SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

June 01, 2005 08:15 ET

Global Internetworking to Deliver High-Capacity, Secure Ethernet Services Using Multiservice Transport Platform From Turin Networks

New Managed Ethernet Service Offering Targets Enterprises, the Federal Government and Integrators Nationwide

PETALUMA, CA and MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- Global Internetworking Inc. (GII), a facilities neutral network solutions provider, and Turin Networks, a leading developer and supplier of multiservice transport switching platforms for telecommunications carriers worldwide, announced today that GII has selected Turin's Traverse™ platform to support the expansion of GII's Ethernet services portfolio. With the addition of managed Ethernet Wide Area Network services, GII can now tailor a broader range of network solutions to enterprise, Federal Government, and integrator customers that combine high scalability with bandwidth flexibility.

"As larger carriers consolidate, and the economics of using integrated best of breed solutions that rely upon innovative technologies like Turin's become compelling, GII is ideally positioned to deliver managed Ethernet services in the medium-to-large sized enterprise and government market sectors," said Todd Vecchio, president and co-founder of GII. "The tailored implementations we provide offer an alternative to the incumbents that is significantly more robust and diverse, as well as more cost-effective."

"Turin improves the ability of leading Virtual Network Operators like GII to deliver new cost-effective Ethernet-based services," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO of Turin Networks. "They are a great partner and we are excited to work with them as part of our larger push into the enterprise and government market sectors."

Turin's Traverse Multiservice Transport Switch was selected by GII to support the company's managed Ethernet service offering. The Traverse platform unifies powerful Layer 2 Ethernet switching and next generation SONET/SDH transport capabilities in a single platform, providing GII the ability to deliver point-to-point and multipoint Ethernet services with the highest levels of resiliency and bandwidth efficiency. Intelligent Ethernet traffic management features such as VLAN, VLAN Stacking, rate shaping and granular Quality of Service (QoS) enable Ethernet services to be offered with assured throughput performance.

GII's managed Ethernet service offering is ideal for enterprises or government institutions needing to run high bandwidth applications, or inter-connect Local Area Networks (LANs), between multiple sites. Customers are provided with a native Ethernet interface at rates ranging from 1 Mbps up to 1 Gbps, which can be adjusted based on business demands in 1 Mbps increments.

"Managed Ethernet services play a critical role in GII's growth strategy, so we evaluated multiple products and vendors to support this new offering," said Gary Hale, vice president of global operations, GII. "The technology versatility and superior bandwidth management capabilities of Turin's Traverse provided GII the most cost-effective and efficient network solution."

About Global Internetworking

Founded in 1998, Global Internetworking (GII) is a network solutions provider to many of the world's largest telecom carriers and service providers, as well as to leading systems integrators, government entities and to Fortune 500 enterprises. GII is privately held and debt-free. GII provides solutions built around its customers' requirements, not the constraints of any one physical network. Within the wholesale telecom and service provider market, GII can help carriers obtain diverse, cost-effective off-net connectivity throughout the United States and numerous overseas markets. Within the enterprise and government sectors, GII specializes in providing diverse, high-capacity solutions for wide area network applications. GII offers all customers a turn-key, single-point-of-contact approach which allows them to find optimal end-to-end solutions without having to find, manage and interconnect multiple local and long-haul off-net carriers. For more information, visit http://www.globalinternetworking.com.

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks Inc. is a leading developer and supplier of multiservice optical transport products for telecommunications carriers. The company's flagship Traverse™ Multiservice Transport Switch unifies Ethernet switching and SONET/SDH transport capabilities, enabling more than 120 service providers worldwide to bridge the divide between current generation and next-generation optical networks. In addition to increasing transport efficiency and capacity, Turin's solutions enable seamless migration to advanced access services like Ethernet and the video-voice-data "triple play," as well as to a multiservice IP/MPLS-based core. For more information, visit www.turinnetworks.com 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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