YORK, Pa. and DALLAS, Texas – May 14, 2013 – United Fiber & Data (UFD) is excited to announce today that PEG Bandwidth has received the company’s first-ever “Premier Partner” award. UFD created the award to recognize and honor those companies that share its partner-driven philosophy that respects each company’s desire and ability to drive positive relationships, deliver solid results and generate strong revenues for each party.
PEG Bandwidth selected the United Fiber & Data network in fall 2012 to help provide cell site backhaul service in hard-to-reach locations. “We’d been looking for a route like this for a long time,” says Rich Ruben, CEO of PEG Bandwidth. “We chose UFD because it offers a unique fiber route that runs through critical but underserved markets where our customer base of wireless carriers does business. This route provides access to cell towers via advanced fiber optics that were previously unavailable.”
United Fiber & Data officially launched on February 28, 2013, announcing a 300+-mile greenfield fiber-optic network that runs between New York City and Ashburn, Virginia. UFD’s network traverses a geographically diverse route through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, bypassing the traditional I-95 route that most other service providers follow. The UFD network is currently being built from scratch with brand-new and advanced fiber-optic network and data center technology.
“Both our companies share common goals in what we do and how we do it,” confirms Christopher Lodge, President and Chief Operating Officer of UFD. “Our two companies are dedicated to excellent customer service and a unique customer experience. We wanted to recognize this common philosophy with PEG Bandwidth as a way to underscore to our combined customers that working with our companies will deliver benefits that include logical and physical network diversity, high reliability and great service. This is the start of a long-term partnership for us.”
According to the June 2012 Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey from CTIA–The Wireless Association, Americans used more than 2.32 trillion cell phone minutes and sent 2.27 trillion text messages since the prior year, showing a 3.2% rise from June 2011. Wireless data usage increased an unprecedented 104% to 633 billion megabytes between June 2011 and June 2012, confirming rapidly growing consumption of data via mobile phones. These trends underscore the need for high-capacity networks that offer scalable and stable connectivity solutions between cell towers and the fiber-optic routes and rings that connect rural and metro areas across the country.
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About United Fiber & Data
Founded in 2009, United Fiber & Data (UFD) offers a complete suite of all-fiber networking and broadband solutions. From Dark Fiber to Ethernet, Wavelengths and Internet Access, UFD’s privately-owned and operated network provides customers with a reliable, low-latency DWDM fiber network. UFD’s network is diverse to single points of failure between New York City and northern Virginia. Enterprise companies, financial institutions, government and carriers can utilize UFD’s unique, diverse fiber routes for fast and secure network connectivity opportunities. For more information, visit www.unitedfd.com.
About PEG Bandwidth, LLC
PEG Bandwidth provides customized cell site backhaul solutions for wireless operators to support 4th generation (4G) deployments. With offices in Dallas, St. Louis and Philadelphia, PEG Bandwidth delivers complex network solutions across broad geographies utilizing some combination of new fiber builds, available dark fiber, partner fiber networks and licensed, point-to-point microwave. PEG Bandwidth's team of backhaul experts aggregates traffic across these disparate networks to provide a seamless, end-to-end solution from a wireless operator's cell site to its switching facility. The company focuses mainly on lower-tier and rural markets where operators are struggling to find carrier-class, scalable solutions for their backhaul requirements.
For more information, please visit our website at www.PEGBandwidth.com.
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DE-CIX operates carrier-neutral exchanges for carriers, Internet service providers, content delivery networks and cloud computing providers in Frankfurt, Germany and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DE-CIX in Frankfurt currently serves and connects over 500 networks from more than 50 countries.
Built with the latest technology to ensure the highest availability and best performance, DE-CIX Apollon utilizes ADVA Optical Networking’s flagship FSP 3000 platform, which provides transport speeds of up to 2 Terabits/sec per fiber pair. The switching layer is powered by Alcatel-Lucent’s Core Router 7950 XRS, which supports the world-leading port density of up to 80 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports per chassis. The core of the DE-CIX Apollon network is based on four supernodes that are built from the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS and which are fed by customer-facing switches, both located at secure locations spread throughout the Frankfurt metro.
