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Business Ethernet Provider Alpheus Communications Acquires Net Star Telecommunications


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December 17, 2012

Business Ethernet Provider Alpheus Communications Acquires Net Star Telecommunications

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Business Ethernet gives enterprises the security of private lines without the hassle of extra equipment or bandwidth limitations.

There are several business Ethernet players in the industry that bring advanced, next-generation data and Internet services to commercial buildings. However, the industry is also witnessing merger and acquisitions as part of their strategies to remain competitive in the market.

In a recent such development, Alpheus Communications (News - Alert), a provider of business Ethernet and Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions, recently acquired Net Star Telecommunications, a Houston-based provider of network and data center services.

The acquisition is expected to broaden Alpheus’ customer base in Texas. Meanwhile, it will help Net Star customers have access to a wider array of network facilities and services as Net Star operations are integrated with Alpheus.

As part of this acquisition, the services that Net Star manages for its customers will be migrated over time to Alpheus owned and managed network and data center facilities. They include Alpheus’ enterprise services, including Metro Ethernet, MPLS, E-LAN, data center colocation and business-class voice solutions.

These services are expected to provide the performance and uptime guarantee required for mission-critical data, voice and video traffic, as well as help customers connect multiple locations with ease, the company said.

“While the core of our expansion strategy in 2012 is through organic growth of the enterprise market, we are committed to making opportunistic acquisitions that create network and infrastructure synergies for Alpheus,” said Alpheus CEO Scott Widham, in a statement.

“This transaction illustrates the industry trend of consolidating non-facility-based providers with facility-based providers like Alpheus,” Widham added. “Bringing more customers onto our network is a win-win scenario where Alpheus gains operational scale while offering additional, affordably priced services to our customers.”

Alpheus Communications, according to company officials, is the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas. The company delivers flexible, content-neutral and responsive services offering low-latency and uptime. The business Ethernet provider also boasts resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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