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Every Door, Every Floor

Periodically, I enjoy getting to better know the operations of our company by spending a day with subject matter experts at Alpheus. Yesterday, I tagged along with a direct sales representative for a day of cold calling in one of our fiber-connected buildings. I began the day putting together collateral materials alongside my sales partner, […]

Show Me the Money: Exploring the Market for M&As and Financing for Growth

Recently, I moderated a panel at the COMPTEL Plus fall conference in Orlando Florida.  The topic — “Show Me the Money: Exploring the Market for M&As and Financing for Growth”.  A distinguished panel of industry insiders discussed the state of financial markets relative to M&A, valuation, and growth/exit strategies for telecommunications companies. Panelists from M/C […]

Winners and Losers in a Dynamic Industry

I recently attended the Oppenheimer Technology, Internet and Communications Conference in Boston.  Talking with industry veterans and the investment community, it is very clear that the telecom industry will continue on a path of rapid change, and like any dynamic industry, there will inevitably be winners and losers.  As we see the growing trend of […]

Demystifying Metro Ethernet Part 2

Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL): Part 2 of a 3-Part Series In our last post, we introduced the general topic of Metro Ethernet and why it’s become the most common choice for enterprise business networking. We also looked into Ethernet Private Line (EPL), which is the simplest way to make a direct Ethernet connection between […]

Demystifying Metro Ethernet Part 1

Ethernet Private Line (EPL): Part 1 of a 3-Part Series As Ethernet services continues to replace legacy TDM networks, the various Ethernet service options and deployment choices has many business owners and their IT employees scratching their heads? I’m talking about Metro Ethernet, the ubiquitous networking technology that has become the de facto standard to […]

Managed/Unmanaged Optical Wave Services vs Dark Fiber : Choosing What’s Right for You

For customers looking for ultra-high bandwidth transport, several fiber options are available: 1)      Buy a wave or multiple waves from fiber network service providers, like Alpheus.  Waves can come as a managed service or unmanaged. 2)      Buy a dark fiber strand and deploy your own optical network equipment Let’s explore the differences between the two […]

The Benefits of Fiber Networks vs. Legacy Networks

For those considering whether to update their older networks and adopt fiber network technology, I thought it would be helpful to explain the differences between the two and what makes fiber the more sensible option in today’s business operating environment. Here are the three major benefits fiber-optic networks have over legacy copper-based networks: Capacity: Whereas […]

Fiber Networks: The Economics of Access

As any network manager or CTO can corroborate, building your own fiber optic network from the ground up is not for the faint of heart. While fiber optic networks provide the best conduit for high-bandwidth data transmission, building a fiber optic network isn’t cheap—and it’s certainly no cheaper than building a legacy copper network.  The […]

Alpheus Recognized as a Leading Company in Houston

Alpheus Communications was recognized by the Houston Chronicle today as one of the leading companies in Houston. We made the “Chron 100” list of largest private companies. We are so very pleased to be mentioned because our team of 120+ professionals has been serving telecomm carriers and businesses for over 12 years with the highest-quality […]

The Evolution of Fiber Optic Networking

Since the inception of their modern incarnation in the 1970s, fiber optic communications systems have revolutionized the way companies share and access information. Fiber optic networks transmit data as light across strands, enabling information to be sent quickly across long distances. Because of this, fiber optic networks are replacing the copper cables and microwave network […]