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Consolidated Offers Texas Dark Fiber

Consolidated Communications is offering a dark fiber network that runs through the Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco, Texas areas, strategically designed to serve growth markets that include central business districts, key technical enterprise corridors and major hotels. As AT&T attempts to build its pre-divestiture empire, many companies face the daunting challenge of how to grow their […]

Sirius Telecom Expands in New York

Sirius Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 428) has expanded its site and services in New York City. The colocation provider has expanded its 60 Hudson location by 8,000 square feet. Thanks to that growth, Sirius now offers 24/7 access and tech support, with cabinets, racks and cage space available. In addition, the company added new HVAC and […]

Seeking Fulfillment

Think master agent and you probably envision a sales organization, rife with opportunity for commissions, and heady with promotions and golf prizes. But what lies at the heart of the master agent business is decidedly less glamorous: provisioning. Unfortunately, this most fundamental of operations is not without its challenges, and those challenges are growing with […]

PAETEC Offers Data Backup, Dedicated Server and Web Hosting Platforms

PAETEC Holding Corp. has announced the availability of its data backup and recovery, dedicated server and Web hosting platforms. The PAETEC data backup and recovery product provides businesses with a secure, automated off-site server backup, which copies data to two data centers over a customers Internet connection. Recovering data can be made from the Web-based […]

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

 Photo by Michael Mercier If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to “cross the chasm” from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users. That also means Digium is expanding its partner program […]

Progress Takes to the Air

With content and data services growing in popularity, wireless operators are feeling the heat to carry higher volumes of traffic with competitive quality of service. To aid the effort, Progress Telecom LLC has hatched PT Wireless, a technologyagnostic network provider aimed at helping wireless carriers expand their capacity cost-effectively. Click to Enalrge PT Wireless is […]

U.S. Colocation Consolidation Likely Contagious

With Switch and Data announcing yet another acquisition in January, it looks like the consolidation we have seen in the North American colocation market is continuing unabated. By contrast in Europe, where there is a strong case for similar consolidation to take place amongst a multitude of regional providers, hardly anything has happened over the […]

Switch and Data Adds Another “Layer”

When it comes to layers, neutral colocation provider Switch and Data is more the parfait variety than the onion as Shrek’s Donkey would say. It’s most recent acquisition of LayerOne sweetens the company’s existing offers with additional infrastructure, points of presence and people skills. In early January, Switch and Data completed the acquisition of Dallas-based […]

Looking Up

Growth in mobile wireless traffic is 35 percent year over year, according to the latest data recorded in June 2004 by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. More than 500 billion minutes were used in the first half of last year compared with 800 billion in all of 2003, the trade group reports. The dramatic […]

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