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tw telecom Wins Light Reading's Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Solution of the Year Award
Oct 02, 2013 (02:10 PM EDT)


NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S., received the prestigious Light Reading Leading Lights Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Solution of the Year award for its E-Access "One to Many" solution.  The annual awards competition is held the evening before the two-day Ethernet & SDN Expo in New York City beginning October 2nd.   

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E-Access is tw telecom's "One to Many" national Ethernet service that provides a ready-made infrastructure for carriers to quickly and easily reach their end-user locations across a secure, scalable and predictable network.

"Many carriers typically do not have their own network to connect everywhere they need to go, so they look to tw telecom to provide secure, scalable and predictable network connections and solutions that help them deliver applications to their customers' thousands of locations," said Tom Marx, President of tw telecom's Wholesale Services.   "Carriers that use E-Access can also avoid capital investments, reduce operating costs and more easily manage their network capability."

tw telecom is the first U.S. service provider with national E-Access EPL and EVPL Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification granted by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).  CE 2.0 certification is very important in the industry and tells business customers that the products and services tw telecom offers deliver world-class connectivity, anytime, anywhere. 

tw telecom is a leader in delivering Business Ethernet services, and for more than over a decade has aligned its Ethernet portfolio around MEF service definitions. Ethernet (E-line EPL and EVPL services) are also MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified and are key components of the company's Business Ethernet infrastructure and award winning Intelligent Network capabilities.  These capabilities include Enhanced Management and the industry's first real-time, automatic bandwidth-on-demand service called Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity®.  tw telecom's Intelligent Network portfolio increases the velocity at which enterprises buy and consume network services and is an integral part of its future Constellation Platformsm vision.   

"Our commitment to Business Ethernet is unprecedented in the industry," Marx said.  "We have delivered Ethernet nationally to enterprises for more than a decade and are consistently one of the three leading providers of Business Ethernet across the country.  Our continuous innovation strategy around Business Ethernet continues to differentiate us in the market with our customers."

tw telecom previously won the Light Reading Leading Lights 2012 Company of the Year (Public) award.

About tw telecom
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom