Category Archives: PoP

Sicily Is Fast Becoming a Hotspot for Global Connectivity

Many global Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now eyeing Sicily for its strategic location into Europe, Africa and beyond.

One Italian Internet Service Provider (ISP), Enter, recently expanded into the Sparkle Sicily Hub, which is a next-generation data center in Palermo. The new Palermo Point of Presence (PoP) provides access to the lowest latency paths from Africa to Europe, Asia and the Middle East by enabling direct interconnections to DE-CIX Palermo. Enter’s other European PoPs include Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris and Stockholm.

Inside 1025Connect & DE-CIX

How a New IXP Will Transform Long Island Connectivity

Hunter Newby, Partner/Investor of 1025Connect

1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, has added DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator with multiple platforms across the U.S., including a distributed platform across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro market and an exchange throughout the Dallas, TX metro market. DE-CIX New York, the only major IX platform in the New York market Open-IX certified and one of the top neutral Internet Peering Exchange (IXPs) in the New York metro market, has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) with 1025Connect that serves as host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to the ‘Continental Edge.’

A New Way of Building Subsea Networks

An Interview with Tom McMahon, CTO of Aqua Comms

Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) represents not only a new transatlantic cable, but also a new way of building networks – data center to data center, instead of cable landing station to cable landing station. Interconnecting metro networks and designed to address the rise in demand for transatlantic data center interconnectivity (DCI), Aqua Comms has incorporated the most important data center locations in New York, Dublin, and London as key Points of Presence (PoPs) into its system. Additionally, AEConnect offers customers an alternative route from New York to London via Dublin, end-to-end encryption, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer, and a level of resilience that is unmatched by any other transatlantic subsea cable.

GTT CEO Rick Calder Talks Company Growth for 2017

gtt-ceo-rick-calder-talks-company-growth-for-2017It’s been a busy few weeks lately for Rick Calder, president and CEO of GTT Communications, Inc (NYSE: GTT). In early November, GTT announced its acquisition of Hibernia Networks, continuing the company’s growth trajectory and further solidifying its dedication to meeting the needs of multinational clients. Rick recently spoke with Don Witt, ‎a writer and commentator at Telecom Reseller. The conversation focused on the GTT’s strategy moving forward in 2017.

Canada’s Largest Business Hub Just Got More Connected

toronto-one-marketplace-pop-2Toronto is flourishing. The city underwent an economic resurgence last year and is expected to perform strongly through 2017. Employment is increasing at an above-average pace and residential and non-residential construction is on the rise.

MOD Mission Critical Adds 18 Managed Service Global Points of Presence

mod-mission-critical-adds-18-managed-service-global-points-of-presenceMOD Mission Critical is on the verge of explosive growth.

This week, MOD announced the addition of 18 new global managed service Points of Presence (PoPs). The new managed service PoPs are strategically located in key markets across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, taking the total number of its managed service PoPs to 26, globally.

Aqua Comms Announces New PoP at Long Island’s 1025Connect

greg-varisco-aqua-commsAqua Comms Limited announced this week the addition of a new point of presence (PoP) at 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation.

Aqua Comms Now Supporting Transatlantic Broadband Traffic for CenturyLink

Aqua Commons logo - 07.2016On July 20, Aqua Comms Limited — the scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions provider — announced that CenturyLink, Inc. is actively running on its America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable network.

CenturyLink has activated two 100-gigabit waves of high-capacity connectivity between New York and London.

GTT CEO Receives 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award

GTT Rick Calder EY AwardsGTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced that Rick Calder, president and CEO, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Mid-Atlantic award. Calder won for the Technology Services category and is now eligible for consideration in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program.

New PoP in Sydney Expands GTT’s Presence in Asia-Pacific

ID-100336064GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced that it has increased its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the expansion of its Point of Presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia. This network deployment allows GTT to better serve multinational enterprises doing business in Australia by providing a comprehensive suite of wide area networking EtherCloud® services, Internet services and managed services in addition to its previously established voice offerings.