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Open Data Centers has announced its recent membership in www.FISPA.org, joining the association’s extensive community of 190 members whose connections span over 480 service providers and 685 emerging CLECs.
FISPA provides a neutral forum for collaboration and the sharing of ideas amongst industry-leading ISPs, CLECs, and MSPs, providing small and mid-sized CLECs and Service Providers the ability to compete against an work with incumbent carriers and application providers. FISPA also provides its ISP and CLEC members the ability to increase access solutions via new partnership opportunities. Open Data Centers also gains greater exposure for its proven colocation services and connectivity solutions by way of participating in FISPA’s regional meetings and educational and networking events, as well as aggregate buying and vendor participation programs.
Open Data Centers is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation and alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers in the New York / New Jersey metro area. Its Piscataway, NJ data center features diverse power feeds and N+1 redundancy, fulfilling the low latency needs of financial institutions and high-availability requirements of Cloud services and applications while serving as an ideal location for carrier Points of Presence (PoPs). The facility currently serves multiple network and fiber providers including: Zayo, Sunesys, Lightower, Level3, Verizon, Verizon Business, Wolfe.NET, MetroOptical, Cablevision, Core Technology Services, Endstream Communications, and many others.
To learn more about Open Data Centers and its Piscataway, NJ facility, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
For more information about FISPA, visit www.FISPA.org.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – December 2, 2013 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center Interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, announce the appointment of iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a leading international marketing and public relations firm serving the telecommunications and technology industries, as its agency of record. iMPR has been selected by OIX to develop and execute an integrated marketing communications program encompassing corporate positioning, messaging and organizational branding as well as social media, analyst relations and thought leadership outreach. iMPR will advise OIX on its communications strategy, develop marketing collateral, evaluate current marketing processes, and prepare a framework for media outreach and response.
“iMPR is proud to be the association’s strategic partner and to serve as an extension of the OIX team,” says Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations. “It is an honor to help spread the positive message and evolve the marketing efforts of a visionary association such as OIX, whose ultimate goal of increasing competition and reliability of inter-connections will benefit the industry’s service providers, businesses and consumers alike.”
“We chose to work with iMPR because of the team’s in-depth expertise in the Internet and telecommunications arenas, as well as their extensive market knowledge and experience gained from working firsthand with the very providers and consumers we aim to serve,” adds Martin Hannigan, co-founder and Treasurer of Open-IX Association. “Leveraging iMPR’s strategic capabilities, we are confident that the firm can greatly advance our presence and message of lowering costs, expanding power solutions and increasing reliability for bandwidth consumers in the marketplace.”
OIX is a non-profit and neutral community comprised of volunteers from the Internet community with the common goal of creating fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory standards for Internet connectivity, resiliency, interconnect security and cost. These beneficial industry standards are divided into sub-committees, including IXP, Data Center, and Membership. OIX is seeking to help unify a highly fragmented industry and change the way networks connect with one another in the North America by creating a new network of member-governed Internet exchange points (IXPs) housed in multiple neutral data center facilities that allow participants to interact and exchange content without the usual fiscal burden of commercial providers.
Information about OIX and general media or analyst inquiries should be directed to OpenIX@imillerpr.com.
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The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve IX performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including Paul L. Andersen; Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.
About iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing communication services firm. iMPR provides a custom set of services to meet each client’s individual needs, including the development of a comprehensive and strategic marketing communications plan that encompasses Strategic Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Creative & Content Development, Social Media, Crisis Management, Event Planning, Media Outreach Competitive Analysis, and more. Leveraging vast experience in sales, marketing, business development and product management, iMPR has the insight, knowledge and industry understanding to take your company to the next level. For more information about iMPR, visit www.imillerpr.com.
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DAS Provides Fast, Reliable Wireless Service Across 7 Million Square Feet of Marketplace
CORNING, NY–(Marketwired – Nov 19, 2013) - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that its distributed antenna system (DAS) has been installed at AmericasMart®Atlanta to help deliver improved wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds for exhibitors and guests.
“Our investment in innovative technology solutions like the Corning DAS speaks to our commitment to doing whatever is necessary to ensure our merchants’ success,” said Jeff Portman, president and chief operating officer, AmericasMart Atlanta. “The DAS allows us to provide AmericasMart attendees the ability to do business without having to worry about slow data speeds or spotty voice coverage.”
Comprised of nearly 1,300 antennas and more than 250 fiber-fed remotes, the DAS enhances cellular coverage during high-traffic events when thousands of people might be trying to access the network simultaneously.
“Corning is excited to provide the DAS to AmericasMart Atlanta, the nation’s premier wholesale trade center,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “We’re continuing to see a growing demand for indoor cellular systems not only from wireless operators, but also from organizations like AmericasMart, who want to ensure their customers receive the best service possible. Our DAS addresses the needs of each of these groups.”
AmericasMart Atlanta is the world’s only global wholesale marketplace, containing 7 million square feet of space across three buildings and 15 floors, including showrooms and exhibit halls. The DAS was installed by H&M NetWorks, one of the leading national network design and integration providers, in just 12 weeks while the AmericasMart remained open for business
The solution provides visitors to AmericasMart Atlanta’s largest events with the ability to make calls and seamlessly use their smartphones, tablets and devices to access the Web, send texts, upload photos and videos — all while staying connected at significantly increased speeds. Those events include AmericasMart Atlanta’s January markets and the March Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market®.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace, housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories — all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel areas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com. Follow us at #americasmartatl or #atlapparel.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) recently announced the completion of its major network expansion in North America to deliver greater reach, more diversity and higher performance to its customers. The announcement was made at the TSIC press conference during Dreamforce ’13 in San Francisco, CA. Media and analysts converged in the Hampton Room of the Westin St. Francis, joining TSIC President Erik Hallberg; Ivo Pascucci, Regional Director, Americas; and Rickard Bäcklin, Marketing Director, as well as virtual attendees who participated via Webex.
Mr. Hallberg also participated on a panel at the Dreamforce event on Tuesday, November 19th. The session, entitled ‘Communications Industry Kickoff: The New Communications Customer’, explored the current state of the industry as well as the evolving roles of operators as they adapt to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of today’s customers.
The project is the company’s largest network build-out in the Americas since its original U.S. fiber investment in 2000. Building on its success of landing 50 new, large-scale customers in 2013 alone, TSIC added 11,500 miles of fiber (18,400 km) to its already expansive global backbone, further strengthening its commitment and ability to provide customers with high performance and business critical connectivity. In addition to TSIC’s increased reach in the U.S., the build-out also provides customers with a diverse connection into the rapidly growing region of South America with Points of Presence (PoPs) in Boca Raton, Jacksonville and Miami. The completion of this network expansion will extend TSIC’s reach to 32 American cities and 44 Points of Presence (PoPs) by December 31, 2014.
As a ‘top five’ carrier in the Americas, TSIC focuses extensive resources to support the performance needs of its American clients. Internet intelligence authority Renesys ranks TSIC as one of the top two global IP backbone providers. The company owns and operates its own network across Europe, North America and Asia. TSIC leverages its vast global fiber backbone with over 200 PoPs worldwide to provide its customers with a scalable and secure network, enhanced quality of service and access to anything, anywhere.
For more information about TSIC and its American expansion, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.