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October 11, 2018 - Launch of Google Cloud Partner

October 11, 2018 - Bell Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Wholesale Cloud Connect.

Businesses today are increasingly relying on the cloud. As this reliance grows, so does the need for private, secure and reliable access.

Cloud Connect delivers an optimal cloud experience over Canada’s largest fibre network. It’s a fully managed, end-to-end network solution that keeps data more private — as opposed to using a public Internet connection — while giving secure access to cloud services from our industry-leading cloud partners.

The Cloud Connect service offers:

  • Access to a powerful cloud services infrastructure with Canada’s largest IP network — keeping your data in Canada for end-to-end performance, security and reliability.
  • Partnerships with leading cloud application providers give you the benefit of solutions like Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Google Site Connect*.
  • An easy and direct solution so you and your customers can connect wherever you do business.

Contact us today to see how we can help you to deliver the cloud to your customers.

March 08, 2018 - Bell expands its network presence in Markham, Ontario

March 28 – Bell Wholesale is pleased to announce the expansion of its network coverage with a new point of presence (PoP) in Markham, Ontario.

The new facility demonstrates Bell’s commitment to invest in its broadband networks and services as well as enhance customer service.

Located in an exchange-quality data centre, the new Bell PoP offers our business partners direct, low latency connectivity into Canada’s largest marketplace. With two fully diverse paths, the new PoP provides diversity, with no additional builds, minimizing deployment time.

The new PoP gives business partners’ access to Bell’s secure, scalable and redundant network by leveraging Bell’s next generation connectivity services, including its ultra high bandwidth Wavelength service with speeds up to 100 Gbps.

For more information, contact us today.

June 26, 2017 - Bell wins Wholesale Service Innovation Award

June 26, 2017 - Partnership with Cable & Wireless Networks earns international recognition

Bell Canada and Cable & Wireless Networks (C&W Networks) have jointly received the Wholesale Service Innovation Award from Global Telecoms Business.

Working with C&W Networks, Bell Canada delivered a network solution to support a Canadian financial institution’s international operations in the Caribbean. This project included migrating the bank’s extensive network in the region to a new state-of-the-art network platform within a short time frame.

The award was announced in London at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Summit, which showcased the latest network, design and product trends from around the world.

For more information, contact us today.

Wavelength service options have been expanded to the Atlantic region

Wavelength service options have been expanded to the Atlantic region to include the managed service configuration, latency service level agreement and Autonet Webpricer for pricing Wavelength services.

The expansion of the Wavelength service in the Atlantic region provides our customers additional diversity and flexibility.

About Wavelength service from Bell Canada

With Wavelength service from Bell, you can offer your customers a reliable, secure fibre-optic network for the transport of voice, data and video across Canada and to and from key cross-border U.S. cities. Our scalable solution is the first point-to-point connectivity solution in Canada to offer symmetrical speeds up to 100 Gbps, making it an ideal solution for data-intensive applications.

By leveraging our advanced protocols, you can cost-effectively run multiple applications on a single wavelength. The Bell Wholesale Wavelength service gives you the flexibility and control you need to define your own network protection levels.

Bell Canada, the largest communications company in Canada, provides national and international clients industry-leading voice, broadband and IP wholesale solutions into and across Canada and from key points in the U.S.

For more information, contact us today.

April 25, 2017 - Bell’s Carrier Ethernet service is MEF CE 2.0 certified

April 25, 2017 – Bell is pleased to announce its Carrier Ethernet service is Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 certified, effective April 3, 2017.

This certification demonstrates Bell’s commitment to invest in its Ethernet service and to support the highest industry standards to ensure the most robust Ethernet service is delivered to its markets. Furthermore, MEF CE 2.0 certification indicates that Bell’s Ethernet service is seamlessly interoperable with MEF-compliant hardware and software vendors.

About Ethernet Internetworking service from Bell Wholesale

Deployed on the Bell Canada next generation Carrier Ethernet network, Ethernet Internetworking allows service providers and end users to run their mission critical connectivity applications such as Internet, voice, and video simultaneously through different network paths without compromising speed and quality.

The Bell Canada network offers a fully redundant core network utilizing state-of-the-art technology. This ensures a secure core topology and decreases single points of failure.

Benefits of Bell’s service

Bell’s Ethernet service is available on the Bell Canada core network, which has 99.999% availability. It features industry level performance and end-to-end service level agreements with performance reporting, ensuring high availability. Bell offers service level agreements as well as 24/7 monitoring and technical support.

