the largest next-generation Intelligent IP Network in
the world. Located in major cities throughout the Americas,
Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific
Rim, our top rated network is comprised of Lucent ATM
core switches and Integrated Access Devices at the customer
premises, as well as Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 Broadband
Service Nodes that give the network its "intelligence."
An IAD is any number of SAVVIS defined devices that
creates a "bridged" connection from the customer's
LAN to our Network.
SAVVIS is also deploying its own dark fiber -— using
industry-leading Nortel Networks optical equipment -—
during the Year 2000 through 2001. In addition, over
the next two years, SAVVIS will expand its network reach
directly to 500 of the largest commercial buildings
across the country, offering SAVVIS broadband access
for instant connectivity to our network.