By Maximilian Clarke

BT has expanded BT Ethernet Connect, its global Ethernet virtual private network (VPN) service, to enable large organizations to evolve and grow their infrastructure while maintaining control of their IP architecture.

According to recent research by IDC, the total U.S. Ethernet services market is expected to grow from $2.6 billion in 2009 to $7.2 billion in 2014.* BT is meeting this demand with additional nodes in the US and Canada to BT Ethernet Connect, an adaptable, secure Ethernet VPN service that is available in 28 countries with additional countries covered by long lines.

Customers can set up their network to meet current needs and then add features when needed. BT Ethernet Connect is ideal for a range of applications including connecting data centers and organizations that wish to design and manage their IP layer.

BT Ethernet Connect has been certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum to its standards MEF 9 and 14. These standards provide independent validation of the conformance and performance of Ethernet services.

“At BT we continue to expand our service offerings to meet our customers’ growing needs for global communications,” Kim McMann, President, BT U.S. and Canada. “With our ability to provide IP VPN services in more than 170 countries/ territories and Ethernet VPN services in 28 countries, multinational customers with operations in the U.S. and Canada rely on us to keep them connected and to provide value-added services that let them focus on their core business, not their networked IT infrastructure.”

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