About Bell Wholesale

Bell Canada– the largest communications company in Canada, provides national and international clients industry-leading voice, broadband and IP wholesale solutions into and across Canada and from key points in the United States.

September, 30, 2016 - New Wavelength enhancements launched

September 30, 2016 – Bell continues to expand its Wavelength service with the recent launch of a new management option that provides Wavelength services with one managed end and one end unmanaged.

There are a number of scenarios in which a managed service may be preferable, at one or both ends of the circuit, including:

  • Interconnecting storage applications between remote data centres
  • Networking mainframes between long-distance locations and data centres
  • Establishing low-latency routes for financial trading exchanges
  • Transporting uncompressed video in real time
  • Adding capacity to transport native fibre channel traffic in a SAN

The benefits of choosing a managed service at one or both end of the circuit include access to the network expertise of an experienced third party, minimized downtime due to guaranteed service levels, and capital and operational savings through the reduced need for facility and network management.

About Wavelength service from Bell

With Wavelength service from Bell, you can offer your customers a reliable, secure fibre-optic network for the transport of voice, data and video across Canada and to and from key cross-border U.S. cities. Our scalable solution is the first point-to-point connectivity solution in Canada to offer symmetrical speeds up to 100 Gbps, making it an ideal solution for data-intensive applications.

By leveraging our advanced protocols, you can cost-effectively run multiple applications on a single wavelength. The Bell Wholesale Wavelength service gives you the flexibility and control you need to define your own network protection levels.

Bell Canada– the largest communications company in Canada, provides national and international clients industry-leading voice, broadband and IP wholesale solutions into and across Canada and from key points in the United States.

For more information, contact us today.

September 23, 2015 - New Ethernet diversity option available

New Ethernet diversity option available

September 23, 2015 – Bell continues to expand its Ethernet Internetworking service to deliver Canada’s most advanced fibre optic network, coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Bell has recently launched a new diversity feature that increases customer availability, providing improved Ethernet service resiliency in the event fibre access goes down.

Link Aggregation Group (LAG) technology

The Ethernet access protection feature is based on link aggregation group (LAG) technology and uses an active standby link to automatically re-route traffic to a secondary link when the primary link goes down. The LAG feature is available for the 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet aggregation points service. This newly introduced diversity feature, complements Bell’s existing diversity features such as Access diversity, Switching Centre diversity and Entrance diversity and enables Bell to offer the most robust availability protection required by customers.

Bell’s Ethernet service offers a fully redundant core utilizing state-of-the-art technology. This ensures a secure core topology and decreases single points of failure. The Bell Ethernet service is also compliant with industry standards. Our parent company, Bell Canada, is the first Canadian provider to receive two certifications from the Metro Ethernet Forum, the defining body for Carrier Ethernet.

For more information, please contact us.

Bell expands its network presence in Québec

Bell is pleased to announce the expansion of its network coverage with a new point of presence (PoP) in Drummondville, Québec.

The new Bell-powered facility demonstrates Bell’s commitment to invest in its broadband networks and services as well as enhance the customer service.

Located in a state-of-the-art, carrier neutral facility, the new Bell PoP offers business partners a fully diverse path, including entrance, access and transport, and low-latency roundtrip from downtown Montréal.

From the new PoP, business partners can access Bell’s secure, scalable and redundant network by leveraging Bell’s next generation connectivity services, including its ultra high bandwidth Wavelength service with speeds up to 100 Gbps.

Bell Wholesale is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Canada, Canada’s largest communications company.

For more information, contact us today.

Bell expands meet me point locations in the US

Bell is pleased to announce the expansion of its network coverage in the United States by launching a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Ashburn, Virginia. This new PoP is enabled with next-generation Ethernet and Wavelength services to offer feature-rich connectivity services.

Bell is committed to providing more connection points for US-based and international clients to extend their network reach into Canada. This expansion provides clients with more choices to cost-effectively and conveniently connect to a coast-to-coast Canadian network by connecting from any of our US PoPs presently located in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Minneapolis and now Ashburn.

US and international clients can easily extend their network reach into Canada through a variety of high-performance connectivity services tailored to meet their unique business needs. Wavelength service from Bell offers ultra high bandwidth, low-latency service with speeds up to 100 Gbps and Ethernet service offers a choice of access speeds from 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps and Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) speeds from 1 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

Bell launches new features for Ethernet Internetworking service

Enhancements have been made to Bell’s Ethernet Internetworking (EI) service to help service providers deliver an enhanced customer experience.

The enhancements include multiple classes of service and performance metrics. The enhanced EI solution provides Wholesale customers with the features and tools needed to manage high-bandwidth connectivity in an effective and economical way.

