Western WiMAX PoPs up in Phoenix NAP

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The exterior of the Phoenix NAP data center.

Western WiMAX has established a point of presence (PoP) in the Phoenix NAP data center, the companies said today. The wireless telecommunication carrier is offering high capacity, SLA-based services to businesses in the Phoenix metro area out of the location, including Voice over IP, video, Internet and private line MPLS services such as Metro Ethernet services.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Western WiMAX to our data center,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. “Western WiMAX’s wide array of systems and solutions will provide high-capacity and high reliability services. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them and look forward to the valuable new opportunities this will bring both Western WiMAX and Phoenix NAP.”

“Western is pleased to partner with Phoenix NAP in providing Phoenix businesses with alternative carrier connectivity and strategic data center access,” said Timothy Shea, Chief Technology Officer of Western WiMAX. “As wireless  moves to the forefront of not just secondary connectivity, a common disaster recovery strategy, but that of primary connectivity due to its reliability and consistent performance, Western is well positioned with its private Phoenix network to address the most complicated of business requirements,” said Timothy Shea, chief technology officer of Western WiMAX LLC.

Phoenix NAP is a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and a SOC Type 2 audited facility. Other recent customer wins include Trigon Technology, a technology management company  and CourseAssign, an e-Learning platform provider. Western WiMAX is another strong win locally for the company. The company also has a strong international customer base, as indicated by a geographic expansion via a PoP in Amsterdam last August. A number of these international customers are using the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform it launched last year from its data center in Phoenix.

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Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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