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Astound Business Solutions Expands Media Services Network Using Media Links Technology

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.”

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