Category Archives: Presentation

Two Education Series Courses Offered at NANOG 61 in Bellevue, WA

NANOG61With NANOG 61 being the 20th year celebration of NANOG, it’s no wonder that uptick and momentum for its programs and topical discussions continue grow.  The Educational Series courses were first introduced at NANOG 59.  The courses are offered on Sunday, preceding the conference, and provide educational opportunities for engineers to gain hands-on experience, enhancing their technical skills and enabling them to do their jobs more effectively.

iMiller Public Relations to Sponsor Capacity Magazine’s Confidence: Innovation: Leadership Summit at ITW 2014

IMPR logo copy-resized-600iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) has once again been named a sponsor of Capacity magazine’s exclusive Confidence: Innovation: Leadership Summit held during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 on May 12 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.  The Summit will reveal the results of the Confidence, Innovation and Leadership Survey, an annual global research study monitoring the most important issues affecting senior executives within the international telecoms wholesale arena.

Building on the 2013 report, this year’s results will reveal strategic priorities, assessments of the industry and innovation, and leadership style. The report is an essential tool to gauging the current and future success of the wholesale telecommunications industry.  Attendees will also receive a free copy of the 2014 report.

INOC’s Senior Director of Business Services to Speak On Panel at UTC Telecom 2014

INOC Logo with 1-line Tag (4)Energy demands are rising.  In fact, The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 56% between 2010 and 2040.  In response to this growing demand, the utility industry is entering an age of unprecedented technological modernization, which will continue over the next 30 years (up to $2 trillion of capital deployment by 2030 according to some estimates). This modernization is driving a massive transformation of critical infrastructure, including developments in Smart Grid technology and the build-out of more robust communication networks for utilities across the globe.

With this level of technological modernization, how can today’s utility companies effectively manage their operations, specifically ensuring continuity and maximizing uptime, while simultaneously ensuring customers’ requirements are met and their expenditures remain low?

Learn a New Approach on How Crowdfunded Hardware Is Made with HWTrek During the Internet of Things Berlin MeetUp on February 19

HWTrekHWTrek, a global community for digital electronics, is kicking off 2014 by sponsoring its first international MeetUp on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 PM in Berlin, Germany.

Join HWTrek’s Project Mentor Martin Feuerhahn at the Internet of Things Berlin MeetUp, taking place at the IXDS facility, located at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40 in Berlin, as he speaks on how HWTrek’s community platform is changing the way crowdfunded hardware is brought to market.

This discussion is targeted at hardware inventors in the following categories:

  • Audio/Video
  • Auto
  • Cameras
  • Family and Home Automation
  • Health
  • Mobile Device Accessories
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Toys/Games
  • Wearables

who are seeking expert advice on their prototypes, understanding how the manufacturing process works and how to get their idea funded.  Martin will also demonstrate how HWTrek experts can help inventors find the right key components or module boards they need to make their products.

MeetUps are one way HWTrek is demonstrating its commitment in helping inventors’ ideas come to life.  In addition to funding, HWTrek also helps inventors bring products to market through its exclusive partnerships with over 130 HWTrek experts from top manufacturers in Asia (the same ODMs/OEMs that manufacture products for Apple, Sony, Nest, etc.), providing inventors the ability to partner with them early in the process to successfully build their connected devices/hardware.

To further promote entrepreneurialism, HWTrek has also teamed with Taiwan Mobile Innovation incubator (TMI), launching a hardware accelerator program that generates funding to help launch startups.

To visit with HWTrek during the Internet of Things Berlin Meetup, please sign up at   



Ben Edmond Selected to Speak at the AOTMP® Fixed & Mobile Telecom Management Conference

Global CapacityGlobal Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, will be discussing One Marketplace and its role in driving telecom efficiencies at the AOTMP® Fixed & Mobile Telecom Management Conference this Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30 PM.  Mr. Edmond will join several industry experts on the break-out track Technology: Evolving Your Business, which explores the communication implications of intelligent networks, network virtualization and WAN optimization.

BenEdmondPicture (1)During his session, entitled Telecom Dependencies and Network Capabilities, Mr. Edmond will examine modern-day IT requirements including optimized cost, performance and visibility, as well as the more sophisticated and powerful network environments needed to deliver them.  The presentation will further provide attendees with an inside view into achieving reliable, efficient and cost-effective global WAN connectivity leveraging a network marketplace solution such as Global Capacity’s One Marketplace.

One Marketplace mitigates the complexity and inefficiency of the network market by combining an interconnected, aggregated network with a Cloud application that simplifies the procurement of network solutions.  The platform streamlines service delivery and ensures the best client experience by providing customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single SLA, contract and point of contact, and full network visibility and management.

The AOTMP Fixed & Mobile Telecom Management Conference is taking place February 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.  The event aims to explore activities that affect the efficiency and productivity of fixed and mobile telecom environments.  By bringing a sense of amity to an industry in constant flux, the AOTMP is increasing efficiency, inspiring innovation and improving performance for both vendors and enterprise businesses.  

