Mammoth Networks, a facilities-based aggregator of wholesale data services across the U.S., has formed a strategic network-to-network interconnection (NNI) partnership with MHO Networks and Noel Communications.
MHO Networks is a Denver-based provider of business data communications, and Noel Communications is a Yakima, Wash.-based provider of long-haul, point-to-point telecommunication circuits. The NNI agreements expand Mammoth’s offerings in Colorado and Washington, respectively, and are designed to service underserved rural areas while filling in the gaps in metropolitan areas of those states.
“Most carriers reach 80 to 85 percent coverage for a client and stop, because the last 15 to 20 percent of the sites are too remote, too rural. Not Mammoth,” said Brian Worthen, CEO at Mammoth Networks. “We have a rural focus and commitment to serving the underserved. The new partnerships are testimonies to that.”
The new network interconnections provide for two-way traffic across the NNIs, and allow Mammoth to sell MHO Networks and Noel Communications loops to its clients, while enabling MHO and Noel to purchase services from Mammoth across the same port. These agreements, along with a number of other carrier interconnection partnerships, are part of Mammoth’s Ethernet aggregation model that serves rural and underserved markets throughout the country.
“Imagine a Tier 1 provider selling a 100-location client on an MPLS solution that only hits 85 of the 100 sites,” said Jeremy Malli, CTO at Mammoth Networks. “The last 15 sites are left with T1s or bonded T1s. This is not acceptable. We strive for the 100 percent and the latest NNIs help us do just that.”