MSP Today Expert Feature
February 18, 2016

Brightlink VP Talks Expansion, APIs, Bocce Ball

Brightlink Communications (News - Alert) was at ITEXPO with us last month talking about the company’s expansion. I spoke at the event in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with Joe White, Brightlink’s vice president of operations.

The carrier, which is a CLEC in 34 states, has traditionally offered solutions on a wholesale basis to other communications providers. Recently, however, the company expanded its offerings to large enterprises as well. 

The Brightlink product portfolio IP solutions like SIP trunks, managed services, messaging, private cloud, and both IP- and TDM-based voice solutions. It helps customers deliver unified communications and collaboration services to their users in a seamless way.

Atlanta is the location of the Brightlink headquarters, and it’s where the company has a data center as well. Brightlight has a new headquarters to house its expansion and is having a 3,500-square-foot rooftop patio built on the building. The patio will feature a bocce ball court and other facilities for employee parties, said White, noting that company culture and nurturing employee morale is important to Brightlink. (Speaking of corporate culture, TMC (News - Alert) is launching its Tech Culture Award in 2016. For more information, click here.)

In addition to the Atlanta data center, White noted that Brightlink recently built a co-location facility in Denver. The Brightlink backbone network is being expanded to that location, where the company will also have additional IP switching.

White also spent a moment with me discussing the topic of application programming interfaces, which will be the theme of TMC’s next big event, called All About the API.

He said Brightlink offers APIs so if, for example, one of its customers needs 1,000 numbers from its inventory, they can use the API to pull them in to their own organizations. APIs, he notes, makes things more self-service for Brightlink customers.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi