POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire – 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, including 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, N.J., 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 customers as well as to small and medium businesses in Atlantic County, N.J. Hammer also offers carrier class services through its fiber-optic network in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Recently, Hammer Communications has also unveiled its cloud hosting and infrastructure as a service platform offering hosting, cloud and colocation services. As part of the acquisition, the Open Data Centers facility in Piscataway will allow Hammer to expand and grow these offerings.
“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. With the acquisition of 1stPoint’s CLECs and Commercial Mobile Radio Services, we will be able to grow the wireless residential access platform and look toward a national network. In addition, the Open Data Centers facility in Piscataway, along with its server and switching platforms, is a significant addition to our core infrastructure to support major growth in the cloud and hosting markets.”
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 Communications, 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.hammercomm.com or contact Frank Pena at [email protected].
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 Communications
Endstream is a wholesale voice operator, providing voice termination, toll origination and toll free origination services to other carrier clients.
About Open Data Centers
Open Data Centers 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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