Wednesday Roundup 12-8: IPC Systems, Juniper, TelePacific, PAETEC, Level 3

December 8th, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Several other items came out yesterday that are worthy of a quick look:

IPC Systems has expanded its presence in the UK, moving into Telecity's Sovereign House in the Docklands area of London.  IPC specializes in communications services for the financial sector, which means they are very involved in the low latency frenzy.  They were already in Telecity's Bonnington House facility in the same area, and are clearly expanding the footprint to which they can serve that community.

Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) picked up two lesser known international customers in SkyVision and CITIC Telecom International.  SkyVision, which operates a global hybrid satellite/fiber network with a special focus on Africa and the Middle East, has upgraded its backbone with Juniper's M10i routers and EX4200 Ethernet switches.  And China's CITIC Telecom International is also using the M series routers and EX series Ethernet switches ain Hong Kong and Losa Angeles as part of an international expansion aiming at the IPVPN  market.  Juniper also bought Altor Networks on Monday - they've had a busy week.

Out west, TelePacific (news) announced that it is aggressively expanding its Ethernet footprint by bringing Ethernet-over-copper to much of its California and Nevada footprint.  They intend to raise their total EoC wire centers from 52 today up to 120 by the end of the first quarter of 2011.  EoC has been gaining adherents from many of the larger CLECs in the past few years.

PAETEC finished up its acquisition of Cavalier, including all that fiber held by the Intellifiber subsidiary.  The super-CLEC now claims 36,700 route miles of fiber, of which 10,600 are in the metro.  And by my calculations, they should be approaching the 3,000 on-net building threshold as well.  They're definitely not fiber-lite any longer, at least in *parts* of their coverage area.

And last but not least, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) won a contract with Callx Communications for VoIP.  Callx will use Level 3's voice termination products to power its own offerings.  Finally, a Level 3 story that doesn't involve Netflix and Comcast.  It's probably not a big deal, but for Level 3's need to demonstrate real, tangible organic growth over the next few quarters, every little bit helps.

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