Category Archives: Telecommunications Industry

The Lights of the Communications Industry Shine Bigger and Brighter in Texas

Rick Calder, President & CEO, GTT

The 2017 Leading Lights Awards were presented on May 15, 2017, as part of Light Reading’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas. Now in its thirteenth year, the Leading Lights Awards honor the top companies in the communications industry across 23 different award categories.

Among the accolades, the Leading Lights Company of the Year (Public) award recognizes a publicly listed company that stands out from competitors and demonstrates a commitment to growth and innovation. This year, that distinction went to GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT).

Epsilon Selected to Speak at International Telecoms Week 2017

Epsilon CCO Carl Roberts to Moderate Panel Focusing on Carrier Transformation in the Digital Age

Singapore, May 9, 2017 — Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, announces today that its CCO, Carl Roberts, will moderate a panel at International Telecoms Week (ITW), taking place May 14-17, 2017 in Chicago.  ITW is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, converging over 6,700 delegates from nearly 2,000 companies and more than 140 countries.

On Monday, May 15, from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mr. Roberts will moderate the panel discussion, “Wholesale Carrier 2.0 – How Do Carriers Need To Transform To Keep Up With The Digital Age?” taking place in the Swiss Tower, Gold Level, Lucerne 2.  Also joining the discussion will be Eduardo Guardincerri, CMO at Telefonica Business Solutions; Jim Fagan, Head of Global Platforms at Telstra; Lauren Love-Wright, CMO at Verizon Partner Solutions; Tom Paseka, IP Engineer at Cloudflare; and Wilfred Kwan, COO at Reliance Communications & Global Cloud Xchange.

The discussion will focus on how new and complex customer needs are causing shifts in the wholesale market, reshaping how carriers and service providers operate and deliver connectivity solutions.  Panelists will offer insight into needs, challenges and solutions from content, cloud, virtual transformation, and a variety of other perspectives to determine how carriers can innovate to drive impending digital transformation.

“To date, networks have been built to deliver services such as voice and data,” states Carl Roberts, CCO of Epsilon.  “Traditional networks must be replaced by elastic, fluid and intelligent models to enable further growth and digital transformation, as well as accommodate the explosion of on-demand services such as cloud, M2M and IoT.”

To schedule a meeting with the Epsilon team at ITW, please email epsilon@imillerpr.com.

For more information about Epsilon, visit http://www.epsilontel.com.

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About Epsilon

Epsilon is a global Cloud Centric Network service provider, extending carrier grade connectivity services to the world’s Communications and Cloud ecosystems.  The company offers smart networking capabilities that combine on demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to give partners friction-free access to global connectivity.

All Epsilon services are powered by a next generation hyper-scalable global backbone which connects all the leading telecoms hubs globally.  Across this fabric encompasses a dense ecosystem of carriers, service operators and cloud providers offering the leading interconnect point for a diverse set of network and connectivity requirements. http://www.epsilontel.com.

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Hot off the Presses: ITW Welcomes Media to ITW 2017

For the third consecutive year, representatives from global accredited media organizations are invited to participate in the Press Room at International Telecoms Week (ITW), taking place May 14-17, 2017 in Chicago. More than 6,500 delegates representing over 1,900 companies from all areas of the wholesale community will converge at ITW, the wholesale telecommunications industry’s largest annual event, produced by Capacity Media.

Exclusively managed by iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), the ITW Press Room, sponsored by CHT Holdings, Peerless Network and QTS, will be located in the Swiss Tower, Lucerne conference room of the Swissȏtel, presenting the unique opportunity for attendees to interact with participating press face-to-face on-site. Attending organizations are also welcome to submit their press releases and news to be included in the ITW Show Daily, a magazine distributed to event participants throughout the course of the four-day event. Be sure to submit your press release or media kit before 11:59 PM on Friday, May 12. Just in case you don’t make that deadline, collateral can be emailed daily or dropped off in the Press Room during normal hours of operation.

“The support and networking opportunities provided by the Press Room have continued to receive positive feedback, which is why we continue to bring it back each year,” shared Rosalind Irving, CEO of Capacity Media. “We expect to facilitate more meaningful dialogues between our community and the press, and share more news that impacts the global wholesale telecommunications and carrier communities than ever before.”

For more details on the 2017 ITW Press Room, click here to read the press release in its entirety. If you would like more information about participating in the ITW Press Room or want to learn about press opportunities, visit the online media hub or email ITW2017@imillerpr.com.

GTT Announces Earnings Call for First Quarter 2017

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet that day, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Connected2Fiber to Present at the NEDAS NYC Spring Summit

CEO and Founder Ben Edmond to Discuss Location Level Management and Engagement in a Connected World

Hopkinton, MA, April 12, 2017 Connected2Fiber, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market acceleration platform for connectivity, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ben Edmond, will speak at the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s (NEDAS) 2017 New York Summit, taking place Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

GTT to Present at William Blair Technology Conference

McLean, VA, April 10, 2017GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the William Blair Technology Conference taking place in Boston on April 12, 2017. Mike Sicoli, chief financial officer, will meet with investors that day.

The Intelligent Transportation Era Is Here

Over the last several years, tech industry pundits have been predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will take over the transportation industry. It’s always been a matter of when, not if, this will happen.

Just recently, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) selected two companies — Tilson and Mobility Tech — to manage the design and build of an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project along the F.E. Everett Turnpike.

There is No Substitute for Optical Transport

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, high-volume data and applications must flow seamlessly and securely between global financial markets, media hubs, data centers and service provider networks. Optical transport — with its highly scalable bandwidth and low latency connectivity — is a critical enabling element.

Businesses can obtain optical transport services by working with companies like GTT Communications, Inc., a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients. GTT recently launched its new Optical Transport service, leveraging the company’s subsea and terrestrial fiber-optic network that is optimized for latency performance.

Telecom M&A Activity Is on the Rise

It looks like 2017 will be another big year for mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. According to Moody’s Investors Service, M&A activity among telecommunications companies will continue as businesses enhance their compete levels and increase market share. As often happens, there is a changing of the guard when a company is acquired by a well-capitalized purchaser.

This week, for example, Xtera, a subsea fiber optic solutions provider that was recently acquired by H.I.G. Capital, announced the establishment of a new leadership team to advance the organization’s internal governance.

Streamlining VoIP Termination Services

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

VoIP traffic is increasing because it is a more affordable alternative to time-division multiplexing (TDM) calling and satisfies the need for wholesale termination arrangements to ensure that calls reach their intended destination regardless of whether the originating carrier has facilities in that geography. A carrier’s success depends highly on which carrier it chooses for VoIP termination services due to its impact on expenses, revenues, profit margins, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

While previously, large carriers worked directly with one another to create termination agreements, the number of wholesale providers has since increased and smaller carriers with tighter local presence have emerged, creating a competitive marketplace with additional options for carriers. The larger operators now need to position themselves such that the smaller carriers can interact and exchange information with them easily.