Yes, you read that headline right. But as much as we may love Mother Earth, this is not an environmental blog. You can find those in lots of places. In this case, the SEA that is expanding is Sprint’s Ethernet access.
As we recently announced, Sprint’s Ethernet access footprint is growing every day. For those of you who may not be as familiar with this solution it directly integrates high-speed Ethernet into a corporation’s WAN solution, connecting an enterprise to the Sprint Global MPLS or DIA (Dedicated Internet Access) networks via an Ethernet local loop. The result is an end-to-end solution that leverages the benefits of Ethernet, as well as, the flexibility, capability, and cost effectiveness of Sprint’s MPLS VPN networking solution.
In addition to the speed (up to 1 Gbps), Sprint’s Ethernet advantage is that for the enterprise, Sprint is the single point of contact for the whole comprehensive and flexible solution. By leveraging Ethernet we can offer lower costs for equipment, and often the circuits themselves, when compared with legacy TDM access. The bandwidth is scalable, addressing both today’s and tomorrow’s needs, and the physical access can be over fiber, copper, wireless, or most anything above a couple of tin cans and a string. That’s important if an enterprise is dealing with lots of offices, a mix of infrastructures, locations of different sizes, and varying bandwidth demands.
The reach of SEA continues to expand, both in new markets and expansion of existing markets. New markets this year include cities such as Baltimore, San Diego, St. Louis, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Providence, and Richmond. Expanded markets include Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco, Houston, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, and more are on the way.