Quick takes on recent news items from Inteliquent, XO Communications, GTS CE, IO, and Integra Telecom
Inteliquent announced a strategic alliance with Vox Telecom, extending the reach of their EtherCloud deep into Southern Africa and providing Vox with layer 2 connectivity to off-net endpoints around the world. Inteliquent, which operates the Tier 1 backbone we called Tinet until earliet this year, specializes in such partnerships with network operators in far flung locations.
XO Holdings (news, filings) took a break from its new 100G buildout plans to announce a contract with Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a law firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley, Stamford, and Washington DC. XO will be helping them converge their infrastructure via an intelligent WAN solution featuring MPLS IP-VPN, SIP Trunking, and applications performance management services.
In Eastern Europe, GTS Central Europe is moving into Ethernet-over-copper in order to extend its reach beyond its already extensive fiber footprint. They've deployed Overture Networks gear to 130 central offices for a simultaneous rollout across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Poland.
In Arizona, IO continued its modular momentum via a contract with Myron F Steves and Company. The Houston-based insurance wholesaler will be using their Data Center as a Service offering out of IO Phoenix as part of their disaster recovery system.
And in a deal I missed last week, Integra Telecom partnered up with Oregon Health Network for a statewide integrated healthcare network in Oregon. OHN has federal funds to build infrastructure in rural areas connecting a couple hundred hospitals, clinics, and community colleges. Integra will be helping assemble the fiber infrastructure.
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