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NTT Com Launches 100Mbps Global Ethernet Service

NTT Communications Corporation reported Thursday that it is expanding its high speed Ethernet service -- with transmission speeds up to 100Mbps -- globally to reach major cities in the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, and the U.S.

Taking advantage of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), the service, to be inaugurated July 3, will be offered in two basic speeds -- 45Mbps and 100Mbps. The slower speed will be available for a flat rate, while the faster service will be offered in 10Mbps increments and also in variable rates.

NTT Com, which is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, said subscribers can use the new service offerings to create global LAN environments with their existing equipment over the NTT global IP backbone.

In boasting about the service, NTT Com noted that it demonstrated the Global Super Link's power and versatility during last February's Super Bowl XL game when it publicly broadcast the game from the U.S. at 70Mbps to Japan in high definition mode.