By Sharla Sikes
The two companies will operate under an agreement that will double the Internet bandwidth for ATSI, as well as increase that capacity in the future. XO provides on demand capabilities with its Ethernet services.
The expansion and future growth gives ATSI the ability to meet its forecasted growth.
“We structured a very flexible arrangement with XO Communications that meets our near term needs for fixed capacity, but also allows us to increase bandwidth as needed to meet customer demand,” said Ruben Caraveo, senior vice president of technology and operations. “As we continue our emphasis on optimizing margins, the increased network capacity is fundamental to meeting our financial objectives in FY2009.”
The agreement gives ATSI the ability to increase its network by 400 percent.
ATSI provides VoIP service though its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Digerati Networks, Inc. and Telefamilia Communications, Inc. Digerati serves markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, especially Mexico. These markets are â€œrapidly expanding,â€ according to ATSI. Digeratiâ€™s network is based on partnerships with established carriers, network operators, interconnection and service agreements that give it a flexible NextPoint powered VoIP network.
Telefamilia focuses on retail communication services to the Hispanic market in the United States.
XO is a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc., a nationwide provider of voice, data and IP services for businesses and carriers.
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