Here's the January Telecom vendor news for the Broadband Nation ....
1. AboveNet -
* AboveNet announced a strategic sales campaign to expand its network reach to enterprises and carriers in the top U.S. metro markets. The campaign will initially focus on customers in the more than 400 data centers already connected to AboveNet's high performance, low latency network.
* AboveNet has cleared a major hurdle in offering services to Canadian businesses as the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled that it can lease dark fiber and light it to sell services.
* AboveNet is once again on the network build out trail. This time the service provider is bringing its network connectivity to the data cent provider Philadelphia Technology Park.
2. AT&T -
AT&T is entering 2011 with a new generation of mobile broadband products and services. The telecommunications titan announced plans to accelerate the development of its fourth generation, or 4G, network based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.
3. Cavalier -
PAETEC announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cavalier. As a result of the acquisition, PAETEC now has over 10,600 metro fiber-route miles, over 36,700 total fiber-route miles, and 1,178 collocations to support connectivity to enterprise businesses nationwide.
4. Level 3 Communications -
Level 3 Communications announced it has launched its ultra-low-latency fiber-optic network connections from both London to Madrid and Frankfurt to Madrid. Level 3 will now offer customers transport services on these ultra-low-latency routes, with circuit speeds capable of up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
5. MegaPath -
MegaPath now offers two new Business Ethernet speeds: 2 x 2 Mbps and 3 x 3 Mbps. The formal product launch will take place during the first week of January, but the speeds are now available in the MegaPath Qual engine for sales.
6. New Edge Networks -
After more than a decade as part of Vancouver's business community, the name New Edge Networks is going away...The business telecommunications company is officially changing its moniker to EarthLink Business over the next few months.
7. One Communications -
EarthLink has agreed to acquire One Communications in a deal valued at $370 million.
8. PAETEC -
PAETEC has announced the grand opening of a new data center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to serving Milwaukee, the center plans to offer colocation for enterprise businesses throughout the Midwestern U.S. including Chicago, Madison, St. Louis, and the Twin Cities.
9. PowerNet Global -
PowerNet Global announced that it has chosen to work with XO Communications, an industry leading Ethernet service provider, to bring its agents and customers high quality Ethernet service at lower prices.
10. Smoothstone -
Smoothstone announced the availability of Smoothstone's cloud-based voice solutions combined with Mobile Integration delivered over the Sprint Global MPLS network to provide unprecedented flexibility and performance for the most dynamic and demanding businesses.
* TelePacific announced that its SmartVoice and VoIP services are now available with Ethernet over Copper deployments.
* TelePacific now offers Ethernet over Copper (EoC) delivery in the majority of its California and Nevada service areas, and will bring a total of 120 EoC wire centers online by the end of Q1 2011.
* TelePacific announced a definitive agreement for TelePacific Communications to acquire MegaPath's NextWeb, Inc. subsidiary, dba Covad Wireless, a broadband fixed wireless carrier operating in California and Nevada.
* TelePacific announced that it has launched mobile voice services. TelePacific customers can add mobile service to their TelePacific accounts so they can have one point of contact and one bill for voice, data and wireless services.
12. Telx -
Telx has expanded their data center in Dallas and Clifton New Jersey.
13. tw telecom -
tw telecom announced a major expansion of its fiber network in the metro Atlanta area. The expansion reaches more than 600 additional commercial buildings in business districts within the cities of Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Emory University area, Decatur and Tucker.
14. Windstream -
* Windstream announced that it completed the $818 million acquisition of privately-held Q-Comm Corporation.
* Hosted VoIP is flying off the shelves! Windstream currently has over 200 orders sold and in the install pipeline. They are taking the necessary steps to ensure that they can accommodate the increased volumes, as well as, future increases.
* As of December 24, Windstream Integrated Solutions are now available to the businesses of Glenwood, Iowa and Lonoke, AR!
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