Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced Metro Ethernet services as part of an ongoing strategy to expand its portfolio of business services to meet the requirements of larger customers. Targeted at mid-sized businesses with 20 – 500 employees, Comcast
TelePacific Communications 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.
Through its acquisition of NextWeb, TelePacific now controls a WiMAX-featured wireless broadband network, a licensed microwave backhaul network, and a high bandwidth wireless network operating in licensed LMDS spectrum. The new network assets complement TelePacific’s existing footprint and allows the company to broaden its product offerings in markets where it is already competitive. Further, the purchase supports TelePacific’s strategy of investing in advanced broadband transport technologies.
TelePacific will also gain the benefit of approximately 3,500 profitable broadband fixed wireless business customers in California, Nevada and suburban Chicago.
“We are pleased to welcome Covad Wireless customers to the TelePacific family and look forward to introducing them to TelePacific’s signature customer service,” said Dick Jalkut, President and CEO of TelePacific. “The additional resources we gained through this acquisition
AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) announced it is expanding its data network in the Chicago metro area with new fiber optic “express routes” that will offer some of the lowest latency fiber routes between downtown Chicago and the western suburbs. The routes are also expected to provide the shortest data paths available between the urban center and suburban business hubs.
The new network routes bypass more than 23 miles of the existing fiber footprint surrounding the Chicago suburban areas. As a result, AboveNet customers, including data centers and their clientele, financial institutions and exchanges, will have access to one of Chicago’s fastest, high bandwidth connectivity solutions for their business-critical data communications.
In particular, the shorter routes are ideal for enterprise and financial organizations that require low latency connectivity or are considering disk mirroring or data replication to facilities in the western suburbs.
“In today’s marketplace, low latency connectivity is of paramount importance to nearly every business,” said Eric Nickla, executive director of Central Region Sales at AboveNet. “Our fiber optic express routes serving the Chicago area raise the bar on what companies can and should expect of their high bandwidth connectivity solutions.”
AboveNet expects to complete the new routes by mid-year 2011.
AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced its expanded Metro Ethernet and dynamic Core Wave services in the London metro market. The new solutions will help meet customer demand for dedicated, high performance and high bandwidth solutions and facilitate seamless connectivity between London’s business and data hubs.
AboveNet operates one of the most extensive independent London metro networks stretching from Slough through the Docklands with significant capability in connecting locations in The City and Central London to these data center hubs. AboveNet’s solutions are optimized for high bandwidth customers, with a particular focus on Ethernet services with high performance features, flexibility and scalability.
The company’s further investment in metro area network (MAN) services in London follows AboveNet’s network expansion to strategic locations in Europe. AboveNet now connects to buildings with more than 400 data centers worldwide, including 35 of the most significant in the London metro market. The extended network reach combined with the new MAN solutions will enable dynamic, high bandwidth connectivity between London and the top business centers in the U.S. and Europe.
“AboveNet continues to invest in global markets where the need for high bandwidth solutions is growing at an exponential rate,” said Rajiv Datta, chief technology officer at AboveNet. “With demonstrated success in delivering our services in London for over a decade, we are investing to ensure this premier global business hub is equipped with our flagship-level capabilities and service features.”
The next-generation metro Ethernet and Core Wave solutions offer a cost-effective, high bandwidth data network for point-to-point and multipoint connections in and between the London metro markets. Benefits include:
* 100mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, and 10Gbps connections;
* advanced features including privacy, security and jumbo frame support;
* extensive customer choice with scalable technology platforms;
* converged access options to add multiple services over the same network;
* space and power savings and rapid service turn-up;
* industry-leading latency guarantee with AboveNet’s Agility Guarantee program.
London metro customers also can leverage AboveNet’s expansive network footprint for international business connectivity. This infrastructure includes 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles, and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.
“AboveNet’s upgrade of its London metropolitan network will address the growing demand for high bandwidth, low latency services, and significantly advance their competitive position in this critical market,” said Steve Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer at network specialist Ciena, which is supplying AboveNet with optical equipment to support its services portfolio. “By leveraging leading-edge technologies such as ROADMs and our 40G/100G Adaptive Optical Engine, AboveNet is future-proofing its network with a flexible and scalable architecture, allowing it to continue delivering on the growing capacity and service demands of its customers.”
AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) 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
AboveNet Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers.
The 75 coolest Service Providers represent those companies that are revolutionizing the telecom market by delivering high-quality telecom services and building strong ties with the channel community.
“The CRN 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers honors those service providers with superior telecom services, best-in-class customer satisfaction and channel sales leadership,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “These vendors have demonstrated unparalleled customer and partner satisfaction, and we congratulate them on their commitment to both customers and their partners.”
AboveNet is proud to be recognized for delivering low-latency, high-quality bandwidth solutions and its commitment to customer satisfaction and the partner channel. AboveNet continues to invest in our low latency network infrastructure and managed services to deliver high bandwidth connectivity solutions to support many enterprise and carrier initiatives such as disaster recovery, trading networks and cloud computing.
AboveNet continues to strive to deliver unparalleled customer support and the highest quality high bandwidth connectivity solutions to businesses in our existing and new markets in United States and Europe.
Fixed-wireless companies Airband Communications and Sparkplug Communications today announced they have merged, creating the largest fixed-wireless company for businesses in the U.S., providing a full suite of voice and data services in 17 markets.
Airband and Sparkplug customers will continue to benefit from the flexible and highly scalable voice and data services delivered over the company
AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced its service expansion into Denver with deployment of a new private fiber optic metro network. Denver becomes the company