WAYNESBORO, Va., Sept. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced the hiring of Rolando Stinson as Director of Data Center Operations for the Lumos Data Center business. Rolando will oversee the company’s three Charlotte data center facilities and will manage the Network Operation Center (NOC).
Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Rolando was a Data Center Manager at TierPoint, formerly Hosted Solutions, based in Charlotte, where he focused on the NOC, infrastructure preventative maintenance testing, service delivery and data center improvements. Rolando also served from 1998-2006 in the United States Marine Corps.
“I am pleased to announce the hiring of Rolando Stinson as the Director of Data Center Operations for Lumos Data Centers,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Josh Wolff, the SVP of Lumos Data Centers, continues to build out his team in an effective manner, paying particular attention to developing customer-focused solutions while creating the necessary infrastructure required to scale our data center business. We believe that our market share of the Charlotte co-location and managed services market is currently less than 5% and we expect to grow that share over time.”
Rolando Stinson said, “I am excited to join the Lumos Data Center team as Director of Data Center Operations and look forward to helping Lumos Networks continue its tradition of creating custom-focused solutions in the robust Charlotte data center market.”
According to third party research, the total Charlotte co-location market in 2017 is estimated to be approximately $140 million, up nearly 7% year-over-year. The market is estimated to reach over $150 million in 2018, up nearly 7% from 2017. The Charlotte metro area is the 22nd largest Metropolitan Service Area “MSA” in the US with a population of approximately 2.5 million, up nearly 12% since 2010. Charlotte’s population growth over that period was the fourth highest of the 22 largest MSAs.
About Lumos Networks
Lumos Networks is a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 26 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 10,983 fiber route miles and 515,362 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,307 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,672 total FTTC connections, 2,171 on-net buildings and approximately 3,500 total on-net locations. The Company also connects 43 total data centers, including three data centers acquired from DC74 (now named Lumos Data Centers), two acquired from Clarity Communications and seven company owned co-location facilities. In 2016, Lumos Networks generated over $123 million in Data revenue over our fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at www.lumosnetworks.com
About Lumos Data Centers
Lumos Data Centers (LDC) is a newly formed business unit within Lumos Networks, focusing exclusively on data center services. LDC offers high availability services out of three Tier III data centers in Charlotte, NC, and Colocation and Lumos Network services out of 11 facilities across Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The Tier III facilities are staffed 24/7/365, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II certified, and PCI DSS and HIPPA compliant. Enterprise services include Colocation, Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Storage as a Service, and Back Up and Recovery as a Service. LDC acts as a Carrier Hotel, with 12 of the largest carriers in Charlotte having fiber routes and / or Points of Presence (POP), allowing robust options for clients. With direct connectivity from the Lumos Networks fiber footprint, along with 12 options for connectivity, LDC is uniquely positioned to offer clients on-net data center and colocation services.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE COMPANY REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such. The words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “targets,” “projects,” “should,” “may,” “will” and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect, among other things, our current expectations, plans and strategies, and anticipated financial results, all of which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Many of these risks are beyond our ability to control or predict. Because of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Furthermore, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Important factors with respect to any such forward-looking statements, including certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to: the successful closing of the announced transaction with EQT Infrastructure, including obtaining the requisite regulatory and governmental approvals and satisfying other closing conditions; the risk that required governmental and regulatory approvals may delay the transaction or result in the imposition of conditions that could cause the parties to abandon the transaction or materially impact the financial benefits of the transaction; the timing to consummate the proposed transaction; any disruption from the proposed transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues; the transaction may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction, the failure by EQT Infrastructure to obtain the necessary financing arrangement set forth in commitment letters received in connection with the merger; the impact of the acquisitions of Clarity Communications and DC74 Data Centers on our operations; rapid development and intense competition with resulting pricing pressure in the telecommunications and high speed data transport industry; our ability to grow our data business on an organic or inorganic basis in order to offset expected revenue declines in legacy voice and access products; our ability to obtain new carrier contracts or expand services under existing carrier contracts at competitive pricing levels to offset churn and achieve revenue growth from our carrier businesses; our ability to separate our legacy business on a timely basis; our ability to effectively allocate capital and timely implement network expansion plans necessary to accommodate organic growth initiatives; our ability to complete customer installations in a timely manner; adverse economic conditions; operating and financial restrictions imposed by our senior credit facility and our unsecured debt obligations; our cash and capital requirements; our ability to maintain and enhance our network; the potential to experience a high rate of customer turnover; federal and state regulatory fees, requirements and developments; our reliance on certain suppliers and vendors; and other unforeseen difficulties that may occur. These risks and uncertainties are not intended to represent a complete list of all risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, and should be read in conjunction with the more detailed cautionary statements and risk factors included in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report filed on Form 10-K.
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations
Chief of Staff
Phone: (c) 917-519-6994
Source:Lumos Networks Corp.