IP broadband service provider Covad Wholesale and VoIP company Broadvox are extending their partnership. Broadvox will now leverage Covad's IP Backhaul Aggregation Service and Ethernet access services to deliver, prioritize and segment voice traffic to meet the demanding needs of their business customer base, which includes professional services and healthcare-related business customers.

Covad Wholesale's IP Backhaul Aggregation Service provides its wholesale partners a high-speed connection to Covad's nationwide private IP network. By bypassing the public Internet, Broadvox is better able to manage their customers' experience by providing them with the control to deliver the highest quality network in support of real-time voice applications along with the added benefit of security. Ideal for growing businesses, the service is also scalable to allow for network expansion as demands increase with upgrade options from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps in 100-Mbps increments. In addition to the aggregation service, Broadvox is integrating Covad's Ethernet services for nationwide reach of their voice and data solutions in a cost-effective manner. Broadvox is leveraging Covad Wholesale's QoS/ CoS capabilities to ensure advanced management of voice and data traffic through prioritization.