Telesphere upgrades, adds POPs to support unified cloud communications push


Cloud-based unified communications provider Telesphere today said it was launching a major expansion of its network to help drive UC adoption.

The company said it was adding several POPs and network transmission facilities, moves that it said would help differentiate its service and also position it to go after large enterprise customers anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

The pure-play provider of advanced, all-IP business-communications solutions in a service-in-a-cloud environment said it's spending aggressively on its national network, adding or upgrading new network hubs in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles, to augment its all-IP network that supports enterprise hosted VoIP and data services.

The company said its working with Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) on the buildout, and said the POPs house routing and switching equipment, connectivity to the Internet and PSTN, and key service components, including Hosted PBX Application Servers, Session Border Controllers and others.   

Telesphere CEO Clark Peterson said its national network has been a key selling point for the company's UC in the cloud play.

"By the end of this year, we will have 13 POPs situated in all regions of the country, offering more capacity than any other pure play provider of all-IP, cloud-based business communications services," he said. "We have invested millions of dollars in our network and we continue to invest..."

Peterson said the company's privately managed cloud network and its proprietary back-office system differentiates Telesphere from traditional carriers in providing managed voice, data and UC services.

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