Alpheus Communications (News - Alert) has acquired fiber rings in the eastern portion of Dallas County and in downtown Fort Worth from FiberLight in Texas, a press release revealed.
The acquisition is the fifth large acquisition of fiber by Alpheus in five years, the company said.
The increased demand for 3G and 4G wireless services leads to an increased demand for fiber.
“These new assets help our density in the places where the demand for broadband Internet access and dedicated wavelengths are growing exponentially,” Paul Hobby, CEO of Alpheus, said in a company press release. “Our fiber networks and data centers are critical infrastructure for a knowledge-based economy in Texas.”
CEO of FiberLight (News - Alert), Michael P. Miller added in the same statement, that the transaction “enhances Alpheus’ position as a leading alternative connectivity provider in Texas.”
Alpheus provides bandwidth and data center services for carriers and enterprises.
FiberLight is a provider of networking services such as: Ethernet, Wavelengths, and IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions.
Its customers include telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses.
In other recent company news, TMCnet reports Alpheus announced during 2010 the completion of a fiber ring in North and West Harris counties in Texas. The new fiber is important to the Houston footprint in the high-tech FM249 area, as well as the energy corridor, and is adjacent to major wireless tower sites, the company said.
Alpheus is a provider of telecommunications and data center services, says TMCnet. It owns and operates a fiber backbone for Metro Texas. The company also uses an optical network to provide transport and bandwidth services in large metropolitan areas, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
TMCnet also reports that Alpheus Communication's terrestrial connectivity services were selected by CapRock Communications.
CapRock will use Alpheus's SAS (News - Alert) 70 type II audited and certified data centers, and deep metro fiber footprint, according to TMCnet.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein