Thursday, May 26, 2011

May Telecom Vendor News

Here's the latest Telecom vendor news for May ......

* AboveNet

o AboveNet, Inc. announced it has provided fiber connectivity into DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc (DFT) wholesale data center NJ1 located in Piscataway, New Jersey.

o AboveNet announced its successful completion of real world pan-European interoperability tests carried out by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) across Equinix's Carrier Ethernet Exchange (ECEE) platform between London and Frankfurt.

* AT&T - AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG on Thursday filed applications with the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T�s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

* EarthLink - EarthLink announced that it has completed the acquisition of One Communications Corp.

* Level 3

o Level 3 Communications Inc., agreed to buy Global Crossing Ltd. for about $1.9 billion to expand its network over three continents and reduce expenses.

o Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced that it is providing Verizon Wireless with backbone infrastructure and cell-site backhaul solutions to support its ongoing rollout of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

o Level 3 in Europe can now offer Dedicated Internet Access services from all IP gateway locations and is presently developing a new VPN and Managed Services portfolio. In addition, these international enterprise services will leverage the NNIs available to connect customers to the Level 3 Network at over 17,000 new locations throughout Europe.

o Internet2 and Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced a new, multi-year agreement to build a national network with an unprecedented 8.8 Terabits of capacity designed to support more than 200,000 community anchor institutions nationwide.

o Level 3 Communications, announced an agreement with INTERNEXA, a leading telecommunications carrier with extensive regional coverage with more than 18,000 kilometers of fiber-optic network across seven countries in South America, to expand Level 3's content delivery network (CDN) services to Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.

* MegaPath - Dan Foster is returning to MegaPath and will become their new President of Commercial Markets effective May 2nd. Bruce Chatterley, the former CEO of Speakeasy, who has served as President of MegaPath�s Commercial Markets since their merger, has departed the company to pursue other opportunities.

* PAETEC - PAETEC Holding Corp., announced that its newly acquired Intellifiber network and products are now available for PAETEC's channel partners to sell nationwide.

* Smoothstone

o West Corp., a voice and data provider based in Omaha, Neb., has agreed to buy Smoothstone IP Communications for $120 million

o Smoothstone IP Communications announced the launch of the Mobile Connect application for Android phones. Mobile Connect is an app that allows enterprises to extend the reach of their corporate communications services to mobile employees by connecting their mobile phones to the enterprise IP network.

* TelePacific - TelePacific Communications announced that it has received regulatory approval for and completed the acquisition of NextWeb, Inc., dba Covad Wireless, a broadband fixed wireless carrier operating in California, Nevada and the Chicago, Illinois area.

* Telx

o Telx, announced that iRiS Networks, a leading wholesale telecommunications provider headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., has joined the Telx Ethernet Exchange. Deployed within Telx's data centers in Atlanta and downtown Chicago.

o Telx announced the deployment of its award-winning Ethernet Exchange service at its data centers in Clifton, New Jersey, and Dallas, Texas.

o Telx announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with CoreLink Data Centers, a national provider of state-of-the-art data center hosting facilities and services for the management of mission-critical business applications.

o Telx announced that Pinpoint Network Solutions, a national provider of fiber optic and microwave transport, has joined the award-winning Telx Ethernet Exchange.

* Time Warner Cable - Time Warner Cable Business Class has rolled out an online backup service for businesses across its entire footprint.

* tw telecom - tw telecom has won a multi-year contract to provide Core NAP last-mile Ethernet services that will allow the data center provider to expand their reach in the Austin, Texas market.

* XO Communications

o XO Holdings, Inc. President and CEO Carl J. Grivner has resigned, the telecommunications company announced Friday.

o XO Communications announced an expansion of its metro network across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, more than doubling its addressable market across the metropolitan area.

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