Stage 2 Networks, an enterprise cloud communications provider, has completed the first phase of its planned network augments for 2013. And, the company is also launching its on-net MPLS service offering with reach into markets across the 48 contiguous United States—available via its channel partners.
Stage 2 has fielded a fault-tolerant, fiber-optic Metro Ethernet core to service its on-net points of presence PoPs) in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding markets.
“This is a carrier grade deployment that provides complete physical diversity while delivering high capacity and ultra-low latency service,” said Tom Faherty, CTO of Stage 2 Networks. “The interconnects between our points of presence on this network traverse distinctly different underlying physical fiber rings, optical transport equipment and building points of entry.”
Investment in new core network hardware, infrastructure and network to network interconnection (NNI) agreements is supporting the MPLS rollout. “We’re truly excited to expand our MPLS capability to include enhanced on-net service nationwide,” added Faherty. “Stage 2 has enjoyed success with MPLS through strategic partnerships with select carriers. With our 2013 network expansion we introduce MPLS to our network core. This allows us to construct solutions leveraging local loops from any of the national transport partners with whom we built NNIs to earlier this year. The net result is a solution with broad reach that is very competitively priced, offers maximum flexibility through a wide range of available circuit types and solves for diversity by enabling the use of different underlying network transport partners.”
In conjunction with the network deployment, Stage 2 has also brought a new core facility online at a carrier colocation data center located at 165 Halsey Street in Newark, N.J., and has completed a network-wide augment which delivers an additional 4Ggbps of IP transit capacity.
“Our Newark facility offers added geographic redundancy for key services and systems in our Northeast Corridor footprint and enables Phase Two of our planned system augments here in the third quarter of 2013,” said Faherty. “The additional IP transit capacity through select Tier One partners allows us to bundle high-capacity Internet access with our cloud based voice solutions delivered over dynamic QoS enabled on-net circuits.”