Astound Business Solutions Taps Media Links Technology for Expanded Media Services Network

Astound Business Solutions has expanded its fiber-rich network into new cities using Media Links’ media over IP transport solutions.

Astound delivers a wide breadth of 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.

“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,” says Patrick Knorr, Chief Commercial Officer for Astound Business Solutions. “We are now better positioned to support the growing demand for higher quality video services.”

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.

“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,” says Robert Patton, Vice President of Transport Sales for Media Links. “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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