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Hammer Announces Completion of First West Africa Market: Freetown, Sierra Leone

08/12/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp’s (OTCQB: HMMR) announced that its subsidiary in Sierra Leone, Hammer Wireless (SL) Ltd., completed construction of its first network deployment in Freetown, the country’s capital city. The first sector is operational and two additional sectors are planned for rapid deployment, which will provide coverage for the majority of the city, which has a population of over 1.1 million.

 

“We are very proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Cothill, Hammer’s Chairman, who is responsible for overseeing the operations in West Africa on behalf of Hammer’s Board. A native of South Africa, Mr. Cothill has over 30 years of experience working on the African sub-continent. “We look forward to executing on the Board’s vision in Sierra Leone.” Hammer has begun marketing its business class Internet services on its high speed network, which includes products with download speeds capable of exceeding 100 megabits per second. Hammer leverages the patented Air© Technology to offer a very efficient infrastructure that can deliver very high speed service over long distances, making it more efficient than other modern network technologies, including many planned 5G implementations.

 

“We already have salespeople on the ground, working on capitalizing on our investment in the market,” said Ahmed Lamin, Hammer’s local Managing Director, who is responsible for operations, accounting and finance for the subsidiary. “We have a strong team and the support of an involved local Board of Directors to accomplish our objectives.”

 

“We are very pleased with the progress. We have established the foundation in the region and are looking forward to rapid expansion in other countries, with innovative products to serve our clients with the latest state-of-the-art technologies,” said Eric Maire, the Executive Chairman of Telecom Financial Services SA (“TFS”) in Switzerland, who has provided the operational capital and the management of the project to date. “The wireless network provides the ideal platform for our digital transformation projects.”

 

“This deployment will be the template for Hammer’s operations worldwide, including the United States and the Caribbean markets,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. Hammer announced its plans to begin offering services in the United States and the Caribbean earlier in 2019, alongside the deployment in Sierra Leone. “This is a very important milestone for Hammer as we can now begin to focus on organic growth of our Fixed Wireless business, the principal pillar in our Everything Wireless strategy.”

 

The “Everything Wireless” strategy includes the high speed fixed wireless business, mobile networking such as LTE and Wifi, Over-the-Top (OTT) technology such as voice, SMS, IOT, multimedia services and digital services such as crypto-currency, and Smart City. The platform for its strategy is its voice and SMS network and its data center hosting infrastructure. “All of our businesses are aligned to provide the global citizen the network and the services that they need as we continue to move toward the global goal of a fully digital society,” added Levitt. “Hammer intends to be a leader in helping nations worldwide fulfill their ICT initiatives.”

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

 

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Hammer Fiber (HMMR) Closes SMS Integration Deal with LivePerson (LPSN)

07/25/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings (OTCQB: HMMR) announces collaboration with LivePerson, Inc (NASDAQ:LPSN) to integrate SMS messaging capabilities within their products.

will begin to offer LiveEngage to its retail customers, and LivePerson will leverage Hammer’s worldwide SMS network to expand its messaging distribution capabilities.

“LiveEngage is the premier customer communications platform in the market,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who is responsible for marketing and product development for Hammer’s OTT services. “The platform will provide Hammer users access to the investment that LivePerson has made in customer engagement, while leveraging our global messaging infrastructure.”

LivePerson (LPSN) is a $33 stock traded on the NASDAQ.

This news comes on heels of HMMR announcing its would expanded its Over-the-Top telecom services. The Company announced they were adding three new Hosted SMSC customers in the past month alone. Customers include a wholesale CLEC with over 50 million numbers for which 1stPoint will provide SMS enablement, a well established nationwide unified communications provider and a smaller regional service provider in the New York metro area.

Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO commented, “We have the opportunity to expand the traditional role of the Internet Service Provider in the digital age. We believe that enhanced services such as multi-media texting, RCS, mobile payment services, the next generation of crypto currencies and digital identity will be the domain of the network service providers in the long term. The underlying service provider has a distinct advantage in providing those services”.

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In their most recent earnings HMMR reported total revenues for the quarter increased 1894% to $1,071,212 compared to $56,550 for the same quarter in the prior year.

Net loss from operations for the quarter decreased 93.4% to $77,883 from $1,019,505, a 93.4% decrease versus the same quarter in the prior year.

Hammer Fiber Optics is traded under the stock symbol “HMMR”

About Hammer

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation.

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Hammer and LivePerson Announce Integration to Deliver Conversational Commerce

07/25/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp’s (OTCQB: HMMR) announced that it will provide its customers conversational communication and digital commerce services in collaboration with LivePerson, Inc (NASDAQ:LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce. Hammer will begin to offer LiveEngage to its retail customers, and LivePerson will leverage Hammer’s worldwide SMS network to expand its messaging distribution capabilities.


“LiveEngage is the premier customer communications platform in the market,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who is responsible for marketing and product development for Hammer’s OTT services. “The platform will provide Hammer users access to the investment that LivePerson has made in customer engagement, while leveraging our global messaging infrastructure.”

 

“Brand to customer conversations continue to rapidly move to messaging channels,” said Andrew Lezon, Senior Director, Channel Sales and Partner Programs at LivePerson. “With Hammer’s global reach and reputation as an innovator of digital technologies, we're excited to bring conversational commerce to their growing client base.”

 

Hammer brands, including 1stPoint Communications, Hammer Wireless and HiWAAY Information Services will offer these services across multiple markets, including the United States, West Africa and the Caribbean. “LivePerson has an incredible track record in the marketplace and their robust LiveEngage platform will help Hammer’s customers grow their E-commerce business,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. “Communication and content in all its forms should be the domain of the telecommunications carrier in the digital age. We want to deliver a suite of content and services on our network that will help our clients grow their business and be part of a greater solution to achieve tremendous social impact.”

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

 

About LivePerson, Inc.
LivePerson makes life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands. Our 18,000 customers, including leading brands like HSBC, Orange, and The Home Depot, use our conversational commerce solutions to orchestrate humans and AI, at scale, and create a convenient, deeply personal relationship — a conversational relationship — with their millions of consumers. For more information about LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN), please visit www.liveperson.com.

 

 

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Hammer Expands its SMS and Over-the-Top Services

07/16/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp’s (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it has expanded its Over-the-Top services. The 1P-SMSC, offered by Hammer’s subsidiary, 1stPoint Communications continues to experience rapid growth, adding three new Hosted SMSC customers in the past month alone. Customers include a wholesale CLEC with over 50 million numbers for which 1stPoint will provide SMS enablement, a well established nationwide unified communications provider and a smaller regional service provider in the New York metro area. Hammer recently announced the expansion of its international messaging footprint, with coverage in markets such as Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Israel, where Hammer subscribers can enjoy voice, text, video, conferencing and collaboration capabilities. Hammer will be expanding its OTT offerings to include MMS capabilities in the coming quarter.


“The underlying platform for our Everything Wireless strategy, which includes our wholesale voice, wholesale SMS and hosting services will continue to provide revenue to Hammer as we finalize the construction of our fixed wireless networks in West Africa and the Caribbean,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who is responsible for marketing and product development for Hammer’s OTT services. “Our 1P-SMSC and related services provide high margin, sustainable revenue and are a critical part of our long term strategy to provide value to fixed wireless subscribers in the future.”

 

Hammer will provide high-speed fixed wireless services to its subscribers using its licensed patented Air© Technology and leverage its capabilities as a mobile network operator to provide value added services to its fixed wireless subscribers worldwide. “It is not only important to provide high speed access to customers in the West African, Caribbean and US markets, but also to provide services on that network that the global citizen will consume,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. “We have the opportunity to expand the traditional role of the Internet Service Provider in the digital age. We believe that enhanced services such as multi-media texting, RCS, mobile payment services, the next generation of crypto currencies and digital identity will be the domain of the network service providers in the long term. The underlying service provider has a distinct advantage in providing those services,” added Levitt.

