Category Archives: Telecom

Change Is in The Air at PTC ‘17

You can’t walk more than two feet in any direction at PTC’17 in Honolulu this year without hearing about change. With “Changing Realities” as the theme of the event, just about every company is focused on progress and growth.

PTC’17 to Explore Changing Realities in Telecom

Telecommunications providers today must navigate an ever-shifting sea of customer demands, economic conditions and regulatory policies. Survival is impossible without a thorough understanding of the major changes that are happening across the industry.

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.

Telecom TV/MEF16: Travis Ewert, SVP, Level 3 – Evolving From On-Demand Services To Customer-Defined Networking

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

TelecomTV at MEF16 – Travis Ewert, Senior VP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications explains how customer usage of on-demand services has evolved since the company first began offering dynamic capabilities several years ago. 

MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote – Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF discusses major work to enable Third Network services for the digital economy. This includes (1) development of orchestrated connectivity (wavelengths, CE 2.0, IP) & NFV-based services (security and other), (2) development of the LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) architecture and standardized open APIs, (3) open initiatives with OpenLSO and OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) reference implementations, and (4) the evolution of certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals.

GTT to Sponsor and Speak at Capacity Asia

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, December 1, 2016GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that it will sponsor and speak at the upcoming Capacity Asia conference in Hong Kong. The event brings together representatives from more than 200 carriers, data centers and cloud service providers in the APAC region, to build new business relationships and discuss key issues facing the industry today.

In the Cloud and Now Undersea, GTT Acquires Hibernia Networks

in-the-cloud-and-now-undersea-gtt-acquires-hibernia-networksRecently, GTT Communications, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owners of subsea and terrestrial fiber assets. This includes Hibernia Express, the lowest-latency, transatlantic cable system.

So, how will the acquisition benefit GTT?

MEF 2016 Excellence Award-Winners Moving the Third Network Forward

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This week, the telecommunications industry gathered at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, for the MEF16 (www.MEF16.com) global networking conference. The event, hosted by MEF (www.MEF.net), featured the presentation of the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards.

The Vision That is Transforming Telecommunications

ken-dilbeck-tm-forum-talk-1Gaining 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.

GTT Partners with WAN Summit London

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, October 13, 2016 – GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its partnership to sponsor and speak at TeleGeography and Capacity’s 2016 WAN Summit London. This event is the third in a series of global conferences focused on bringing together buyers and sellers of wide area networking services.