Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has revealed that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN) will be the primary equipment providers for the Metro Ethernet service it's launching in 20 markets. The service targets small-medium-businesses (SMBs) with 20 to 500 workers, competing with incumbent and technology behind telcos.
Juniper helps "deliver a reliable and cost-effective metro data service" and Ciena provides "flexible and reliable Ethernet access platforms," Kevin O'Toole, Comcast Business Services senior vice president of product management and strategy said in a news release.
The service is multi-faceted, providing point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, multipoint-to-multipoint (and try typing that 10 times fast) and dedicated Internet access at bandwidths ranging from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps in scaled increments.
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