 

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

 

 

 

  

Hammer Subsidiary 1stPoint Communications Recognized for Outstanding Unified Communications Product by ChannelVision Magazine

07/02/2019

Piscataway, N.J. July 2, 2019 –ChannelVision Magazine has awarded Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp’s (OTCQB: HMMR) subsidiary, 1stPoint Communications, the 2019 Visionary Spotlight award for Enterprise Technology in Unified Communications. The 1P Collaboration Suite integrates voice, video and messaging (including email, chat and SMS) into a single turnkey platform where subscribers can create multi-way video conference across continents with the ease of pressing a few buttons on their smart phone. “OTT is an important part of our Everything Wireless strategy,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who is responsible for the marketing platform behind the 1P Collaboration Suite as well as ongoing product development. “As we build out fixed wireless networks in Sierra Leone, the Caribbean, Alabama and other markets in the United States and West Africa our subscribers not only need bandwidth, but also critical communications services like voice, video and texting.”

 

Hammer’s ‘Everything Wireless’ strategy has four pillars: high speed fixed wireless, mobility, Over-the-Top technology and Smart City. “We are very excited to win this award,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. “The channel is an important source of leads for Hammer in the long term, particularly in markets like Huntsville, Alabama and recognition of our capabilities is key to maintaining confidence in our services. We thank ChannelVision for their consideration.”

 

Hammer continues to expand its messaging footprint, having recently completed several interconnections to Tier One international carriers. Powered by its subsidiaries, which includes a US based mobile network operator, Hammer can rapidly grow its OTT network. International two-way messaging capabilities now include European countries such as Spain, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Asian markets such as Israel. “Hammer brings greater value to its subscribers by providing more over-the-top services such as voice, texting, video, conferencing and collaboration capabilities. The global citizen will consume those services more as we proceed to build the next generation of networks,” added Vasicek.

 

ChannelVision:

https://www.grnewsletters.com/archive/channelvision_magazine_full/2019-VSA-Winners-635758904.html?e=&s=5YxD4t

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

 

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Announces Third Quarter Financial Results

06/17/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) announced operating and financial results for the third quarter ended April 30, 2019. “This was a strong quarter for Hammer and we are very pleased with our results,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. “We have completely integrated the acquisitions from the second quarter and made significant progress in Sierra Leone and Dominica and our recent announcement regarding the US market provides a road map for our operations moving forward.”

Key results include:

  • Total revenues for the quarter increased to $1,071,212 from $56,550, a 1894% increase versus the same quarter in the prior year.
  • The net loss from operations for the quarter decreased to $77,883 from $1,019,505, a 93.4% decrease versus the same quarter in the prior year.
  • The company attended a number of high profile events during the period, including Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Pacific Telecom Council and a number of other carrier industry events which contributed to $83,889 in extraordinary marketing expenses.
  • 1stPoint Communications, Endstream Communications, Open Data Centers and Shelcomm are consolidated and accretive to Hammer’s Q3 results
  • The announcement of our market deployments in Huntsville, AL, Homewood and Birmingham, AL, Sierra Leone and various Caribbean markets
  • The progression of the construction of our networks in Sierra Leone and Dominica
  • Recent enhancements to the SMS/Messaging network and increased international coverage

“We continue to add customers to both our retail and wholesale networks,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO. “As we complete construction in our international markets we will begin to see organic growth from our Hammer Wireless division while we pursue expansion of the underlying platform.”

“During the second and third quarter Hammer executed on its plans and demonstrated its commitment to the Everything Wireless strategy,” said Mark Stogdill, Hammer’s founder and CTO. The strategy consists of four pillars: high speed fixed wireless technology using Hammer’s patented AIR™ technology (“wireless fiber”), mobility, OTT technology including SMS messaging, and Smart City. The underlying platform of Everything Wireless is Hammer’s wholesale voice and wholesale SMS networks and its data center hosting facilities. “Because of the unparalleled range and speed of Hammer’s AIR Technology and its ability to operate across a very wide range of frequencies, Hammer is uniquely positioned to provide high speed services in markets where other technologies are inefficient,” added Stogdill.

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Subsidiary To Offer Internet Services in Alabama

06/06/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (HMMR) announced today that its subsidiary, 1stPoint Communications, will resume offering Internet Services in Huntsville, Homewood and Birmingham, Alabama. This is a significant milestone in the deployment of Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” strategy. In July 2018 1stPoint acquired the assets of Hiwaay Information Services, Inc. Hiwaay had supplied Internet access to enterprise, small business and residential customers through dial-up and DSL before discontinuing the services in 2016 and 2017. 1stPoint had acquired the remaining web hosting and enterprise Internet access business as well as Hiwaay’s Homewood edge colocation facility.

Building on the strong brand recognition, Hammer will begin deploying wireless residential customers in partnership with other operators until it can expand its own network infrastructure in the market. “The Hiwaay name is very well known in the Huntsville marketplace. Customers are turning to us asking for a low cost, high quality alternative for residential and small business Internet access,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who led the purchase of the Hiwaay assets. Hammer will focus on the delivery of residential and small businesses in Huntsville, while concentrating on business and enterprise services in Birmingham and Homewood, where it continues to maintain its edge data center.

“We see Alabama and the southeastern United States as a key market segment. The corridor between Nashville, Birmingham and Atlanta will be a near-term focus for our operations in the United States,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO, who also participated in closing the Hiwaay asset purchase. Hammer’s proprietary AIR™ technology provides a significant competitive advantage in certain markets that are considered underserved due to the requirement for long range, reliable communications. “Our objective is to provide the fastest and most reliable communications possible to the global citizen, whether that is here in the United States or in any of our operating territories.”

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Moves Forward in Sierra Leone and With Global Messaging Network

06/04/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (HMMR) announced today that it has progressed in the completion of both its Sierra Leone fixed wireless network as well as the expansion of its global SMS messaging network.

The first point of presence in Freetown, Sierra Leone is nearing completion, with all of the in-building deployment and construction having been completed. Once final delivery of intercompany telecommunications infrastructure has been accepted, the network will be live. “We will begin accepting orders from business customers shortly,” said Michael Cothill, Hammer’s Chairman. “Our high speed access network will deliver unparalleled quality.” The network will have in-country diversity and is constructed to the best available modern standard for the region.

Hammer plans to offer local access to other global operators on a wholesale basis. Carrier customers will have the option of accepting delivery of services in Freetown or at certain European points of presence, either as point-to-point facilities or in-country Direct Internet Access.

While construction is progressing on networks in West Africa and with its partners in the Eastern Caribbean, Hammer’s subsidiary, 1stPoint Communications, has continued building out its robust SMS messaging platform. Building on its US messaging network and nationwide CMRS license, 1stPoint is adding several international direct routes to tier one operators worldwide. As these interconnections are completed, messaging services are being offered to Hammer’s existing retail customers as well as on a wholesale basis. These services, which are part of the foundation of the “Everything Wireless” strategy, will continue to grow in advance of the deployment of fixed wireless and mobile data networks. “Our unique approach to each market allows us to establish profitability in a market on an accelerated basis,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO.

