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5G Software Standards Set by the International Wireless Standards Body

2018-06-15 |

Blink and you may have missed it.  Something big happened this week. At an unassuming hotel ballroom in La Jolla, CA, 3GPP, the international wireless standards body, converged on the first set of 5G standards known as Release 15. This means that device makers, hardware…

Flexential launches FlexAnywhere platform, extends hyperscale cloud connectivity options at the network edge

2018-06-15 |

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 14, 2018) – Flexential, a leading provider of hybrid IT data center solutions, today announced the launch of FlexAnywhere, a software-defined network fabric that delivers high capacity, low latency and secure connectivity from the data center and cloud, to the edge. Extending from its North…

Major Health System Selects ZAYO for Private Dedicated Network

2018-06-08 |

BOULDER, Colo. – June 7, 2018 –  Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has been selected by a major health system in the south central U.S. for a Private Dedicated Wavelength Network (PDN-W). This 40G network will provide diverse connectivity between the customer’s primary hospital campuses…

Netrality Announces FiberLight Deployment at Houston Data Center

2018-06-07 |

New York, NY – June 6, 2018 – Netrality Properties, owner and operator of highly interconnected network-neutral data centers and colocation facilities, today announced that FiberLight has established a Point of Presence (PoP) in the Meet Me Room at Netrality’s 1301 Fannin. Netrality’s Houston data center is strategically located in…

TELIA CARRIER EXPANDS ITS ITALIAN FOOTPRINT WITH A NEW POP IN ROME

2018-06-05 |

Stockholm/Rome – 5 June 2018 – Telia Carrier announced today that it has extended its network in Italy with a new PoP (Point-of-Presence) in Rome. Situated in the NaMeX datacentre in the heart of the city, the new PoP will provide crucial backbone and Cloud Connect…

TELIA CARRIER UNVEILS FIRST POINT-OF-PRESENCE IN SERBIA

2018-06-01 |

Stockholm – 23 May, 2018 – Telia Carrier announced today that it has installed its first Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Belgrade, Serbia. The new PoP gives customers in the region the opportunity to connect directly to the Telia Carrier backbone, one of the largest and best connected…

Anchor customer selects Zayo for Marseille to Amsterdam solution

2018-06-01 |

BOULDER, Colo. – May 24, 2018  – Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced that it has completed a coherent wavelength route from Marseille to Strasbourg via Milan. The route, which also provides connectivity to Paris, Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam, leverages Zayo’s European fiber network acquired…

Solution leverages Zayo’s high capacity infrastructure

2018-06-01 |

BOULDER, Colo. – May 31, 2018 – A major global carrier has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for dark fiber infrastructure in the UK. The solution includes 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of dark fiber to connect several data centers across the U.K. Zayo’s UK…

PCCW Global’s Console Connect combines global IP network with innovative software automation to deliver on-demand, private, global connectivity

2018-06-01 |

For the first time, Software-Defined Interconnection lets customers instantly provision direct connections to remote data centers, partners, and cloud services – with the click of a button HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG / SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 29, 2018 PCCW Global, the international operating…

NTT Communications Expands Global IP Network with New Point-of-Presence in Manchester, United Kingdom

2018-06-01 |

Chicago, USA – May 7, 2018 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of telecom leader NTT (TYO: 9432), announced today the expansion of its Tier-1 Global IP Network with a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Manchester, United Kingdom, at Equinix’s MA4 Manchester…

GTT Completes Acquisition of Interoute

2018-06-01 |

MCLEAN, Va., May 31, 2018 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fiber networks. “The acquisition of Interoute represents a major milestone in…

Department of Justice approves CenturyLink’s Proposed Sale of Former Level 3 Metro Network Assets in Albuquerque to Unite Private Networks

2018-03-22 |

MONROE, La., March 14, 2018 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the sale of certain former Level 3 metro network assets in the Albuquerque, N.M., area to Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity,…

Global Webscale Company Selects Zayo for Long Haul Dark Fiber

2018-03-21 |

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A global webscale customer has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for dark fiber services on its Reno to Umatilla route, which is currently under development. The deal further supports Zayo’s investment in this route as a follow-on to the initial anchor…

