Alpheus turns up 100G managed wavelength service for Texas businesses, carriers

Alpheus Communications, a growing competitive metro-regional fiber provider, has introduced a new 100G managed optical wavelength service targeting carriers that have higher bandwidth needs between and in Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market.

The service provider said that the new service will resonate with a number of key verticals, including healthcare, oil and gas, and financial industries, all of which analyze, process and transport very high data loads.

"Just as there was a rapid migration from 1GB to 10GB services, we believe that carriers and enterprises will soon jump from 10GB to 100GB services as big data and other business realities drive higher-bandwidth requirements," said Francisco Maella, chief operating officer of Alpheus, in a release.

With the Managed Waves service, Alpheus hopes to appeal to other carriers and large businesses that want an alternative option to leasing and lighting their own dark fiber.

Eligible customers that subscribe to the new 100G service will be able choose and adapt their bandwidth needs from 1 to 10 Gbps and to 100 Gbps as needed. The service also can support any legacy or next-gen IP-based technology, including ATM, Frame Relay, SONET, Ethernet and IP. It can also interface with SONET or GigE.  

This new service builds off the CLEC's move last year to invest more than $10 million to expand its fiber network, which will fulfill the needs of the growing Houston Energy Corridor in Houston and other surrounding markets.

For more:
- see the release

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