Category Archives: Telco 2.0
Capacity’s Global Carrier Awards recognize the telco community’s most visionary and innovative companies. Global Capacity was nominated in the ‘Best Service Innovation’ category for its One Marketplace Ethernet services alongside DE-CIX, iBasis, Liquid Telecom, and Telekom Austria Group. The ‘Best Service Innovation’ award recognizes companies and technology partners who have excelled in the use, development and deployment of carrier services throughout the year.
The 2013 Leading Lights Awards serve as the marquee awards for next-generation communication within the telecom space, recognizing the achievements of telecom companies in services, application and equipment. Global Capacity earned its nomination as one of the three finalists in the ‘Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service’ category for its One Hub Interconnect, the company’s industry-leading network interconnection to the One Marketplace platform. One Hub’s key innovation is its ability to enable Global Capacity customers to leverage an Ethernet interconnection while still being able to utilize legacy TDM end links over the same connection without the need to procure additional equipment.
Global Capacity’s nominations for these leading communication awards further fortify its commitment to addressing the transparency, efficiency and simplicity needed for Ethernet connectivity in today’s complex, fragmented market with innovative, award-winning products and services. The company purpose-built its One Marketplace platform to improve efficiency by streamlining and simplifying the pricing, procurement and delivery of access network services.
One Marketplace provides customers with real-time design, pricing and ordering of Ethernet services, allowing users to source multi-vendor Ethernet access services leveraging a single External Network to Network Interface (ENNI). The platform also serves as a procurement system that enables seamless ordering and tracks provisioning, delivery status, and performance of each circuit purchased through One Marketplace.
2013 Leading Lights Awards winners will be announced at the Leading Lights awards dinner, held October 1st at The Out in New York City. Winners of Capacity’s Global Carrier Awards will be announced November 19th at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) made a major announcement at the International Telecoms Week (ITW) conference. TSIC launched one of the world’s largest IP Exchange (IPX) platforms, “TeliaSonera IPX,” based on TSIC’s global fiber backbone with an asset base of 200 PoPs worldwide. The launch took place Monday, May 13 during the ITW conference at the Chicago Hyatt Regency.
The new service is available to both TeliaSonera group and external operators, and carries TSIC’s roaming and signaling portfolio and VoIPX. It will be supplemented with LTE signaling services and a comprehensive suite of additional IPX services in late 2013.
TeliaSonera International Carrier’s optical network is 100G-enabled throughout North America and Europe, and includes key markets in Eastern Europe. TSIC’s IPX now reaches more markets across three continents and offers all operators a new direct, high performance option to guarantee their end-user experience. This helps meet the growing end-customer demand to be able to do anything, at anytime, from anywhere on mobile devices, aptly named “anywhereization.”
IPX is crucial to meeting the growing demands of mobile customers. The TSIC launch is an important step in meeting these demands, and shows TeliaSonera International Carrier’s commitment to quality and progress.
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones and can monitor and manage IPX traffic from end-to-end. This guarantees quality of service from the optical layer up. It also provides the bandwidth needed for an elastic network that can scale to meet traffic peaks and exploding bandwidth demands.
The TeliaSonera International Carrier mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services. TSIC is confident they have a platform that can carry services that haven’t been invented yet. It is part of their commitment to being the carrier of the future.
For more information about TSIC, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
Mattias Fridström, Vice President and Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), recently sat down for an interview with the Dell’Oro Research Group and iMiller Public Relations. Mattias discussed TSICs recent innovations, including their newly enabled 100G optical network in North America and Europe. Big G is growing.
Background: Mattias has practically been with TeliaSonera International Carrier since the company’s inception. Surviving the telecommunications bust of 2002 when a significant part of the industry went bankrupt, TSIC was rescued by the merger of Telia and Sonera. TSIC carries an enormous amount of traffic in Europe as well as the world. They are also the carrier behind a number of other high-profile telecommunications and social media firms. Facebook outsourced their entire European operations to TSIC including wavelength.
Fiber: TSIC has 192 fiber strands between any cities; that is 96 fiber pairs, of which the majority is still dark. Europe is still reeling from the massive overbuild of fiber miles during the 1990s. There is so much overcapacity that it may take twenty years before new routes are laid. Customers care about the underlying company in the trench. Very often that is TSIC.
Services: TSIC provides Capacity, Infrastructure, Voice, IP and Ethernet Managed Services. They do not offer Ethernet services to corporate customers in general, but if a very large enterprise would inquire, they seek to assist them.
Network: The network is divided in halves. With two international POPs in all big cities, customers can buy separate routes to avoid any outages. Most customers appreciate this and are very willing to pay a premium for traffic that is never interrupted.
100Gig: TeliaSonera International Carrier is the first to provide 100G (100 gigabits per second) covering both Europe and North America. The driver is the lower cost per megabit. It is easier migrating one circuit instead of 10. And, while demand isn’t that significant yet, it is definitely expected to increase. Once the IP vendors can sell 100G ports at affordable prices, then the market for 100G will really take off. Currently, only the largest of the largest use 100G.
Future: Expect router prices from Cisco, Juniper, and others to come down, contributing to an increase in demand. Will there be urgency for anything higher that 100G? Not yet, but there will be talk about 200, 400, and 500G. To this end, TSIC is focused on continuing development on their large global IP network and servicing their expanding customer base. Expect more “firsts” coming from TSIC in the near future.
For more information about TeliaSonera International Carrier, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
Global Capacity’s latest innovation, One Hub, leverages new network architecture to offer customers the flexibility to procure both Ethernet and TDM-based access services over one Ethernet interconnection. Interconnection to Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, a platform that provides customers with automated, real-time pricing, ordering and provisioning of network services, through One Hub offers customers the options of 1 or 10 Gig ENNIs connecting over 3,000,000 addresses in the U.S. with native Ethernet services. Over the same interconnect, service providers will also have the ability to procure and connect all of their TDM network needs through One Marketplace’s ever-growing reach. One Hub automatically maps all T1 and DS3 connections to Ethernet VLANs leveraging the single Ethernet interconnect port for ultimate reach and flexibility.
One Hub enables Global Capacity customers to evolve to next-generation networks in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. The benefit of a One Hub interconnection to One Marketplace is that it offers service providers the ability to migrate to an Ethernet interconnection while still being able to utilize legacy DS1 and DS3 TDM end links over the same connection without additional equipment, leverage the most efficient and cost-effective access service to deliver off-net connectivity, and reduce hub and cross-connect costs by aggregating connectivity over the same connection to the One Marketplace network.
While Ethernet adoption continues to grow the fastest, there is still a large segment of the telecommunications infrastructure that relies heavily on legacy wireline access such as T1s. The inherent ability of the new One Hub architecture allows carriers to efficiently manage both Ethernet and TDM services. The solutions that deliver cost-effective and flexible service options for both are critical in enabling service providers to remain competitive.
Global Capacity’s One Hub flexible interconnection solution has extended access from 380 markets to five locations including New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta, with additional locations to be added later in 2013.
To learn more about extending your reach with an interconnection to Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, visit www.globalcapacity.com/onemarketplace.php.