Regional Bytes: GPC, Netrality, MetTel, Obelisk

June 8th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Two customer deployments, one key approval, and a bit of M&A:

Great Plains Communications is taking on a key entertainment venue out in Nebraska. They are providing technology to Steelhouse Omaha, acting as the primary communications partner to Omaha Performing Arts. The internet, Ethernet, and voice services will enable the Orpheum Theatre, Holland Center, and both the artists and patrons.

Netrality Data Centers has a new green tenant in downtown Philadelphia. The startup Carbon Reform has leased 5,039 square feet of lab and office space at 401 North Broad. Cabon Reform just raised $3M in seed funding, some of which will go toward building out this as dedicated R&D and corporate space and as its future headquarters.

MetTel has gained the approval of the New York City Fire Department when it comes to POTS replacement. That will pave the way for wider deployment of the company’s Managed Facilities Voice Network technology in NYC. The FDNY’s interest is not just in normal residential phone lines but those fire and burglar alarms, elevator lines, and other key details that have kept IP voice technologies at bay in various corners of the marketplace.

And there was a bit of consolidation on the engineering side of things over in the British Isles. The Irish firm Obelisk has announced the acquisition of the telecoms division of Balfour Beatty, retaining the existing team and moving into the UK wireless sector for the first time. Obelisk itself was acquired just last year by Constructel Visabeira.

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Categories: Datacenter · Engineering & Construction · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber · Unified Communications

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