New features and benefits:

• Multiple classes of service per Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)
– Traffic optimization across the network
– Shared traffic streams across multiple streams

• Performance reporting
– Enhanced performance metrics including availability and EVC class of service
– Service level agreements (SLA) for four performance attributes: latency, jitter, frame loss ratio and service availability (mean-time-to-repair)
– Regular reporting updates per EVC per class of service for Business Priority (BP) and Near-Real Time (NRT)

• ENNI CPE-less access
– Increased flexibility offers more choice for customers

For more information, please contact us.

Bell launches new “meet me” point in the US

Bell is pleased to announce the expansion of its network coverage in the United States by launching a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Ashburn, Virginia. This new PoP is enabled with next-generation Ethernet and Wavelength services to offer feature-rich connectivity services.

Bell is committed to providing more connection points for US-based and international clients to extend their network reach into Canada. This expansion provides clients with more choices to cost-effectively and conveniently connect to a coast-to-coast Canadian network by connecting from any of our US PoPs presently located in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Minneapolis and now Ashburn.

US and international clients can easily extend their network reach into Canada through a variety of high-performance connectivity services tailored to meet their unique business needs. Wavelength service from Bell offers ultra high bandwidth, low-latency service with speeds up to 100 Gbps and Ethernet service offers a choice of access speeds from 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps and Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) speeds from 1 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

For more information, please contact us.

Bell launches new services in three US PoPs

Connecting to and extending your reach into Canada just got easier with the launch of new services in three points of presence (PoP) in major US cities.

Bell has recently launched new services in its New York City facility. These new services will also be available in our Chicago and Seattle PoPs soon.

Enhancements to these three PoPs enable us to offer to you our next generation network Ethernet service, our enhanced Wavelength service with bandwidth speeds of up to 100 Gbps and our IP VPN/MPLS network, the largest private IP MPLS network in Canada.

The benefits of the these enhanced PoPs include:

  • Cost-effective and convenient “meet me” points in the US
  • Competitive pricing for on-net services
  • Consistent service level agreements/service level objectives for on-net facilities
  • Simplified provisioning process

Bell Canada – the largest communications company in Canada, provides national and international clients industry-leading voice, broadband and IP wholesale solutions from across Canada and from key points in the United States.

For more information, please contact us.

Announcing Canada’s first 100 Gbps Wavelength service

Bell is pleased to announce the launch of Canada’s first point-to-point connectivity solution to offer symmetrical speeds up to 100 Gbps.

Wavelength service from Bell is a high-bandwidth, low-latency solution offering scalable capacity and flexible network protection levels. It is an ideal solution for wholesale service providers to help their customers deliver business critical Ethernet, storage and managed services.

Bell’s Wavelength supports many standard and non-standard connection protocols, including Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FICON and FICON Express, SONET and others. This gives service providers a flexible solution to meet their end-customers’ business requirements without the need for complex network builds.

Our Wavelength service features:

  • Scalable bandwidth speeds, including 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 5 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Support for 23 advanced protocols
  • Management and protection levels
  • Enhanced service level agreement, including a latency commitment
  • Ability to transfer large data files on a single network
  • Flexible internetworking to easily connect with existing voice and data systems
  • Diverse routes available on a next-generation network

For more information, contact us.

New carrier neutral network co-location facility in Montréal

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new network co-location facility in Québec. Our carrier neutral facility in Montréal offers you the flexibility, scalability and resiliency you need to meet your interconnection requirements and changing business needs.

Located in downtown Montréal, the new facility is designed to provide maximum security in an environment with up-to-date power and cooling systems. Features include:

Capacity

  • 2,250 square feet of move-in ready capacity
  • Choice of cabinets built to suit your needs

Power

  • 52kW of DC
  • 170kW of AC
  • Up to three hours back-up
  • On-site generator with mobile back-up facility
  • Dual Power and fibre feeds

Cooling

  • N+1 Heating Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) system provides 30 tons of cooling
  • Average temperature is 21°C

Fire

  • Full implemented Very Early Warning Fire Detection (VEWFD) System
  • Dry spinkler system and VEWFD system as per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 76

Security

  • Card readers enable unescorted access for your convenience
  • Access 24×365

Service

  • Our experts can provide technical support to save you time and site visits

Benefits

  • Carrier neutrality provides easy connectivity to alternative service providers
  • Cost-effective solution, with minimal upfront capital expenditure
  • Reduced complexity and cost of government compliance
  • 24/7 unescorted access

For more information, please contact us.

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