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Making the Case for Metro Area Connectivity

ZenFi Appears at the Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas This past month at the Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas, ZenFi President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, joined representatives from the New York State Wireless Association, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Edge Communications to examine the penetration of wireless and broadband connectivity throughout New York City. The panel, “City of New York Case Study,” took place on May 24, 2016 in front of an audience of wireless industry professionals, including infrastructure owners and operators, carriers, service providers, investment community representatives and government officials. As members of the panel explored, wireless support in major metropolitan areas such as New York City requires a purpose-built neighborhood network and colocation infrastructure model designed to facilitate increased densification. This strategy enables modern wireless industry technology and trends, including smart phones, mobile applications, base station hotels and the Internet of Things (IoT). As the most densely populated municipality in the United States, New York City requires enhanced connectivity throughout the city to maintain its position as a global hub for commerce, finance, media, technology, education and entertainment. As Mr. LaChance articulated during the Wireless Infrastructure Show panel session, ZenFi is driving wireless connectivity by rolling out more dark fiber throughout the New York metro area, bringing more small cells, in-building and outdoor Distributed Antenna System (DAS) remotes, macro sites...

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Console’s Enterprise Software and Interconnection Platform Now Available in EdgeConneX® Detroit Edge Data Center®

EdgeConneX® announced that Console will deploy its leading enterprise software and interconnection platform in its Detroit Edge Data Center®. With Console, EdgeConneX’s Detroit metro area enterprise customers will gain scalable, private, direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more. “As enterprises look to scale and innovate, they need secure and consistent access to the cloud,” Al Burgio, CEO, Console, commented. “The Detroit Edge Data Center, enabled by Console’s Interconnection Platform, allows area enterprises to have secure and robust solutions to quickly solve their cloud migration challenges.” Console enables companies to bypass the public Internet and directly connect to business-critical cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The Console platform also enables direct connections with a variety of other cloud service providers, enterprises and networks. Services accessible via the Console platform offer highly reliable, private and flexible direct connections that avoid the associated risks of sending data over the public Internet. The Console platform extracts Layer 2 and Layer 3 configuration complexity for the enterprise to connect its network privately and directly to others. EdgeConneX is pleased to announce Detroit as the next Tier 2 market to now offer locally available cloud for area enterprises following its recent announcement in Portland. The new high-speed connectivity service provides additional options for companies requiring the...

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JMA Wireless Hosts Solution Workshops Around the World

Attendees can learn about some of the industry’s most powerful wireless innovations at London sessions Liverpool, NY – March 15, 2016 — JMA Wireless, a global innovator of wireless communications solutions, has been taking its solutions on the road with a series of educational workshops around the globe.  The next events will be conducted in London at the Tokyo Room in the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow Airport.  Participants can choose to attend this full-day workshop on either Tuesday, March 15, or Wednesday, March 16. “Already in 2016 we have conducted multiple workshops in Australia and New Zealand.  Both were very well received,”   stated Todd Landry, Corporate Vice President of Product and Market Strategy at JMA Wireless.  “In addition to our London workshops this week, we will be hosting a number of different events later in the year in the United States.  We encourage our partners and customers to join us to learn about the latest in wireless connectivity solutions.” JMA Wireless’ industry experts ensure the company’s solutions are on the cutting-edge of technology.  Recently, JMA Wireless expanded its portfolio with the next iteration of its Teko DAS (distributed antenna system) platform, which is known as centralized DAS or C-DAS.  This next generation product enables businesses to further increase efficiencies by centralizing resources and reclaiming up to 85 percent of valuable on premise real estate.  Furthermore, the new FUZE™ portfolio...

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Greg Bathrick of Calix Named Broadband Forum Fiber Access Networks Work Area Director

Broadband Forum Distinguished Fellow and former chair of BroadbandHome joins NG-PON2 and GPON work Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in enabling service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to their subscribers, today announced that marketing director Greg Bathrick has been named Work Area Director of the Broadband Forum’s Fiber Access Networks Work Area. With a mission that includes defining best practices and enabling revenue-generating services for service provider networks, the Broadband Forum has been a key organization in the proliferation of broadband networks and the improvement of the broadband experience for subscribers around the world. The Fiber Access Networks Work Area focuses on defining the requirements for fiber network architectures leveraging NG-PON2 and other PON technologies in order to accelerate service provider deployments and ensure interoperability across the vendor ecosystem. “The Fiber Access Networks Work Area is an important group within the Broadband Forum as we see the exponential growth of fiber networks throughout the world,” said Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum CEO. “As next-generation PON technologies come to market later this year and into 2017, this Work Area will have a major impact on accelerating adoption of these technologies. Since Greg has been a key contributor to the Broadband Forum through his work with the TR-069 specification in the BroadbandHome working group, we are confident he will be a great addition to the Fiber Access Networks team.” The Broadband Forum’s Fiber Access Networks Work Area is currently working on several next-generation PON technologies and applications. Active projects include NG-PON2 wavelength...

