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March 31, 2009

Frontier Communications selects Virtual Exchange platform from Telx

Virtual Exchange can take low-speed circuits and mux them into higher speed circuits or vice-versa

By CBR Staff Writer

Frontier Communications has selected Virtual Exchange platform from Telx, a provider of network-neutral collocation and interconnection services, to expand its access to additional service providers.

Virtual Exchange is claimed to help service providers decrease initial capital expense, improve time to market and lower recurring expense by providing a way to do multiplexing, Sonet/SDH conversion and cross connections.

Telx has said that Frontier will use Telx’s Virtual Exchange platform to interconnect with new service providers, thereby adding other carrier options to its current selection of traditional carriers.

Telx has also said that Virtual Exchange can take low-speed circuits and mux them into higher speed circuits or demux high-speed circuits into lower-speed circuits. It can also perform circuit conversion, for example, taking an SDH signal and changing it to SONET; map Ethernet circuits to SONET; and provide software-based cross connections between providers.

Christopher Eldredge, Frontier’s vice president of carrier sales and service, said: The Telx Virtual Exchange solution is a value add for Frontier. Telx’s solution lets us demux OCN circuits into DS3 and T1s. without incurring significant space or equipment costs. It is also very easy to add circuits or new service providers to the platform. It’s a win-win for all involved.

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