New York – February 7, 2005 - Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey, a pioneer in the cable industry, is extending its suite of business services throughout New York City using Nortel* Optical Ethernet and Storage Solutions. These new Ethernet-based services will enable business customers to securely and reliably extend their enterprise applications across the wide area network (WAN) as well as provide business continuance and disaster recovery. Business customers will also be able to increase their control over their data communications costs with the ability to purchase bandwidth in more flexible increments.
"As a global center for finance and commerce, protecting critical information is vital for New York City businesses, especially within the Wall Street financial sector," said Bhupender Kaul, Vice President, Business Service, Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey. "Time Warner Cable prides itself on not only offering affordable, innovative services, but also providing the scalability and reliability needed for businesses to run without interruption in the event of an unplanned event or disaster."
Time Warner Cable has introduced new Ethernet business services that include Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Private LAN and Ethernet Internet Connectivity. In addition, the company is offering a private storage service that meets the stringent service level agreements demanded by the financial services industry's business continuance and disaster recovery requirements. This storage service supports storage connectivity for systems that use ESCON, FICON, Fibre Channel, IP or Ethernet storage protocols. These new Ethernet and Storage business services build upon Time Warner Cable's existing cable TV (CATV) and Road Runner Business Class
Time Warner Cable's Optical Ethernet Network was built on its own extensive fiber infrastructure, which is completely independent of existing service providers. The Network is based on Nortel's Optical Metro 5200 metro dense wavelength division multiplexing and Optical Metro 3500 multiservice platforms, which support an array of high-capacity data services. These platforms enable Time Warner Cable to provide Optical Ethernet and Storage Solutions to midsize and Enterprise customers for secure, scalable and reliable services.
"Nortel is supporting Time Warner Cable's commitment to offer business customers choice and value throughout their markets," said Dan Mondor, General Manager, Cable MSO, Nortel. "Using Nortel's Optical Ethernet and Storage Solutions, Time Warner Cable has the opportunity to truly help businesses address their storage protection requirements, simplify their networks and reduce their operational costs."
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.
The company also includes NY 1 News, the 24/7/365 award-winning local news channel.
Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey has led the telecommunications industry in bringing exciting, innovative services to customers including Video On Demand, digital video recorders, digitalphone and high speed internet access through four ISPs. Visit www.twcnyc.com.
Our parent company, Time Warner Cable, owns and manages cable systems serving 10.9 million subscribers in 27 states, which include some of the most technologically advanced, best-clustered systems in the country with more than 75% of the Company's customers in systems of 300,000 or more. In New York State, Time Warner Cable serves approximately 2.6 million customers.
Utilizing a fully upgraded, advanced cable network and a steadfast commitment to providing customers with choice, value and world-class customer service, Time Warner Cable is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services including high definition television and wireless home networking. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.
*Nortel is a trademark of Nortel Networks.