Qwest has launched iQ E-Line service, a new Ethernet solution to increase businesses’ efficiency and operational productivity. The solution leverages Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and dedicated Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network technologies to combine the benefits of intelligent routing with the advantages of full bandwidth utilization.

Qwest customers such as Hibernia Media are already using the solution to operate dedicated media networks that ensure the quality of their programming. With over 200 media connection points in North America and Europe, Hibernia Media provides managed video transport over fiber using DTM (Dynamic Synchronous Transfer Mode) video transmission.

Qwest iQ E-Line is ideal for mission-critical or general data-intensive applications that require scalable connections to customers’ data centers, storage-area networking, multi-location enterprise applications or disaster recovery and business continuity facilities.

Fully managed, the service offers highly granular bandwidth in increments from 5 Mbps up to 1 Gbps to allow enterprises to scale their operations based on actual need and to aid in improving application performance and business efficiency. When combined with multiplexing, the solution allows for hub-and-spoke multi-site connections within or between any of E-Line’s 16 markets currently for long-haul and metro applications: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Mo., Los Angeles, New York, Newark, N.J., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sunnyvale, Calif., Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

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