Brazilian National Service Provider Eletronet Chooses Telia Carrier IP Transit to Boost Regional Internet Connectivity

2018-03-21 |

STOCKHOLM & RIO DE JANEIRO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eletronet, Brazil’s national service provider, today announced that it has selected Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone to provide dedicated Internet access to its customers in the Brazilian market. The partnership will also give Eletronet access to Telia Carrier’s Global Network, thus enabling…

Pico Selects Zayo for Global Network Backbone

2018-03-21 |

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pico, a leading financial infrastructure services provider, has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for a low-latency global backbone network. Pico’s extensive evaluation process culminated with the selection of Zayo and the design of a solution that includes two diverse rings connecting major…

Edgecore Networks Introduces 400G Open Networking

2018-03-21 |

SAN JOSE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OCP Summit – Edgecore Networks, the leader in open networking, today announced its contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP) of the design of a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) data center switch, the industry’s first 400G open design, that will enable public and private…

MACOM Announces Availability of 400Gbps Chipset for Short Reach Optical Connectivity Applications

2018-03-09 |

MACOM’s fully analog chipset solution, featuring the MALD-38435 driver and MATA-38434 TIA along with MACOM’s existing MASC-38040 and MAOM-38051/38053 CDR devices, offers customers that optimal high-performance, low power and low cost combination. By utilizing fully analog circuitry as opposed to digital signal processing, MACOM’s solution…

Comcast Extends Gigabit Internet Service in Homes and Businesses Throughout the Greater Houston Area

2018-03-08 |

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast announced today that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers throughout the Greater Houston area. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the region…

New Study Compares 400G Optical Transceivers for Next-Generation Datacenter Networks

2018-03-08 |

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technologies like cloud computing have brought with them a storm of global data traffic, eating up large bandwidths demanded by applications such as video streams and online gaming. Studies show up to a 25-percent annual increase in datacenter interconnect applications, and this significantly…

Fast, High Capacity Fiber Optic Transmission Gets Real for Data Centers

2018-03-08 |

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A cutting edge, “off-line” signal transmission mechanism, experimentally demonstrated just a few years ago, is now on-line as a real-time bidirectional transmission system. At OFC 2018, the single-most important annual event in optical communications, being held March 11-15 in San Diego California, a research…

Comcast Extends Fiber Optic Network to Bring Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Services to Three Communities in New Hampshire And Vermont

2018-03-07 |

CLAREMONT, N.H. – Comcast Business today announced that its full portfolio of multi-gigabit Ethernet services is now available across three communities in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont. Capable of up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of throughput, these services are specifically designed for…

Central Vermont Looks to Form Fiber Optic District

2018-03-07 |

Thirteen central Vermont towns will vote Tuesday on whether to form a communications district for fiber optic internet access. Jeremy Hansen, Berlin Selectboard Vice Chair and Norwich University computer sciences assistant professor, pitched the idea to fellow Berlin residents at last year’s town meeting in…

QTS Establishes West Coast Connectivity Gateway to Key Eastbound Fiber Optic Routes

2018-03-07 |

Sacramento-IX Deploys Primary Internet Exchange Hub in QTS Sacramento Data Center Overland Park, Kan. (February 14, 2018) – Responding to increasing demand for diverse interconnection and connectivity solutions, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of software-defined data center and managed services, today announced…

Fiberlight Completes New Fiber Construction Connecting It’s Texas Networks

2018-03-07 |

ATLANTA – February 20, 2018 – FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high performance fiber optic network solutions, today announces completion of its Texas Connector, a fiber network which establishes connectivity between the western portion of the company’s network with its Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston (DASH) fiber…

ARYAKA Partners With SK Holdings to Provide Global SD-WAN to South Korean Enterprises

2018-03-07 |

SAN MATEO, Calif. – March 6, 2018 – Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, today announced that SK Holdings will provide Aryaka’s global SD-WAN solution to enhance global connectivity and application performance for enterprises with offices and sites in South Korea. The partnership will enable SK Holdings…

