Telseon, a communications service provider using gigabit Ethernet networking technology, has agreed to work with the communications subsidiary of energy firm Dynegy to build an all-optical network in 18 major U.S. cities. Ten large markets, such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, will be built immediately, with additional urban areas being added by fall.
Telseon, like competitor Yipes Communications, predominately targets large business customers by providing communications services using gigabit Ethernet technology. Under the Dynegy deal, Telseon will install DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) equipment, which increases network capacity by carrying data via multicolored pulses of light. The move allows Telseon to target other carriers and ISPs with large bandwidth needs. Dynegy believes the pact will allow the company to offer metropolitan area services 12 months to 18 months faster.