From the Security Experts

June 14, 2012

Bancaribe Curacao Bank Selects MPLS IP VPN Network from Level 3

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Selecting the right telecommunications solution for a company’s voice, video and data traffic can be difficult. Using an MPLS IP VPN network can help, as it offers privacy and advanced features not available with public IP solutions.

Level 3’s dedicated Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone provides customers with the ability to converge and prioritize traffic, allowing important applications like voice and video to stay afloat.

Bancaribe Curacao Bank, N.V. selected the MPLS IP VPN network from Level 3 for a five-year contract to integrate the bank's communications. According to the agreement, Level 3 will offer managed security services, data center solutions and international connectivity with its global IP MPLS network.

The technological alliance between Bancaribe Curacao Bank and Level 3 started in 2005, when the bank sought a satellite connection to improve its core services. Since then, both the organizations have fostered a successful commercial and technological relationship over the years.

“This agreement offers Level 3 the opportunity to contribute to the growth and geographical expansion of this financial institution, while at the same time allowing us to grow our solid presence in the banking segment," said Luis Carlos Guerrero, Level 3's vice president of Sales and Services for the Andean Cluster (Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela). "The capacity of our IP network and data centers, and our highly specialized professionals are some of the competitive advantages that Level 3 offers.”

TMC’s Madhubanti Rudra recently reported that the company secured a $410.8-million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a Combat Support Agency. According to the agreement, Level 3 will offer DISA with committed fiber-cable operations, Managed Capacity and Transport Services (MCTS), maintenance support and IP-based infrastructure for the next 10 years. DISA will also have dedicated professional support from Level 3.

Edited by Braden Becker