CenturyLink and Collab9 to Deploy Secure Cloud Communications to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

2018-03-07 |

The contract, which has a term of one year with two one-year renewal options, was awarded to CenturyLink via one of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) contracts held by CenturyLink’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Level 3 Communications, LLC. DNFSB is an independent organization within the executive branch…

ZAYO PROVIDES EXTENSIVE FIBER CONNECTIVITY IN TEXAS

2018-03-07 |

BOULDER, Colo. – March 1, 2018 – Driven by customer demand, Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE: ZAYO) has significantly expanded its infrastructure in the Texas Triangle, the megaregion that includes Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Ft. Worth, over the past two years. Zayo has almost tripled its…

KINBER Selects Ekinops to Increase Network Capacity to 100GE

2017-10-19 |

The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community networking organization, has vastly increased its capacity and service capability over its statewide PennREN backbone infrastructure using optical networking equipment from Ekinops. Harrisburg-based KINBER provides network connectivity and services…

Municipality of Apex Deploys ADVA ALM for Comprehensive Fiber Optic Monitoring

2017-10-07 |

Apex, North Carolina, USA. October 5, 2017. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the municipality of Apex, North Carolina has deployed its ALM fiber monitoring technology. The in-service monitoring equipment is now delivering precise, real-time insight into the town’s optical transport infrastructure. This provides complete network assurance,…

TELEHOUSE Announces New NYIIX Centillion 2 Platform to Meet Increase in 100G Demand

2017-10-03 |

/EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 3, 2017) –  TELEHOUSE, a KDDI Group company and the global leader for data centers, international internet exchanges and managed IT services, today announces it will upgrade the current New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) Centillion platform to Centillion 2…

U.S. Department of Justice clears CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3

2017-10-03 |

MONROE, La., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to clear CenturyLink, Inc.‘s (NYSE: CTL) pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) subject to conditions outlined in a consent decree, including court approval of certain provisions. The acquisition remains subject to regulatory approval from the Federal…

Source Photonics and Credo Semiconductor Demonstrate Single Lambda 100G Connectivity over 20km of Fiber with Compact TOSA and ROSA Assemblies

2017-09-18 |

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–(Marketwired – September 17, 2017) – ECOC – Source Photonics and Credo Semiconductor are pleased to announce a single lambda 100Gbits/sec connectivity demonstration over 20km of fiber using a compact TOSA and ROSA capable of 53Gbaud PAM4 operation. Increasing demand for more bandwidth in Cloud…

OFS Furukawa Plans to Expand Fiber Optic Production Capacity to Meet Global Demand

2017-09-17 |

TOKYO and NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Furukawa Electric Company (Furukawa Electric) today announces plans to nearly double its 2016 optical fiber manufacturing capacity by 2019 and to increase its optical fiber cable manufacturing capacity as well, thereby creating over 400 jobs over the next two years….

Seaborn Networks’ Seabras-1 subsea cable system between the USA and Brazil is ready for operations

2017-09-09 |

Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today that its Seabras-1 subsea cable system is ready for operations. Seaborn’s Seabras-1 is a new 6-fiber pair, 72Tbps submarine cable system that is the first and only direct point-to-point system between São Paulo…

FibreCo Selects ADVA Optical Networking for Flexible High-Capacity Connectivity Services

2017-09-09 |

ADVA Optical Networking today announced that it has been selected as the technology partner of FibreCo Telecommunications, enabling the fiber network operator to roll out high-bandwidth services across South Africa. FibreCo, one of the country’s leading communication service providers, will harness ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 metro and…

Comcast Announces Fiber Optic Network Build-out in Savannah

2017-08-11 |

Comcast Business announced its multimillion dollar fiber optic network designed to deliver 10-gigabit speeds to Savannah’s downtown business community. It will also be extended to serve businesses on nearby Skidaway Island. The Thursday announcement is an extension of plans announced in March 2016. When the…

MaxxSouth Broadband Completes Expansion of 1 Gigabit Internet Technology in Oxford and Starkville, Mississippi