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Join INOC’s Live Webinar on January 14th: ‘The Benefits of an Outsourced NOC’

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In order to effectively support rapidly advancing technologies as well as the expectations of progressively sophisticated end-users, today’s organizations demand fast and efficient resolution of IT downtime and related issues.  These types of requirements call for dedicated and proactive monitoring of your IT environment – an oftentimes time-consuming, labor-intensive and costly investment.

So how can enterprises and service providers cost-effectively address IT support needs and ensure 24×7 monitoring of their networks, servers and applications without breaking the bank?

Join Senior Director of Business Services Art Meierdirk and Western Sales District Manager Dean Norman on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2 PM PST as they answer these questions and share insights into how outsourced Network Operations Center (NOC) services can meet the 24×7 demands of your IT infrastructure during INOC’s live webinar.


✓ Partners with you to re-purpose your IT organization with a focus on the strategic initiatives that drive business;

✓ Helps you meet new Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements without adding staff – enabling you to reduce cost by 1/3 to 2/3;

✓ Provides a more stable, efficient work environment for your IT organization;

✓ Creates, documents and implements standards-based processes as required for compliance with an ever-expanding business world; and

✓ Helps you improve Return On Investment (ROI) by increasing top line (strategic focus) and realizing savings to the bottom

INOC is an American-owned, 24×7 NOC and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services tailored to meet your specific business requirements.  Leveraging 14+ years of industry experience, state-of-the-art software technology, processes and expert IT staff, INOC manages your day-to-day administration tasks, INOC monitors your network and resolves service-affecting events as they happen.  The results include improved IT staff productivity and retention, increased uptime and a better end-user experience.

To register for the INOC webinar, click here.

For more information about INOC and its suite of customized network, server and application monitoring services, visit


Clearing the smoke and mirrors –

At the IPX Summit, London, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) today announced the launch of containing an interactive set of web resources and a comprehensive IPX Q&A, the site also features presentations and blog posts from industry thought-leaders. With a cumulative experience in the information and communications technology sector surpassing 60 years, current contributors include: Simon Dodsworth, VP Voice and Mobile, TSIC; Bernd Hoogkamp, Director of Product Management Voice and Mobile, TSIC; Simon Sherrington, Founder, Innovation Observatory; and Peter Nas, Solution Engineer, F5 Networks.

“In August, the GSM Association counted 206 4G-LTE commercially launched networks in 79 countries. With many more in deployment, that’s a rapid take up since the first 4G-LTE networks were launched in Sweden and Norway in 2009.” says Simon Dodsworth, VP Voice & Mobile, TeliaSonera International Carrier.“The key to supporting 4G-users ‘home’ network experience when visiting another mobile network when travelling abroad, is IPX. Yet there is widespread confusion about what IPX actually is.”

Bernd Hoogkamp, Director, Product Management, Voice and Mobile, speaking at the conference said, “With IPX networks and services still being defined, industry analysts have highlighted a considerable lack of understanding around IPX. TeliaSonera International Carrier is home of the TeliaSonera IPX, part of the TeliaSonera group of 17 mobile operators, and talks to interested parties about IPX every day. We want to share and raise the level of understanding to move IPX forward, assembling high quality resources and offering the ability to ask questions to an  ‘IPXpert’ panel of experts.

The new website is now accessible globally at

Server Farm Realty Delivers State-of-the-Art Data Center in Chicago

Server Farm Realty Chicago Data Center

SFRlogoAn exclusive ribbon-cutting event occurred in Chicago today for a major new data center.  Server Farm Realty LLC (SFR), one of the nation’s most innovative data center developers, proudly unveiled their newest, state-of-the-art data center facility in Chicago.  This watershed event, an invitation-only unveiling ceremony, included dignitaries such as Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Peerless Network’s CEO, John Barnicle and Server Farm Realty’s CEO Avner Papouchado.

The Server Farm Realty Chicago data center serves as a key interconnection point to a number of global network providers.  The facility, located at 840 South Canal, features 450,000 total square feet that formerly housed a General Electric Co. (GE) factory and served as Northern Trust’s data center and operations hub.  Server Farm Realty invested over $220M to redevelop and transform the building into a Tier III data center.

The facility is situated in an eight-story building, delivering approximately 20 MW of power to over 138,000 square feet of raised floor data center suites.  Designed for 100% availability, the building also boasts a very green Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.4 or better – one of the lowest in Chicago.  The building has 4 MW critical load to five (floors 1-5), 250 pounds per square foot loading, and two carrier-neutral meet-me-rooms with dual fiber entrances.  There are two floors of trading space (floors 6 and 7), with 24 x 7 building operations for global market trading.  The facility includes a large selection of carrier choices including: AT&T, Verizon, 360 Networks, Cogent, CFN, Fiberlink, Level 3, Centurylink, XO, Sunesys, Zayo, Intellifiber, PAETEC, and Global Crossing.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel had significant praise for what Server Farm Realty brings to Chicago.  The workforce, coupled with accessible real estate and an abundance of power all centrally located with extensive communications infrastructure leading in all directions leaves no doubt that the city is well- positioned to attract more business and job opportunities.

