Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Telecom Provider News

Here's the August Telecom provider news for August ....

AboveNet ....

* Provdotnet, LLC. a leading provider of data center solutions, announced that AboveNet has connected to their Prov.net's data centers located in Providence, RI.

* AboveNet shares dipped into the red in mid-day trade (after trading up as much as 4.2 percent earlier) following headlines from Bloomberg which suggest the company suspended its search for a buyer as offers have been coming up short.

* AboveNet will soon connect to the Montgomery Westland Data Center in Alabama known as The Bunker.

AT&T ...

* AT&T says it is on track to receive regulatory approval of its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA by March 2012. AT&T General Counsel Wayne Watts said that the company has provided a second round of information requested by the Department of Justice and that meetings with the Federal Communications Commission are going as scheduled, the Washington Post reported.

Integra Telecom ....

* Integra Telecom Inc has expanded its network in major metropolitan areas of the western U.S. Integra has extended its fiber network to nearly 300 additional commercial buildings this year-marking a 20 percent increase in on-net buildings since the beginning of the year.

* Integra Telecom Inc. said this week it has installed a point-of-presence (PoP) within the Phoenix NAP data center and network access facility.

Level 3 ....

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced the launch of a new ultra-low-latency fiber-optic route to increase trading speeds between London and Frankfurt. The new route will also allow banks, hedge funds, brokers and other financial services institutions to execute trades with lower latency between additional exchanges connected to the Level 3 network including Zurich, Milan, New York and Chicago.

* Level 3 Communications, Inc announced that it is working with Microsoft Corporation to provide SIP (session initiated protocol) Trunking with nomadic E-911 (enhanced 911) designed to integrate with Microsoft Lync.

PAETEC ....

* PAETEC announced it has selected Ditech Networks' PhoneTag platform for voicemail-to-text transcription services. Using Ditech Networks' best-in-class transcription service, PAETEC Visual Messaging customers can read transcribed voicemail messages from their smartphones and mobile tablet devices just as they would with an E-Mail, making communications simpler than ever before.

PowerNet Global ....

* PowerNet Global unveiled a new high-speed Internet service for business customers in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The wireless broadband service is powered by a high performance redundant network backbone that leverages PMP 320 fixed point-to-multipoint technology from Motorola Solutions, Inc. MSI +1.59%.

Smoothstone ....

* Smoothstone IP Communications announced today that its MaxxConnect IP trunking services are certified to be compatible with IP telephony systems from ShoreTel.

Telx ....

* Telx announced that Level 3 Communications is expanding network services into Telx's 100 Delawanna Ave. data center in Clifton, New Jersey.

Time Warner Cable ....

* Time Warner Cable has launched its DOCSIS 3.0-based Wideband Internet tier in the Midlands area of South Carolina, including Columbia, Blythewood, Batesburg, Sumter and Orangeburg.

Windstream ....

* Windstream has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PAETEC Holding Corp.

* Windstream Corp. announces the expansion of its next-generation voice and data services into Columbus, Ga., giving local businesses a new choice for advanced communication services.

* Windstream announced it has begun a significant expansion to its Raleigh data center, one which will grow the facility's usable space by almost 50 percent to 32,000 square feet.

* Windstream Corp. this week brought its high-bandwidth Ethernet for businesses into 11 new markets. The service provider sells through channel partners, who now may offer Ethernet of up to 1gbps in Akron, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; northwestern Arkansas; Augusta, Ga.; Baton Rouge, La.; and Mobile, Ala.

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