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Month: October 2012

Cologix Extends Partnership with MICE in Minneapolis to Support An Independent, Member-driven Interconnection Community

Minneapolis is major metropolitan Point of Presence (PoP) in the US; not far behind Chicago, the Midwest’s largest metropolitan hub, Minneapolis the home of approximately 18 Fortune 500 companies. Following its May 2012 acquisition of the Minneapolis Gateway, Cologix has been steadily gaining ground within the major Midwest market. The company has since on-boarded over 100 customers that fit its philosophy of a ‘mature interconnection community’ with direct access to its 20, 000 sq. ft., downtown Minneapolis facility at 511 11th Avenue South; the most recent being the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE). Cologix recently announced the renewal and extension...

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Cologix Enables XO Communications’ Expansion Into Toronto

In order to offer Canadian businesses and service providers direct access to major US Points of Presence (PoPs) and metropolitan markets, XO Communications recently announced deployment of its transport and IP infrastructure in Cologix’s 151 Front Street data center – Canada’s premier telecommunications hub and carrier hotel.  Also known as TORIX, 151 Front Street West is Canada’s largest interconnection point and a hub for financial services and a network point for Cloud/hosting and large enterprise networks – making it quite a hot commodity amongst diverse service providers. Cologix also capitalized on the opportunity, recently completing a 30,000 sq. ft. expansion within the...

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TeliaSonera International Carrier Plays With the Big Boys – of North American Telecom

In this flattening world of on-demand service and ‘anywhereization,’ virtually every enterprise –across any industry – relies on global connectivity in order to function, let alone succeed and prosper. This growing demand for cross-border and domestic connectivity has proved that global presence is key for all modern-day communications service providers. As a part of the TeliaSonera group, Europe’s fifth largest provider of network access and telecommunication services, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) already has a renowned reputation as one of Europe’s most prominent providers. But to say that is where its presence ends is quite the misconception. “We have a...

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The Need for Speed…and Capacity

Recurring charges for telecom services from carriers can seriously erode business gains. Keeping data available in real-time and on-demand, while maintaining redundancy in a safe remote facility, can become exceedingly costly. To do so typically requires substantial monthly fees to a service provider, or fussing with complicated networking gear. But, in the 80’s, one person dedicated to bringing networking to the masses, Len Bosack, co-founder of Cisco, is at it again. This time, he is bringing the ability for companies to deploy their own optical transmission systems in an easy, cost-effective way. For metro, regional and long-distance networks, XKL’s...

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Sidera Networks Expands Throughout Virginia

October 8, 2012 brings exciting news as Sidera Networks announced that it has begun construction on a statewide Virginia network, projected to be completed by the end of 2013.  As a premier provider of fiber optic based network solutions, Sidera’s latest construction will interconnect major cities throughout the state of Virginia, adding over 1,000 route miles to their East Coast footprint.  This expansion will extend Sidera’s network from its point in Chantilly, Virginia to cities including Roanoke, Newport News, Richmond and others located in between.  The Virginia expansion will deliver greater reach to customers that require resilient, diverse and...

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Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Streamlines Frame Relay Migration

Frame Relay is a standardized wide area network (WAN) technology widely adopted throughout the 1990’s that specifies the physical and logical link layers of digital telecommunications channels using a packet switching methodology. It is often used to connect local area networks (LAN) with major backbones as well as on public wide area networks and also in private network environments with leased lines over typically over T-1 circuits.  Frame Relay was an inexpensive, reliable and practical solution for businesses in the 90’s. However, modern-day enterprise applications are highly bandwidth-intensive, and customers are demanding new and efficient ways of transmitting data, increasing network capacity, enhancing...

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Cross River Fiber Expands their NJ Footprint 50+ Miles as they Secure a New Customer Relationship with Atlantic Health Systems

October 2012 will remain an exciting month for Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, boutique dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider, as they announce a new customer partnership with Atlantic Health Systems, one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in New Jersey.  This new relationship within the healthcare vertical expands Cross River Fiber’s New Jersey footprint enormously, creating an additional 50+ miles of new fiber. “Cross River Fiber provides Atlantic Health Systems with a single-source, secure, reliable and scalable solution,” comments CEO of Cross River Fiber, Vincenzo “Enzo” Clemente. With world-class facilities and state-of-the-art- equipment, Atlantic Health Systems...

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TeliaSonera International Carrier Kicks off the Fall Season with Two More Award Nominations

After an exciting September 2012, filled with nominations at the World Communications Awards (WCA), TeliaSonera International Carrier kicks off the fall season with two more award nominations for a couple of categories in the 2012 Capacity Awards.  The prestigious Capacity Awards place an emphasis on companies, technology partners and individuals who excel in the deployment, development and use of carrier services throughout the year.  TeliaSonera International Carrier, providing exceptional network infrastructure and services, has been shortlisted in the Best Global Wholesale Carrier and the Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier categories.  Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier, commented on his excitement...

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