SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

March 07, 2006 07:20 ET

InfoHighway Communications Deploys Turin's Traverse® 2000 to Provide a Range of Voice and Data Services to New York Area Businesses

Traverse Also Provides a Platform for Delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services

PETALUMA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2006 -- Turin Networks, a global provider of multiservice optical transport products for carrier, wireless and private networks, announced today that InfoHighway Communications, a provider of hosted and managed communications solutions for businesses, has deployed Turin's Traverse® 2000 Multiservice Transport Switch to deliver voice, high-speed Internet access, Class 5 switching, and VoIP services to small- to medium-sized businesses in the greater New York metropolitan area.

Leveraging the breadth of capabilities in the Traverse platform, InfoHighway has installed switches in 16 nodes, including deployments on four OC-48 SONET rings in Manhattan. Two of InfoHighway's main hubs use the Traverse 2000 to terminate multiple rings and to perform 3/1 switching. "The Traverse switch enables us to multiplex DS1, DS3, Ethernet, and SONET circuits for transport across our dark fiber rings," said Guy Lupi, Vice President of Network Operations at InfoHighway Communications, one of the largest facilities-based network services providers in the Northeast. "It is proving to be an ideal platform for providing a range of differentiated services to our customers, while optimizing available bandwidth and managing costs."

The Traverse switch will also enable InfoHighway to deploy Carrier Ethernet-based transport using the Traverse platform's next-generation Ethernet (NGE) modules. The NGE modules support full-featured layer 2 Ethernet switching, as well as virtual concatenation and generic framing protocol (GFP), a technology that provides efficient transport of multiple Ethernet streams over a single transport connection, thereby using the available bandwidth most effectively. These Ethernet services will terminate on the Traverse NGE modules in InfoHighway's hub. "Traverse provides tremendous flexibility in network terminations, making it a valuable asset as we expand our service portfolio," said Lupi.

"InfoHighway Communications has effectively demonstrated that, with the right platform, a provider can deliver high-value, low-cost voice and data services while retaining the scalability required to accommodate new customer requirements," said Roland Feldman, Turin's vice president of sales for North America. "We are gratified that InfoHighway has selected Turin Networks as a provider of key, enabling technology in its network."

About InfoHighway Communications

InfoHighway Communications was created from the merger of Eureka Networks and InfoHighway. The Company is the leading provider of hosted and managed communications solutions in the Northeastern United States providing innovative, state-of-the-art and competitively priced voice, data and Internet services to small- to medium-sized business including Hosted PBX, Integrated T1s and high-speed Internet access up to 45 Mbps. InfoHighway is headquartered in New York City, has more than 230 employees, and reported approximately $110 million in combined 2005 revenues. The company is profitable and is backed by some of the leading private equity institutions in the country, including affiliates of Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Trimaran Fund, Lazard Technology Partners, Gigaline and LLR Partners. For additional information, please visit our website or

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks Inc. is a global provider of multiservice optical transport products for carrier, wireless and private networks. More than 150 network operators worldwide have deployed the company's industry leading Traverse® and TraverseEdge™ products to increase the bandwidth capacity and multiservice efficiency of their transport networks. More importantly, Turin's solutions enable a seamless transition from SONET/SDH to an Ethernet/MPLS-based optical core that efficiently delivers any mix of IP-centric access services like Ethernet VPNs, 3G and IPTV as well as existing TDM services. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, California's "Telecom Valley," and maintains multiple 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. Other trademarked terms used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

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