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Month: October 2016

The Vision That is Transforming Telecommunications

Gaining force every day, there’s a shared vision in the telecommunications industry where standardized solutions will work together to enable on-demand connectivity and NFV-based services. A future where network providers and equipment manufactures work across multiple network technology domains as well as multiple interconnected cloud and service providers. This goal is an ambitious one, and for it to work requires the expertise and collaboration of many diverse organizations. No single company can accomplish this task alone. “Worldwide industry momentum is building in favor of agile, assured, and orchestrated services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks,” recently commented Pascal Menezes, CTO of MEF, the organization enabling agile, assured Third Network services. “We must have standardized open APIs within a generally agreed-upon orchestration framework to make this happen,” Menezes continued. “This applies both between service providers to enable ‘East-West’ automation of interconnectivity, as well as within service provider domains ‘North-South’ to maximize agile use of different technology domains. Timely creation of API standards requires a more agile development model in which we realize specifications in code quickly, test things out in reference implementations and provide a feedback loop for further specification development.” How can your business become part of this revolutionary effort? One way you can participate in moving the needle is at the upcoming MEF16 global networking conference, taking place November 7-10 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel...

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Looking for Fiber Optic Customers?

Right now there is massive demand for fiber optic connectivity among businesses. The challenge, however, is discovering customers who need it and connecting with them. This process just got a lot easier, thanks to FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader for high performance fiber optic network solutions. Just recently, FiberLight released a near-net building list which identifies 4,500 buildings across its footprint that can be lit with its best-in-class data services. “As FiberLight has continued to expand our metro fiber networks throughout our territory, we have now established a significant presence in cities and towns in need of high bandwidth broadband services,” stated Jim Hintze, FiberLight’s Senior Vice President of Carrier Sales. “We are committed to leveraging our rich fiber assets to allow network service providers to connect into businesses across our footprint at the fastest speeds available in the market, which have been otherwise unavailable over existing copper networks.” Moving forward, all buildings on FiberLight’s near-net list will feature standard national pricing across bandwidth options from 10-Megabit to 10-Gigabit. FiberLight plans to regularly update the database with new locations that fit specific criteria such as proximity to the network, the presence of multiple tenants and costs related to construction. This will enable FiberLight to provide cost-effective and aggressive installations. Many buildings on the list could be turned up in just 90 days. Building availability data will be provided through...

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Looking for a Cloud Service Provider You Can Trust?

We get it. Selecting a cloud provider is not easy. It requires trusting another organization to handle your sensitive data and manage critical backend processes. This can be risky. It’s therefore critical to consider a provider’s reputation when purchasing cloud services.  Where should you turn for answers? You’ll want to browse Penton’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. This annual report ranks the world’s top 100 cloud service providers and offers a thorough rundown of who is who in the industry. One company that was named in this year’s report is Webair — an agile cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider. Webair offers an advanced fiber network as well as Tier III facilities throughout key markets like New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Montreal. Plus, Webair offers fully managed, high availability private and public cloud solutions, including virtual private cloud (VPC) and dedicated private cloud for enterprise, SAP, healthcare, eCommerce and IT companies. Webair can also provide DRaaS and cloud storage services to a customer’s network environment through a direct network deployment model, which bypasses the internet altogether. “We are honored to once again be recognized among the top cloud service providers in the world by Penton and Talkin’ Cloud, elevating our rank by 37 spots from 2015 to place #29 on this year’s list,” stated Michael C. Orza, President and CEO of Webair. “Across the globe, enterprises are embracing...

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Is There a Weak Link in Your Network?

What would happen if your business were to suddenly lose connectivity to a major U.S. market? Your entire operation would be disrupted, which would cost a fortune. For this reason, you need to take point-to-point transport seriously. Your business is only as strong as its connections between U.S. hubs. One company that can guarantee fast, reliable interstate connectivity is FiberLight, LLC, a leading fiber optic network solutions provider. FiberLight has emerged as a top enabler of last-mile service, dedicated bandwidth and point-to-point transport. FiberLight offers connections to some of the most rapidly-growing cities in the U.S., including four of Inc.’s top 10 cities for fast growing companies. Altogether, FiberLight owns and manages over 1.65 million fiber miles in over 400 cities and towns across the U.S. It also maintains over 17,000 backbone access points, and 1,700 on-net locations in over 100 data centers. Consider this, too… On November 15, FiberLight will begin offering 100G long-haul connectivity between Ashburn, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami and Washington, D.C. FiberLight will also provide additional connectivity to additional networks in Texas, including Houston and Austin. Plus, this diverse 100G network will  connect various other markets and subsea landing points across the U.S., while also enhancing connectivity between thousands of on-net and near-net buildings. “Connecting our robust metro networks to one another is a logical next step for FiberLight and one that has been a...

