Month: May 2015

AquaComms Reaches Financial Close for AEConnect

Scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions provider AquaComms Limited recently announced the financial closing of its $300M America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system, scheduled to provide customers with readily available, low-latency connectivity between the United States and Europe as soon as this coming December.  The secured funding brought AquaComms’ contract with builder TE SubCom into force, with the cable manufacturing already underway. Will full cooperation from the government and state agencies, as well as extensive funding assistance through Nomura, Fius Capital Limited, Redwood Capital Group and Mint Partners, AEConnect is poised to be a much needed asset to the European and American telecommunications community, bringing with it unparalleled connectivity, innovation and growth opportunities. Stretching across the pond from Long Island, NY to Killala, Co. Mayo, Ireland, AEConnect is specifically designed to facilitate global connectivity for cloud-based networks, content providers and data centers.  Chosen for its unique seabed topography, Killala will provide AEConnect with the shortest possible route between America and Western Europe.  Offering 130 Gbps x 100 Gbps per fiber pair, AEConnect also utilizes the latest in optical technology and features a control plane based on innovative Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies to serve bandwidth-intensive applications and facilitate direct data center-to-data center connectivity. The deployment of AEConnect is expected to have a huge impact on the Irish and overall European telecoms industries, generating a future-proof solution for servicing growing companies...

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MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals Increase 350% in Last 24 Months as MEF-CECPs Approach 3,200

MEF-CECPs are employed by 357 organizations in 72 countries Singapore, 28 May 2015 – The MEF today announced that the number of MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF-CECPs) has grown 350% in the last 24 months to 3,191 individuals employed by 357 organizations in 72 countries. The number of professionals certified in the month of April 2015 was the second highest monthly performance on record since the MEF-CECP program began. “The growing, widespread popularity of the MEF-CECP program is due in large part to the number of service providers and network equipment vendors that have adopted the communications industry’s first vendor-neutral certification program as part of their job training/career development programs,” said Daniel Bar-Lev, Director of Certification and Strategic Programs at the MEF. Level 3 Communications and Time Warner Cable lead the market with 337 and 319 MEF-CECPs, respectively. They are followed by Fujitsu Network Communications, Coriant, and TATA Communications, each of which have 120 or more MEF-CECPs in their organization. These companies and others have adopted company-wide strategies to ensure that their key employees obtain a thorough Carrier Ethernet training and MEF-CECP certification. A full breakdown of all MEF-CECPs can be found on the MEF’s Ethernet Academy website http://www.ethernetacademy.net/MEF-Certified-Professionals. In addition, the number of MEF-CECPs employed by MEF member companies is shown on the MEF site at the following link: https://www.mef.net/certification-mef-cecp/mef-cecp-registry. “Surpassing the 3,000 MEF-CECP milestone in such a short time...

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TeleWorld Solutions, Inc. Appoints Bryan Goldberg as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

Former Time Warner Cable and Ruckus Wireless executive joins TeleWorld Solutions’ leadership team Chantilly, Va., May 27, 2015 – TeleWorld Solutions, Inc., today announced the hiring of Bryan Goldberg as vice president of strategy and business development. At TeleWorld, Goldberg will lead the cable and Wi-Fi practices as well as expand TeleWorld’s offerings to solve unmet service provider needs and provide business consulting to key accounts. Throughout his career as a cable operator, Goldberg has focused on marketing, operations and new business rollouts. He spent six years leading Time Warner Cable’s nationwide Wi-Fi deployments as vice president of wireless business. Goldberg comes to TeleWorld from Ruckus Wireless. A leader of global carrier solutions, he provided business consulting to tier-1 worldwide cable and mobile operators entering the service provider Wi-Fi space. Additionally, he identified new and expanding sales opportunities, instrumental to Ruckus ranking first worldwide in 2014 sales of service provider Wi-Fi infrastructure. “Bryan possesses extensive experience in leading global carrier business solutions and understands how to plan and execute campaigns that show results,” said TeleWorld CEO Shervin Gerami. “His experience in the technology, cable and wireless industry is a huge advantage, and he’ll play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our aggressive growth plans.” “I’m excited to be working with TeleWorld Solutions. Their services help bring disruption to industry rollouts” said Goldberg. “I’m looking forward to providing executive...

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ECI Introduces the ElastiCLOUD™ Data Center and Cloud Networking Solution

ElastiCLOUD, which guarantees high performance, secure, and cost efficient cloud networking of all types, will be showcased at NANOG, June 1-3 in SF Petach Tikva, Israel, May 27, 2015 – ECI announced today the launch of ElastiCLOUD, a new data center and cloud networking solution, which is an integral part of ECI’s ELASTIC Network vision. ElastiCLOUD will be showcased at NANOG, June 1-3, 2015 in San Francisco. ECI will brief about the solution at its booth during ‘Beer ‘n Gear’. “Data traffic continues to grow exponentially. In fact, according to industry reports, the amount of data traveling between data centers is expected to quadruple between 2013 and 2018. Clearly the cloud connectivity infrastructure, as we know it today, must evolve. This is the main reason why ElastiCLOUD is a key addition to the ECI family of solutions. It is also extremely important as it supports ECI’s current focus on the US market, which is home to many cloud service providers and data center operators,” said Mr. Andreas Hegers, Head of Marketing at ECI. ElastiCLOUD is designed specifically around the needs of cloud networking, scaling with the growing demand for bandwidth in the most economical and secure way. ElastiCLOUD minimizes OPEX with the lowest cost per bit via an ability to support more than 25T on a single fiber, super low power consumption at less than 85W/100G, a mix of packet...

