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MASERGY Launches Limited Plane as Sixth Class of Service

May 7, 2010 | Howard Lichtman

Masergy_logo.jpgEnables Enterprises to Access CoS Optimized for Data Back-up and Scalable Video Coding Desktop Video Applications


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MASERGY, a privately held global network service provider that has redefined enterprise wide-area networking by delivering innovative products, advanced capabilities and a superior customer experience, today launched its new Limited Plane as its sixth class of service (CoS).

The Limited Plane is serviced at a lower priority than Normal Data and is ideal for data back-up or packet-loss-tolerant applications, such as Scalable Video Coding (SVC) desktop video implementation. By delivering a new Limited Plane CoS that is deliberately de-prioritized below best effort, MASERGY can provide its customers a safe place on the network to carry large-scale desktop video flows or data back-up without fear of high volumes overwhelming other network traffic.

The overall advantage of the Limited Plane is that delay-tolerant desktop video or data back-up applications can be placed on an enterprise's private MPLS network to maintain security, at the same time leveraging QoS mechanisms that allow optimal large-scale communications while protecting corporate or public Internet applications.

"MASERGY's network is purpose-built for the transport of real-time applications over the corporate WAN and we offer industry-leading SLAs of 100 percent in-sequence packet delivery for telepresence/HD video conferencing. The Limited Plane augments our diverse and well-defined array of CoS offerings, allowing our customers to experience an enhanced level of flexibility to accommodate wide-scale deployment of packet loss tolerant SVC desktop video applications," said Tim Naramore, chief technology officer of MASERGY.

Some benefits of MASERGY's Limited Plane include:

  • SVC-optimized - Engineered to support Scalable Video Coding desktop video applications 
  • Security - Allows applications to run on a private network without coding or encryption 
  • Flexibility - Permits assignment of users to higher service plane for executive or priority calls that must be protected from congestion across the local loop 
  • Simplicity - Supports entire enterprise application deployment on a single corporate network 
  • Scalability - Allows companies to control bandwidth without adding additional circuits or hardware 
  • Performance - Allows companies to prioritize their corporate applications across six unique CoS levels for improved application transport 

To learn more about MASERGY's service offerings, please visit


MASERGY is a privately held global network service provider that has redefined enterprise wide-area networking by delivering innovative products, advanced capabilities and a superior customer experience. Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, MASERGY leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-controlled network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection. MASERGY's customers include companies from the financial/banking, healthcare, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. MASERGY received the Advanced Video Services Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business Awards 2009, and was a Finalist for the Best Global Operator for the 2009 World Communications Awards. More information about MASERGY is available at

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