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Month: December 2016

Enterprise Is the Current Buzz, But Large Venues Are Still the Biz

Originally posted to AGL Media Group by Mike Collado, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20 In Roman theology, Janus – the god of transition – is famously depicted as having two faces to represent the dichotomous nature of change which includes beginnings and endings, opportunities and threats, and wins and losses. This ancient perspective is still applicable today. As author and Fortune columnist Dan Lyons observes, “Transformation is hard – but not changing can sometimes be fatal.” For the wireless industry, transition manifests as megatrends as well as sector-specific trends, and informs that successful outcomes are contingent upon organizations getting the right groups to focus on the right things at the right times. Throughout this multi-part series, we have examined how 5G, Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), Public-Safety and E911 Location, and the Tier 2 Enterprise Market will impact the in-building wireless ecosystem in 2017 and beyond. Specifically, we have forecasted when each trend will be felt, and made recommendations on which key functional areas (R&D, Marketing, Sales) should be focused on them in 2017. Our final trend is the Tier 1 Venue Market. To read the full article please click...

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Surging Connectivity Demands Are Driving Global Data Center Growth

Originally posted to Data Center POST, The massive demand for connectivity is fueling the need for reliable data center services, particularly in emerging and secondary international markets. For this reason, many data center providers are expanding their global footprint to provide critical backend data transport and storage in key locations. Etix Everywhere, which experienced exponential growth and international success in 2016, is a noteworthy example. In February, the company opened new offices in New York and San Francisco, and then launched six data centers in various Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the U.S. and Europe, as well as emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavia and South America. Eight additional facilities are also under construction. Etix Everywhere saw a 150 percent growth rate in built data center modules in 2016, with advanced negotiations for projects taking place in 20 countries. What’s more, Etix Everywhere attained a 400 percent increase in signed data centers. The company also had a significant increase in personnel, which will provide the necessary backbone for the R&D that is needed to enhance its services. To read the full article please click...

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Bulldog Stars of PR Honors iMiller Public Relations With Gold Award for ‘Technology Agency of the Year’

iMiller Public Relations Recognized for Its Marketing Communications Campaign Executed on Behalf of EdgeConneX® Mamaroneck, New York – December 22, 2016 – iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations and content marketing consulting firm, announces today that it has won the Bulldog Stars of PR Gold Award for ‘Technology Agency of the Year.’ iMPR was recognized for its marketing communications campaign on behalf of its client EdgeConneX®. EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, refocused its business in 2013 with the goal of building and operating data centers at ‘the Edge’ in order to provide a higher quality digital content experience to end-users.   iMPR was tasked to develop and execute a strategic marketing campaign that would introduce to a revolutionary but previously unknown concept of the ‘Edge Data Center® (EDC)’ to describe the method of storing, accessing and delivering content more effectively to ‘the Edge.’ To introduce the term ‘Edge Data Center’ to the greater telecom, cable operator and content delivery market, iMPR leveraged a complete arsenal of media and communications strategies and tactics, including press releases, unique article placements, blogs, white papers, infographics, industry Q&A sessions, tradeshow events, speaking and sponsorship opportunities, webinars, social media and electronic direct mail (eDM) campaigns. As a result of iMPR’s efforts, ‘Edge Data Center’ would go on to change the way the industry defines...

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MEF16: Josh Goodell, VP, AT&T – Driving Market Momentum With On-Demand Services

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews MEF16 Keynote by Josh Goodell, Vice President, AT&T Network On Demand – In this keynote, Josh provides a progress report on AT&T’s network transformation and new innovative services  that are enabled by service orchestration (LSO), SDN, and NFV.AT&T has seen about a 50% reduction in network provisioning time across the board (inclusive of the time it takes to build fiber to customer sites).  Once a customer has a connection, AT&T is able to provide changes to its on-demand services within seconds.  Josh shares how the company’s on-demand services (Switched Ethernet, Dedicated Internet, NFV-based Flexware) and new SD-WAN offering are providing increased agility and flexibility for customers. To read the full article, view it on the ThirdNetworkNews website click...

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Aqua Comms to Speak on Strategic Relationships Integral to Delivering Content to the Network Edge and the Convergence of Subsea and Terrestrial Networks

Aqua Comms CEO Nigel Bayliff and Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI DUBLIN – December 20, 2016 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff, and Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at PTC’17.  The event takes place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Sunday, January 15 at 3:30 p.m., Mr. Bayliff will join executives from Microsoft, TelePacific Communications, EdgeConneX® and Digital Realty for a roundtable titled, “Key Business and Legal Issues Associated With Delivering Content to the Edge.” Given the heightened demand for mobile applications, the proliferation of the cloud and the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), there is an increasing need for content to be available at the edge of the network, closer to the end-user. Much of the industry’s attention has been focused on edge network architectures from a technical standpoint, but as more content is distributed to the edge, players throughout the industry are building strategic relationships to enhance service quality and remain competitive. Mr. Bayliff will examine the key issues to consider when entering strategic alliances, common pitfalls to avoid and contracting best practices. “Aqua Comms is pleased to participate in a discussion...

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Cybersecurity Needs More Women: Here’s How to Fix the Problem

Originally posted to J Patrick + Associates by Alysa Wishingrad, One of the cornerstones of an effective cybersecurity strategy is agility and the ability to think ahead of the curve. In order to defend against, or better yet stave off attacks you need a team with a diverse set of skills and abilities. Research conducted by Catalyst found that diversity is key to an organizations ability to inspire higher levels of performance, productivity and creativity, which in turn lead to better employee satisfaction and retention. And yet, even though diversity of perspectives is key to devising innovative solutions, InfoSec currently has a big problem with lack of diversity. To say that InfoSec is a growth industry is to grossly understate the facts. There were over 1 million openings in the Cyber security sector in 2016. More over, demand for well- qualified InfoSec professionals is set to exceed 6 million globally by 2019. What was a $75 billion industry in 2015 is set to rise to over $170 billion in 2020. There is no other sector in IT, or perhaps any other industry, that shows similar growth potential. And still, women who comprise 51% of the population only make up 11% of info sec workers. And the statistics for minorities are even more daunting. According the US Department of Labor only 5.2% of security analysts are hispanic, 3.2% are Asian-American, and...

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TelecomTV/MEF16: Allan Langfield, Comcast – Journey To Interoperable On-Demand Services Powered By LSO, SDN & NFV

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews TelecomTV at MEF16 – Allan Langfield, Exec. Director, Product Development, Comcast Business; Board Director; MEF; Operations Area Co-Director, MEF – MEF’s work on CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) is a lynchpin for effectively doing on-demand services managed services that ultimately will transit multiple provider networks. Allan notes, “We need those services specifications. We need those operational constructs that are going to support this entire new ecosystem of services that customers are starting to ask for.” Carriers are coming to the MEF and asking the organization to help them orchestrate services (with LSO) not just over their own networks but carrier-to-carrier-to-customer in a way that is very consistent, very reliable, and on-demand. To read the full article, view it on the ThirdNetworkNews website click...

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New Approaches Needed to Unlock the Enterprise Market

Originally posted to AGL Media Group by Mike Collado, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20 Change is disruptive. It creates opportunity and challenge, and catapults some industries and businesses forward, while it and leaves others behind. Well-known examples include the automobile and the horse and buggy; Netflix and Blockbuster; digital and smartphone cameras and Kodak. The wireless industry is not immune to change. Cellular has undergone significant transformation since early systems were put into operation in the early 1980s. Change currently manifests both in megatrends that we’ve recently examined including 5G and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) as well as sector-specific trends such  as Public-Safety and E911 Location. To read the full article please click...

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