October 15, 2013
Mammoth Establishes NNI with Wave Broadband in Seattle
By Mini Swamy
Mammoth Networks (News - Alert) traditionally creates base connectivity in new markets, allowing the company to aggregate services back and forth between networks. It has established a network-to-network interface (NNI) with Wave Broadband in Seattle, Wash., enabling delivery of Wave's fiber services to Mammoth's clients in the Pacific Northwest.
As a result, Wave’s clients can now be included in the Wave network through the NNI in Seattle. The Seattle NNI is mutually beneficial to both Wave and Mammoth, which are sincerely committed to providing superior products, exceptional service and complete solutions to customers.
"Wave has unique coverage in areas surrounding metro markets like Seattle and Portland, which we can now list as on-net and quote to our partners. The fact Wave wants us to deliver metro services to their network makes this a win-win," said an excited Brian Worthen (News - Alert), CEO at Mammoth.
By delivering metro services to the Wave network, mammoth extended its reach in Washington, Oregon and California and also address the hard-to-reach locations as well. Wave enhanced its ability to serve metropolitan areas and expand the company’s reach beyond their fiber.
“This partnership allows Wave to continue our tradition of expansion in strategic West Coast markets,” noted Patrick Knorr, executive vice president of IP and business services at Wave Division Holdings.
Mammoth has evolved into a Layer 2 aggregator and that means it has the ability to bring different technologies and combine multiple services onto a single platform. This is ideal for providers and operators that are looking to cut down costs in their access network or looking to expand beyond their current geographical scope, while rolling out new services quickly.
Evident of this is that Mammoth was able to marry Wave Broadband's fiber services to those of CenturyLink and then deliver the result as a single provider solution to the client. A second Mammoth customer had almost fifty locations across the West, where Wave provided service. Because of the NNI with Wave, Mammoth was able to service all the customer’s sites.
Wave Broadband says that it is continually improving its products and services while Mammoth continues to provide services over more than 40 NNIs with regional fiber carriers. With the new NNI in place, Mammoth’s role as an aggregator will gain more importance.
Edited by Alisen Downey
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