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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–USCarrier Telecom, LLC, a Southeastern wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul, fiber optic transport announced today that the company will offer Ethernet Exchange services creating an Ethernet-based virtual interconnection across USCarrier’s Points of Presence in their four state network. USCarrier has selected packet-optical solutions from Cyan to provide Connection Oriented Ethernet across its optical transport network.

USCarrier is able to extend the reach of its Ethernet Exchange capabilities across its footprint using the Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP). Cyan’s Z-Series P-OTP and multi-layer software provide an extremely reliable, scalable, and efficient Ethernet infrastructure that will allow USCarrier and its partners, to sell services across the entire footprint while reducing service provisioning time. Cyan is leveraging scalable layer 2 Ethernet switching and Connection Oriented Ethernet to deliver fully protected connections with SONET-like resiliency over native Ethernet between connection points to the partner’s data centers and Ethernet Exchange points. Cyan’s CyMS management platform provides USCarrier with A-Z Ethernet provisioning, multi-layer fault correlation, and 3-Dimensional visualization of the network to ensure the highest level of service availability. Cyan’s Network Operations Center, CyNOC, is also providing USCarrier a real time back-up NOC service to monitor the network providing customers not only redundant network resources but redundant monitoring resources as well.

The Ethernet Exchange service will provide bandwidths from 50 Mb to 1 Gig. The service will be initially rolled out to nine POP’s in Georgia and Alabama with projected operational turn-up by July 1, 2011. By year-end, USCarrier will add an additional nine POP’s to the Ethernet Exchange service.

“Driving this emerging Ethernet Exchange market is the rising demand throughout the country for Ethernet services, and the subsequent need for service providers to fill gaps in their existing network footprints,” said Greg Frikor, Director of Sales for USCarrier Telecom. “The simplification of delivering Ethernet services to customers quickly and seamlessly allows the USCarrier team to leverage the capabilities of Cyan’s Connection Oriented Ethernet service and capitalize on this rapidly growing sector of the market.”

“Innovative service providers such as USCarrier can leverage the capabilities afforded with Cyan’s purpose-built P-OTP and multi-layer software to pursue new and emerging business opportunities like Ethernet Exchanges quickly and cost-effectively,” said Eric Clelland, vice president of sales, Cyan. “In addition to increasing their competitive edge, this allows them to better serve their customers and shareholders. Cyan is proud to be a key solution provider to USCarrier, and to help them achieve their business objectives.”

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