading Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switch. The Traverse platform, which recently received "Carrier Ethernet Certified" status from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), unifies Carrier Ethernet/MPLS switching with next-generation SONET/SDH functionality in a single shelf optimized for metro and interoffice deployments.

"Turin Networks helps leading carriers like RCN Business Solutions optimize their networks and increase revenues," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO, Turin Networks. "We are pleased to partner with RCN Business Solutions to improve their ability to deliver new Carrier Ethernet services and to migrate to a packet-optimized transport network."

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks Inc. is a global provider of multiservice optical transport products for carrier, wireless and private networks. Major network operators worldwide have deployed the company's industry leading Traverse® and TraverseEdge™ products. Turin's solutions enable a seamless transition to an Ethernet/MPLS-optimized, high-capacity transport network that efficiently delivers any mix of new and legacy access services. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, California's "Telecom Valley," and maintains sales offices and R&D facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit or call 707-665-4400.

Turin Networks, the Turin Networks logo, Traverse, Traverse 2000, Traverse 1600, Traverse 600, TraverseEdge, TransAccess, and TransNav are trademarks of Turin Networks, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.

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