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Month: July 2015

Bankai Group Inks Partnership with Leading Indonesian Service Provider to Enable Quality Calls at Cost-Effective Rates

Bankai Group recently announced the start of a strategic and multifaceted partnership with a leading telecom service provider in Indonesia.  By providing a combination of wholesale voice traffic with interconnect billing solutions on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) / hosted model, Bankai Group enables the provider to offer higher quality calling at cost-effective rates, while increasing revenues and improving margins by increasing direct inbound international traffic with committed minutes and profits. The partnership comes at a critical time for the Indonesian telecommunication industry.  Following 2014’s lower subscriber growth, fall in voice average revenue per user and forex losses, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology expects an estimated industry growth of 7-8 percent in 2015 thanks to Indonesia’s younger population, rising income, and smartphone penetration as well as increased data speeds. The agreement also provides the Indonesian telco with access to BillCall, a billing solutions product from Bankai Group’s subsidiary, Panamax.  BillCall is an innovative technology complete with end-to-end automation to help the service provider manage its interconnect business, and therefore day-to-day operations, more effectively.  With features such as carrier account management, rate management, cost and price management, deal center, dynamic/advanced routing, dispute management, self-care portal, and more, the service provider can enhance agility in order to achieve higher operational efficiency. Bankai group has disrupted the global voice carrier and technology solutions market by establishing sustainable relationships with leading telcos, Tier 2...

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Sponsored: SOLiD Leads the Way to Middleprise Opportunities

Originally posted on RCR Wireless. The Middleprise Market Ripens for In-building Wireless Technology Adoption As market education efforts have started to stick, venue owners are becoming acutely aware of the need for robust indoor cellular coverage to satisfy tenant and guest connectivity requirements not to mention the looming First Net public safety imperative. Distributed antenna systems (DASs) are firmly established as the technology of choice for large venues like exhibition centers and stadiums while small cells, based on ease of installation and comparatively low price point, are a mainstay for ramping up capacity in small buildings. But what about the venues that don’t fall into either category? This emerging middle-enterprise space or “Middleprise” has an estimated total addressable market of $19 billion on the line and is becoming ripe for capitalization. Mike Collado, vice president of marketing for leading wireless infrastructure provider SOLiD, defined the space: “This is the market segment of 100,000- to 500,000-square-foot venues where typically the technology toolkit, the business models, the design and infrastructure, and the need to fulfill and satisfy public safety mandates is a new challenge for the market and industry.” He told RCR Wireless News that less than 2% of global Middleprise venues are currently penetrated with in-building solutions. “It’s wide open and it’s there for the taking.” Earl Lum, president of ELJ Wireless Research, said that the Middleprise market isn’t just...

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Idiro Analytics Selects Interxion to Provide Data Centre Services for Its Worldwide Operations

DUBLIN, 27th, July 2015 – Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announces that it has been selected by Idiro Analytics, the analytics services provider, to host its worldwide data centre services in Dublin, Ireland Idiro Analytics, whose head office is based in Dublin, provides advanced analytical services and software to its clients around the world. Interxion’s appointment provides Idiro with the unparalleled connectivity options to meet clients’ needs as well as a highly secure and reliable service. Speaking about the deal, Aidan Connolly, CEO of Idiro said “When looking for a data centre provider, we needed one that could facilitate the global nature of our business, while having a local presence in Dublin for effective management of our needs. Interxion fitted that requirement as well as having the agile approach that we need as we plan the growth of our business.” Tanya Duncan, MD of Interxion Ireland added “We are delighted to be working with Idiro – an exciting indigenous company which is servicing a worldwide client base. The area of advanced analytics will be a huge area of growth in the future and we look forward to working with Idiro as they continue to evolve and grow their business.” About Interxion Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of...

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Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Expands with Metropolitan Fiber Ring in Washington, D.C.

Global Capacity’s ongoing strategy of network roll-out, whereby it brings high-speed Internet and a comprehensive portfolio of high quality, cost-effective, scalable data connectivity services to more than 9.6 million commercial sites, took another giant leap forward last week. The leading connectivity as a service company expanded its One Marketplace™ network with a metropolitan fiber ring in the Washington, D.C. area. The nation’s Capitol and the surrounding region have long been a major Internet and network exchange point. The 54-mile diversely routed fiber ring will interconnect the company’s Points of Presence (PoP) located within the Level 3 1755 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA facility and the Equinix Ashburn, VA data center. The Ashburn data center, where One Marketplace is connected into the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ through a direct Ethernet connection, is a major East Coast hub for Cloud and application service providers. With bandwidth consumption on the rise, Global Capacity is investing in expansion of metro fiber rings in several key markets where One Marketplace can continue to serve customers with reliable, more cost-effective data connectivity services to meet their growing business needs. In providing customers with the flexibility, speed and service options to connect business locations across the globe, One Marketplace leverages an interconnected network aggregation platform with a suite of innovative user applications combined to streamline and simplify the process of designing, pricing, procuring and delivering network connectivity....