“The integration of the four pillars of Everything Wireless is critical to our success,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO. “High speed fixed wireless, using Hammer’s patented Air™ Technology, mobility, OTT and smart city can be provided as one single platform to end users and operator partners through our Mobile Network Services Provider program.” The MNSP program allows MSOs, wireless carriers, wireless ISPs or traditional telecommunications operators to commission wireless networks without the capital expense or investment in personnel with the expertise necessary to operate a sophisticated wireless infrastructure. “Both partnerships and direct operator licenses will be part of Hammer’s strategy on an ongoing basis,” added Levitt. “We look forward to working with more partners in the coming months.”

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact our Investor Relations Team at info@hammerfiber.com.

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Begins Network Deployment in Sierra Leone and Dominica

02/12/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) has begun construction of its networks in Sierra Leone and Dominica. The first phase of both networks, which includes the deployment of wholesale voice and SMS services in each market, is progressing on schedule. POP selections have been made and network equipment has either been delivered in country or is en route into the market. Hammer announced that the first services in these markets would be available in its third fiscal quarter, ending April 2019. 


“Hammer has now entered its next phase of development,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. “The acquisitions made last quarter have been fully integrated, and we now look forward to building into the new markets we have established.” Hammer announced its partnership with Wikibuli to deploy its wholesale network and retail wireless facilities in Dominica in December of 2018. The announcement of its first deployment in West Africa in Sierra Leone followed in January. “We will grow organically in our new markets as well as through acquisition.”

“Our accomplishments last quarter have laid the foundation for Hammer’s future,” said Michael Cothill, Hammer’s Chairman and a veteran of the African wireless marketplace. “We look forward to expanding our operations in West Africa, the Eastern Caribbean and in the United States.” Hammer is deploying its “Everything Wireless” strategy across multiple markets both as an operator and using strategic partnerships under its Mobile Network Service Provider Program.

“We are proving that Everything Wireless can be deployed effectively in any market, anywhere in the world,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who oversees Hammer’s global marketing strategy. “We plan to set the standard for connectivity for the global citizen.” Hammer’s Air Technology provides a high speed, triple play service for residential and business customers, while also providing a high-speed backhaul for LTE networks, WiFi and other mobility services as well as Smart City networks. Hammer’s OTT technology includes a robust SMS platform and high speed voice switching platform that addresses the needs of both the mobile network, enterprise clients and other carriers.

“Technology is only one piece in solving the world’s connectivity puzzle. Hammer’s combination of global reach, local experience and advanced technology makes us unique in the marketplace,” added Levitt. “I have the utmost confidence in our team. The trust and respect that we have built over the last decade provides the ideal environment for us to accomplish our objectives.”

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

  

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp to Acquire American Network, Inc.

01/29/2019

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it will acquire the equity of American Network, Inc. a New York CLEC. American Network obtained its NYS CLEC license in 1997 and has a number of interconnection agreements, wholesale agreements and numbering assets that will aid Hammer in its growth plans in the north eastern United States. “American Network’s assets are complimentary to Hammer’s existing assets in New York and New Jersey,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” strategy includes four key components: high speed fixed wireless, based on Hammer’s proprietary AIR™ technology, OTT, mobility and smart city. Hammer’s wholesale voice, wholesale SMS and hosting practice forms the foundation of the Everything Wireless platform. “In acquiring American Network we are continuing to solidify our platform,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO.

 

Hammer subsidiaries possess CLEC licenses in several states including New York, New Jersey and Florida as well as a nationwide CMRS license and have access to a number of other states via its joint venture agreements with partner CLECs. “We plan to continue to expand our footprint in the north east, south east, south and north western United States throughout fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2020, focusing on markets where we can deploy our wireless technology both as an operator and in partnership with other operators through our MNSP program,” added Levitt.

 

Hammer is acquiring all of the equity of American Network in exchange for common stock and payables associated with the expenses of the transaction. The acquisition is non-dilutive to common shareholders. The transaction is expected to close in February pending necessary approvals.

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

  

Hammer Wireless expands its International Growth Strategy and Secures its first Nationwide African Broadband License

01/23/2019

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Hammer Wireless expands its International Growth Strategy and Secures its first Nationwide African Broadband License

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it has formed its first African subsidiary, Hammer Wireless [SL] Ltd. to deliver its proprietary wireless broadband services to the African continent. Hammer Wireless was recently awarded a nationwide 28GHz license by the telecommunications regulator NATCOM. Hammer Wireless will deploy Sierra Leone’s first true high speed fixed wireless network. The first phase of the project will be co-financed by Hammer and Telecom Financial Services [SA] in Switzerland in exchange for equity in the subsidiary.

 

Construction of the new network is set to begin in March 2019 and will initially target Freetown, the nation’s most populous city, which has in excess of one million possible subscribers. As part of its Everything Wireless strategy, Hammer will expand the network in several phases, providing access to fixed wireless internet, video and voice applications all on one integrated high-speed network. 

 

“The government of Sierra Leone’s ICT mandate is to significantly improve education and economic development through broadband penetration, which was measured at 3% nationwide by the ITU in 2018,” said Michael Cothill, Hammer’s Executive Chairman. “In deploying our AIR technology the government can meet its objectives.”  Mr. Cothill has extensive experience in broadband deployment across the continent of Africa. 

 

“The deployment in Sierra Leone marks our entry into our second, and largest, major geographical market,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO. “Our flexible model, which can include direct operator agreements as well as partnerships through our MNSP program, can be replicated throughout Africa, the Eastern Caribbean, in the United States and other parts of the world.”

 

“The breadth and scope of our team, which includes a combination of local expertise and global reach, is displayed prominently with this announcement,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO, who also has experience deploying networks in Africa. “We want to improve the everyday lives of people worldwide. The global citizen deserves high speed access to the world’s greatest information resource.”

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

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Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp and Wikibuli Close Transaction to Provide Service in Dominica

01/07/2019

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Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp and Wikibuli Close Transaction to Provide Service in Dominica


Piscataway, N.J. January 7, 2018 – Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) and Wikibuli, Inc. announced today that the transaction between the companies closed as planned on January 1, 2019. As part of the agreement Hammer Wireless will acquire an interest in Wikibuli in exchange for cash and common stock. The details of the transaction were released via an 8-K in December 2018. Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO and Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO will join Wikibuli’s Board. Sean Partington and Glen Simon will continue to manage Wikibuli’s day-to-day operations.

Wikibuli suspended service in 2017 due to severe weather-related damage to its infrastructure. The new infrastructure will be owned by Wikibuli and operated by Hammer and its subsidiaries as part of it’s Mobile Network Service Provider (MNSP) program. The planned network, powered by Hammer’s proprietary Air (TM) technology, will be designed to provide high speed fixed wireless services, mobility, WiFi and will incorporate Smart City capabilities.

“We have been preparing for the implementation of the wholesale voice and SMS network through the end of 2018,” said Sean Partington, Wikibuli’s CEO. “We are still on schedule for an initial deployment in late February.” The first phase of construction will establish the basic network infrastructure and allow for revenue streams from the wholesale business in advance of the wireless deployment.

Hammer launched its MNSP program in July 2018 with 1stPoint Communications, now a key Hammer subsidiary. The program is a framework for launching networks in the United States and internationally where wireless spectrum is available. The Air architecture allows for a wide range of allocations and is many times more efficient than fiber based implementations while delivering similar speeds and a wide range of applications.

“The unique value proposition of our Everything Wireless strategy will bring a new paradigm to subscribers in Dominica,” said Erik Levitt. “Our objective is to bring unparalleled new service levels both on and off-island.”

“Connecting our subscribers worldwide as we build networks with our partners is going to be a priority for us,” said Kristen Vasicek, who is responsible for the global marketing plan. “The partnership with Wikibuli is a tremendous opportunity for meaningful social change through our unique technology and local expertise.”

