MegaPath

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MegaPath Corporation
Type Private company
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1996
Headquarters Pleasanton, California
Key people D. Craig Young, CEO
Products Voice, Ethernet, Data, MPLS, Security, Cloud Hosting
Employees 1000+
Website www.megapath.com

MegaPath Corporation is a business telecommunications company, founded in 1996, that provides a voice, data, security, and cloud services to carrier and service-provider businesses in the United States. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California and operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the United States.[1] In 2010, MegaPath combined acquired the voice communications specialists Speakeasy and the network provider Covad, which they merged with their existing portfolio of MPLS and managed services to form a single company.[2]

History[edit]

The company was was founded in 1996. Over the next several years the company made acquisitions of other vendors: Phoenix Networks in 2000,[3] Epoch Networks in 2002, [4] TManage in 2003,[5] the services operation of Aventail Corporation in 2005[6] IP Merchant Solutions in 2007,[7] and DSL.net in 2009.[8]

In 2010 the company merged with Covad and Speakeasy,[9] and in 2012 the merged company acquired IP5280.[10]

IP network backbone[edit]

The MegaPath network is an MPLS-enabled, all-optical IP network that serves over 235 U.S. metro markets. The company offers Internet connectivity services including Ethernet, T1 and Bonded T1, DSL, wireless, and cable. Its network is privately managed and provides last mile connection, multi-layered security, and redundancy.

In 2012, MegaPath completed a nationwide Ethernet over copper (EoC) network expansion.[11]

Voice services[edit]

MegaPath offers hosted voice services for single-site and multi-site businesses. Its voice services support calling features including Find Me/Follow Me, visual voicemail, call recording and mobile integration, aiming to reduce the costs and complexity of managing and maintaining a PBX. Its SIP trunking and enterprise trunking services are designed to allow customers to use the features of VoIP with their existing PBX equipment.

In July 2014, MegaPath announced a partnership with CounterPath Corporation to deliver CounterPath Bria desktop, tablet and mobile UC services through MegaPath’s Hosted Voice service. The Unified Communications features include screen sharing collaboration, text messaging, fixed-mobile convergence, and video conferencing.[12]

Cloud services[edit]

MegaPath Cloud services include cloud hosting, hosted exchange, hosted data backup, and hosted Microsoft SharePoint. MegaPath cloud hosting services are on-net to their OC-192 backbone and MPLS VPN.

Managed security services[edit]

MegaPath offers security services such as private networking, which includes MPLS, IPsec and SSL VPN services for connecting geographically distributed and mobile workforces. MegaPath also provides unified threat management services which include anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, intrusion detection, and web filtering. The company also provides Compliance Services that solves log, vulnerability, and security information management issues, such as PCI compliance.

The company is a Level One PCI compliant service provider and an active member of the PCI Security Standards Council.[citation needed]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • June 2014: MegaPath received 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice[13]
  • March 2014: Dan Baldwin, MegaPath received Ten Partner Choice Awards from Telecom Association Including Hosted VoIP, Managed Services, and Best Ethernet over Copper[14]
  • February 2014: Dan Foster is named one of the 2014 Channel Chiefs[15]
  • January 2014: TMCnet, 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice[16]
  • August 2013: MegaPath received 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice and SIP Trunking[17]
  • August 2013: MegaPath received 2013 Internet Telephony Excellence Award[18]
  • February 2013: MegaPath received 2012 Telecom Association Partners Choice Award[19]
  • February 2013: Dan Foster is named one of the 2013 Channel Chiefs[20]
  • February 2013:MegaPath received 2013 Better Business Bureau Accreditation[21]
  • September 2012: MegaPath received 2012 Internet Telephony Excellence Award for Hosted Voice[22]
  • December 2012: MegaPath received 2012 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award[23]
  • February 2012: Dan Foster is named one of the 2012 Channel Chiefs[24]
  • January 2012: MegaPath received 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award[25]
  • October 2011: MegaPath received 2011 Internet Telephony Excellence Award[26]
  • August 2011: MegaPath is recognized as a 2011 Phone+ Top 50 Channel Partner[27]
  • August 2011: MegaPath is recognized for a 2011 Pilothouse Award[28]
  • May 2011: Megapath is honored in the 2011 Network Product Guide Awards[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MegaPath Corporate Overview
  2. ^ BusinessWire: MegaPath, Covad, Speakeasy Merger Closes
  3. ^ Phoenix Networks sold to MegaPath Oct 26, 2000. St. Louis Business Journal
  4. ^ MegaPath acquires Epoch Networks, October 16, 2002. Bloomberg
  5. ^ MegaPath acquires TManage, September 16, 2003. CRN
  6. ^ MegaPath Acquires Aventail, June 14, 2007, The Seattle Times
  7. ^ MegaPath acquires IP Merchant Solutions, August 18, 2008. Businesswire
  8. ^ MegaPath acquires DSL.net, December 24, 2009. Bloomberg
  9. ^ Covad and Speakeasy Merge with MegaPath, September 1, 2010. Channel Partners Online
  10. ^ MegaPath acquires IP5280, January 26, 2012. VoIP-Catalog.com
  11. ^ FierceTelecom: MegaPath Among Largest Ethernet over Copper Players
  12. ^ MegaPath Jumps Into Unified Communications, June 11, 2014. Channel Partners Online
  13. ^ 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice, June 23, 2014. TMCNet.com
  14. ^ 2014 TA Awards Program Information, March 3, 2014. Telecom Association
  15. ^ 2014 Channel Chiefs, February 24, 2014. CRN.com
  16. ^ 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice, January 16, 2014. TMCNet.com
  17. ^ 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award, August 27, 2013. TMCNet.com
  18. ^ MegaPath received 2013 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, August 21, 2013. TMCNet.com
  19. ^ Dan Baldwin, 2012 Telecom Association Partners Choice Award, February 26, 2013, Telecom Association
  20. ^ 2013 Channel Chiefs, February 15, 2013. CRN.com
  21. ^ 2013 Better Business Bureau Accreditation, February 4, 2013. Better Business Bureau
  22. ^ 2012 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, September 6, 2012. TMCNet.com
  23. ^ 2012 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award, December 21, 2012. TMCNet.com
  24. ^ 2012 Channel Chiefs, February 2012. CRN.com
  25. ^ 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award, January 4,2012. TMCnet.com
  26. ^ 2011 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, October 7, 2011. TMCnet.com
  27. ^ 2011 Phone+ Top 50 Channel Partner, August 24, 2011. Channel Partners Online
  28. ^ 2011 Pilothouse Award, August 2, 2011. Nemertes Research
  29. ^ 2011 Network Product Guide Awards, May 31, 2011. TMCnet.com