January 22, 2007 15:41 ET

Vanco Engages With Ethernet Technologies

Unlocking the Low Cost Potential of Wide Area Ethernet

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 --"Networks are the pulsating life support systems of today's enterprises," says Ciaran Roche, Lead Technical Consultant for Vanco (LSE: VAN), the global Virtual Network Operator ( "Like their counterparts in the human body, they can become easily blocked and congested, which puts additional strain on the system and leads to underperforming business processes, resulting in higher costs and missed opportunities."

That is why, Roche says, Vanco recently launched 'Ethernet Engaged,' a solution that connects the traditional carriers' multitude of services into a single, efficient, cost-effective wide area Ethernet available to enterprises around the globe. Along with rapid service provisioning, it allows enterprises to monitor, diagnose and centrally manage their network.

Ethernet Engaged allows enterprises to connect to any service in any location, eliminating duplicate skill sets and dependence on expensive leased lines. It allows you to exploit the cost savings of using Ethernet to connect large offices or data centers globally. Ethernet Engaged utilizes services, domestically and internationally, from a range of providers, to build a customized solution.

Royal Haskoning, a global, independent consultancy for architecture and engineering, chose Vanco's Ethernet Engaged for its cost savings potential and flexibility. "The ability to offer a highly flexible cross-border Ethernet solution was one of the key drivers for the decision to work with Vanco," said Hendrik-Jan Smaal, IT-Director at Royal Haskoning.

Ethernet Engaged is most suitable in connecting large offices or data centers, where the amount of traffic carried over the link makes it difficult for technologies such as MPLS, as the port charges can be extremely high at these larger sites.

Ethernet Engaged complements the other offerings in Vanco's Data Services portfolio -- including MPLS Matrix, IP Secure and DIA -- to provide the most comprehensive range of enterprise connectivity solutions.

About Vanco

Established in 1988, Vanco plc (FTSE: VAN) is the pioneering and leading global Virtual Network Operator. Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimized and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world.

With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco is selected by the world's largest organizations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail.

Through the Vanco network solution, clients get access to the greatest geographic coverage available through a single provider. Vanco offers incomparable flexibility to customize and adapt the solution in line with market changes and business priorities.

Vanco is recognized by the industry for its financial success and world class customer service delivery. A significant proportion of its investment capital goes into customer care which is reflected by the awards won, independent market research and client retention.

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