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Acquisition: OPENFACE Acquires ZEROFAIL, Doubles Fiber Optic Network in Montreal and Adds Wireless Capability

Montreal Internet infrastructure provider doubles capacity, grows team and expands network reach and coverage thanks to 1Gbps wireless, also adding points of presence in New York and Atlanta.

Openface acquires ZEROFAILMONTREAL, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – OPENFACE announces the acquisition of ZEROFAIL, becoming one of Montreal’s largest provider of Fiber optic connectivity and Internet infrastructure. With this acquisition, Openface is merging Montreal’s fastest Internet service for businesses with one of Canada’s most interconnected networks, ranking 6th out of 1842 providers, outperforming many of the nation’s biggest telecommunications companies.

Network expansion and point-to-point wireless
Moreover, Openface adds point-to-point wireless service to its range of business services, covering the island of Montreal with some areas capable of speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps). Furthermore, the service is available in the Metro Toronto area, powered by the multiple data centers where the company is interconnected.

“With the rise of cloud computing services, which pose security challenges, demand for private networks has increased significantly. 5 years ago, we began building our own network whenever it was possible and now, with the acquisition of ZEROFAIL, we’re taking Openface’s capacity and service offering to the next level.” Says Andrew Lassner, Openface CEO.

“We are practically doubling the company’s resources, both from a technological and a human resources standpoint, which allows us to provide even more value for clients and for Montreal businesses who require superior connectivity, high-quality telecommunications services and private networks.”

ZEROFAIL specializes in outsourced IT infrastructure as well as Fiber optic and wireless Internet connectivity. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York, the company manages a data center on Nun’s Island and holds numerous technical certifications.

“The complementarity of services, people and technologies between Openface and ZEROFAIL are undeniable. We are delighted to announce this strategic acquisition and have already begun the next phase of Openface’s growth!” Adds Mr. Lassner.

Openface is also gaining a coveted customer list, including Air Canada Cargo, Avis-Budget, Christian Dior, the Department of Defense, Dynamite, Rolls Royce, the Réseau des transports de Longueuil (RTL), Birks & Mayors and many more.

ZEROFAIL’s 20 employees will be integrated into the Openface team over the next few months.

Openface’s service offering, post-acquisition:

  • Fiber optic Internet connectivity, up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps)
  • Private Networks
  • Point-to-point Wireless Internet, up to 1 Gbps
  • IP telephony for businesses
  • Outsourced IT Infrastructure
  • Data Centre (N+1)
  • Hosted Business Solutions
  • Online Backup

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

À propos d’Openface

About Openface
Openface Inc. provides telecommunications services for businesses. The company owns and operates a fiber optic network as well as a point-to-point wireless service that covers greater Montreal. Openface specializes in private networks, helping businesses connect all their service points across Canada. The company’s network is consistently ranked fastest in Montreal by NetIndex (speedtest.net).

Founded in 1996 in Montreal, Openface has earned an enviable reputation among IT managers, CIOs and CTOs for the performance of its network and the agility with which the company deploys and connects businesses. With headquarters and a data center in Montreal and offices in Toronto, New York and Bangkok, Openface today employs 70 people and serves over 1,000 clients including Sid Lee, Burger King, Booking.com, CROP, the Palais des congrès de Montreal, Zoom Media and many others
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Openface proud sponsor of NSEC 2015!

Openface was a proud sponsor of the NSEC https://www.nsec.io/ competition again this year.

This security contest is a CTF type of competition (CTF stands for Capture The Flag). The 2015 edition was held from May 22nd to May 24th in Montreal and opposed 32 teams of 8 participants each. Each team needed to accumulate as many points as possible by completing various challenges. Capturing a flag meant finding secret messages hidden in puzzles covering multiple security fields ranging from reverse engineering to networking and hardware hacking.

Participants had access to the challenges through a private network setup for the competition. Openface provided a fiber optics Internet connection. The network’s password? OpenfaceRocks!

