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Continued growth in demand and the need for rapid processing of bandwidth-intensive applications in data networks have a tremendous impact on the Ethernet services in metro and regional networks. In today’s data-hungry technological environment, business solutions require higher throughput with greater reliability and improved application response time.

Syringa Networks Ethernet Service combines the most efficient and flexible Ethernet platform layered on the Syringa Network infrastructure. Our Ethernet solution is based on distributed Layer 2 switching and shared transport data bandwidth and is ideal for providing high bandwidth transport for LAN Interconnection, Disaster Recovery, Internet Access or other applications.

Syringa Networks’ infrastructure provides statewide access offering regional native Ethernet services to businesses at low relative cost, that has scalable and secure bandwidth. Our services extend to integrate TDM, Frame Relay, ATM, DSL, and access to other metro and interexchange carrier (IXC) Ethernet service providers.



Synchronous optic network technology (SONET) is a standard for optical telecommunications transport that provides a flexible architecture capable of accommodating future applications with a variety of transmission rates. The speed and cost of SONET make the technology competitive with alternatives like ATM and Gigabit Ethernet.

One of the contributing factors to reliability and fault-tolerant protection in a network is SONET technology. Syringa Networks is equipped with Fujitsu SONET multiplexers and uses the SONET rings architecture known as “self-healing rings”. This technology uses automatic protection switching (APS) that creates redundant copies of traffic and intelligently monitors the quality and automatically re-routes traffic if the transmission quality degrades, a cable is cut, or a network node experiences failure.

Syringa Networks uses SONET and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) in its transport core to insure reliability and the flexibility to accommodate the most demanding applications. Standard features and benefits include:

  • Full range of circuit channel options: DS-1 to OC-192
  • Accommodates new and emerging protocols
  • Ring configured route is protected and monitored 24x7x365
  • Assurance of 99.999% availability with restoration intervals less than 50 milliseconds if a disruption occurs



Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is an optical technology used to increase bandwidth over existing fiber optic backbones. DWDM works by combining and transmitting multiple signals simultaneously at different wavelengths on the same fiber. In effect, one fiber is transformed into multiple virtual fibers.
Because DWDM is a physical layer architecture with open interfaces over a common layer, it can transparently support:

  • Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM)
  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
  • Frame Relay
  • Gigabit Ethernet

Syringa Networks utilizes next generation technology such as DWDM. Recent upgrades to our network infrastructure using DWDM have increased backbone transport capacity able to transmit data at speeds up to 400Gb/s through a single fiber.

From a Quality of Service (QoS) standpoint, our DWDM combined with SONET technologies create a lower cost solution to quickly respond to customers’ bandwidth demands and protocol changes. Syringa Networks is the leading provider of DWDM services in southern Idaho.



Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is a network technology based on transferring data in cells or packets of a fixed size. The cell used with ATM is relatively small compared to units used with older technologies. The small, constant size allows ATM equipment to transmit video, voice, and data over the same network, and assure that no signal type of data bottlenecks the communication transmission.

Syringa Networks ATM service combines the most flexible and efficient WAN technology platform layered on the Syringa SONET Network covering Southern Idaho. We offer ATM service with four class of service options: CBR, VBR-rt, VBR-nrt, and UBR. ATM is the premier technology for wide area networks (WANS) and enterprise networks because of its strength in real-time, delay-sensitive applications.

Syringa Networks uses Inverse Multiplexing over ATM technology. This technology provides a scalable and cost-effective solution for customers seeking to expand WAN bandwidth. We offer unparalleled performance, reliability and flexibility for high bandwidth wide area networks. Syringa Networks is the only alternative provider offering ATM service between the majority of southern Idaho’s cities and towns.

Why ATM?

  • Integrates Data, Voice, Video and Imaging
  • Uses short fixed length packets called cells
  • Best effort delivery system
  • Bandwidth on demand
  • Connection oriented technology – Every cell with the same source and destination travels over the same route
  • Potential to remove performance bottlenecks in today’s LANS and WANS

Frame Relay

Frame relay uses high quality, digital transmission facilities and advanced packet switching technology to provide a connection oriented high-speed service. Connection oriented simply means that data transmissions (frames or segments of end user data) sent through the Frame Relay network always follow the same pre-defined path with the data arriving in the order it was sent. This type of service allows for the transfer of variable length frames across a wide geographical area.

Syringa Networks Frame Relay Service combines the most flexible and efficient wide area network (WAN) technology platform layered on the Syringa SONET Network. Our transport methods are ideal for connecting remote offices without having to plan, build, or maintain your own network. Syringa Networks is the only alternative provider offering Frame Relay Service between the majority of southern Idaho’s cities and towns.

The switch implementation for Frame Relay at the port and Private Virtual Circuit (PVC) level provide for the Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that map directly to ATM Class of Service. This allows Syringa Networks to offer the efficiencies of ATM Class of Service (CoS) [CBR, VBR-RT, VBR-NRT, UBR] on a Frame Relay port. The Frame port and PVC have both Transfer Prioritization settings to the ATM switch fabric as well as Emission Prioritization to the Frame link that allow for prioritization onto the Frame link from the port.

This capability allows an end user to retain the Frame relay port while enjoying a high QoS that is not traditionally offered by other Frame Relay service providers.



Syringa Networks offers an access tandem that works in conjunction with our SS7 service. The access tandem switch provides the connection between end offices and the points of presence (POPs) for the interexchange carriers (IXCs). An access tandem switch serves to connect local exchange carriers (LECs), i.e., local telephone companies, to the interexchange carriers (IXCs), i.e., long distance carriers, over dedicated interoffice trunks.

Syringa Networks is the only alternative provider offering a SS7 and Access Tandem solution in southern Idaho.



SS7 (Signaling System 7) is a communications protocol that provides signaling control for various network services and capabilities. SS7 signaling is a form of packet switching. Unlike circuit switching, which use dedicated data “pipes” for transmission of information, packet switching dynamically assigns “routes” based on availability and “least cost” algorithms. It is a way to offload Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) data traffic congestion onto a separate physical channel. Because the signaling network is separate, a voice circuit is not tied up until a connection is made between both parties. SS7 networks are private and logically self-contained which is critical for security and reliability.

From our location in Boise, Idaho, Syringa Networks is able to provide SS7 route signaling services that connect to regional gateways. Services include:

  • Calling Name
  • Wireless services such as personal communications services (PCS), wireless roaming, and mobile subscriber authentication
  • LNP ( Local Number Portability)
  • E800
  • CLASS (Custom Local Area Signaling Services)
  • ISUP (Integrated Services Digital Network User Part)