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Global Capacity to Speak on the Evolution of Carrier Ethernet and Cloud Connectivity

Director of Product Engineering Damon Mone and Vice President of Marketing Mary Stanhope to Present at the Big Telecom Event 2015 Chicago, IL, USA, May 27, 2015 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces that its Director of Product Engineering, Damon Mone, and Vice President of Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will present at the Big Telecom Event 2015 (BTE), to be held June 8-10, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  The Big Telecom Event brings industry insights, real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations as well as structured, targeted networking opportunities to telecom executives. Ethernet is an enabler of pivotal industry paradigm shifts such as SDN, NFV and cloud computing. Carrier Ethernet is delivering the security, scalability and affordable bandwidth required by customers for Cloud computing.  Global Capacity is partnering with Light Reading and Carrier Ethernet to offer the workshop Carrier Ethernet for the Cloud Age! @ BTE.  This half-day session taking place Monday, June 8, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM will explore topics such as why Carrier Ethernet is the solution of choice in securely connecting to the Cloud, successful Carrier Ethernet strategies, and Carrier Ethernet applicability to key industry verticals like healthcare, finance, government and education.  Global Capacity is offering complimentary admission to the workshop, a $229 value.  Those interested in attending the workshop can click here for a VIP pass to the Carrier Ethernet for the...

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AMS-IX USA Inc.’s MORE-IP US Event Arrives in San Francisco

MORE-IP US 2015 Focuses on the Challenges of Growing a Business and Forecasting and Managing Infrastructure and Services Demands Within the Internet and IP Interconnection Verticals New York, NY – May 27, 2015 – AMS-IX USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet Exchange, announces its one-day conference, MORE-IP US, taking place June 4, 2015, in San Francisco.  The event will bring together peering, wholesale business and Internet engineering professionals interested in forecasting and managing Internet infrastructure and services demands and entrepreneurship experiences within the Internet industry and IP Interconnection verticals. MORE-IP US includes discussions concerning the AMS-IX platforms, as well collaboration, content hosting, data centers, entrepreneurship, equipment, testing and transport in the exchange community. The event also offers the   opportunity to network with participants during the event.  A wide range of professionals from every Internet-related sector will be present and participating, including executives from data centers and transport providers to Internet applications, mobile, cloud, gaming and content networks organizations to the access, service and hosting providers that make up the AMS-IX community.  Members of the media and industry analysts will also be present. The theme of the event, “Getting Started,” which is based on the MORE-IP event in the Netherlands, will present the experience of AMS-IX in deploying Internet Exchange platforms in the U.S. and of esteemed entrepreneurs, including Daan Weddepohl, founder and CEO...

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A Night in Bollywood

Information Communication Technology and services leader and International Telecoms Week (ITW) Prime Sponsor Bankai Group promised us the biggest Bollywood party at ITW – and it delivered. ITW was in full swing last Tuesday, and after a long day of business meetings, educational sessions and press and analyst interviews, conference attendees got their chance to let go at Bankai Group’s Bollywood party.  The festivities were held to celebrate the Company’s Silver Jubilee, marking 25 years of excellence in delivering flexible and customized solutions such as Complex Routing, Interconnect Billing and Mediation coupled with Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Prepaid Switching and Next Generation Networks (NGN) for the telecom industry. The Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Regency B ballroom was transformed into the set of a Bollywood movie, where invitees were treated to traditional Indian food and drinks as well as a photo booth complete with colorful boas, funny hats, oversized glasses and other props to capture the memory.  However, the highlight of the night was most definitely the dancing.  A group of Bollywood dancers known as The Meher Dance Troupe had partygoers on the dance floor all evening, teaching them a variety of traditional dance moves as Bollywood music played by DJ Krush from Shaadi Entertainment flooded the ballroom. With great turnout and the party a major success, we’re excited to see what Bankai Group has in store for ITW attendees in 2016....

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IMN’s Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Center & Cloud Services Infrastructure Is a Can’t-Miss Event

In response to a rapidly evolving industry, the Information Management Network (IMN) is expanding the focus of its can’t-miss data center event series, The Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Center & Cloud Services Infrastructure, scheduled May 28-29, 2015 at the Conrad New York in Manhattan. Targeted at C-level executives at data center, colocation and Cloud service providers, as well as enterprise end-users that own their data centers, data center and colocation tenants and Cloud service consumers, the forum’s revamped agenda will address four main themes, including: Optimizing Business Models and Strategies for Growth; Expanding to New Service Offerings; Cost Reduction and Mitigation Strategies; and Cost-Effective Infrastructure Investment and Future-Proofing. Additionally, representatives from banks and other institutional and private investors and venture capitalists will want to attend, particularly sessions including ‘A Step-By-Step Guide to M&As for Data Center & Cloud Service Providers’, and ‘Financing Growth: A Best Practices Guide to Securing Debt/Equity for Data Center/Colocation/Cloud Service Providers’.  Attendees will also hear from a variety of industry thought-leaders from companies such as Salesforce, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, CenturyLink, Allied Fiber, and more during a series of engaging presentations and panels. IMN’s Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Center & Cloud Services Infrastructure is widely regarded as extremely educational for new entrants to the market and a must-attend event to gain access to leaders in the data center industry....

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