Chicago is an ideal location for secure, low latency network infrastructure.  In addition to being a global data center hub and interconnection point for virtually every major fiber network, Chicago boasts some of the lowest Total Cost of Occupancy (TCO) for data center users, as well as a vast array of real estate options.  The city’s deregulated power market offers cost-effective power rates from a wide variety of vendors, while its mild climate yields substantial energy savings for approximately the first half of every year.  This combination of regional advantages and technical features make SFR’s newest facility a strategic and key asset for tenants looking for reliable, secure and scalable data center space in the Chicago market.

For more information about Server Farm Realty, its data center facilities, and its build-to-suit, custom data center solutions, visit

Global Capacity to Present One Marketplace to the Pennsylvania Telephone Association

One Marketplace

PTAMembers of the Pennsylvania Telephone Association (PTA) will want to come to the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA to hear about Global Capacity’s One Marketplace.  Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer of Global Capacity, will be presenting on the topic of “Enabling Reach: The Solution to Connecting to a Global Ecosystem of Local Network Providers.”

Mr. Edmond will join an elite group of industry experts at the PTA’s Small Company Meeting on June 6, 2013.  During his presentation, he will advise attendees on Global Capacity’s One Marketplace and its role in enabling a ‘new era’ of collaboration amongst the telecom industry’s network of buyers and sellers.

The presentation will further provide an inside view into how local operators are interconnecting at key aggregation points in order to extend their network reach, while simultaneously automating pricing for a competitive advantage against larger players in the global marketplace.

Globalization for businesses and consumers is a reality.  With regulatory changes squeezing profits and increasing competition, local network operators are challenged with expanding network services beyond their footprint, marketing on-net assets to a broader set of customers all while continuing to reduce costs, increase services and operate more efficiently.

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace provides customers with network connectivity solutions that extend their network reach efficiently and cost-effectively, delivering the network coverage service providers require without the complexity of managing multiple suppliers.

To schedule a live demonstration of One Marketplace, visit

To request a copy of Ben Edmond’s presentation, Enabling Reach: The Solution to Connecting a Ecosystem of Local Network Providers, including market demand maps for Pennsylvania, visit

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Cross River Fiber Discusses Dark Fiber and 2012 Telecom Trends with TABB Group




Bringing together a plethora of telecommunications industry professionals, Telx Marketplace LIVE 2012 was considered a “must attend” event of 2012.  Industry leaders gathered to discuss cloud services, innovative services, financial services, digital media, and many more topics associated with 2012 telecom trends.  During the event, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Sevret, of Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, boutique dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider, discussed latency and dark fiber in northern New Jersey and New York with TABB Group, a financial markets’ research and strategic advisory firm.  Transcribed below are Mr. Sevret’s comments.

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Mike Sevret- Talks with TABB Group at Telx Marketplace LIVE

“Latency is the question that everyone is still talking about. Even as we transition away from high frequency trading and more towards high performance trading, latency is the key to everything. And in today’s marketplace, latency is really the question of fiber. How much fiber there is and where does it go. I am here with Michael Sevret from Cross River Fiber, who is a major provider of fiber optics capacity in Northern New Jersey. Michael, thanks for joining me at Marketplace LIVE.”

Mike, what is going on in the fiber picture in Northern New Jersey and New York?

Basically, the landscape has changed in the past couple years. Cross River is laying a new fiber optic cable routes from northern New Jersey down through Somerset and out West New Jersey. It is a large fiber count cable that is adding a lot more redundancy and network diversity for the low latency financial vertical. High-speed trading, connecting proximity locations, exchanges, and data centers where we could be a niche provider that offers the low easy routes with fiber abundance and capacity to that vertical.

A lot of folks these days are talking now about things like microwave transitions and new technologies.  Is fiber still going to be a player in tomorrow’s market? Or is it sort of here today, gone tomorrow?

I believe that fiber is always going to be the primary transport mechanism. It is obviously at the speed of light that a trade travels. As a dark fiber provider, I also think that complimentary services of RF and microwave only helps the fiber optic companies, like myself, sell their primary services because the SLAs are much more dependable and greater, and the cable has a much longer duration.

Right, cable has a much longer bandwidth. Usually a cable starts with 10 gig and can go up to 40, 100, and 200 gig. You can get some massive cable lengths.

Yeah, with a pair of fibers and customers say with the technology of CWDM and optical equipment, the new T1 from back in the day is now a 10 gig. 10 gigs are pretty standard and pretty common. So the fiber optics for me, from a bandwidth perspective, is really what the customer is going to put at the end of it, and we build large count cables without having abundance of capacity.

What about cost? I mean in today’s market, especially in equity market, buy ins are down, commissions are down, costs are a concern for everyone.  Are costs coming down in the fiber space, or is capacity at a premium still?

We would like to say that it’s not, but it definitely is. It is very competitive nature and is a very capital intensive business to build fiber optic networks. But at the same time, if we know that we have the lowest latency fiber outs, we still have to be cognizant of what the price points are with your competitors and also with the RF microwave technology that competes with it. So cost is definitely a factor with the vertical and customer base. But at the same time, if we are shaving off nanoseconds and microseconds with a fiber route to a financial vertical, they are typically willing to pay a little more of a premium for that.