Sidera Networks Announces Launch of E-Connect Hubs

New York, NY, March 21, 2011 – Sidera Networks, a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today the launch of its E-Connect Hub Service in several major metropolitan locations.  Sidera Network’s E-Connect Hubs use External Network-to-Network Interface (ENNI), a standards-based Ethernet interconnection that allows disparate carrier networks to connect seamlessly to Sidera’s fiber-based network to ensure high quality services to their customers.

Sidera’s E-Connect Hubs are strategically located throughout its footprint. Starting with ten initial access points including hubs in Boston, Chicago, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington, DC, the service provides a cost-effective and efficient method for domestic and international carriers to expand their reach leveraging Sidera’s network. Sidera plans to add additional access points throughout the year.

Sidera Networks’ ENNI interconnection is MEF 26-compliant and is available in both 1 GbE and 10 GbE ports. The MEF 26 ENNI standard defines interface and service attributes necessary for multiple providers to deliver Carrier Ethernet services on a global basis.  By delivering services through ENNI, Sidera Networks is able to preserve and enhance the overall protection, priority, and quality of service parameters of each frame being passed across the network.

“Our E-Connect Hubs allow service providers to streamline interconnect operations, cost effectively deploy new services, quickly reach new markets and lower the overall costs and time spent managing and turning up services,” said Mike Sicoli, CEO, Sidera Networks. “ENNI is more than just a technical specification; it has become the driver for a new global wholesale Ethernet market.”

Sidera offers dedicated point-to-point Ethernet as well as switched point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 Ethernet Service.  Sidera’s Ethernet Service combines the reliability and ubiquity of Ethernet with next-generation transport technology to deliver a fully restorable, easily managed network.

To meet with a Sidera Networks Representative at COMPTEL, stop by Booth #508 or contact us for more information.

About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks, LLC., www.sidera.net, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services that ensure optimal business performance to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that spans from Maine to Virginia, out to Chicago and up to Toronto, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.