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The University of Alabama System Selects Southern Telecom® Colocation Facility


Southern Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced it has expanded its colocation customer base with the addition of The University of Alabama System. Southern Telecom provides wholesale dark fiber optic cable and colocation solutions to large enterprise and telecom carrier customers.

The University of Alabama System recently chose the Southern Telecom colocation facility in Birmingham, Alabama, to host some of their regional optical fiber network equipment. Southern Telecom’s highly secure colocation facility in Birmingham provides:
• Class-A structure with climate-controlled environment, two separate power feeds and backup generators
• Limited personnel access with 24/7 security, video surveillance and guards
• Redundant communications via multiple carriers
• Advanced fire protection systems

“Southern Telecom offered The University of Alabama System a key strategic location in the Birmingham area to connect the UA and UAB campuses as well as to other providers locally and in the Southeast,” said Sheila Sanders, Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

As the premier colocation facility in Birmingham for communications providers, Southern Telecom offers a wide range of related services, including long-haul/metro dark fiber, conduit, maintenance and long-haul/metro optical cross connects. The company’s Birmingham facilities serve as a carrier hotel for major telecom vendors.

“Southern Telecom provides a highly secure facility for telecom carrier interconnections, enterprise data storage and disaster recovery,” said Leif Ericson, business development manager with Southern Telecom. “Whether a customer is looking for pre-designed sizing or a built-to-suit option, we provide our customers with the best solutions to meet their specific needs and to ensure their core network infrastructure is protected.”


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