Focal Goes With Unisphere Switch

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Unisphere Networks, Inc., a leading provider of IP infrastructure to enable broadband data and voice services, today announced that Focal Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: FCOM), a leading national broadband communications provider, has chosen Unisphere’s ERX-1400 Edge Routing Switch to support the buildout of the Focal Internet eXchange network. The ERX-1400, a key component of Unisphere’s Intelligent Services PoP (Point of Presence), is being used in the Focal network to offer data services in Philadelphia, New York, Northern New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

“Getting new services to market quickly and efficiently is important to Focal’s growth,” said Michael Mael, president of Focal Data Communications, a business unit of Focal. “For us, a leading edge routing platform with advanced redundancy features is a key requirement and the ERX-1400 will meet the needs of our expanding network.”

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