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

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Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Subsidiary Hammer Wireless and Wikibuli, Inc. to Provide Wholesale Voice and Wireless Services in Dominica

12/24/2018

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) and Wikibuli, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to provide wireless telecommunications services in Dominica with a closing date of January 1, 2019. Wikibuli obtained its telecommunications license in Dominica in 2013, providing services on the island until September 2017. It temporarily halted services after catastrophic weather conditions caused severe damage to its infrastructure.

 

Wikibuli and Hammer are primed to begin construction of a new network infrastructure in January 2019. The network will be owned by Wikibuli and operated by Hammer under its Mobile Network Services Provider program. The initial agreement addresses the construction of the wholesale voice network, and creates the framework for the possible construction of LTE, Wi-fi and fixed wireless infrastructure in subsequent phases of the project. Hammer’s proprietary Air™ technology will provide Wikibuli a unique high speed fixed wireless solution and a powerful backhaul technology for the proposed LTE and mobile Wifi deployments. Hammer’s subsidiaries, 1stPoint Communications, Endstream Communications and Open Data Centers will provide the hosted switching services and wholesale gateway for Wikibuli’s next generation voice and SMS network. Wikibuli anticipates completion of the wholesale voice network by the end of February 2019.

 

As part of the agreement Hammer will purchase an equity interest in Wikibuli in exchange for cash and common stock of Hammer. Hammer CEO Erik Levitt and COO Kristen Vasicek, will join the Board of Directors of Wikibuli. “The transaction with Wikibuli is a template for how Hammer will execute on its vision,” said Erik Levitt.

 

WIkibuli co-founders CEO Sean Partington and COO Glen Simon, will remain on the Board of Directors of Wikibuli and will continue to manage the day-to-day business affairs of Wikibuli. “We are very excited to be working with the Hammer team,” explained Mr. Simon. “They have a strong track record of success and we have confidence in our combined capabilities.” The combined extensive Caribbean experience of Mr. Partington, Mr. Simon and Mr. Levitt bring a strong understanding of the region and marketplace enhancing the success of the project.

 

“This agreement is representative of the power of Everything Wireless,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO. Hammer’s Everything Wireless strategy includes four components: high speed fixed wireless, Over-the-Top technologies such as voice, video and SMS, mobility and smart city. The foundation of Everything Wireless is Hammer’s colocation, hosting and wholesale voice and SMS practice. Vasicek states, “Our combination of local understanding and global reach will be a key factor in our success. The partnership with Wikibuli proves that we have a strong framework on which to base projects that are currently under consideration. This model can be replicated throughout the Eastern Caribbean, in the United States and other parts of the world.”

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, Over-the-Top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Announces Closing of Acquisition of Endstream Communications, LLC

12/18/2018

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) announced the closing of its acquisition of Endstream Communications, LLC on the 17th of December. “This closing concludes the transaction originally contemplated in the signing of the May LOI with the Partners of 1stPoint Communications, Open Data Centers and Endstream Communications,” commented Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. "The acquisition of our portfolio by Hammer represented a great outcome for our partnership. The combined entities form a strong platform on which to base Hammer's future growth."

 

Endstream provides wholesale voice services to clients worldwide, with a focus on termination, origination and toll free services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Israel. “Hammer will expand these services into other markets as part of the foundation of its Everything Wireless strategy,” said Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO, who has been responsible for Endstream’s marketing and product development since 2016. “In the last three years Endstream has evolved its services to suit the needs of the changing wholesale voice market, including the rollout of its international mobile operator footprint.” Endstream launched its wholesale mobile origination service in the United States in the second quarter of 2018 and is adding France and the United Kingdom to the wholesale mobile DID portfolio. More markets will be rolled out through the first and second quarters of the 2019 calendar year.

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, over-the-top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

Top 10 Key Takeaways from CAPRE’s Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit

12/06/2018

Here are the top 10 highlights consisting of interesting observations or predictions about the Seattle market, compiled by CapRE: https://www.capremedia.com/39118-2

FCC Approves Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp Request for Change of Control of Endstream Communications, LLC

11/21/2018

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that the FCC has approved the transfer of control of Endstream Communications, LLC effective December 17, 2018. Hammer and Endstream plan to close that day.  The structure of the acquisition is both accretive and non-dilutive to common shareholders and was detailed in an 8K which included the Definitive Agreement.

 

“Obtaining regulatory approval was the final step in the acquisition of the four entities originally contemplated in the LOI announced on May 8, 2018,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s CEO. “Providing domestic and international voice is an integral part of Hammer’s Everything Wireless strategy.” The go-to-market strategy involves four key services: high speed fixed wireless using the proprietary Hammer Wireless® AIR technology, Mobility, OTT and Smart City.  Voice is part of all four of the offerings.

 

Kristen Vasicek, who is responsible for Endstream’s marketing, added: “Hammer intends to expand Endstream’s presence and we anticipate the rollout of these new markets shortly.” Endstream already provides nationwide wholesale origination and termination services in the United States as well as service in Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and France. Endstream will be releasing its expanded Mobile DID/Virtual Number product in January 2019, which includes the ability to provide mobile numbers to other telecommunications carriers in several countries worldwide. “The market for Endstream’s services is strong. New value has generated through its line of wholesale mobile service, which also includes texting and multimedia messaging capabilities” said Vasicek.

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, over-the-top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp/Open Data Centers' CEO Erik Levitt to Speak at the Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit

11/12/2018

   

Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp/Open Data Centers' CEO Erik Levitt to Speak at the Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit

 Piscataway, N.J. September 12, 2018 –Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp d/b/a Hammer Communications (OTCQB: HMMR) and Open Data Centers (“ODC”), a subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp announced today CEO Erik Levitt has been selected to speak on an esteemed panel of experts at the Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit. Open Data Centers (“ODC”) is a data center operator with a carrier neutral colocation facility in Piscataway, NJ and an edge data center in Homewood, AL

The conference features many industry experts that will evaluate the evolving data center industry including hyperscale, colocation, edge data center and cloud executives in the Seattle/Pacific Northwest Market and provide market forecasts. The event is scheduled to run from the 14thto the 15th of November. The conference will focus on the development of 5G and how the evolution of the telecommunications industry will affect data center construction design and site selection for the coming decade. “Data Centers are the fundamental building blocks of the telecommunications infrastructure,” said Erik Levitt, CEO of ODC and Hammer. “Hammer’s unique position in the fixed wireless market gives us a strong understanding of how operators will be reshaping the industry in the years to come.” Hammer’s proprietary Air™ Technology is a unique network architecture that employs DOCSIS 3.1 using an omni-directional, fixed wireless radio. The use of the DOCSIS 3.1 standard allows Hammer to deliver very high speed Internet access services and a seamless triple play.

Hammer closed the acquisition of ODC on November 1st and the terms of the acquisition were announced via an 8K on November 6th. “The acquisition of Open Data Centers provided Hammer with the brick and mortar framework that every carrier needs to deploy services,” added Levitt. “I am looking forward to an engaging discussion with my fellow panelists on how we believe that the data center is going to evolve to serve the needs of the new networks that are currently under construction.”

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, over-the-top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

 

Hammer Fiber Optics Holding Corp Closes the Acquisition of 1stPoint Communications, LLC, Open Data Centers, LLC and Shelcomm

11/06/2018

Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp d/b/a Hammer Communications (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that effective November 1, 2018 it has closed on the acquisitions of 1stPoint Communications, LLC, Open Data Centers, LLC and Shelcomm, Inc. the acquisition of Endstream Communications is pending regulatory approval. The terms of the acquisitions were released via an 8K on September 12, 2018  and amended on November 6, 2018.  The structure of the acquisitions is both accretive and non-dilutive to common shareholders.