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Vertical Systems Group:
2012 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD
BT Global Services surges to attain second position overall on the Global Provider Leaderboard, challenging Orange for market leadership.
BOSTON, MA, MARCH 28, 2013 -- The following seven companies have achieved a position on Vertical Systems Group's 2012 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard (in rank order based on port share): Orange Business (France), BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan) and Level 3 (U.S.). Vertical's Global Provider Leaderboard is the industry's benchmark for measuring multinational Ethernet market presence. Global Providers ranked on the Leaderboard hold four percent (4%) or more of retail business Ethernet installations based on billable ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.
"As we forecasted in our mid-year readout, the final 2012 Global Provider Ethernet market share results show a realignment at the top of the Leaderboard," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Orange remains the market leader, however BT Global Services gained significant share to move up to second position ahead of Verizon and Colt. The outlook throughout 2013 is heightened competition for market share in this demanding customer segment."
Other Global Providers offering Ethernet services outside of their home countries have port shares that are below the Leaderboard threshold. These companies are segmented by share into two tiers: the Challenge tier and the Market Player tier.
For year-end 2012, the Challenge tier companies are the following (in alphabetical order): Cable & Wireless Worldwide (U.K.), Cogent (U.S.), Reliance Globalcom (India), SingTel (Singapore), Tata Communications (India) and T-Systems (Germany). Moving up from the Market Player to the Challenge tier during 2012 wereCable & Wireless, Cogent and SingTel.
The Market Player tier covers all other Global Providers selling Ethernet services throughout the world. Service providers in the Market Player tier include the following companies (in alphabetical order): Airtel (India), Bezeq (Israel), CAT Telecom (Thailand), CenturyLink (U.S.), China Telecom (China), China Unicom (China), Easynet Global Services (U.K.), Embratel (Brazil), euNetworks (U.K.), Exponential-e (U.K.), Globe (Phillipines), GlobeNet (Brazil), GTS (Poland), GTT (U.S.), Interoute (U.K.), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), KPN International (Netherlands), Masergy (U.S.), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT (Phillipines), StarHub (Singapore), Swisscom (Switzerland),Telecom Italia International (Italy), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain), Telenor (Norway), TeliaSonera (Sweden), Telkom Indonesia (Indonesia), Telkom South Africa (South Africa), TelMex (Mexico), Telstra (Australia), Telus International (Canada),Time (Malaysia), TM (Malaysia), Vector (New Zealand), Zayo Group [includes AboveNet] (U.S.), and others.
Market shares are calculated using the base of enterprise Ethernet services installations, plus input from Vertical's surveys of Ethernet providers throughout the world.
Detailed Global Provider and U.S. Ethernet market share results are available exclusively through subscription to Vertical Systems Group'sENS @Ethernet Market Analysis Program.
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 26, 2013 – Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today introduced the Overture 6500, the first platform in the company’s new Open Service Delivery Family. The industry’s first Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) Ethernet aggregation for any access method, it includes support for fiber, E-Access, copper, SONET/SDH, and TDM.
A flexible platform family, it provides aggregation and switching for performance-assured Ethernet, supporting today’s cloud services, mobile backhaul, wholesale, and metro infrastructure applications. The Overture 6500 is also the entry point for Ensemble OSA, Overture’s open architecture for software-defined services at the metro edge. Together, the Overture 6500 and Ensemble OSA represent a fundamentally new approach to the revenue and operational challenges facing service providers.
“As service providers embrace Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and scale their services using a variety of access types at the metro edge, they are looking to simplify their networks and improve their customers’ experience. Using fewer platforms from fewer vendors is one proven way to do so,” said Erin Dunne, director of research services, Vertical Systems Group. “But that simplification only solves part of the problem. Dynamic, on-demand, and automated services are the key to new revenue opportunities in the cloud – and that requires a shift to more software-defined services. Solutions that help with both of these areas will be pretty compelling.”
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