Monday, November 15, 2010

November Broadband Vendor News From Telarus

November Telarus Vendor News

1. AboveNet

* AboveNet has selected ancotel's Frankfurt facility to expand its network in Europe beyond its existing locations in London, Paris and Amsterdam.

* AboveNet has announced that the Core Wave services are available for carrier and enterprise customers in the New York metro area. The core wave services offer customers a cost-effective, dedicated and versatile data transport solution for connections in major metro business centers.

* AboveNet announced it is expanding its network into the Baltimore Washington Corridor. Three new fiber optic loops will specifically serve enterprise and carrier customers in and between the Columbia Gateway, Annapolis Junction and Maryland's National Business Park.

2. AT&T - AT&T Inc., through its financing subsidiary AT&T Capital Services, is providing loans to small businesses looking to deploy new wireless solutions or upgrade existing ones.

3. Broad Sky Networks - Broad Sky Networks announced their Enterprise HX. This new satellite service is available on Horizon's 1, SatMex 6 and Galaxy 16. Broad Sky Networks also announced the launch of their new iBeam service capable of point to point speeds of 100MB to a full 1GB for distances with direct line of sight up to 1 mile.

4. Broadview Networks - Broadview Networks announced a partnership with Callfinity to integrate its ContextIP contact center and call recording technologies with Broadview's silhouette hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system. As a result, silhouette service provider customers can make use of Callfinity's industry-leading call routing, queuing, recording, and reporting functionality as an integrated solution for their small-to-medium business customers.

5. Level 3 Communications

* Level 3 Communications announced that, in response to increased demand, it will now offer uncompressed high-definition (HD) video transport services between Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City, giving customers in these cities the ability to transmit live video with a previously unattainable level of clarity and quality.

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced the introduction of its Converged Business Network service, offering its enterprise customers a comprehensive solution to handle all their voice, Internet and data networking needs through one carrier, one circuit and with one bill.

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. welcomed President Obama's announcement of his intent to appoint James Q. Crowe, the company's chief executive officer, to the position of Chair of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced that it has enhanced its managed services capabilities through a new agreement with Presidio Networked Solutions, a leading provider of professional and managed services solutions. Working with Presidio, Level 3 will leverage equipment from industry hardware vendors such as ADTRAN, Cisco, Fortinet, and Riverbed Technology in support of its managed services solutions.

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced its work with London-based Stream UK to offer a joint live-streaming solution for enterprise customers using the Adobe Flash Platform with support for HTTP. The solution allows business customers to stream live events within corporate environments while eliminating previous issues with firewall configuration and strain on the business's network.

6. MegaPath - As MegaPath begins to integrate the assets of the former Speakeasy and Covad into its fold, the new managed service local exchange carrier is offering a free Cisco SPA 303-3 IP phone to any new business customer that signs up for its unlimited or global Hosted Voice calling plans.

7. PAETEC - PAETEC has announced an Ethernet Expansion in Seattle, WA, Tuxedo, NY, Braselton, GA, Jefferson, GA, Colorado Springs, Oxford, Maine, Sacramento, California and Norfolk, VA.

8. Smoothstone - Smoothstone announced the launch of Mobile Connect, an application designed specifically for Apple's iPhone. Enterprises, through the newly launched application, will be allowed to extend the reach of their corporate communications services to mobile employees.

9. Telx

* Telx announced that it has nearly doubled the footprint of its data center at the 111 8th Avenue facility in New York City.

* Telx announced the deployment of the Telx Ethernet Exchange service at five U.S. locations: 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue in New York City; 350 East Cermak Street in Chicago; 56 Marietta Street in Atlanta, and 200 Paul St. in San Francisco. These locations, combined with the 14 Ethernet Exchange locations offered through the Telx relationship with Neutral Tandem (NASDAQ: TNDM), gives customers the largest Ethernet Exchange coverage in the U.S. Charter Customer participants include KDDI, Expereo, FiberLight, Intelepeer, Intellifiber Networks, IPNetZone, OneSource, Packet Exchange and RRSat.

* Telx announced that it has launched its enhanced Web-based customer portal, enabling colocation, interconnection, Internet Exchange, Dedicated Internet Access and Ethernet Exchange users to manage services and view highly-detailed inventories of their space, power, connectivity and bandwidth.

10. tw telecom - tw telecom and Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) have teamed on providing metro network resources needed to build a powerful network called SCinet. This network has been designed to deliver more than 260 gigabits per second (Gbps) in bandwidth.

11. Windstream - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it has given Windstream $7.3 million to extend broadband Internet access into unserved areas of rural Arkansas. Windstream will match the grant with $2.4 million of its money.

12. XO Communications

* XO Communications has expanded its network coverage across Charlotte, N.C., more than doubling its addressable market across the metropolitan area.

* XO Communications surpasses a million business VoIP users.

* XO Communications announced that it is offering advanced IP-based communications, managed network and hosted IT services to businesses across the Rochester and Buffalo metropolitan areas.

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