2017-08-06 |

OXFORD, Miss., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University students to return, MaxxSouth Broadband finalized the upgrade of its network to provide up to 1 Gigabit internet broadband services to all of Oxford and to Starkville’s surrounding areas. This upgrade will provide students and these communities…

WOW! to Sell Chicago Fiber Optic Network to Verizon

2017-08-04 |

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WideOpenWest, Inc. (“WOW!” or the “Company”) (NYSE: WOW) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a portion of its fiber network in the Company’s Chicago market to a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE: VZ) for $225 million in cash. In addition,…

Applied Optoelectronics Announces 100 Gbps PIN Photodiode Array

2017-08-04 |

SUGAR LAND, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, fiber-to-the-home and telecom markets, today announced the successful development of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) PIN photodiode (PD) arrays for high-speed optical receivers….

Ghost Communications to Bring High fiber Optic Speeds to Baltimore Businesses

2017-08-04 |

BALTIMORE, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ghost Communications announces it is bringing Maryland’shighest speed fiber optic services to businesses and multi-tenant residential sites in Baltimore, Maryland. Ghost Communications, based in Maryland, delivers lightning fast, highly secure networks to businesses, government, healthcare and educational institutions in the Maryland and Washington D.C./ Northern Virginia markets. Ghost Communications brings…

MaxxSouth Broadband Completes Expansion of 1 Gigabit Internet Technology in Oxford and Starkville, Mississippi

2017-08-04 |

OXFORD, Miss., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University students to return, MaxxSouth Broadband finalized the upgrade of its network to provide up to 1 Gigabit internet broadband services to all of Oxford and to Starkville’ssurrounding areas. This upgrade will provide students and these communities…

Verizon Validates NG-PON2 Interoperability Based on OpenOMCI Specification

2017-07-13 |

NEW YORK, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Addressing the long-standing challenge of PON interoperability, Verizon successfully proved interoperability of NG-PON2 at its Technology Center in Waltham, Mass., during May. The trial focused on ONT management and provisioning and used Verizon’s OpenOMCI specification, which defines the OLT-to-ONT interface and is…

FiberGuide Schedules Certified Optical Network Training Event in Zimbabwe

2017-07-12 |

FiberGuide has announced today that it has scheduled its first certified optical network associate training event in Zimbabwe. The 5-day certified optical network associate (CONA) training will take place at the Rainbow Towers hotel in Harare from September 18, 2017. About CONA Developed by UK…

Next Generation Optical Networking : Coriant’s Low Power Consumption 400G Groove Solution

2017-06-22 |

NAPERVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced a new 400G muxponder for its Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform that sets an industry power consumption benchmark at…

Comcast Business Finalizes Fiber Network Expansion in Downtown New Haven

2017-06-20 |

NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast Business today announced that it has completed a nearly $1.7 million fiber optic network expansion project in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. Comcast’s high-performance network is now delivering up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of Ethernet capacity to more…

Fiber Optic Cables: OFS Launches InvisiLight® Facade Solution

2017-06-20 |

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 2017 Fiber Connect, Booth #601 — OFS, a leading manufacturer of innovative fiber optic products today launches the InvisiLight Façade Solution for low-rise buildings or garden style dwelling units. The InvisiLight solution portfolio from OFS is well rounded with…

Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Gains Industry Momentum with New Members and Significant Technical Progress

2017-06-09 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that Accenture, CertusNet, Coriant, Juniper Networks, Mavenir, Mirantis, PCCW Global, Red Hat, VEON and Windstream joined as new members to contribute to the open source framework for network automation….

