Mammoth ‘a good fit’ for small cable ops

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 8:20am
Traci Patterson

Mammoth Networks and Dash Carrier Services are demonstrating how the two companies can provide carriers and operators with the ability to cost-effectively launch advanced IP telephony solutions.

The announcement between Mammoth and Dash was released at Colorado Metro Connect, a telecom networking event taking place in Denver this week.

Brian Worthen, founder and president of Mammoth Networks, told CED of the collaboration: “They’re a wholesaler like [Mammoth]. We’re completing a larger interface to Dash. It will run across our network privately instead of over the Internet.”

Mammoth, a facilities-based aggregator of fiber, data and circuits, aggregates multiple data services onto a single platform. And the direct connection to Mammoth’s high-speed data network gives access to Dash’s emergency, static ALI and nomadic 911 solutions, as well as its dashVoice origination, termination and N11 dialing services.

The private peering relationship between Dash and Mammoth Networks facilitates exchange traffic, which results in reduced costs for the transit of data and voice.

“This partnership enables us to work in tandem and successfully answer the call for ILECs and small-market cable operators, which now find themselves hamstrung in terms of access to reliable, yet cost-effective, broadband,” Worthen said.

Mammoth has worked with a few small cable operators, and Worthen sees it as “a good fit.” Small ops are in the same boat as rural ILECs, and small ops have the option of buying bandwidth from other cable or phone operators. “Being that third option is very advantageous to us. We’re more voice optimized, and they’re starting to use VoIP and next-gen services,” Worthen added.

In March, Mammoth Networks reported that its most recent fiber outlay was lit in Denver, which will be used to aggregate rural exchange connectivity from around the Rocky Mountains.

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