100 Gigabit Ethernet service launched for carriers, enterprises in Texas

Strategic investment adds 100G services to Alpheus’ regional long-haul and metro networks in Texas.

Alpheus Communications, a provider of metro-regional fiber and networking platforms in the greater Texas area, has launched 100 Gigabit Ethernet service to meet its customers’ growing needs to more efficiently deliver data on higher-bandwidth circuits between and within Texas’ major metropolitan areas, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.

“Alpheus recognized our customers’ need for higher bandwidth, and as we have done with previous infrastructure enhancements, we committed considerable capital to keep our network ahead of the curve for services at the next level of bandwidth,” comments Francisco Maella, chief operating officer of Alpheus Communications.

Maella adds, “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. Alpheus can deliver 100GB services to carriers and enterprise customers quickly and without complexity.”

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According to Alpheus, regional demand for 100 Gigabit service in Texas is driven by the need for larger backbone network capacity to support ever-increasing mobile data traffic and data-intensive enterprises -- especially those in healthcare, oil and gas, and financial industries -- that analyze, process and transport very high data loads as part of their every day operations. The provider says its "Managed Wavelength" solutions help carriers and large businesses easily aggregate network traffic without spending the capital required to build, light and manage their own fiber networks. Alpheus says that with its new 100 Gigabit service, companies can run multiple applications required for business operations while Alpheus manages the network and scales the bandwidth to what is needed.

The Alpheus Managed Wavelength services are billed as providing:

-- Efficiency: Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology enables maximum bandwidth for the lowest cost.
-- Flexibility: The provider's Managed Waves service supports all major networking protocols (ATM, Frame Relay, SONET, Ethernet and IP) and interfaces with SONET or Gigabit Ethernet.
-- Scalability: Subscribers can move easily between bandwidth options from 1 to 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps.
-- Security: Customers can choose between protected, unprotected, or load-sharing (physically diverse) configurations.

Learn more about Alpheus Communications.

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