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Press Release -- November 14th, 2013
Source: United Network Services, Inc.

UNSi Recognized as a Finalist in the Fierce Innovation Telecom Awards

Recognized for Back-Up Redundancy Product, Same IP Failover (SIF)

November 14, 2013, Dallas, TX:  United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Telecom Edition, an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable.  UNSi was selected as a finalist in the category of Last Mile/Edge/Access for its innovative, industry leading Back-up Redundancy product called Same IP Failover (SIF).

UNSi’s SIF solution enables a business to automatically failover from a primary Internet connection to a back-up Internet connection while maintaining the same inbound IP Addresses without the need for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).  SIF is supported by service level agreements, and typically requires an on-net circuit coupled with an off-net circuit.  It provides a single handoff to the client firewall that maintains the same IP space regardless of the path it takes.  Using SIF, UNSi can deliver a /29 to a client across multiple paths, eliminating the need for BGP or for an end user to procure their own autonomous system number (ASN).  SIF can be delivered via various different access options – copper, fiber, coax or wireless.

“Same IP Failover is a unique business continuity solution that has become very popular for businesses to add-in as a back-up service to an MPLS solution they purchase from us, or as a back-up to their existing Internet Access solution.  We are very proud of this service that we developed over three years ago, and especially proud to be recognized by a reputable organization like FierceMarkets,” stated Allan Schwartz, SVP of Strategic Planning & Business Development.

Finalists were selected by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, MetroPCS, Rogers Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. Full profiles of the judges can be found at

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience. Finalists were selected based on the judges’ scores in each area.  For more information about UNSi, visit


UNSi is a next generation Voice and Data Carrier that enables Enterprise Businesses, SMB’s and Service Providers to extend their network reach by leveraging UNSi’s national MPLS and Ethernet network.  UNSi is a Carrier agnostic service provider capable of delivering business-grade Internet and private networking solutions, accommodating various budgets, speeds and geographic locations on a single bill.  UNSi’s services are backed by 24×7 US-based NOCs, 29 strategic regional POPs, 16 Fixed Wireless Markets, 150+ Interconnects with Carriers nationwide, and the largest broadband aggregation database.  For more information about UNSi, visit or call 888.UNSi.999

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Media Contact:

Paula Como Kauth, Director of Marketing, UNSi
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