New York, New York – (The Hosting News) – September 27, 2005 – Fiber connectivity company, AboveNet, Inc., has announced the launch of services in Phoenix with an Enterprise
Partnership Reception at the Westin Kierland attended by AboveNet, Nortel,
SRP Telecom, and Sterling Network Services for Phoenix customers.
AboveNet is working with Nortel, SRP Telecom, and Sterling Network
Services to deliver enterprise business network solutions to the Fortune 1000
in Phoenix consisting of private fiber network, IP services, disaster recovery
and business continuity offerings.
Joc Jacquay, Senior Vice President of Sales for AboveNet commented on the developments, “The Phoenix market represents the first major new market network expansion of any telecom provider this year. The Phoenix Enterprise Partnership represents a real benefit for customers looking for custom fiber solutions to meet their business needs. Traditional network offerings can’t keep pace with today’s demanding business environment. AboveNet services not only keep pace, they are building a critical, cost effective bridge to the future.”
SPR Telecom is a division of the Salt River Project, a provider of water and power to the Phoenix metropolitan area and one of the nation’s largest public utilities. SPR Telecom is a carrier-neutral provider of telecommunications infrastructure products and services to wireline and wireless carriers. SRP Telecom is teaming with AboveNet to provide unparalleled fiber network access in the Phoenix metropolitan market.
Michael Sherman, Manager of SRP Telecom explained, “SRP has a long history of enabling the essential services necessary to help the Valley of the Sun be a vital place. By making our dark fiber capacity available to AboveNet, it will help support the expansion of modern digital broadband services to customers in our service territory. We’ve already demonstrated this in our early involvement with AboveNet here in Phoenix.”
Sterling Network Services is the premier provider of managed data center services, private networks and internet bandwidth in the Southwestern United States. Sterling Network Services provides an exceptionally robust data center environment for customer IT infrastructure, and a broad range of custom solutions for public and private enterprises, making them an ideal Enterprise Partner.
“The formation of this partnership further validates Sterling Network Services’ position that the marketplace is actively seeking comprehensive outsourced network solutions,” said Tony Wanger, managing partner for Sterling Network Services. “As part of the Phoenix Enterprise Partnership, we look forward to offering AboveNet’s clients unparalleled reliability for all of their managed data center and related needs.”
AboveNet’s entry into the Phoenix market is powered by Nortel next- generation optical solutions, including the Optical Metro 5000 series. AboveNet and Nortel have entered into a national co-marketing agreement to meet increasing demands by enterprise customers for high quality, reliable services.
“Nortel’s next-generation optical portfolio provides a robust solution for enterprise customers facing the challenge of addressing their remote storage and business continuity needs,” said Philippe Morin, general manager, Optical Networks, Nortel. “AboveNet’s introduction of managed fiber services into the Phoenix market is a great example of the growing demand for these mission critical enterprise services.”