Digital Realty Trust Signs 18 Contracts

Meet-me-room operator Digital Realty Trust Inc. says it has signed 18 contracts with new and expanding customers. The company says a number of providers are using facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Santa Clara and San Francisco. According to Digital Realty Trust, those operators are: 360networks; Broadwing Communications; ColoExchange; FiberTower; Level […]

XO, NEXL to Sell Each Others Services

XO Communications Inc. and NEXL Network Systems are working together to offer businesses managed hosting solutions. The multiyear agreement calls for XO and NEXL to co-market and sell each others services through XOs direct and indirect sales channels, and NEXLs direct sales force. NEXL will become the provider of managed services to XOs managed hosting […]

Japan Telecom Extends Switch and Data Relationship

Japan Telecom Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Softbank Corp., is extending its colocation and peering services with Switch and Data. Japan Telecom also plans to boost its peering capacity within Switch and Data’s Palo Alto site. Switch and Data’s PAIX services are available in 11 markets.

Mobility, Mergers and Momentum: Sprint Nextel Finalized

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. are expected to close their proposed $70 billion merger today, giving birth to a new entity known as Sprint Nextel Corp., the nations third-largest wireless carrier after Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless. The marriage of equals is a bellwether for industry growth, and not just in terms of market […]

CornerStone Continues Expansion

CornerStone Telephone Company, a local service reseller based in Troy, N.Y., is continuing to expand by opening a new office and hiring eight new employees. CornerStone is opening a new office in Carlisle, Penn. The provider has hired three new salespeople, a new account relations manager, a customer service representative, a sales engineer, a collections […]

Adelphia Adds Second Switch and Data GigE Port

Adelphia Communications Corp., the fifth-largest cableco in the country, is adding a second Gigabit Ethernet port to its Switch and Data PAIX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch in Palo Alto, Calif. Switch and Data’s PAIX services give ISPs and content providers access to more interconnection choices and networks, as well as additional peering and transit opportunities. […]

CBL Launches Site for DRA Partners

CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc., a provider of computer data recovery services, has launched its online partner portal for companies participating in its Data Recovery Advantage (DRA) program. The company made the announcement at CompTIA’s Annual Breakaway Conference in Las Vegas. Online now at, the site gives VARs, OEMs, and information technology integrators and […]

Assess Clients Convergence-Readiness in 5 Steps

There is no doubt that IP telephony is going mainstream. Savvy business managers understand that merging voice and data networks into one integrated, converged network will reduce toll charges and make the network easier to manage, which will ultimately lower the companys total cost of ownership and deliver a promising return on investment. However, converging […]


Ethernet Adapter Maker Plans Channel Program for VARs, SIs Neterion Inc., which makes 10-gigabit Ethernet adapters, is launching a channel program so VARs and systems integrators can market its Xframe adapters. The company so far only has gone through the first phase, which has been to sign distributors. Tracy Crowe, director of market development and […]

From Arms Length to Hand-In-Glove

Carriers that outsource their billing operations reduce operational expenditure and avoid a capital outlay for the platform. But that doesnt mean that outsourcing is a worry-free proposition. It requires an intermingling of disparate elements: inhouse and hosted platforms, processes and data. To boot, changing carrier services have given rise to further concerns such as how […]

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