Category Archives: Global Telecommunications
- First high-speed wireless network connects financial markets from Slough to Basildon in the UK
- New wireless microwave technology providing a 40% reduction in latency
LONDON – 02 DECEMBER 2013 - Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, High Precision Time™ and market-to-market networks today announced a new wireless service that connects the London based financial markets of NYSE Euronext, BATS Chi-X, London Stock Exchange, London Metal Exchange, iCap EBS and Thomson Reuters.
In October 2012, Perseus was first to offer a commercial wireless service between the markets of London and Frankfurt, while also being a leading operator of a fast fibre route. The wireless technology enabled network from London to Frankfurt measures in at 4.6ms RTD whereas the fastest fibre route comes in at 8.3ms RTD. This new offering met high demand among industry participants who purchased all of the initial capacity within a month of the service going live.
The Perseus London metro wireless network gives customers the ability to connect across the London metro as well as with the wireless network to Frankfurt. This innovation gives financial institutions a higher level of precision when using time-sensitive trading applications that go from market-to-market, sometimes hundreds of miles apart.
The Perseus London metro wireless service is available from the data centres of: London Stock Exchange and Thomson Reuters LHC, in the City of London; Equinix LD4 in Slough and the NYSE Euronext data centre in Basildon.
The use of microwave technology was chosen for building the Perseus London metro wireless network as it better performs in weather conditions particular to London. This service offers a high 99% availability with customers further assured of availability through a Perseus fibre solution running in tandem and thus extending total network availability to 100%.
Elaborating on today’s ground breaking announcement, Dr. Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus Telecom said, “Connecting the London exchanges wirelessly is a significant milestone for the industry and the market. We are also very excited to bring this network together with our microwave connections to Frankfurt currently the fastest as well as with QuanTA™ our fastest trans-Atlantic product.” Percy concludes, “Global multi-asset trading customers can now benefit from having the fastest market-to-market connections between Frankfurt, London, New York and Chicago.”
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About Perseus Telecom
Perseus Telecom is an award winning global facilities based licensed carrier of enterprise and telecommunications services with a focus on ultra-low latency global connectivity. Perseus provides many of the world’s fastest market-to-market routes between Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, Brazil and Mexico. The company was recently awarded for the fastest trans-Atlantic route between New York and London (QuanTA™) and Brazil and USA (LiquidPath®). Perseus has also been operating the fastest routes between London and Frankfurt over its wireless microwave service since October 2012.
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.
Unitas Global recently announced it has become an Equinix Solution Partner, offering its private cloud and managed services to over 2,000 companies connected to Equinix’s 95+ colocation facilities across five continents. As an Equinix Solution Partner, Unitas Global offers fully managed solutions to Equinix clients, including the design, deployment and management of each individual customers’ IT infrastructure. The partnership fulfills a growing market need for single-source solutions, specifically fully-managed, custom-built private cloud at the enterprise level. It also enables Equinix to continue providing the same level of unmatched service and expertise expected by its customers in today’s increasingly complex IT environment.
Unitas was a natural choice as a Solution Partner for Equinix, an established data center market leader with global reach and consistent exemplary service. With Unitas’ global team of technology specialists and its cornerstone Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) service, enterprise customers seeking to deploy complex IT environments can be confident that their single-source solutions will come from a proven leader in the enterprise private cloud space. In the words of Equinix Vice President of Global Indirect Channels and Alliances Scott Walker, “Unitas Global’s ‘boutique’ mentality provides clients with a custom, flexible, and personalized experience with an expert IaaS provider, while producing economies of scale for growing organizations.”
Unitas’ veteran Infrastructure Architects design unique IT environments suited to cater to each client’s specific needs. These infrastructures, once completed, are build out and deployed completely vendor and provider-agnostic. Unitas’ customer environments are managed by MISSIONCONTROL, the company’s unified management platform, providing customers such as T-Mobile, Fandango and Health Access Solutions with 100 percent visibility and full control over their IT environments.
The new partnership between these two industry leaders will provide Equinix clients the ability to utilize Unitas Global for enterprise private cloud, managed services, and dedicated hosting across over 31 established markets. These services come complete with Unitas’ top-of-the-line engineering team monitoring and managing each client’s IT environments 24x7x365 from its Support Operations Centers located in Los Angeles, Brussels and Hong Kong.
For more information about Unitas Global, visit www.unitasglobal.com.
Presentation Addressing the Value of NaaS and SDN to Meet Growing ICT Demand in Asia-Pacific
HONG KONG, 08 November 2013 – Pacnet announces its President of Enterprise Markets, Cardi Prinzi, has been selected to give a keynote presentation at Light Reading India’s Next Generation Packet Transport Networks India (NGPT) 2013, taking place at The Leela Kempinski in Gurgaon on November 12, 2013 and at The Leela in Mumbai on November 14, 2013.
Mr. Prinzi will deliver the International Service Provider keynote ‘Moving up the Value Chain with SDN’ at 2:50 PM local time at The Leela Kempinski in Gurgaon on November 12 and at 2:25 PM local time at The Leela in Mumbai on November 14.
Mr. Prinzi’s ‘Moving up the Value Chain with SDN’ keynote will:
- Discuss the growing demand for cloud, and challenges and requirements of Asian customers;
- Address the growing interest in dynamic and scalable compute, storage and network resources in the market;
- Present revenue-generating opportunities to capture this demand ¾ for local and international service providers; and
- Explain how an SDN architecture can provide a better customer experience through on-demand bandwidth delivery, real-time provisioning of network, compute and storage resources.
As more enterprises embrace cloud computing to meet their business needs, the rapidly increasing volume and complexity of data traffic place severe strains on networks that are based on traditional hierarchical architectures. Pacnet’s newly launched Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) puts companies at the forefront of industry efforts to meet the networking challenges prompted by the growth of cloud computing.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
For more information about NGPT 2013, please visit http://events.lightreading.in/ngpt2013.
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