Dalkom and Intelsat to Expand Broadband, Media Options for Customers in Africa, Middle East

2017-06-09 |

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today that Dalkom Somalia signed an agreement for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and…

Equinix and Oracle Collaborate to Offer Direct Access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

2017-05-04 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, today announced the immediate availability of dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Oracle’s next-generation IaaS offering – via…

Verizon Launches Software-Defined Perimeter Service to Help Enterprises Proactively Prevent Cyberattacks

2017-05-02 |

NEW YORK, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched a new Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) service that enables enterprise customers to proactively identify and block cyberattacks by creating a virtual boundary around their network. Verizon’s SDP service, a scalable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, provides pre-authenticated,…

Equinix Completes Acquisition of 29 Data Centers from Verizon

2017-05-02 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of 29 data centers and their operations from Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). The U.S. $3.6 billion all cash…

Gaming and Hospitality Company Selects Zayo for Dark Fiber and Ethernet

2017-04-25 |

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A nationwide gaming and hospitality company has selected Zayo for dark fiber and Ethernet connectivity as part of its consolidation of its communications infrastructure providers. The multi-product solution leverages Zayo’s existing fiber, including its dense Las Vegas metro network, while also enabling a…

Verizon launches Fios Gigabit Connection service delivering millions of customers

2017-04-25 |

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon today launched Fios Gigabit Connection – the nation’s largest deployment of gigabit Internet connection service. Fios Gigabit Connection provides downloads as fast as 940 Mbps and uploads as fast as 880 Mbps. Priced at $69.99 a month…

Discovery Communications Chooses Equinix to Enable Real-Time Content Delivery Via The Cloud

2017-04-25 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Discovery Communications has engaged with Equinix to implement an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) that will enable the company to transform its digital business to a fully cloud-based,…

Equinix Experiences Significant Growth in AWS Direct Connections

2017-04-20 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it has become an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).  The Advanced designation is the highest level an APN Technology Partner can achieve,…

Munters Develops Broadband SD-WAN; Deploys Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect to Meet Application Service Level Agreement

2017-04-12 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that Munters, a global leader in energy efficient air treatment and climate solutions, has commenced building a broadband SD-WAN, deploying the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution across its…

SD-WAN Security From VeloCloud to Protect SD-WAN Users’ Branch, Data Center and Cloud Networks

2017-04-12 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today introduced the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program, along with inaugural partnerships with security industry leaders, including IBM Security, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet, and Zscaler. The SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program blends the industry’s…

NTT 400Gbps Optical Transmission System Deployment for Data Center Connectivity

2017-04-10 |

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, announced today that they will begin deploying an ultra-large-capacity, space-saving and energy-saving 400Gbps (400G) optical transmission system in data centers for network connection. Deployment will be implemented sequentially…

Mexican Stock Exchange Data Deployed in Equinix Data Center in New York

2017-04-05 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MEXICO CITY, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV Group) is the first Latin American exchange to  deploy a Point-of-Presence (POP) in the Equinix NY5…

100% Percent Renewable Energy for Iron Mountain Data Centers

2017-04-04 |

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced that its Data Center business is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from a new wind farm in Ringer Hill, Penn. Through a 15-year wind power purchasing agreement,…

Equinix to Open Five New International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) Data Centers

2017-04-04 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, will open five new International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centers and 14 expansions of existing IBX data centers in 2017 as a part of its $1…

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Now at Equinix in Munich

2017-04-03 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUNICH, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service in its Munich International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers. With AWS Direct Connect,…

Verizon to Resell Equinix Global Colocation and Interconnection Services

2017-03-31 |

NEW YORK and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Verizon has agreed to resell Equinix colocation and interconnection services. The reseller agreement enables Verizon to pair colocation and interconnection…

NCP Engineering Forms an Alliance with Juniper Networks for Remote Access VPN Solution

2017-03-30 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NCP engineering today announced an alliance with Juniper Networks to enable a comprehensive, secure VPN remote access solution. Juniper Networks’ VPN and Juniper Networks® SRX Series firewalls are now compatible with NCP’s Exclusive Remote Access Clients to support a broad array of endpoint devices such as…

Silver Peak High-Performance SD-WAN Solution Displaces the Need for Branch Routers

2017-03-28 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced a series of new advancements to the Unity EdgeConnect high-performance SD-WAN solution that will enable enterprises to realize the advantages of a thin branch office. With its latest software…

Zayo Selected by Multinational Retailer for Global WAN Solution

2017-03-27 |

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has been selected by a multinational retailer for a global wide area network (WAN) solution to accommodate the company’s growing presence in APAC. The solution will provide the customer with a trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific global ring, enabling…

APAC Data Center Market to Grow by Over 16% – 2017-2021.

