ipsaris opens new high speed network for business Wednesday 2 May 2001 PDF Print 2nd May, 2001 - ipsaris, the high capacity optical network business, today announced the lighting of the first section of its new high speed optical network. ipsaris will initially provide Managed Bandwidth Services (MBS) between London and Manchester. Targeted at providing high bandwidth connectivity to businesses in the UK, ipsaris is building a highly extensive, high capacity network that will reach over 40 cities via 350,000 fibre kilometres of high density optical fibre, held within 3,500 kilometres of ducting. The full ipsaris network will be lit during the last quarter of 2001. The ipsaris network is being built with SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) technology that will initially deliver 2.5Gb/s between the major cities of the UK and will deliver up to 10Gb/s by early 2002. ipsaris Managed Bandwidth Services will offer scalable bandwidth from PDH (Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy) connectivity at E1 through to SDH and DWDM connectivity at 10Gbit. In addition, ipsaris' Managed Bandwidth Services offer high resilience based upon substantial investment in a state-of-the-art service Management centre that is designed to deliver and manage a fully protected SDH backbone and some of the most aggressive Service Level Agreements in the industry. We're creating a world-class, UK network with the scalability, quality of service and reliability demanded by today's high bandwidth users," said Mike Robinson, VP Marketing, ipsaris. "Our aggressive programme for lighting the ipsaris network means that our customers will soon be able to enjoy the same high levels of services nationwide as those taking advantage of the London to Manchester route. To launch our services in this market we are offering customers a three-month trial offer of our Managed Bandwidth Services* on the London to Manchester route, underlining our commitment to this market. " "Today's data-hungry applications demand high network resilience," continued Robinson. "Today's high bandwidth users are focused on increasing the quality and reliability of the service they provide to end users. With the ipsaris solution, customers can easily grow the bandwidth they have available whilst maximising their network efficiency, enabling them to carry greater volumes of data, more securely and reliably," Robinson concluded. -ends- About ipsaris Originally founded in 1993, ipsaris is a high capacity optical network business and subsidiary of Marconi plc. As a network provider for the UK, the company will offer extensive coverage to geographical areas with a high population of communications nodes. The ipsaris network will comprise of 350,000 kilometres of high density optical fibre, held within 3,500 kilometres of ducting by the end of 2001, offering highly extensive network coverage throughout the UK. ipsaris provides solutions to carriers, ISPs, ASPs, telecommunications operators and SMEs and corporates. For full details including terms and conditions of the ipsaris 3x3 trial managed bandwidth services offer, please go to our web site www.ipsaris.com. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.