Openface Fibre optique Montréal

Openface Provides Fastest Internet in Montreal According to NetIndex/Speedtest.net

During the first six months of 2015, Openface was 214% faster than its nearest competitor according to NetIndex. (Daily screencaps at end of article)Openface Provides Fastest Internet in Montreal According to NetIndex/Speedtest.net

With an average speed of 70.75 Mbps, measured daily during the first six months of 2015, Openface, a Montreal-based Internet connectivity provider, was more than twice as fast than its closest competitors, some of which are some of the largest telecommunications companies in Quebec and Canada.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

2015 Average

Openface

 51.80

 65.55

 101.09

 68.17

 70.17

 67.73

70.75 Mbps

Telus

 31.68

 33.72

 26.23

 25.27

 18.74

 18.04

25.61 Mbps

MTS/Allstream

 26.40

 33.37

 30.48

 36.18

 36.37

 35.69

33.08 Mbps

Bell

 16.75

 17.11

 17.50

 18.41

 19.30

 18.94

18.00 Mbps

Videotron

 22.58

 23.70

 25.72

 28.14

 28.00

 28.85

26.16 Mbps

Rogers

 12.55

 13.72

 14.60

 15.52

 14.25

 13.29

13.99 Mbps

AVERAGE

 

26.96

31.19

35.94

31.95

31.14

30.42

31.27 Mbps


Methodology

The data were accumulated on a daily basis on the well-known NetIndex / SpeedTest.net portal, which interrupted its activities in August 2015 to prepare for its next iteration. The popular portal averages the results of speed tests conducted by users, with a minimum of 100 users per day per provider required for a provider’s results to be counted.

“Our customers were the first ones to tell us about our ranking, we were delighted to discover that we were regularly the highest-performing. Over the past 19 years, we have invested extensively in the quality and performance of our network”, says Nicolas Philiptchenko, Vice-President of the company specialized in IP services to businesses. “We are always looking to balance performance, reliability and affordability for our customers and these results are a testimony to the success of our approach. ”

Openface plans to announce the upcoming expansion of its network in 2016.

Raw SpeedTest.net data for the first six months of 2015 are available upon media request.

Screencaps, taken throughout June 2015:

June 1st
Openface Provides Fastest Internet in Montreal According to NetIndex/Speedtest.net
June 2nd
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Montreal-WiFi: Openface connects Montreal to the Internet

Montreal-WiFi: Openface connects Montreal to the Internet

Openface provides Internet access to the Palais des Congrès in Montréal which, in turn, becomes the main bandwidth provider for the MTLWiFi project

MONTREAL, July 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – In partnership with the Palais des congrès de Montreal, Openface, a provider of fiber optic connectivity and Internet services for businesses, will provide the bandwidth that powers the MTLWiFi project.

Thanks to an agreement with the Montreal’s Palais des congrès, one of the most reputed facilities in North America for business tourism, Openface provides the main connection that will be used as the 20 Gbps Internet “backbone” for the MTLWiFi project which provides free public wireless Internet access in downtownMontreal and the Old Port.

Denis Coderre (City of Montreal) and Nicolas Philiptchenko (Openface) at Montreal WiFi announcement“It is an honor and privilege for Openface to be able to play a role in the deployment of a project like MTLWiFi” says Nicolas Philiptchenko, Vice-President of Openface, a provider of Internet connectivity and related IP services to businesses. “This project will enhance the digital experience for visitors and citizens alike and we are more than happy in knowing that everyone will benefit from the performance and reliability of the Openface network. ”

Palais des Congrès de Montreal - Openface - Montreal WiFi

“Thanks to our partnership with Openface Internet, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to offer all MTLWiFi users a very high quality of Internet” adds Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montreal.

More on this subject from:
CTV News
Global News
The Montreal Gazette
the City of Montreal
MTL Blog

About Openface Internet
Openface Internet owns and operates a fiber optic network that covers the greater Montreal area and, through an MPLS network, enables businesses to connect all their service points across Canada. The company’s network is consistently ranked first in Montreal for its performance by NetIndex, who run the popular Speedtest service.

Founded in 1996 in Montreal, Openface has earned an enviable reputation among IT managers for the performance of its network and the agility with which the company deploys and connects businesses. With its headquarters and data center in Montreal and offices in Toronto and Bangkok, Openface employs 50 employees and serves more than 900 large companies, including Sid Lee, Burger King, Booking.com, CROP, The Palais des congrès de Montréal, Zoom Media and many others.

Openface Internet Fiber Optics Montreal Supplier

Speed, Bandwidth and Reliability for your Business

Today, Openface Internet, Fiber Optics Montreal Supplier, has the first position for its bandwidth speed on NetIndex.com.  Net Index is an independent tool that measures bandwidth speeds by analyzing data from www.speedtest.net for ISPs in a given region.  Since the inception of Netindex, Openface Internet has consistently ranked in the top 5 positions with its enterprise fibre optic Internet service. This is only one measure of our commitment to bring our clients the best network performance at the best value!

fibre optique affaires Montréal

Openface Internet en 1iere position sur NetIndex.com