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Press Release -- January 15th, 2014
Source: Overture Networks

Alpheus Communications Leverages Overture Carrier Ethernet Solutions to Expand Texas Network

Leading Metro-Regional Provider experiences 36% growth over past 2 years, now with 129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations in network

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 14, 2014 Overture, innovating at the metro service edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced Alpheus Communications, a leading metro-regional network provider in Texas, is deploying the company’s Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions as part of a significant, ongoing network expansion. Overture’s bonded copper solutions allow for the rapid turn up of Ethernet services from 1Mbps to 100Mbps, providing operators a readily available means to reach more customers, more quickly, with high-speed business services, mobile backhaul and cloud connectivity offerings.

“We deployed the Overture solution in anticipation of our carrier and business customers migrating from traditional network options to modern, standards-based Ethernet services,” said Francisco Maella, Chief Operating Officer, Alpheus Communications. “By utilizing Ethernet over Copper, carriers and enterprises benefit from scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, while our channel partners have more revenue-generating options from selling a broader portfolio of Ethernet services on the Alpheus network.”

“So much of our success is based on our customers’ success, and that is why our Carrier Ethernet 2.0 solutions are designed to provide unparalleled service assurance, as well as rich feature sets that allow them to be easily deployed and managed,” said Mike Aquino, CEO, Overture. “It’s rewarding to see a valued customer like Alpheus experiencing notable growth and taking advantage of expanding market opportunities utilizing EoC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration and congratulate them on their continuing success.”

Overture offers the only complete range of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 solutions that leverage fiber, existing copper and TDM infrastructures and wholesale E-Access to increase the market reach for high performance business services, cloud connectivity, as well as mobile and broadband backhaul applications.

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About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus Communications ( is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through its resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 solutions for the metro service edge. Known for innovative solutions that enable high-capacity Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM, Overture has extended its commitment to innovation with Ensemble OSA™. Ensemble OSA is the industry’s first open architecture that brings the benefits of the cloud, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, (NFV) and open innovation to the metro service edge. By leveraging Overture’s Carrier Ethernet expertise and this new open architecture for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide can maximize operational efficiencies and introduce new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales offices around the globe. For more information, visit

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