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Aug 24th, 2012

Mammoth Completes 10Gbps upgrade

Mammoth Networks has completed a network upgrade this August that includes expansion in a dozen cities throughout the American West. The core upgrade increases Mammoth's network five-fold, with nine key sites upgraded to 10Gbps fiber including Albuquerque, New Mexico, Billings, Montana and Spokane Washington.

Mammoth contracted with Zayo for access to long-haul fiber, and deployed Brocade equipment in a VPLS configuration. The result is a highly-scalable network focused on low-latency and the most direct routes. Zayo's unique fiber routes in the Rocky Mountain region perfectly complement Mammoth's footprint. Mammoth's network is centered around the least-populated states in the Union, and has a rural market focus.

Prior to the native Ethernet upgrade, Mammoth combined traditional SONET, wave and switched Ethernet services to connect company equipment in these nine core Points of Presence.

"We were excited to complete this project," stated Jeremy Malli, Mammoth's CTO. "We are ready for the next three years of growth, and the focus on latency is key to our Ethernet success." Malli explained the 10Gbps speed upgrades enabled Mammoth to also migrate traditional ATM onto the Ethernet core using pseudowire. Malli relayed, "Our network has layers, supporting everything from Frame Relay to ATM to Ethernet to wave. The fact we stacked ATM onto our Ethernet core with full self-healing capabilities shows how nimble we are."

Mammoth utilizes private network between POPs, allowing their clients to build custom networks across multiple locations, throughout multiple telecom boundaries. Mammoth's project will support Ethernet coverage in three additional states, providing Mammoth's partners access to Ethernet in more than 120 additional cities in Montana, Oregon and Washington.

The network upgrades come at a key time for Mammoth, with company revenues increasing between two and six percent each month. Mammoth's growth has been consistent since early 2008, reflective of the company's network demands and increased Ethernet traffic. The company is pioneering Ethernet aggregation, allowing multiple national, regional and local carriers to talk to each other through Mammoth.

Mammoth acts as a one-stop shop for provisioning, billing and support. The company prides itself in supporting legacy services alongside newer, IP-based services. As a facilities-based aggregator of wholesale data services, Mammoth provides service across the contiguous 48 states and Canada. Mammoth simplifies Wide Area Networking by consolidating multiple access technologies and carriers onto a single network, and delivering to their Partners over a single interface. The privately-held company is based in Gillette, Wyoming.

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