Vancouver, Washington – (The Hosting News) – September 7, 2007 – Earthlink subsidiary and broadband network company, New Edge Networks, has completed installation of an MPLS network for independent telecom consulting firm, TOTLCOM Inc., reseller of hardware and communications services from major communications providers.
TOTLCOM’s four-site MPLS network, short for Multi Protocol Label Switching, displaces a point-to-point wide area network used to link the company’s headquarters in Watsonville, Calif., with each of its remote service and sales locations in Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto, Calif.
Greg Griffiths, Vice President of Marketing for New Edge Networks explained, ”Building a network for a firm that specializes on advising and offering multi-site networks to small and medium sized businesses is the ultimate vote of confidence any carrier can receive. Clearly, they can be selective in choosing the company that can maximize value for them or their clients. We value the long-standing business relationship with TOTLCOM and American Broadband Services.”
Elimination of the private point-to-point connections, which are priced based on distance, allowed TOTLCOM to migrate to new technology while slashing its monthly telecommunications costs. The MPLS network was installed within six weeks. With MPLS, any remote location can communicate with any other site on the network without funneling all traffic through the headquarters locations, thus eliminating single points of failure. MPLS also allows businesses to prioritize their data traffic.
Sam Bishop, President of TOTLCOM and Founder of the Technology Assurance Group (TAG) offered, ”If we are going to sell MPLS networks, we have to use one for our own business. This was the number-one reason for migrating to MPLS.” TOTLCOM is affiliated with master agent American Broadband Services, based in Fresno, Calif. Both companies are members of TAG, a national buying collective for more than 120 telecom agents and interconnect companies.
Mr. Bishop continued, ”New Edge Networks’ MPLS product is very cost competitive. From what we have discovered and learned over time, New Edge has a more robust MPLS environment than some of the biggest providers, particularly in the tier two and tier three markets that we play in. MPLS brought us dispatching reliability and timely gathering and dissemination of data. Data traffic prioritization is super critical. The number one thing we protect over our network is our voice traffic. This takes priority over everything else; then it is database access, remote desktop, and at the bottom of the heap is Internet access.”
Through its affiliation with American Broadband Services, TOTLCOM is a large telecommunications company serving Central and Northern California. It offers small and medium business a wide range of communications technology solutions including hosted VoIP, VoIP PBX, Hybrid VoIP, network infrastructure, connectivity and more. Based in Watsonville, Calif., TOTLCOM also maintains offices in Modesto, Fresno and Sacramento, Calif. TOTLCOM has strategic partnership relationships with manufacturers and service companies, positioning itself as a one stop business communications shop.
New Edge Networks, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of EarthLink Inc. (NASDQ: ELNK). New Edge Networks builds and manages private networks for businesses and communications providers. Through its nationwide backbone network with about 900 switches and Internet routers, New Edge Networks uses any blend of access technologies (xDSL, frame relay, ATM, cable, wireless, and satellite) for providing broadband connectivity at any business address in the United States. Network options include any combination of access, network management functions, and on-site installation services.
For more information about TOTLCOM, please visit: www.totlcom.com.
To learn more about New Edge Networks, please visit: www.newedgenetworks.com.