Team to Accelerate Adoption of Broadband Services January 20, 2000,
Volume 22, Issue 1
Enron Broadband Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Enron Corp,
announced an agreement with Sun, intended to
accelerate adoption of broadband Internet services. Under the
Sun will help Enron build out the footprint of its next-generation
broadband infrastructure, the Enron Intelligent Network (EIN), which is
based on fiber, servers, pooling points and Enron's Broadband Operating
Enron and Sun will collaborate to optimize the EIN for use
with the Sun platform, which will lead to accelerated deployment of
Enron and Sun will engage in joint marketing efforts to promote EIN
services as a way to address the needs of enterprises, software
developers and service providers for the delivery of broadband
applications at guaranteed service levels.
As part of the buildout of the Enron Intelligent Network, Enron
Broadband Services will purchase 18,000 Netra carrier-grade and
Enterprise servers and associated storage and services from Sun to
expand the EIN. The Sun systems will be used to aggressively expand the
footprint of the EIN to more than 2,000 points of presence worldwide.
In addition, Sun will purchase broadband video streaming services from
Enron to support worldwide operations.