SOURCE: One Ring Networks

December 18, 2006 10:12 ET

One Ring's Combination of Wired and Wireless Connections Means 100 Percent Up Time for Coal Marketing

Alternative Access Carrier Frees Businesses From Multi-Carrier Dependence

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- One Ring Networks, provider of next generation end-to-end telecommunications services, announced today that Coal Marketing Services, Ltd. is deploying its combination of wireless and fiber network solutions for complete redundancy and diversity that guarantees 100 percent up time.

"Traditionally companies achieve redundancy by connecting to multiple providers. The problem with this is that most of these connections are entering the building through the same conduit. If that conduit is compromised, everything fails," explained Matt Liotta, Founder of One Ring Networks. "One Ring has solved this problem by providing a fiber and wireless connection then managing fail-over to efficiently re-route traffic."

"We went with One Ring Networks for our data communications because we need a reliable single point of contact for a multi-line, redundant solution," said Carter Fly, IT Manager for Coal Marketing. "The fiber and wireless solution One Ring manages simplifies my job and reduces network engineering consulting hours, reducing our costs significantly."

One Ring Networks operates an extensive, high-speed fixed wireless network that offers both carrier and physical redundancy for fiber and multiple T connections. For companies that require 100 percent availability of online services, One Ring offers fixed wireless redundancy options that provide real-time fail-over from wire line circuits.

About One Ring Networks

One Ring Networks operates one of the largest hybrid fiber-fixed wireless networks in the United States and is one of the few carriers offering end-to-end telecommunications and networking services without relying on other companies' networks. Over its next generation network, One Ring offers high-speed data services, feature-rich IP phone services, IP telephony infrastructure, integration and management, and network monitoring and management. For more information, go to

About Coal Marketing Ltd.

Coal Marketing Company Ltd. (CMC) was established in January 2003 by shareholders Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore. In May 2006 Xstrata acquired Glencore's 33 percent share and replaced then in the consortium. CMC is the exclusive marketer for coal produced in the vast Cerrejón complex, located on Colombia's Northern Coast. With offices based in Dublin and Atlanta, CMC is a market leader in coal export.

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