TelePacific Communications (Booth 815) recent acquisition of Mpower Communications has created the fastest-growing CLEC in the western United States and one of the largest competitive telecommunications service providers in the country, according to the company.
Combined, these companies now serve more than 75,000 customers and 800,000 access lines, and the merger enables TelePacific to enter the wholesale marketplace.
With the acquisition of Mpowers SONET-based metro and intercity fiber networks and colocations, the new TelePacifics state-of-the-art Cisco-powered MPLS IP network with QoS consists of a facilities-based Tier 1 infrastructure, 13 switches, 331 colocations and 514 wire centers.
We are bringing together two successful companies to share best practices and create a stronger, more efficient business, said Dick Jalkut, CEO of TelePacific Communications.
The combined company has a larger set of transport requirements, which also will benefit customers, explained Russ Shipley, senior vice president of wholesale and network services for TelePacific. The broader network and customer base makes it even more cost effective for us to continue our smart build network expansion strategy, stated Shipley. Not only are we leveraging this within our existing network assets, but we are actively investing in LSOs and expanding our fiber network reach.