Mammoth Networks says it has completed a major native Ethernet upgrade to its backbone, boosting capacity throughout its Western territory by five-fold. The upgrade covers nine key sites and a dozen markets, including Albuquerque, Billings, and Spokane.
Mammoth has long focused on the harder to reach locations that most service providers fear to tread, regions that are starting to consume real bandwidth nonetheless. They run a private network between their POPs, helping hook up multi-location enterprises across multiple providers where needed. They have been gaining some real traction of late, claiming 2-6% growth monthly in revenues.
The upgrade is powered by fiber from Zayo. Partnering with Zayo makes obvious sense of course, as the Rockies are one of the company's strongholds - now both for metro and intercity. Their business model and network assets are quite complementary to Mammoth.
And for gear, it is Brocade equipment in a VPLS configuration, with traditional ATM being transported on the Ethernet core via pseudowire. Previously, they had combined SONET, wavelengths, and switched Ethernet.