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Global Capacity to Speak on How SDN Will Influence the Future of Carrier Services

 VP, Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope to Lead Industry Leading Panel at Capacity Europe 2016 Waltham, MA, USA, October 25, 2016 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its VP of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will be speaking at Capacity Europe 2016, taking place November 7-9 in Paris, France. Capacity Europe is the premiere C-level networking event for the European communication community, bringing together wholesale carriers, data center, cloud providers, and content providers for two days of education and networking opportunities. Mary Stanhope will join industry professionals from Colt Technology, Telefonica and Vodafone on the panel “SDN: The Three Letters Re-Defining the Future of Carrier Services?”, taking place on Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. Network Operators around the globe are in the process of defining Software-Defined networking (SDN) vision, goals, and architectures and are progressing through use cases, proof-of-concept projects, field trials and a growing number of commercial deployments.  A recent study from research firm IHS Infonetics (NYSE: IHS) on worldwide carrier SDN strategies found that 82 percent of service provider respondents have either already deployed SDN, are now deploying SDN, or plan to evaluate it in 2015.   In this panel session, attendees will hear insight on the reality of SDN deployments in the industry and how and where will SDN influence the next generation of carrier services. “There is no doubt that...

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With Peering Infrastructure and Internet Connectivity, Experience Matters

Reliable internet access is critical for today’s global enterprise. Just a few seconds of downtime cause far-reaching and adverse consequences. So it’s vital to partner with an exchange provider that has the technical wherewithal and experience in delivering critical connectivity services. TELEHOUSE — the global leader for data centers, international internet exchanges and managed IT services — has no shortage of experience in enterprise connectivity. This year, TELEHOUSE is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its International Peering Exchange in New York. Founded in 1996, New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) is one of the largest peering exchange points on the U.S. East Coast. Over the last two decades, NYIIX has continuously provided the internet community with peering infrastructure that is neutral and scalable, along with stable and reliable internet connectivity. NYIIX has been experiencing continuous growth over the last few years. As of right now, the NYIIX membership base exceeds 150 members and peering traffic at NYIIX has been steadily increasing, too. Current traffic is peaking at over 400Gbps and the company has witnessed a growing number of 100G requests from new or existing members. “Exceeding 400 Gigabits per second of traffic is the result of our continuing ability to increase NYIIX members along with their increasing traffic volume,” explained Akio Sugeno, Vice President, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development. “Such an accomplishment proves that NYIIX is one of the...

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TXW Solutions to Discuss Network Optimization and Maintenance at The 2016 INCOMPAS Show

TXW CEO Don Eben to Speak on the Network Management Panel October 24  Tualatin, OR – October 20, 2016 – TXW Solutions (TXW), a leading engineering professional services and consulting company, announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Don Eben, will speak at The 2016 INCOMPAS Show, taking place October 23-25, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  INCOMPAS is the leading trade association for competitive networks.  The 2016 INCOMPAS Show explores critical trends in business, technology and regulations that are impacting the industry, in addition to providing attendees valuable networking opportunities with existing and prospective customers and partners. On Monday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m., Mr. Eben will join Joe DePetro of XKL, Kevin Hohman of Digital Realty, and Francisco Maella of Alpheus Communication to moderate the panel “Network Management: Maintaining and Optimizing Networks,” taking place at The HUB.  The discussion will address the operational challenges and opportunities associated with network planning and optimization.  Mr. Eben will also discuss how to manage the impact of technological change and regulation on cost and revenue.  His presentation will leverage experience in operational efficiencies in the areas of network planning and optimization, vendor and cost management, and implementation and strategic sales support, gleaned over 20 years’ experience in IT and telecommunications.  Mr. Eben holds an M.B.A, from Oklahoma City University and a B.S. in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from John Brown University. “The migration from...

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Setting the Pace in Subsea Connectivity

If there is one common thread among successful global connectivity providers it’s this: a never-ending drive to expand and improve network services. The most forward-looking operators are continuously looking to find new routes and increase their capacity. One company that is setting the pace in the global subsea connectivity market is Aqua Comms DAC, which recently completed a co-investment agreement with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). ISIF — which is controlled and managed by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) — will provide Aqua Comms with $25 million in equity capital. Aqua Comms will use the capital to accelerate customer growth on its networks, and also explore new planned routes. The funding will help support the company’s strategic vision to provide secure, next-generation international data connectivity to Ireland’s booming digital economy. ISIF has also advised its interest in supplying Aqua Comms with an additional $25 million of equity capital. Its partner, Cartesian Capital Group LLC, it should be noted, had previously invested $50 million in Aqua Comms. Early this year, Aqua Comms launched America-Europe Connect (AEConnect), the subsea cable network that connects New York to London via Dublin and beyond to greater Europe. Microsoft, along with several other tech giants, was the cable system’s foundational customer. AEConnect also recently became the first to achieve Ciena’s FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encryption certification. The network is the most secure cable...

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