Alpheus Communications Announces IPv6 Capability

HOUSTON: May 10, 2011:  Today Alpheus Communications announced an important network upgrade. As the legacy Internet addressing protocol (IPv4) reaches its limit, Alpheus has successfully implemented IPv6 across its fiber network. Internet Protocol Version 6 allows for vastly more addresses than was previously possible. Like IPv4, IPv6 is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworking and provides end-to-end data transmission across multiple IP networks.

Francisco Maella, Chief Operating Officer of Alpheus, said “This is a major enhancement that we have been planning for over a year. Our customers can now grow as fast as the internet does.” Alpheus accomplished a seamless upgrade using technology from Alcatel-Lucent.  “We are ready to support cloud technologies, wireless data and the potential of the public network generally to improve people’s lives,” continued Maella. Alpheus also supports circuit-switched connectivity and can easily configure hybrid architectures for companies transitioning from incumbent standards to Internet Protocol and metro Ethernet.

For more information, please contact Chip Robertson at 713-336-6500 or visit us at www.alpheuscommunications.com.

About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus is a provider of bandwidth and data center services for carrier, government and enterprise customers. Alpheus delivers high speed Direct Internet Access and dedicated metro transport to end-user buildings, cell sites, carrier hotels, microwave relay points, and Wi-Fi hotspots.  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 competitive fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through resilient SAS 70 compliant data center platforms for collocation and disaster recovery.