 

“Upon closing the acquisitions Hammer now has all of the components in place to begin to execute on its ‘Everything Wireless’ strategy,” said Erik Levitt, Hammer’s Chief Executive Officer. The newly acquired assets include strong intellectual property in over-the-top technology such as hosted carrier switching for both voice and SMS, CLEC licenses in Florida and New York, and a nationwide Commercial Mobile Radio Services License. Through its subsidiaries Hammer will complement its carrier offerings with a variety of hosting services including cloud computing, virtual servers, virtual desktop and collaboration tools that fully integrate voice, video, messaging and file sharing. Open Data Centers offers colocation from its Piscataway, NJ facility as well as its edge data center in Homewood, Alabama.

 

Hammer’s ‘Everything Wireless’ strategy will include four key services: high speed fixed wireless using the proprietary Hammer Wireless® AIR technology, Mobility, OTT and Smart City.  “Our intention is to provide these services both directly to consumers as well as through unique programs such as the Mobile Network Service Provider (MNSP) program, announced jointly earlier in 2018,” said Kristen Vasicek, 1stPoint’s Director of Marketing.

 

“Wireless communications, mobility and cloud services represent the future of our industry,” said Levitt. “Whether it’s in the United States, developed or developing economies, Hammer’s breadth of services now has a place in markets worldwide.”

 

About Hammer
Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology. Hammer’s “Everything Wireless” go to market strategy includes the development of high-speed fixed wireless service for residential and small businesses using its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR, over-the-top services such as voice, SMS and video collaboration services, the construction of smart city networks and hosting services including cloud and colocation. For more information contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Hammer Communications Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Open Data Centers, LLC, Endstream Communications, LLC and 1stPoint Communications, LLC and Its Subsidiaries

09/12/2018

Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp d/b/a Hammer Communications (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stock of Open Data Centers, LLC,  Endstream Communications, LLC and 1stPoint Communications, LLC and its subsidiaries. 1stPoint has strong intellectual property in over-the-top services such as SMS/texting and collaboration tools, virtual desktop and managed hosting services. Its subsidiaries have multiple CLEC licenses and a mobile operator license. Endstream Communications offers wholesale voice services worldwide. Open Data Centers operates a carrier neutral colocation facility in Piscataway, New Jersey and an edge data center in Homewood, Alabama.  The acquisitions are accretive to Hammer and provide operating synergies. The details will be described further in an upcoming 8K filing.

 

The Mobile Network Service Provider program, announced jointly by Hammer and 1stPoint, exemplifies how Hammer will use its existing capabilities and those of each of the acquired entities to operate and maintain managed wireless networks both domestically and Internationally. The offering will include wireless networking equipment, an over the top platform for value added services, 24x7 remote NOC and deployment services, sales and marketing support as well as project management. Open Data Centers will provide the infrastructure and personnel to facilitate the NOC for remote management capabilities.

 

“Using the proprietary Air Technology, complemented by the intellectual property and operations of the acquired entities, Hammer now has the ideal solution to cable network extension, wireless service expansion or an opportunity for DSL replacement,” said Mark Stogdill, Hammer’s Founder. Today Hammer provides triple-play services to retail customers in its operating market, and intends to deliver that service nationwide alongside its operator partners.

 

Erik Levitt, the Managing Member of 1stPoint, Endstream and Open Data Centers immediately assumes the roles and responsibilities of Hammer’s Chief Executive Officer. “The acquisitions create a strong management team, all of whom individually possess a long history of success in the industry,” said Levitt. “We are all dedicated to executing on the vision that has been created for Hammer since inception. We are focused on delivering on projects that will grow the company’s agenda aggressively.” 


Mark Stogdill will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer of Hammer. Kristen Vasicek, 1stPoint’s Director of Marketing, has been appointed as Hammer’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are looking forward to rolling out Hammer’s strategy and to further position the company to provide high speed triple play services, Smart City, M2M and IoT products to consumers through our MNSP program and our Everything Wireless approach,” added Vasicek. 

 

About Hammer Fiber
Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology whose holdings include Hammer Fiber Optic Investments, Ltd. D/B/A Hammer Fiber, a New Jersey-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers internet, voice, video and data services in New Jersey, as well as carrier services in Philadelphia and New York. Hammer Fiber serves residential and small business markets with high capacity broadband, voice and video through both direct fiber as well as its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR technology. For more information visit http://www.hammerfiber.com or contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

About 1stPoint Communications

1stPoint Communications provides integrated messaging, voice, data and mobile services for small businesses, enterprises and carriers. 1stPoint is committed to delivering all of the services businesses need to interact with their customers, employees and suppliers, providing its clients with A New Way to Work. For more information visit www.1pcom.net .

 

About Endstream

Endstream is a wholesale voice operator, providing voice termination, toll origination and toll free origination services to other carrier clients. For more information visit www.endstream.com .

 

About Open Data Center

Open Data Center is a carrier neutral colocation facility in Piscataway, NJ. It provides services to 1stPoint Communications, Core Technology Services, Endstream Communications and is a utility data center for over 20 other clients. It is a 2N+1 design with an array of nine fiber providers and 26 resident carriers make it an ideal platform for HMMRs activities. For more information visit www.opendatacenter.net .

 

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp and 1stPoint Communications, Endstream Communications and Open Data Centers Renew Letter of Intent

07/31/2018

    

 

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) d/b/a Hammer Communications announced today that it has renewed its Letter of Intent to acquire 1stPoint Communications, Endstream Communications and Open Data Centers. “The industrial logic of the acquisition remains unchanged,” said Erik Levitt, CEO of 1stPoint Communications. “The resulting entity will be perfectly positioned to be a market leader in wireless  network deployment.” Today Hammer provides DOCSIS over wireless triple play services to subscribers in its first deployment in Atlantic County. In adding these assets Hammer will be able to deploy the technology in other markets around the US as well as several International targets. 1stPoint’s assets include multiple CLEC licenses and a mobile network operator as well as intellectual property for carrier switching of both voice, SMS and advanced collaboration tools.

 

“The combined entities will be able to execute on Hammer’s ‘Everything Wireless’ approach to the market,” said Kristen Vasicek, 1stPoint’s Director of Marketing. “We will be able to deliver very high speed triple plays, smart city, IoT, OTT and texting applications, M2M and 5G mobile networks. That breadth will make us unique in the industry,” added Vasicek.

 

Earlier this quarter Hammer and 1stPoint announced its Mobile Network Services Provider platform, intended for use by cable operators for network extension, wireless ISPs for network enhancement and expansion and DSL replacement. “Several projects are now in the planning stages,” said Hammer’s founder, Mark Stogdill. “These acquisitions will be transformative, and will take Hammer to the next level.”

 

The details of the transactions and closing dates have not been publicly disclosed.

About Hammer Fiber
Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology whose holdings include Hammer Fiber Optic Investments, Ltd. D/B/A Hammer Fiber, a New Jersey-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers internet, voice, video and data services in New Jersey, as well as carrier services in Philadelphia and New York. Hammer Fiber serves residential and small business markets with high capacity broadband, voice and video through both direct fiber as well as its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR technology. For more information visit http://www.hammerfiber.com or contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

About 1stPoint Communications

1stPoint Communications provides integrated messaging, voice, data and mobile services for small businesses, enterprises and carriers. 1stPoint is committed to delivering all of the services businesses need to interact with their customers, employees and suppliers, providing its clients with A New Way to Work. For more information visit www.1pcom.net .

About Endstream

Endstream is a wholesale voice operator, providing voice termination, toll origination and toll free origination services to other carrier clients. For more information visit www.endstream.com .

