Allstream has added a second point of presence in Chicago to expand its IP network access into the U.S.
The business division of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), Allstream said the new POP will provide access to more than 40 U.S. and international carriers and physical connection points.
In May MTS announced it has struck a deal selling Allstream to Accelero for $520 million plus debt. Accelero is backed by Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian-based telecommunications entrepreneur whose Orascom Telecom Holdings was the major financier of Wind Mobile when it began in 2008. Sawiris eventually sold Orascom to Amsterdam-based international telecom provider VimpelCom Ltd. VimpleCom is in a partnership with Wind chairman and CEO Anthony Lacavera,
Lacavera has talked about buying control of Wind with Sawiris. However, there are reports that U.S. carrier Verizon Communications has made an offer to buy Wind.
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