Sidera Networks Wins Capacity Magazine’s Global Wholesale Telecommunications Award

NEW YORK, NY – November 16, 2010 — Sidera Networks, a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it has received the “Best North American Metropolitan Wholesale Offering Award” from Capacity magazine, a leading publication focused on the global wholesale telecommunications market and carrier-to-carrier business.

Capacity’s Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards recognize the achievements of leading players in the wholesale telecom industry.  The judging panel for the awards included leading telecom industry consultants and analysts from the Yankee Group, Hibbard Consulting and ATLANTIC-ACM as well as the editors of Capacity.

“The judges chose Sidera Networks because it is consistently rated highly by its customers in what is North America’s busiest telecommunications corridor. Its customers are the who’s who of carriers and large enterprises and the network is trusted to handle customers’ mission critical applications,” said Eira Hayward, Managing Editor, Capacity Magazine, “Sidera Networks impressed in all judging categories for the award from its quality and performance of the network, reach, speed to market, pricing strategy as well as investment in their network.”

“We are honored to receive the “Best North American Metropolitan Wholesale Offering Award” from Capacity,” said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. “The award recognizes our ongoing commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations and highlights the very best of what we have to offer – speed and agility, combined with resiliency, award-winning service and technological expertise.”

About Sidera Networks

Sidera Networks www.sidera.net, formerly RCN Metro Optical Networks, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services that ensure optimal business performance to carrier and enterprise customers.  Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, internet access, colocation and more.  With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that spans from Maine to Virginia, out to Chicago and up to Toronto, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.