About Open Data Center

Open Data Center is a carrier neutral colocation facility in Piscataway, NJ. It provides services to 1stPoint Communications, Core Technology Services, Endstream Communications and is a utility data center for over 20 other clients. It is a 2N+1 design with an array of nine fiber providers and 26 resident carriers make it an ideal platform for HMMRs activities. For more information visit www.opendatacenter.net .

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This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. All statements other than present and historical facts and conditions contained in this release, including any statements regarding our future results of operations and financial positions, business strategy, plans and our objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These statements are only predictions and reflect our current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risk and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. We operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

 

From the press: Telecom company acquires local exchange carrier business

05/13/2018

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp., a Point Pleasant Beach telecommunications company, has agreed to acquire 1stPoint Communications LLC and its subsidiaries, including Open Data Centers LLC and Endstream Communications LLC.

The company, which does business as Hammer Communications, said in a news release that all parties have signed a letter of intent to conduct the transaction.

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Hammer Fiber to Acquire 1stPoint Communications and its subsidiaries, Open Data Centers and Endstream Communications

05/08/2018

Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) d/b/a Hammer Communications announced today that a Letter of Intent to acquire the stock of 1stPoint Communications, LLC and its subsidiaries, Open Data Centers, LLC and Endstream Communications, LLC has been executed by all parties. 1stPoint is a competitive local exchange carrier operating nationwide with intellectual property in services such as SMS/texting, collaboration tools and carrier switching. Endstream Communications offers wholesale voice services worldwide. Open Data Centers operates a carrier neutral colocation facility in Piscataway, New Jersey and will provide the brick and mortar capacity to further Hammer’s growth.

“The acquisition is an ideal combination of intellectual property, creates a very strong management team and offers operational synergies for Hammer,” said Erik Levitt, CEO of 1stPoint Communications. Hammer will not only have the benefit of the exclusive rights to the patented AIR wireless technology, but also to 1stPoint’s switching technology, its underlying CLECs and its Commercial Mobile Radio Services operator.”

Hammer Communications operates a fixed wireless network, over its own proprietary wireless technology that utilizes DOCSIS 3.0 & DOCSIS 3.1 protocols.  Through its access network, Hammer offers Internet, Television and Voice services to residential customer as well as small and medium businesses in Atlantic County NJ.  Hammer also offers carrier class services through its fiber optic network in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Recently Hammer Communications has also unveiled it’s cloud hosting and Infrastructure as a Service platform.

“We are proud of how far we have been able to take Hammer in the past few quarters,” Said Mark Stogdill, founder of Hammer Fiber.  “We look forward to how much further these acquisitions will move us in our plans.  The infrastructure, intellectual property, and leadership team of 1stPoint Communications will provide unquestionable opportunities to rapidly expand our markets as well as introduce new verticals”

Kristen Vasicek, 1stPoint’s Director of Marketing added: “For many years 1stPoint has championed its New Way to Work strategy. Now we can apply that philosophy more broadly to the residential market as A New Way to Interact.”

The details of the transactions and closing dates have not been publicly disclosed.

About Hammer Fiber
Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: HMMR) is a telecommunications company investing in the future of wireless technology whose holdings include Hammer Fiber Optic Investments, Ltd. D/B/A Hammer Fiber, a New Jersey-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers internet, voice, video and data services in New Jersey, as well as carrier services in Philadelphia and New York. Hammer Fiber serves residential and small business markets with high capacity broadband, voice and video through both direct fiber as well as its wireless fiber platform, Hammer Wireless® AIR technology. For more information visit http://www.hammerfiber.com or contact Frank Pena at fpena@hammerfiber.com.

 

About 1stPoint Communications

1stPoint Communications provides integrated messaging, voice, data and mobile services for small businesses, enterprises and carriers. 1stPoint is committed to delivering all of the services businesses need to interact with their customers, employees and suppliers, providing its clients with A New Way to Work.

About Endstream

Endstream is a wholesale voice operator, providing voice termination, toll origination and toll free origination services to other carrier clients.

About Open Data Center

Open Data Center is a carrier neutral colocation facility in Piscataway, NJ. It provides services to 1stPoint Communications, Core Technology Services, Endstream Communications and is a utility data center for over 20 other clients. It is a  2N+1 design with an array of nine fiber providers and 26 resident carriers make it an ideal platform for HMMRs activities.

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WebSite Source Expands into Open Data Centers Piscataway Facility

12/22/2016

As part of its continued expansion of the WebSite Source (“WSS”) business unit, 1stPoint Communications has begun migrating client hosting systems into Open Data Centers’ Piscataway, NJ data center. WebSite Source provides virtual private servers, cloud systems, domain name registration and ecommerce services to its hosting customers. It currently operates systems in a data center facility located in Dublin, OH. “By operating systems in more than one data center facility WSS will be able to offer fully redundant hosting solutions to its clients,” said Kristen Vasicek, Director of Marketing for 1stPoint Communications. Ms. Vasicek is jointly responsible for product development for the WSS business unit.

The Open Data Center’s Piscataway facility has a 2N electrical and mechanical design. More than half of the infrastructure of the facility can fail and the critical systems within the facility would be completely unaffected. This level of redundancy is ideal for the operations of the WSS business unit. As part of the migration WSS is deploying a new fleet of servers and network equipment, expanding its capacity by over one thousand percent. “Our strategic vision for the business unit necessitates the expansion of our network and our systems,” commented Erik Levitt, 1stPoint’s CEO. “We are committing capital and resources to enhance the underlying infrastructure and build a best-of-breed environment that will complement the new services we intend to offer to our clients.”

1stPoint acquired WebSite Source in June, 2016 and has since expanded its virtual private server and cloud offerings, advanced managed storage solutions and integration with a number of software providers for backup and recovery. “We are very excited about the deployment of new services that will integrate our advanced messaging products,” added Vasicek. “We anticipate the release of those services in the first quarter of 2017. They will continue to advance 1stPoint’s position as a leader in developing the new paradigm for infrastructure deployment throughout the next decade.”

About 1stPoint Communications

1stPoint Communications provides integrated messaging, voice, data and mobile service for small businesses, enterprises and carriers. 1stPoint is committed to delivering all of the services business need to interact with their customers, employees and suppliers, providing its clients a New Way to Work.

ODC CEO Erik Levitt to Speak at 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

08/04/2016

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Erik Levitt will present: "Key Concepts in Selecting Cloud Providers"

08/24/2015

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MSP: 1st Point Communications is Helping the Cloud Take Shape

08/28/2014

With the emergence of the cloud as the way that enterprises deploy their IT infrastructure, the role of the data center is changing quite a bit.

“The role of the data center as a service provider obviously is changing substantially,” noted Erik Levitt, co-founder of 1st Point Communications, during a recent interview with TMCnet atITEXPO (News - Alert) Las Vegas...

To read more: http://www.msptoday.com/topics/msp-today/articles/387754-1st-point-communications-helping-cloud-take-shape.htm

IceWEB, Inc. Enters into Consulting Agreement with Open Data Centers, LLC

01/30/2014

IceWEB, Inc.™ (IWEB), ("IceWEB") is pleased to announce that it has signed a consulting agreement along with a separate Joint Marketing and Sales Agreement with Open Data Centers, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company ("ODC") and 1stPoint Communications, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company (“FP”). ODC will provide operational and sales expertise to enhance the capabilities and operations of IceWEB’s Computers & Tele-com, Inc. and KCNAP, LLC subsidiaries (“collectively “CTC”) in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, CTC, KCNAP, FP and ODC will jointly market and sell their services.

Open Data Centers named member of FISPA

12/03/2013

Open Data Centers, LLC, a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, announced the company's membership in www.FISPA.org, an association of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs).

