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Press Release -- June 12th, 2012
Source: Overture Networks

Overture and Spirit Partner to Expand High-Speed Ethernet Service in the Carolinas

Two Carolina Companies Work Collaboratively to Bring More Offerings to Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 12, 2012 Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide and Spirit Communications, a leader in SC business telecommunications services, today announced an initiative that is expanding the CLEC’s Ethernet service footprint in North and South Carolina.

Spirit’s Business Elite Ethernet service delivers fast speeds to businesses from 3 Mbps up to 10 Mbps, with reliability and network capability for integrating voice, data and Internet. The network solution is anchored by Overture Networks’ leading-edge Carrier Ethernet platforms for ease of use, quality and greater bandwidth reliability. Spirit has recently launched an expansion campaign for its Ethernet service and is experiencing notable growth throughout the Carolinas.

“Since launching Business Elite this past year, we have seen a increase in the number of customers we’re signing and we’re very much encouraged by this growth,” said Greg Guerra, Spirit executive vice president of Strategy, Product Management and Business Development.  “Clearly, there are some logistical advantages to be working with a local company like Overture, but more importantly, our success is based on a shared passion for delivering unmatched service and support to our customers as we work together to build out Spirit’s network.”

“Spirit’s Business Elite Ethernet Service is a great example of a winning service that meets the needs of small and medium sized businesses in the region,” said Vijay Raman, Overture vice president of Product Management and Marketing.  “Our relationship with Spirit typifies how Overture works to help our customers compete.  For us, that means collaboration in all areas, including working to create products that are easily deployed and managed, thereby enabling our customers like Spirit to extend services and open new markets reliably and cost-effectively.  What’s especially rewarding in this case is working with another group of people who are also building a dynamic and growing company here in the Carolinas.”

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About Spirit Communications

Spirit Communications is the premier provider of telecommunication services in North and South Carolina. It operates its own cutting-edge MPLS network and provides innovative voice, data and Internet solutions to a cross section of businesses, government agencies and healthcare organizations throughout the Southeast.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with a technology center in Richardson, Texas. For more information, visit

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