Blink Communications deploys One Connection for Infinite possibilities

    Innovative new DWDM Network from Meriton allows Blink to meet explosive
    demand for dedicated, highly secure bandwidth services

    OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Blink Communications, a facilities-based
data communications carrier today announced that it has launched a distributed
dedicated wavelength service as part of its suite of managed data transport
services. Strategic focus on the service layer and network optimization has
afforded Blink's end customers the ability to continually consolidate and
scale their data and network services into a single cohesive architecture.
    Blink's wavelength services will allow for dedicated carrier grade
Ethernet up to 10GE, available in point-to-point and multiple point-to-point
configurations. The service will augment Blink's existing high bandwidth
capabilities, effectively accommodating and cost effectively scaling new data,
Internet, voice and video applications as required. Most companies use this
technology to interconnect their Storage Area Networks. Blink has, over the
years, built its own diverse fibre facilities into most of the major big-name
data centres throughout the GTA, interconnecting SAN environments for
companies of all sizes as custom network solutions. A service and related
experience that has lead Blink to create a more accessible distributed cost
effective model for the general business market.
    The service has been deployed over an innovative new 400Gbit/s Dense Wave
Division Multiplexing network (DWDM), utilizing Meriton Networks' 3300 OSM
(Optical Services Multiplexer) for its flexibility, scalability, efficiency,
and simplicity of operation. "Blink Communications' insightful approach to
data communications actively anticipates the needs of businesses of all sizes
and allows them to leverage the latest voice, video and data service
advancements - as they need them. Meriton's Agile Optical Networking solutions
were developed with these requirements in mind, and we look forward to
supporting Blink as it continues to expand its customer base and service
portfolio," said Mike Pascoe, president and CEO for Meriton Networks. He goes
on to say, "Our Agile Optical Networking solutions are a good match for
innovative carriers like Blink Communications, who need flexible, scalable
options that allow them customize their services to win customers in a highly
competitive market."
    Blink has gained recognition over the last couple of years for its "grow
as you go - One Connection, Infinite possibilities" strategic approach to the
market. A concept that has catapulted Blink as the data provider of choice for
some of North America's largest organizations. "This launch was a natural
progression for Blink. We have seen a trend over the past couple of years
towards a more responsive and focused provider. We have always excelled in
providing our customers innovative networking solutions and support. Creating
a distributed model was in line with our core strategy and would cost
effectively allow our customers to use a technology that was once reserved for
carrier backbone applications," said Troy Hare, President and COO of
Blink Communications. He continues, "This introduction was primarily at the
request of our customers."

    About Blink Communications Inc.

    A subsidiary of Oakville Hydro in Ontario, Blink Communications is a
facilities based data communications service provider that delivers
cost-effective, fiber-based high bandwidth services for applications that
range from wide-area corporate networks and Internet, file transfer and
multipoint interconnections to consolidated IP data, voice and multimedia
transport and high-capacity disaster recovery and business continuity. With
over 1000 KM of routed fiber, Blink Communications' optical network is fully
diverse from that of other carriers. Designed to deliver the utmost in
flexibility and scalability, the network allows fast, simple bandwidth changes
that grow along with end user requirements and delivers optimal uptime for
mission-critical applications. Blink's purchase of Mississauga Hydro's telecom
assets in mid 2006 has enabled the organization to scale and realize
efficiencies in its market based approach. For more information please visit -

    About Meriton Networks Inc.

    Meriton Networks Inc. has developed the industry's first unified
end-to-end Agile Optical Networking (AON) architecture, a carrier-grade
solution for service provider migration to next-generation IP services
architectures. A key pillar of AON is the integration of Ethernet aggregation
and switching with optical WDM transport to enable Carrier Ethernet Transport
(CET). With metro access, metro core and regional extension products, all
fully managed by a best-in-class suite of network planning and management
tools, Meriton Networks gives network operators a single source for the rapid,
cost-effective delivery of high-speed services. For more information, please

For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Dino Farinaccia, for BLINK
COMMUNICATIONS, Tel: (905) 825-4421 ext 4008, Mobile: (416) 427-7269; Kathleen
Keith, for MERITON NETWORKS, Tel: (707) 529-4507

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