Monthly Archives: December 2013

Meeting Network Needs of Cable MSOs

The communication lines of ownership and operator continue to blur as cable broadband operators deploy bandwidth-hungry applications and race to fulfill end-users’ insatiable appetite for content.

A recent report by analyst firm Vertical Systems Group finds that for the first time, MSOs have installed more new Ethernet ports than incumbent carriers over a six-month period.   This growing trend highlights the growing importance of Cable multiple systems operators (MSOs) on the communications infrastructure and their requirements and capabilities to serve the needs of end-users.

Global Capacity Cable Case StudyA recently published case study written by Global Capacity explores the growing demand by Cable MSOs for high-speed data services – not only to support triple-play bundles for consumers, but also to deliver high capacity files such as media, applications and video.

The case study illustrates the costly endeavors required to build-out a network to meet these demands and the challenges on achieving the optimal Return on Investment (ROI) required to do so.  The regional focus of cable MSOs further complicates this matter due to the limited number of network operators to choose from and challenges to procure solutions both within their customer footprint and beyond.  Network reach, accessibility and cost competitiveness are the key challenges to cable MSOs seeking to expand their networks while reducing interconnection complexity and cost.

Interconnection Complexity Solved:  One Marketplace

Needless to say, interconnection complexity is… complex.  Finding ways to cost-effectively monetize both used and unused network assets is challenging.  And the more stagnant assets a company has, the more it costs them.  Global Capacity’s case study highlights a key solution to this problem: One Marketplace.

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform provides MSOs the opportunity to reduce costs of operating off-net extension services while increasing revenue opportunities by ensuring quick turnaround of competitive quotes for services.   By streamlining the procurement process with a single vendor, One Marketplace provides MOSs the ability to order, provision, and provide network management assurance on all of their off-net services.

Simplifying interconnections and streamlining vendor relations while gaining ubiquitous access is a win-win for Cable MSOs.

For more information about Global Capacity’s cable MSOs solutions, visit www.globalcapacity.com/solutions/cable-mso.

To download the case study in its entirety visit http://info.globalcapacity.com/download-cable-case-study.

Open Data Centers Becomes a Member of FISPA

FIFSPA LogoOpen 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.

Top 10 Applications That Benefit from Ethernet Access

Top 10 Applications That Benefit from Ethernet AccessThere are many reasons why businesses turn to Ethernet access for achieving improved application performance and business productivity. In fact, in a previous post, we discussed the top 10 factors for choosing Ethernet connectivity, including availability, performance and bandwidth scalability, among many others.  Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 applications that benefit from connecting with Ethernet and why.

  1. Layer 2 VPNs for IT Infrastructure: Ethernet Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) maximize the performance of existing IT infrastructure increasing network control.
  2. Cloud Computing: The deterministic and dynamic service attributes of Ethernet benefit the way cloud computing is used and consumed.
  3. Site to Site Access: Provides added performance and higher bandwidth levels along with service standardization at all locations.
To read more about the top 10 applications that benefit from connecting with Ethernet view this post in its entirety by visiting the Global Capacity blog at http://blog.globalcapacity.com/blog/bid/356382/Top-10-Applications-That-Benefit-from-Ethernet-Access.

Open–IX Selects iMiller Public Relations as its Marketing & PR Firm

Open-IX

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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About OIX
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.

 

Media Inquiries:

iMiller Public Relations for OIX
Tel: +1 866 307 2510
OpenIX@imillerpr.com

 

Perseus goes live with wireless connections between financial markets in the London metro

Perseus Telecom

– 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.

For more information about Perseus, please visit www.perseustelecom.com or contact us at +1 (212) 300-6813 or sales@perseustelecom.com

PRESS CONTACT:

Dan Watkins

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marketing@perseustelecom.com