100G IP Transport EcoSystem enhances inter-region fiber connectivity between Boston, New York City and Washington DC
Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology announces that Astound Business Solutions, powered by RCN | Grande | Wave, a national telecommunications provider, has expanded its fiber-rich network into new cities using Media Links’ media over IP transport solutions.
Astound delivers a wide breadth of industry leading media, internet and cloud networking services, and this expansion positions them to accommodate the growing demand for more media content, in particular for higher quality services with increased bandwidth such as professional/broadcast entertainment and/or sporting events.
Astound has deployed the entire Media Links solution portfolio of IP Media gateways. The gateways are standards compliant for a higher quality of services (QoS) while also giving users the security of a monitored private video networks. In addition, the MD8000 platform offers an ease of booking for faster implantation. Transporting and managing an abundance of video, audio and data services, Astound’s 100 Gbps multi-ring, multi-region optical IP network interconnects the Washington DC, New York City and Boston areas.
“Using the Media Links solution portfolio allows us to quickly deliver customized and tailored services that meet the highest standards for modern live broadcast quality video,” said Patrick Knorr, Chief Commercial Officer for Astound Business Solutions. “We are now better positioned to support the growing demand for higher quality video services.”
Commenting further, Robert Patton, Vice President of Transport Sales for Media Links Inc. said: “The Astound network highlights how the Media Links 100G Ecosystem can optimize precious network bandwidth and operational resources in offering a wide breadth of managed service offerings. Our IP transport solutions are best known and continue to be sought for their proven, trusted performance and reliability in the most challenging and demanding applications. We’re honored to be part of Astound’s network where together we provide a unique, flexible and compelling value proposition to their customers.”
About Astound Broadband
Astound Business Solutions provides IT leaders with high-capacity, secure connectivity for their mission-critical applications while increasing overall agility and responsiveness. A part of Astound Broadband, the national telecommunications provider, offers advanced solutions that are delivered over a diverse, carrier-grade network that provides the speed, bandwidth, and reliability businesses need to support growing data demands. With coast-to-coast connectivity to over 70,000 business customers, Astound Business maintains a local, customer-centric approach, with dedicated industry experts on-hand around the clock to help businesses stay on top of today’s evolving IT technology and remain competitive in their markets. More information at: https://www.astound.com/
About Media Links
Media Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner is best known for providing its media over IP transport and switching solutions for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events. The Company’s product portfolio is used for broadcasting the Winter & Summer Olympics, World Cup Soccer, Professional/Amateur American Football, Baseball and Basketball games, political conventions, entertainment showcases and much more.
Media Links’ mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers throughout the world leading edge transport technology, enabling them to move all types of professional media – including 4K UHD/HD/SD SDI video, SMPTE ST 2110, audio signals as well as high bandwidth data – across multi-service IP networks.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links is the umbrella brand name supported by Media Links in Japan, Media Links Inc. in the USA, Media Links EMEA in the UK and Media Links AU Pty Ltd. in Australia. Media Links common stock is listed and traded on the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the Security Code Number 6659. For more information, please visit: https://www.medialinks.com