Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Alpheus Expand in Texas with Overture's Carrier Ethernet

Alpheus Communications, a leading metro-regional network provider in Texas, is deploying Overture Neworks' Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions as part of a significant, ongoing network expansion.

Overture’s bonded copper solutions deliver Ethernet services from 1 Mbps to 100 Mbps, providing operators a readily available means to reach more customers, more quickly, with high-speed business services, mobile backhaul and cloud connectivity offerings.

Alpheus said its expanded network can now reach 129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations, representing a 36 percent increase in network reach during the last two years. The carrier also credits the ongoing strength of Texas’ economy in attracting new businesses and sparking new-building construction, which combined with Alpheus expanding Ethernet capabilities to more central offices, has broadened the company’s network footprint, including coverage in South Texas.

“We deployed the Overture solution in anticipation of our carrier and business customers migrating from traditional network options to modern, standards-based Ethernet services,” said Francisco Maella, Chief Operating Officer, Alpheus Communications. “By utilizing Ethernet over Copper, carriers and enterprises benefit from scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, while our channel partners have more revenue-generating options from selling a broader portfolio of Ethernet services on the Alpheus network.”