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MegaPath Duet with MPLS and Managed Security Recognized for Outstanding Service

MegaPath Inc. announced the company’s Duet with MPLS and Managed Security service was named a recipient of the 2009 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC). The award, announced on June 25, 2010, recognizes leadership, vision and the most innovative products on the market.

“Companies are looking for customizable communications solutions that will grow with their business,” said Beth Tyebjee, SVP of Products and Project Management, MegaPath. “Duet with MPLS and Managed Security provides large enterprises and small business customers with an innovative solution that simplifies the management of critical voice and data capabilities. This recognition by TMC highlights our ability to deliver leading products that set the standard for the industry.”

MegaPath’s Duet with MPLS and Managed Security service enables businesses to consolidate all their voice and data communications over a single high-quality and high-performance private network. It also allows organizations to control and secure remote access to corporate IT resources, enhancing employee productivity and reducing the risk of lost data. MegaPath leverages its all-optical nationwide network and MPLS routing infrastructure to ensure Quality of Service (QoS), so business-critical applications like VoIP and enterprise solutions are prioritized for the highest level of quality. In addition, MegaPath tailors its SSL VPN service offerings to meet customer needs with the company’s Corporate Access SSL , Retail Access SSL and Business Continuity SSL services.

“MegaPath has been recognized with a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their admirable efforts in the advancement of voice and data communications,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Duet with MPLS and Managed Security has shown benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at MegaPath. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.”

MegaPath’s services are consistently recognized for innovation and industry leadership. Most recently, CRN included the Company on its 2010 VAR500, a list of the top technology integrators. Also, Unified Communications named Duet with MPLS and Managed Security the Product of the Year for 2009. The Company’s Managed SSL VPN service was recognized by Internet Telephony and Customer Inter@ction Solutions magazines as a 2009 Product of the Year. Other honors include, two consecutive Product of the Year awards from Internet Telephony for MegaPath’s Duet service and Unified Communications’ recognition of the company’s Site-to-Site MPLS VPN service as its 2008 Product of the Year.

What does the MegaPath Covad merger mean to their customers?

Now Covad and MegaPath have announced to merge, what does that mean to their customers and to their channel partners? Nothing but good according to Dan Foster, but what other way is there to start a merger than saying only good things will come from it.

“Combining MegaPath and Covad resources will enable us to expand service offerings to customers, as well as provide more choices and value. Frankly, customers have been asking us to take a broader role in

Covad & MegaPath announce merger

Covad Communications Company, a leading national provider of IP broadband services, and MegaPath Inc., a leading provider of managed IP data, voice and security services in North America, today announced an agreement to combine the operations of Covad and MegaPath.

Pending federal and state regulatory approvals, the transaction will create one of the largest managed service local exchange carriers (MSLEC) in the United States. The combined businesses will have the largest Ethernet, DSL and T1 footprint in North America and be the only MSLEC capable of providing a full range of Internet, voice, security and VPN services nationwide.

“This transaction brings together two industry leaders who will focus on expanding service offerings and distribution channels to further our leadership positions in the SMB, enterprise and wholesale markets,” said D. Craig Young, MegaPath CEO and the new Executive Chairman of the combined businesses. “By leveraging the strengths of each company, we will provide customers and partners with expanded expertise, broader innovative services and a powerful network that simplifies the way they communicate and conduct business online.”

“We will continue to provide innovative services and superior automation to our wholesale partners, and by adding MegaPath’s leading managed service offerings, we will further enhance the value we deliver to the market,” said Pat Bennett, CEO of Covad, who will continue as Chief Executive Officer. “The combination of these two companies creates a powerful new business model that provides users and partners with the industry-leading connectivity and services they require to support their critical business communications needs.”

Covad offers IP broadband services in more than 4,400 central offices nationwide through its commercial and wholesale distribution channels. Covad wholesale partners include leading providers such as AT&T, Verizon Business and Sprint; MegaPath delivers value-added communication services, including hosted VoIP, managed security, MPLS VPNs for connecting multiple sites, and SSL VPNs for connecting remote users and business partners. MegaPath distributes its services via a large direct sales force and channel sales partnerships, and has over 19,000 direct SMB and enterprise customers.

By combining Covad’s robust network infrastructure with MegaPath’s wide selection of products and value-added services, the transaction promises to provide the companies’ partners and customers with a superior selection of cost-effective IP voice, data communications and security solutions.

“This is a great deal for Covad and MegaPath stakeholders and customers, creating an industry leader with the agility, expertise and resources to address customers’ rapidly growing and changing communications needs,” said Johnny O. Lopez, partner at Platinum Equity, which owns Covad. “With such complementary businesses, partners and customers will quickly see new services and capabilities that provide them even greater value, while the company realizes improved efficiencies and greater profitability, and enhanced opportunities for growth through acquisition.”

The combined businesses will be owned by Platinum and MegaPath investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to federal and state regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the end of Q3 2010.

Read more: http://www.megapath.com/news/2010/COVAD-AND-MEGAPATH-ANNOUNCE-MERGER-AGREEMENT.cfm#ixzz0jqZ5wVZ1

Level 3 New Wavelength Services

Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced new optical wavelength service capabilities. The enhancements are a direct response to growing customer demand for flexible, cost-effective, high-bandwidth optical networks for both enterprise and wholesale applications.

The new offerings provide network protection, additional bandwidth options and performance guarantees that enable customers to keep pace with rising end-user demand and bandwidth-hungry applications in a cost-effective manner. The portfolio expansion includes metro and intercity services and will be offered on Level 3’s network across both North America and Europe. Continue reading Level 3 New Wavelength Services