Here’s a quick rundown on some of the other news from this week, including a metro fiber build and three UC-related items:
Unite Private Networks is building out a network for the City of Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The new dark fiber ring will connect all the city’s buildings together, bringing 100Gbps pipes to bear on the city’s IT projects.
CenturyLink picked up some business in the federal government segment this week. Along with collab9 they have won a deal to provide UCaaS to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Dafety Board. The contract comes via one of Level 3’s GSA contracts.
There was a bit of M&A in the unified communications space today. Onecom has acquired True Telecom‘s customer base. Onecom is looking to grow to £100M in revenue via both organic and inorganic means. They’l be taking their UC offerings to True Telecom’s customer base.
And, also in the UC space, Mitel is on the move over in Germany. They have partnered with Westcon-Comstor in order to reach more of the German marketplace. Westcon-Comstor will help them grow their channel as Germany moves deeper into the cloud.
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Rolling Meadows is known to locals as Rolling Ghettos. It’s not even a bad town, but areas around there are more affluent.
The problem with UPN builds is that they never go anywhere useful.