ODC joins FISPA's extensive community of 190 members and focused industry of 480 Service Providers and 685 emerging CLECs including 1st Point Communications, AT&T, and Telx.

FISPA helps small and mid-sized CLECs and ISPs compete against and work with incumbent carriers and competing application providers to ensure a better business model and increase their probability for success.

The association provides a valuable resource to the Internet provider community, offering opportunities for education and networking, discussion and meeting forums (www.FISPALIVE.com), aggregate buying programs, and vendor participation programs to increase access solutions.

"FISPA provides a neutral forum for the facilitation of discussions, collaboration and sharing of industry insights amongst some of the industry's leading ISPs, CLECs, and MSPs," says Erik Levitt, CEO of Open Data Centers. "ODC's FISPA membership opens the door for partnership opportunities, offering greater exposure for our proven colocation services and connectivity solutions."

Open Data Centers Selected to Present at the Data Center Users’ Group 2013 Fall Conference in Dallas, TX

11/08/2013

Open Data Centers, LLC (ODC), a carrier-neutral data center operator in Piscataway, N.J., announces today that its CEO Erik Levitt has been selected to speak at the Data Center Users’ Group (DCUG) 2013 Fall Conference, taking place November 11-13, 2013 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, TX.

Over 200 data center mangers, owners and operators from across the country as well as Latin America will converge at this Fall’s 20th DCUG conference. The event serves as a neutral forum and interactive technical exchange for industry experts and peers. Through educational sessions and networking opportunities, the program provides the latest insight on data center operational and infrastructure trends and best practices to help managers tackle today’s vast data center challenges, including optimizing complex infrastructures and running 24x7 mission-critical operations.

Mr. Levitt will kick-off the conference sessions on Tuesday, November 12th with his presentation, ‘Data Center Planning: The Good, The Bad and the Disastrous’, which will take place from 8:20 AM to 9:15 AM. This session will explore the common oversights associated with data center builds or expansions. Mr. Levitt will also provide executive insight and best practices for data center site selection, design, capacity planning, and construction, as well as power, cooling and overall TCO considerations - helping data center operators ensure their new build-outs meet future business goals.

Mr. Levitt is the CEO and founder of Open Data Centers as well as the CEO and CFO of EndStream Communications, a wholesale voice and data telecommunications carrier. Erik has held numerous consulting roles at Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Volvo Cars of North America, in addition to serving as Lead Engineer for the Funds Transfer Network at Citigroup. In 1995, he founded Core Technology Services, one of the first entrants into the Managed Services marketplace, and pioneered the Managed Services Methodology, a widely used technique for information technologies life cycle management. Following Core’s 2004 acquisition by AccessIT, a nationwide data center and colocation services provider, Mr. Levitt stayed on as the President & COO. He was responsible for a network of data centers, which included 11 facilities nationwide, as well as the acquisition and management of EZZI.NET, a regional dedicated server hosting company.

iAreaNet Selects Open Data Centers’ Piscataway Facility to Host its Cloud-Based Office Solutions

09/09/2013

Open Data Centers, LLC (‘ODC’), a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, announces today that its Piscataway, NJ data center has been selected by iAreaNet to host its high availability, cloud-based offices solutions for businesses.

iAreaNet provides businesses, VARs and agents with a solution that leverages the benefits of the cloud service delivery model to deliver an IT & communications portfolio that combines data, voice, collaboration and mobile connectivity. Through its iAreaOffice "office-in-the-cloud" suite, the company provides customers with everything they need to run their business on a per seat model. The iAreaOffice package includes, Phone Service, Integrated Unified communications, hosted exchange, conferencing and applications that include the latest version of Microsoft Office, and the ability to integrate other software to be delivered as a service, such as QuickBooks, Abacus Attorney. iAreaNet's programmers can also develop and deliver voice integrated CRM and custom applications, all hosted on iAreaNet's redundant servers.

“It is important for our infrastructure to be diverse, accessible and reliable in order for our customers to achieve the greatest uptime disaster prevention and shortest path to access the data hosted in our facilities,” comments James DeCrescenzo, iAreaNet founder. “ODC’s Piscataway data center facility is the ideal complement to our other facilities located in geographically dispersed regions - Georgia and California. It is this geographic reach and capability that ensures our customers the optimal level of service for their business applications.”

“Today’s businesses require more and more support for their business application needs, and iAreaNet provides managed solutions that enable growth dynamically and effectively,” adds Erik Levitt, CEO of Open Data Centers. “Our Piscataway data center is the ideal location for iAreaNet to host its Northeast cloud platform in that it is located in a highly accessible, inland area that is well above the flood zone and offers multiple diverse power feeds, generator and battery backup, as well as access to an abundance of networks with a simple, one-time cross connect fee.”

Open Data Centers offers approximately 8,500 square feet of scalable data center space, 24/7 monitoring and security, and N+1 redundant connectivity, as well as reliable power and maximum uptime capabilities – ideal for housing cloud solutions and carrier Points of Presence (PoPs), as well as the colocation of data-rich applications requiring high bandwidth and security. The data center also offers tenants direct connectivity to multiple dark fiber, Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet over Copper (EoC), and metro Ethernet providers, as well as Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

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CEO of Open Data Centers Erik Levitt to Present at ITEXPO Las Vegas 2013

08/22/2013

Originally posted on telecomnewsroom.com

Open Data Centers, LLC is pleased to announce that its CEO Erik Levitt has been selected to present on an expert panel discussion at ITEXPO Las Vegas, the premier communications and technology trade show in the world, taking place August 26-29, 2013 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Levitt will partake in a panel entitled “Do Your Customers Trust Your Cloud?” on Tuesday August 27th from 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM, moderated by Charlene O’Hanlon, Managing Editor of The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud.

Presenting alongside industry experts from Server Farm Realty, Windstream, and EarthLink, Mr. Levitt will provide a unique perspective on the importance of being a trusted cloud partner and provider in a competitive market as rapid cloud adoption yields new concerns around trust and cloud security.

Open Data Centers has generated much popularity due to the company’s ability to continuously evolve its data center architecture and control processes in order to meet the ever-changing demands of cloud-based solution providers.Most recently, the company’s Piscataway, NJ data center was selected byiAreanet to host its high availability, cloud-based office solutions. The facility provides iAreanet and other cloud-based solution providers with 8,500 square feet of scalable data center space, a 24-hour on-site Network Operations Center (NOC), and N2 infrastructure, as well as the choice, flexibility and responsiveness of a more personalized data center.

NJTC Mobile Marketing Panel Asks: Is Mobile Marketing Intrusive or Worthwhile?

08/13/2013

Erik Levitt, Open Data Centers CEO, on Mobile Marketing Panel

Left to right:

Ilissa Miller, Moderator
CEO, iMiller Public Relations

Lubna Dajan
Executive Producer, pQubd, NYC

Atiq Hashmi
Founder, Inspirity, Inc.

Erik Levitt
CEO, Open Data Centers

CJ Millar
Senior Director, Client Services, Teknicks

Bill Lessard
President & Creative Director, PR with Brains

By ESTHER SURDEN

Originally posted on NJTechWeekly.com

A panel on mobile marketing at the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) Mobile Apps Forum and Competition June 20, 2013, concluded that this form of marketing is here to stay, but some of its aspects need to be reformed.

The discussion, which took place at the Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison) Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship, was moderated by Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations(Mamaroneck, N.Y.). The panelists discussed a many topics that addressed the question of whether mobile marketing is obtrusive or beneficial.

