US Signal is continuing its ongoing network expansion efforts by joining Telx's Ethernet exchange in Chicago to expand its wholesale carrier Ethernet service suite.
Unlike traditional Ethernet interconnection methods, which US Signal will continue to use, the Telx Ethernet exchange reduces cost, time and complexity of provisioning External-Network to Network Interconnection agreements with other carriers as it continues to extend its service reach and new business opportunities in its Midwest serving areas.
Of course, Telx's Ethernet exchange is just one tool in US Signal's expansion toolkit. In addition to its ongoing internal network expansion efforts in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, US Signal previously signed an agreement with fellow Ethernet exchange provider CENX.
By establishing a connection in Telx's downtown Chicago data center, US Signal says it will be able to deliver its Virtual Ethernet wholesale services to a larger set of customers in traditionally underserved locations.
Trevor Bidle, vice president of engineering for US Signal said it will "leverage that community of providers to help us offer our Virtual Ethernet solution to both Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers, enabling us to cost-effectively expand our service area."
The Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers is an up and coming revenue opportunity ripe for the taking by competitive wholesale carriers like US Signal. Having been typically ignored by larger carriers, these Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers will be able to get another service option from a service provider that will carve out solutions that take into consideration their diverse market needs.
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