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Telarus Joins Global Capacity’s Channel Partner Program

Global Capacity made a big announcement on March 10 when it revealed a strategic new channel partnership with Telarus, an award-winning distributor of business data, voice and cloud services. Telarus is now an official master agent in Global Capacity’s Channel Partner Program. Moving forward, Telarus can now offer its global network of value-added resellers (VARs), agent partners and managed service providers (MSPs) direct access to Global Capacity’s dynamic portfolio of Internet, MPLS and private-line services. The partnership will benefit Telarus’ small, medium and large customers. Telarus can now access Global Capacity’s Asymmetrical Ethernet offering and near-ubiquitous network that delivers connectivity to over 9.6 million commercial locations.  Channel partners choose to work with Global Capacity due to its deep industry knowledge, superior sales and customer support, and competitive pricing. What’s more, Global Capacity streamlines the entire network connectivity process, from initial design to ongoing service and business management. The company provides an efficient and affordable way to procure local or global connectivity by offering easy access to a broad portfolio of network access technologies. “Global Capacity’s brand promise of Connectivity Made SimpleTM, combined with its differentiated products, like Asymmetrical Ethernet, provide our agent partners another viable alternative to compete and win more network sales opportunities,” explained Telarus President Adam Edwards, following the announcement. Global Capacity VP of Channel Sales, Robert Olson is equally excited about the new partnership. “Our agreement...

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SQUAN Acquires Osmose Communication Services

Leading infrastructure service provider, SQUAN, has announced the acquisition of Osmose Communication Services (OCS) from its parent company Osmose Utilities Services. Osmose is known  as a leader in pole engineering, maintenance and deployment services to utilities throughout the U.S., while OCS provides transport engineering, outside plant delivery services, program management, and staffing solutions to telecommunications companies and electric utilities. When reached for comment, Chief Executive Officer of SQUAN, Leighton Carroll, stated, “SQUAN has had a long-standing and positive relationship with Osmose.” He went on to say that “Osmose is a leader in the utilities space and we saw value in the talents of the OCS people. We viewed this acquisition as an opportunity to strengthen our relationship while SQUAN continues to grow its capabilities.  SQUAN is excited to bring OCS services to the northeastern corridor.  Furthermore, SQUAN will be expanding its services across the existing OCS footprint.  This will allow SQUAN to provide unique services to the wireless, wireline, cable, and enterprise markets.” Moving forward, the OCS brand will be renamed SQUAN Transport Services, with this new division of SQUAN continuing to operate from its offices in Conway, Arkansas; West Monroe, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; Miami and Tampa, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Durham, North Carolina. Andy Blackwell, Vice President of Transport Services, will continue to lead the organization and report directly to Keith Pennachio, SQUAN Senior Vice President. Pennachio believes...

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Check It Out: Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association Releases Agenda for Spring 2016 Summit

Are you an end-user or professional in the Distributed Antenna System (DAS), Small Cell or Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) industries? If so, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Spring In-Building Wireless Summit, April 5-6 at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan, hosted by the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS). The agenda, which was released on March 8, makes clear that this will be a can’t-miss event. Here’s a look at what you’ll find at the Spring In-Building Wireless Summit 2016, which is expected to bring together over 400 leading industry executives, innovators and telecom engineers from service providers, vendors and more. First, on March 5 from 2 PM to 6 PM, guests will be treated to a special lineup of pre-event training and programs. Then, the full agenda will commence on April 6 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Presentations and panel discussions will include: “Digitizing our Arenas: Servicing the Needs of High-Traffic Venues,” moderated by Berge Ayvazian of Wireless 20/20 with panelists from JMA Wireless, PCTEL, Boingo Wireless, and more; “Capacity Planning, Technology Developments – Overcoming Today’s Challenges to Enable Tomorrow’s Communications,” featuring speakers from Perfect-10 and Clear Sky Technologies; Industry leading case studies to be presented by Corning Optical Communications and Persistent Telecom; Industry insights titled “The Middleprise: They’re Not Too Big and Not Too Small but Aren’t Just Right,” to be given by Mike Collado of SOLiD; Analyst insights, with...

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