TelePacific has made another move onto the national stage, expanding out from its regional roots via organic means this time. The competitive service provider has rolled out advanced Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) capabilities in a pilot project in a collection of states around the country.
In March, TelePacific announced plans to acquire DSCI and move deeper into the UC and managed services business. The addition of national SD-WAN is complementary to that business and should give TelePacific some of the means necessary to take on the managed services sector nationwide. More specifically, it lets them go over-the-top across any connectivity when serving enterprises not on their own network.
For now, the pilot is aimed at customers in the states of New York, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Washington. Notable perhaps is that of that list, only Texas is one of their main existing markets, and only one other (New York) was within the primary home turf of DSCI.
TelePacific has long been laser-focused on its home markets and has been content to remain a power at the regional level only. This year, however, they have started to emerge from those redoubts on the back of SDN, the cloud, and managed services. If they really mean it, I still think they may make further inorganic moves to help the process forward and gain scale in the new markets they now have access to.