Integra Telecom (news, filings) said today that it has launched wavelength services. The western CLEC and network operator isnow offering dedicated point-to-point pipes of 1G, 2.5G, and 10G to carrier and multi-location enterprises across their footprint.
Most of Integra's intercity fiber backbone derives from the assets of Electric Lightwave, which it purchased back in 2006 and still maintains as a brand. Over the past year or two, the company has shifted its focus more and more toward these fiber assets and away from the more traditional CLEC model. Wavelength services are a natural addition, although it seems likely they had the capability already in some form for some time.
Integra's new CEO, Kevin O'Hara, has been the driving force behind the shift. They have been expanding both their product portfolio and the depth of their metro footprint. According to the press release, Integra's on-net building count has continued to rise steadily and now surpasses 1,900 - knocking on the door of 2,000 and well ahead of the 1,700 they exited last autumn with.CLEC