Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Telecom Vendor News

Here's the latest news on what's up with Telarus vendors for October ......

1. AboveNet - AboveNet is expanding its international network to key European markets with growing demand for dedicated, high performance and high bandwidth services. Customers will be able to connect seamlessly between the U.S., London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris.

2. ACC Business - ACC Business now offers international MPLS in over 150 countries around the world.

3. Airband - Airband Communications announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo that channel sales have doubled since January as a percentage of Airband’s overall monthly sales (thanks to Telarus).

4. AireSpring - AireSpring announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo the launch of its new Managed Voice over MPLS product (VoMPLS). Available nationwide across three tier-one networks.

5. AT&T - AT&T Inc. has decided to launch its 4G LTE service by the middle of 2011, covering 70 million to 75 million PoPs by the end of the year.

6. Broadview Networks

* Broadview Networks' OfficeSuite service was recognized as the "Product of the Year" by both Communication Solutions and Unified Communications magazine. OfficeSuite was also awarded with the NGN Leadership Award by NGN Magazine for "Outstanding Innovation in Hosted VoIP Arena," and it was named as the business VoIP services leader for the second consecutive year by Infonetics (News - Alert) Research.

* Broadview Networks has rolled out its 50,000th station in service on OfficeSuite, the company’s hosted IP phone solution.

7. Cavalier

* Cavalier has joined the Session Initiation Protocol bandwagon with the recent expansion of its SIP-based services.

* Cavalier has been purchased by Paetec Holding Corp. for $460 million in cash, seeking to boost its fiber-optic-network business amid surging broadband use in homes and offices.

8. MegaPath

* MegaPath, Covad and Speakeasy announced regulatory approval and the completion of their merger, creating a next generation Managed Services Local Exchange Carrier (MSLEC). The combined company will be called MegaPath and will operate one of the largest end-to-end facilities-based IP communications networks in the country.

* MegaPath is adding a comprehensive set of security-as-a-service offerings to its managed services portfolio.

9. New Edge - EarthLink, the parent company of New Edge Networks, announced the purchase of DeltaCom. The transaction is valued at approximately $516 million, including assumption of $325 million in debt.

10. PAETEC

* PAETEC opened new rate centers last week in Florida, New York, and Iowa.

* Telecommunications company Paetec Holding Corp. has agreed to buy regional rival Cavalier Telephone LLC for $460 million in cash, seeking to boost its fiber-optic-network business amid surging broadband use in homes and offices.

* PAETEC Holding Corp.opened a new data center in Houston, Texas. In addition to serving Houston, the company plans to increase capacity out of the site, and will be able to offer additional high bandwidth services to San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas by the end of the year.

11. TelePacific

* TelePacific Communications (Booth #3007), a CLEC serving California and Nevada, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo it is rolling out new Ethernet over Copper service in locations across California and Nevada. The service is for sale through its Telepartners.

* TelePacific has officially released their equipment leasing program, helping agents finance the cost of their client's equipment.

* TelePacific Communications announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo it has expanded its Extended Reach MPLS Private IP Network services through a new partnership with Global Crossing Ltd.

* TelePacific Communications announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo TelePacific Mobile, which is available for sale by TelePacific’s Telepartners. For more info, please click here.

12. Windstream - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday said it has given Windstream Corp. of Little Rock a $7.3 million grant to extend broadband Internet access into unserved areas of rural Arkansas. Windstream will match the grant with $2.4 million of its money, according to a company spokesman.

13. XO Communications

* XO Communications announced an expansion of its metro network presence in the Los Angeles metropolitan market.

* XO Communications can now deliver MPLS IP-VPN and Private Line services to customer locations in the following European Union countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

* XO Communications announced the successful interoperability testing and certification between XO SIP and the ShoreTel 10.2 IP PBX for use with Ingate SIParator 4.8.1.

* XO Communications announced that it has expanded its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network by more than 30 percent, increasing the company's coverage in 39 existing markets and launching availability in Charlotte, N.C., Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y. This growth is due to XO Communications' recent deployment of new EoC-enabled local service offices (LSOs), bringing its count to more than 400 LSOs across the U.S.

* XO Communications has announced an expansion of its metro managed network presence in the Atlanta metropolitan market.

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