They first tackled why companies should pay attention to mobile, citing plenty of statistics about the growing mobile industry and its importance to sales. CJ Millar, senior director of client services at search engine optimization agency Teknicks (Jackson), said people sitting at their computers sometimes choose to use a mobile app on their phone over a Web page because it is more convenient to do so.

Later in the discussion, Atiq Hashmi, founder ofInspirity (Newark), which helps brands build their own mobile sites, said there is no question that the mobile ecosystem is growing. He pointed to Target, which installed free in-store mobile last year. Which sites do most customers visit via their phones when they are at Target? To Target.com, information has indicated, and the retailer has seen an increase in mobile purchases since it enabled wireless.

Mobile marketing “isn’t black magic,” publicist William Lessard, president and creative director of PR with Brains (New York), told the group. “I think about it as a conversation and finding a way to add to the conversation in a meaningful way.”

Lessard added that the “land grab” for apps is over. When they first appeared, everyone wanted to design the next “Angry Birds” or another novelty app. “I think that people are now looking for more significant engagement with their mobile devices. They want their mobile devices … to be an extension of the desktop. They want to be more productive, … to be creative, … to be doing business no matter where they are,” he said.

On the subject of consumer targeting, the panelists seemed to agree that there is too much intrusive following going on. Lubna Dajan, executive producer of pQubd (New York), a mobile imagery conference, said there are many technology challenges to determining how often to retarget and whether the users opening an app in Facebook are the same ones who looked at a product on their mobile phones.

“Also, there is a fine line between targeting and stalking,” she said, noting that she herself had had the experience of looking online for a faucet, then seeing faucets everywhere, on every screen. In addition, advertisers have to determine the duration for which the ad targeting should last, she said. For example, customers looking at pizzerias in New York one week probably don’t want to see an ad for a New York pizzeria the following week, when they are in San Diego.

CJ Millar added that tracking has to become more sophisticated so advertisers know how often an ad is being shown on each device. “How many different devices do you show an ad on before you reach your limit?” she asked.

Another limitation of online advertising is a lack of some customer information. “We don’t know — if someone finds an app in the iTunes Store — if they first found the app on Facebook. We don’t know referral information,” Millar said.

Lessard said, “Ultimately … the only metric that really matters is sales.”

Ensuring your app loads quickly is a basic principle that app developers should follow, Erik Levitt, CEO of Open Data Centers (Piscataway), noted. It should also integrate with the desktop site, he said, adding that if companies are not going to have an app, they need a mobile-friendly site.

Said Millar, “The quality of an app matters. If people stop using an app because they are hard to use, it’s just a total waste of money for the company and the consumer.” Apps need to be an important part of a brand’s presence and identity. Companies have to remember that their apps are less an extension of the desktop and more an extension of” their company’s brand, she concluded.

Hindsight Is 20/20: Lessons Learned from Sandy

07/08/2013

Originally posted on sys-con.com

Among the most important factors in finding a home for Information Technology infrastructure is location. The hurricane, or ‘Super Storm Sandy,' as it is referred to in the New York metro market, created many calamitous events throughout the region, especially those areas close to the water or in-land surrounded by trees. While this natural disaster was not something we could have all planned extensively for, it certainly provided lessons that only a 100+year storm can teach us.

First, let's consider the location of your company's data communications infrastructure. This is the equipment that is the core of your business. If it goes down, then everyone is down. Regardless of each end-user's location, if they are unable to access the company's communications systems, they can't perform their jobs effectively. Finding the most suitable location could be challenging, particularly for those in regions with regular seismic activity, but there are other concerns in the New York metro market: rain, wind and flooding.

Second is connectivity. Assuring diverse and redundant connectivity to your data communications infrastructure is a key element to your ability to access it, even if other areas are under duress. Knowing the underlying providers and the paths of the cable systems, as well as assuring both private and public access to your equipment, can help your company stay connected.

Third, power supply. If your equipment is not plugged in to a reliable primary power source, then you most certainly want to be sure the back-up power source will not only kick in, but be sufficient to provide the power needed for more than just hours, potentially days. The facility that houses your communications infrastructure should be fortified with multiple power sources to ensure your equipment has the opportunity to function properly, even in a crisis situation.

Open Data Centers' facility at 15 Corporate Place South in Piscataway, NJ, 16 miles southwest from flood-prone downtown Manhattan, is outside of the zone affected by Hurricane Sandy. The facility is a comfortable distance from the shore - not in an underlying flood zone or valley location - and has proven to remain accessible, especially to diesel trucks bringing fuel to keep generators (if required) online. The location, just off of Route 287, is easy and convenient to get to. Diverse power grids and a wide selection of geographically relevant carriers and service providers feed the facility. The data center itself features true A/B power up to 120 watts per square foot, and fully redundant electrical and mechanical systems at all levels, including generators, UPS and HVAC systems with N+1 redundancy throughout the entire infrastructure.

Finally, there's service. Depending on the data center, service availability, choice and flexibility can vary greatly. The advantage of a smaller, more personal data center such as Open Data Centers' Piscataway facility is its ability to be flexible, nimble and responsive to its customers' needs - even if they don't fit a specific mold. The Piscataway facility has a 24-hour Network Operations Center staffed with qualified technical support, offering services traditionally not available from the larger providers. One-time only cross connect fees make is possible to interconnect with more carriers cost-effectively, reducing the reliance on any one telecommunications carrier. And, they are always open to new ideas and ways to personally serve their clients' unique business needs.

The upshot? Open Data Centers has space available now. All of the features and services required by the most discerning companies are possible.

Open Data Centers: A Power Source for the Cloud

03/26/2013

CEO of Open Data Centers (ODC) Erik Levitt was interviewed by Stephanie Mosca, Managing Editor of TMCnet, while attending ITEXPO Miami 2013. The interview focused on the importance of data centers in relation to the Cloud....

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https://telecomnewsroom.com/2013/03/26/open-data-centers-a-power-source-for-the-cloud/

Sunesys Extends its Dark Fiber Network to Open Data Centers’ Piscataway Colocation Facility

03/11/2013

Open Data Centers, LLC, a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, announces Sunesys, LLC, a dark fiber and lit services provider, is now available for both lit and dark fiber solutions from within its Piscataway, NJ data center facility. With simple, one-time only cross-connect fees, Open Data Centers carrier-neutral and friendly connectivity data center provides a network-rich environment for higher education, healthcare, enterprise and wholesale carrier verticals.

Piscataway, NJ serves as the location for carrier Points of Presence (POPs) in the New York metro market. With Sunesys’ highly reliable network now available from Open Data Centers’ facility, network connectivity serving the Southern NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Maryland, and Delaware markets is accessible.

“With solutions ranging from 1Gbps to 100Gbps, we are proud to offer Sunesys’ robust layer 2 network connectivity as dedicated fiber strands or lit solutions to customers seeking colocation and data center services from Open Data Centers,” comments Larry Coleman, President of Sunesys. “Open Data Centers’ simple provisioning and robust facility offers an ideal connection to the Sunesys Northeast network of over 5,400 miles in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.”

“Our objective in creating Open Data Centers was to create an ecosystem of carriers, service providers and end-users that benefit from a friendly, highly stable operating environment,” adds Erik Levitt, CEO of Open Data Centers. “By adding Sunesys to our data center, we have greatly enhanced our platform and are excited about the breadth of communications options that Sunesys provides.”

Piscataway is centrally located in New Jersey, far from the shoreline, making its elevated location disinclined to flooding. The facility is protected from natural disasters and has diverse power feeds along with battery and generator power to ensure maximum uptime. Open Data Centers provides access to a wide variety of network providers through its managed meet-me-room facilities. Without any monthly recurring cross-connect fees, customers gain access to providers whose network reach goes North, South, East, and West from each point surrounding the area.

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