Stealth Communications Deploys Force10 E-Series in New York Peering Exchange to Interconnect 200 Voice and Data Providers

MILPITAS, Calif.--()--June 20, 2005--Force10 Networks today announced that Stealth Communications, owner and operator of the Voice Peering Fabric, has deployed the Force10 E-Series in its new Big Apple Peering Exchange (Big APE), an IPv4 peering fabric that is carrying traffic from eircom, Net2Phone, PPL Telecom, Progress Telecom and WV Fiber. The Force10 E300 delivers the Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet density and resiliency that enables Stealth to deliver cost-effective services in one of the country's largest peering exchanges.

"The new exchange leverages the industry's leading technology to deliver cost-effective peering services," said Shrihari Pandit, CEO and founder of Stealth Communications. "The Force10 E-Series delivers the superior performance and resiliency we need to build a scalable network that can reliably interconnect more than 200 providers at telx New York, transforming the Big APE into one of the largest peering exchanges in the United States."

Stealth's Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet peering exchange is located in telx New York's core facility, which interconnects more than 200 service providers who demand the highest level of network reliability. More than 80 percent of the service providers interconnecting at telx New York's facility are carrying voice over IP traffic. The Force10 E300 provides the performance and resiliency that guarantees Stealth can provide the superior interconnection required to deliver voice service.

As the foundation of the Big APE peering exchange, the Force10 E300 delivers the resiliency and throughput Stealth needs to interconnect hundreds of voice and data providers around the world. The unmatched density and performance of the TeraScale E-Series provides a scalable platform that enables Stealth to reliably and cost effectively deliver peering services priced at $1,000 per Gigabit Ethernet port per year, significantly below the industry average.

"The density and resiliency of the Force10 E-Series fundamentally alters network economics, allowing Stealth to deliver an extremely compelling price point for peering services," said Andrew Feldman, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks. "For service providers and Internet exchange points that are leveraging Ethernet in their networks, the E-Series provides the ideal solution."

The Force10 E-Series delivers the density and resiliency that is required for high performance Ethernet aggregation in service provider networks and Internet exchange points. Leveraging those capabilities, Force10 has significantly expanded its base of service provider customers to include Japan's second largest ISP, NTT-ME, Korea's second largest ISP, Hanaro Telecom, Netherlands-based TrueServer, as well as Japan CableNet, SRS Sakura Internet and Broadband Tower.

Force10's TeraScale E-Series leads the industry in density, performance and resiliency. The TeraScale E-Series supports 1,260 Gigabit and 56 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single chassis and can process one billion packets per second, the highest in the industry. And, with support for an industry-leading one million access control lists (ACLs), the TeraScale E-Series provides scalable protection against denial of service attacks.

About Force10 Networks

Force10 Networks is the pioneer in high performance switching and routing. Based on a revolutionary system architecture that delivers best-in-class resiliency and massive scalability, Force10's TeraScale E-Series switch/routers ensure predictable application performance, increase network availability, and reduce operating costs. Today, many of the world's largest Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks depend on Force10 Networks. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.force10networks.com.

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Contacts

Force10 Networks Inc.
Peter Ruzicka, 408-965-5151
pruzicka@force10networks.com
Jennifer Arculeo, 408-965-5194
jarculeo@force10networks.com

Contacts

Force10 Networks Inc.
Peter Ruzicka, 408-965-5151
pruzicka@force10networks.com
Jennifer Arculeo, 408-965-5194
jarculeo@force10networks.com