TelePacific's move to leverage 360networks' wholesale network service in Chico, Calif. illustrates the service provider's aggressive expansion efforts in its home state.
360networks' wholesale service is provided to TelePacific by converting an existing optical regeneration site into a new point of presence (PoP) and can be used to serve other customers that have similar needs.
While TelePacific has been expanding its network reach in California through a number of targeted acquisitions, including most recently Telekenex, and its own network buildouts, the service provider is also keen on working with other wholesale providers like 360networks.
Establishing this agreement with an alternative service provider such as 360networks has a number of benefits. Not only does it enable TelePacific to quickly expand their network, but also leverage 360networks' portfolio of next-gen optical wavelength or Ethernet services.
Russ Shipley, TelePacific's senior vice president of network engineering, said that "360 delivered a solution that met our requirements for reliable and cost effective expansion" to target what he said were key markets like Chico.
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