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Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. “We […]

Get on the Growth Track With Ethernet

Few network services have the potential to transform business networking like Ethernet. As trusted business advisers, channel partners serving commercial accounts have an emerging opportunity to help their customers transition to Ethernet services over the next few years. To do this effectively and profitably, agents must understand the technology and how to sell it. Todays […]

WBS Connect Adds Metro Ethernet

WBS Connect (Booth 617), a Colorado-based IP transit wholesaler, announced it is preparing to offer boutique-style metro Ethernet packages through its affiliate WBS Direct. WBS Direct will offer 10mbps metro Ethernet connections, with scaling of bandwidth needs up to 100mbps, to more than 25,000 lit buildings in the United States. WBS Direct offers network consulting […]

US Signal Upgrades Backbone, Adds Long-Haul Ethernet

Fiber-optic service provider US Signal (Booth 522) announced that its long-haul fiber backbone routes have been upgraded to 10gbps capacity. In addition, the company now supports long-haul Ethernet across its footprint. US Signals network includes more than 3,500 miles of fiber across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin and is one of the largest networks in […]

T-Mobile to Acquire SunCom Wireless

T-Mobile USA Inc. has announced it will acquire regional operator SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc. for about $2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. The acquisition of the regional cellular carrier and its GSM/GPRS/EDGE network will give T-Mobile a deeper footprint in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Much like Verizon […]

Gigabit Gold

Michael Murphy has been an agent for about four years. His company, NEF (originally New England Fiber), is a small shop of five people, but it recently eclipsed $1 million per month in contracted revenue all of it from big bandwidth sales. Its definitely not the easiest road, but for us, we are not a […]

FCC 700MHz Auction to Begin Jan. 16

The FCC will start auctioning 700MHz spectrum on Jan. 16, 2008. Auction 73, as it has been officially named, must close by Jan. 28, the agency said late Friday. The spectrum is becoming available because television stations must move to all-digital signals by Feb. 2009. Service providers covet the 700MHz band for its ability to […]

Telarus Debuts ShopforEthernet.com

Telarus said Wednesday it has launched a new marketing Web site that focuses on businesses looking for Ethernet availability. The Web site, www.ShopforEthernet.com, powered by GeoQuote software and Google maps, enables the general public to search for lit buildings where carriers have a physical presence. The results are displayed on a map for easy viewing. […]

XO Increases Capacity of Core Network, Extends Incentive Program

XO Communications said Monday it has increased the capacity of its core network by 200 percent by deploying an additional 800gbps of capacity on major routes across its18,000 route-mile optical network. The company also said it has extended the availability of its 3 Guarantee Program, which offers carriers, cable companies, content providers, enterprises and wireless […]

Google, Sprint Partner on WiMAX

Though we live in a world where wireless and walled garden seem to go hand in hand, Sprint announced today that it will partner with open-access booster Google Inc. to create a mobile WiMAX portal for search, interactive communications, user-generated content and social networking. The carrier also said it will provide open standard APIs for […]

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