|[March 17, 2014]
Alpheus Communications and UNSi Sign NNI Agreement
HOUSTON & LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Alpheus Communications (News - Alert) today announced the signing of a
network-to-network interface (NNI) agreement with United Network
Services, Inc. (UNSi), giving the leading provider of next-generation
voice and data services expanded coverage in Texas via Alpheus'
high-quality fiber network.
Alpheus owns and operates one of the most extensive fiber networks in
Texas. With its dense metro fiber reach, Alpheus has broad Ethernet
service availability, reaching 129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations.
UNSi chose Alpheus to serve a more diverse customer base throughout
Texas with fiber and traditional telecom services. The NNI agreement
helps UNSi provide Ethernet services to targeted customers including
large enterprises that operate multiple sites across the country.
"When evaluating possible NNI partners in Texas, UNSi placed a premium
on the network provider's ability to extend our reach with a reliable
network, delivering flexible and high-quality services, and Alpheus
excels in all these areas with a stellar operational reputation," said
Stephen John, SVP and Chief Revenue Officer for UNSi. "The combination
of our capabilities and Alpheus' deep Texas footprint lets us expand our
managed services to meet the needs of our current and future customers,
especially multi-site businesses adding office locations and employees
in Texas' favorable business climate."
Texas' economic engine remains powerful - according to recent U.S.
Census Bureau data, eight of the nation's 15 fastest-growing cities are
in Texas; no other state had more than one city in the top 15 list. This
growth fuels the state's economic success and creates significant
business opportunities as Texas continues to expand, and companies
relocate to the state, adding to the already high demand for
communications and networking services.
The NNI agreement between Alpheu and UNSi illustrates the growing trend
of enterprises with multiple locations to utilize a MPLS and Ethernet
network for mission-critical applications, especially for hosted and
"We are pleased to partner with UNSi and connect them to our
high-quality fiber network as well as our numerous data centers and
central offices that will help UNSi quickly expand in Texas," said
Alpheus senior vice president of carrier sales Chip Robertson. "In
addition to having one of the most extensive fiber networks in Texas,
our data centers offer UNSi the ideal platform from which to deliver a
wider variety of voice and data services to multi-site enterprises that
either have operations in Texas or are looking to build business here."
Visit Alpheus�at the COMPTEL (News - Alert) PLUS
Spring 2014 Convention & EXPO, March 16-19, Meeting Room Bluethorn 5
Carriers are invited to visit Alpheus at Meeting Room Bluethorn 5 to
learn more about the company's network and connectivity services.
Alpheus executives, including Scott Widham, CEO, and Chip Robertson,
senior vice president, carrier sales, will be available to discuss the
company's wholesale services and its full portfolio of solutions. To
schedule a meeting with Alpheus at the COMPTEL convention, contact Chip
Robertson at 713-560-5749, e-mail email@example.com
or visit www.alpheus.net.
UNSi is a next generation Voice and Data Carrier that enables Enterprise
Businesses, SMBs and Service Providers to extend their network reach by
leveraging UNSi's national MPLS and Ethernet network. UNSi is a Carrier
agnostic service provider capable of delivering business-grade Internet
and private networking solutions, accommodating various budgets, speeds
and geographic locations on a single bill. UNSi's services are backed by
24x7 US-based NOCs, 28 strategic regional POPs, 16 Fixed Wireless
Markets, 150+ Interconnects with Carriers nationwide, and the largest
broadband aggregation database. For more information about UNSi, visit http://www.unsi.net/or
About Alpheus Communications
Alpheus Communications (www.alpheus.net)
is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking
solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San
Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is
flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when
low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone
for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support
mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing
solutions through its resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms
for colocation and disaster recovery.
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