NEW YORK, October 1, 2014 - Vodafone announced today a more than threefold increase in the number of points of presence (PoPs) available to enterprise customers across the USA, Canada and South America, enabling global businesses to gain the benefit of global internet protocol virtual private network (IP-VPN) services from a single supplier.
The global MPLS-enabled network will ultimately connect 212 PoPs across Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Americas. This expansion will complement Vodafone-operated fixed and mobile networks in 17 countries, creating the most expansive global MPLS network by both reach and depth in the industry.
- Expansion will provide customers with 212 points of presence worldwide, including 42 across the USA, Canada, South America and Latin America
- Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-enabled network to connect global businesses across more than 150 countries
- Vodafone now offers most expansive global network by both reach and depth in the industry
Vodafone will establish an additional 21 PoPs in North America and 12 in South America and Latin America, each of which will be in locations close to Vodafone’s major enterprise customer sites, high-density populations and data centre locations. Over the coming months, Vodafone will connect more than 67 countries directly, rising to more than 150 countries via partner networks.
Vodafone’s fully managed network is designed to meet the demands of complex multinational businesses, using a range of technologies from IP-VPN, global ethernet to secure internet access to connect locations and employees. Vodafone’s application-aware next-generation networks carry a full range of IP-based data, video and voice services to support organisations’ transition to unified communications and cloud computing.
Vodafone Global Enterprise President of the Americas region, Chuck Pol, said: “We’re putting the very best next-generation infrastructure where our customers need it and investing for the future by giving businesses access to the world’s most expansive network by depth and reach. For the first time, multinational customers in the Americas region can benefit from global end-to-end services supplied by a single supplier.”
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Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2014, Vodafone had 436 million mobile customers and 9 million fixed broadband customers.
Vodafone IP-VPN services
Vodafone combines the world’s most extensive network with a flexible, globally consistent service experience, offering customers a dedicated portal to allow real-time network management and a single interface for access to all Vodafone IP-VPN features and services. Vodafone’s next generation IP-VPN network also offers proactive and predictive assurance, including proactive monitoring of quality of service in the both the network and applications.