Ethernet Private Line Joins Frontier’s Portfolio

Ethernet Private Line

Ethernet Private Line

Frontier Communications Corporation is on the run to expand its business and beat tight competition in the American market.

Just when many people thought they were losing out due to competition, Frontier has announced the addition of Ethernet Private Line (EPL) to its E-Line Ethernet Solutions portfolio. A press statement from the company said that EPL joins Frontier’s local IntraLATA EVPL offering and will be available in Frontier’s service areas with the same bandwidth profiles and at the same rates.

“As Frontier continues to expand Ethernet across our footprint, we remain aligned with the Metro Ethernet Forum and will leverage our MEF 2.0 certification whenever possible,” Lisa Partridge, the Senior Data Product Manager said.

EPL has also been rolled into the Carrier InterLATA EPATH offering, previously launched in October 2015 as a service multiplexed, vlan aware only offering, in Frontier’s Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin markets. Frontier’s current traffic prioritization classes and associated Silver, Gold and Platinum Service Level Agreements will accompany this enhancement.

“By introducing a Layer 2 EPL offering, we are enhancing our local and long-haul access methods while keeping our offering simple and efficient. We will continue to support all Layer 1 EPL and add a multipoint-to-multipoint configuration as well as multi-cos within this portfolio,” Partridge added. This development comes days after the company reported fourth quarter 2015 revenue of $1,413 million, operating income of $182 million and net loss of $103 million, or $0.09 per share.

Dan McCarthy, Frontier President and Chief Executive Officer said they are pleased with the results since they show positivity in their operations. “For Frontier, 2015 represented a year of substantial accomplishments in ongoing operations, the successful integration of the State of Connecticut, including delivering synergies in excess of our targets, and the preparation for the acquisition of the Verizon California, Texas, and Florida properties.”

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