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Choose Your Cloud, Choose Your Network

Originally posted by Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing at Global Capacity. It is estimated that, by 2018, more than 60 percent of organizations will have moved their infrastructure onto cloud platforms. As more enterprises migrate to the cloud, the demands for performance and dependability will rise. The network is one of the key components affecting user experience for cloud users. The throughput of a cloud network will determine how much time it takes a user to transmit data between their servers, while the latency will determine how much delay the user will experience in communicating between their servers. Companies must decide which providers to trust with their applications. Choosing the right cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is growing increasingly difficult in a highly competitive market. In its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, Gartner analysts talk about top IaaS players including: Amazon Web Services (AWS), the market leader, is always a good choice for applications that run well in a virtualized environment. Global Capacity enables AWS customers to bypass the public Internet and procure secure, private line connectivity. Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure Services holds second place in market share and is a good choice for general business applications and Microsoft-centric development environments. Google Cloud Platform’s services include Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, and Google BigQuery to create anything from websites to complex applications. Global Capacity is working together with Google to define new and...

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CIOReview Ranks PCCW Global Among the Industry’s Top 20 Unified Communications Solutions Providers

As originally written and published on PCCW Global. PCCW Global recognized for “continuing excellence in delivering top-notch UC solutions” HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, July 21, 2015–PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, has been named one of the “20 Most Promising Unified Communications Technology Solution Providers 2015” by CIOReview, a US-based technology magazine that focuses on innovative enterprise solutions. A list of companies is selected annually by a panel of experts and members of CIOReview’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship. The top-20 solution providers were said to showcase in-depth expertise in integrated and innovative technologies to streamline operations in the unified communications (UC) space. PCCW Global’s ranking was in recognition of “being at the forefront of tackling challenges faced in the unified communications landscape” and serving the voice and data needs of multinational corporations and telecommunications service providers. Mr. Harvi Sachar, CIOReview’s publisher and founder, said, “PCCW Global has been on our radar for some time for stirring a revolution in the UC technology space, so we are happy to showcase the company this year due to its continuing excellence in delivering top-notch unified communications solutions.” He added, “PCCW Global’s solutions continued to break new ground within the past year, benefiting customers around the globe, and we are excited to have it featured in our top companies list.” In June, PCCW Global’s UC...

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Originally posted by Daniel Bodenski, Director of Strategic Solutions at Electronic Enviornments Corporation When analyzing the effectiveness of a data center, one of the most critical components to consider is Power Usage Efficiency(PUE), a metric used across the board by mission-critical facility implementation teams, data center owners and operators, and C-level executives to assess a data center’s current and potential energy efficiency.  When used properly, this information can be leveraged to produce a stronger, more efficient mission-critical environment, gain a deeper understanding of competition, and open the door to exploring options for added efficiency improvements such as data center renovations, new builds, or migrations to the cloud or a third-party service provider.  In order for a facility to both evolve and adapt to ever-changing industry climates and customer demands, a deep understanding of what lies under the hood is vital to its success, and data center PUE is no exception. PUE is by definition the ratio of total energy consumption of a data center including all fuels, divided by the total energy consumption of IT equipment.  It was first developed by the Green Grid Association in 2007 and quickly became the go-to metric adopted globally to definitively measure and track data center energy efficiency.  Originally designed as an end-user tool to assist data center operators, today PUE has been implemented throughout all facets of a facility, providing many benefits to...

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SEAT at the Table: DAS Vendors Converge on Sports Tech Show

Originally posted on RCRWireless News The Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology hosts an annual convention for CIOs, CTOs and digital marketing experts from the sports and entertainment world. Most of these executives cannot do their jobs in venues that are not well-connected, and more to the point, many of them know they will no longer have a job if they cannot keep fans connected, even during the most heavily attended events. Distributed antenna systems are the answer for many stadiums, and DAS vendors have descended en masse on San Francisco this week. Many are event sponsors, exhibitors or both. “We are thrilled to be at SEAT with those who share our enthusiasm for sports and entertainment, and recognize the importance of connectivity at high-density venues,” said Christos Karmis, president of Mobilitie, a SEAT platinum sponsor. “SEAT provides a unique forum that brings industry leaders in the sporting and entertainment industries together to discuss the latest technology trends.” “Large public-venue owners have a unique challenge,” said Peter Wraight, VP and GM of SEAT sponsor TE Wireless. “Their properties must meet the amenity demands of tens of thousands of individuals simultaneously and provide differentiated service for guests expecting a luxury experience whether at a casino or a professional sports match.” The need for connectivity often extends beyond a destination venue into the surrounding metro area. “Metro-DAS” is an emerging trend identified by some vendors,...

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