2017-03-27 |

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio market research analysts forecast the data center colocation market in APAC to grow at a CAGR of more than 16% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the data center…

Equinix Expands Cloud Services in Europe

2017-03-24 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and LONDON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced that it will be significantly expanding the availability of the Equinix Cloud Exchange™, bringing the innovative solution to three new markets including Dublin,…

QTS Expands Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Capabilities with Zerto

2017-03-24 |

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced expanded and significantly enhanced cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) capabilities and solutions for midsize enterprises and government…

CompSci Selects QTS Cloud Services for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

2017-03-24 |

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, announced today it has been selected by CompSci Resources LLC, a software engineering firm and provider of regulatory compliance software, to…

Carrier Neutral Data Center, Datamena, to Host Verizon

2017-03-09 |

Verizon has announced that it will utilize the Dubai, UAE, based Datamena- a carrier neutral data center and connectivity platform. Datamena will be Verizon’s new Middle-East regional transit hub to serve its customers in the region. Verizon has rolled out a private Internet Protocol (IP)…

Equinix Data Center Expansion Boosts Interconnection Capacity in Northern Virginia

2017-03-08 |

Equinix recently acquired 34.5 acres of land in Ashburn, VA, to develop multiple International business exchange (IBX) data centers. The purchased land is in the proximity of the Equinix data center campus and will be used to extend the company’s footprint in the area. The…

Comcast Carrier Ethernet E-Line Services for Philadelphia Start-Up Communities.

2017-02-14 |

The Microsoft Reactor in Philadelphia will benefit from the high performance and scalable 100 Ethernet E-Line connection from Comcast.

New Symmetric Gbps Broadband Services from Verizon Fios

2017-01-13 |

As of January 14th, 2017, 7 million residences and businesses in the greater New York City area and other communities will benefit from Verizon’s instant Gbps broadband access. The new service will offer symmetric bandwidth – 750Mbs upload and 750Mbps download. It is welcome news…

Windstream Data Center Interconnects to Benefit from Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform

2017-01-11 |

Windstream announced that it has selected the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform to facilitate the delivery of 100Gbps Data Center Interconnects (DCI) in the New York metropolitan area. The Coriant Groove G30 was developed to meet the explosive demand for Data Center Interconnects for the…

Sprint SD-WAN; Ethernet Over Copper,DOCSIS

2017-01-06 |

To most people familiar with Sprint, the understanding is that Sprint only offers wireless communication services. Not anymore, Sprint recently introduced a global wireline division and they currently offer wireline access services over twisted pair copper using DSL technology and hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) using…

Electric Light Wave Fiber Optic Network to Provide Connectivity for Airbone Wireless Network |Infinitus Airbone Superhighway to Complement Fiber Optics and Satellite Connectivity

2017-01-04 |

Electric Lightwave and Airbone Wireless Network have reached a network connectivity agreement. In the agreement, the Airbone Wireless Network proposed Infinitus Superhighway will be connected to Electric Lightwave’s 12,000 mile terrestrial and undersea fiber optic network and data center network. Although Zayo Group Holdings, Inc….

Zayo Dark Fiber and Wavelength Solutions Leased for Genomic Data Transmission

2016-12-26 |

Massive amount of genomic data will be transmitted over Zayo fiber optic network between the genomic company locations and data centers

New Colocation Datacenter for ViaWest in Dallas, Texas

2016-12-23 |

ViaWest, one of the leading global colocation datacenter providers, is developing yet another Datacenter in Dallas area

Colocation Datacenter Announced by Datacenter.com

2016-12-23 |

Datacenter.com new colocation datacenter will offer services to cloud service providers and enterprises around the world.

Bell Canada to Implement SDN Using AT&T ECOMP

2016-12-16 |

The collaboration between AT&T and Bell Canada on the ECOMP platform will enable Bell’s easy migration to SDN

Comcast Business to Supply Tiger Labs with 1Gbps Ethernet Access

2016-12-14 |

Comcast business will enable high speed connectivity for entrepreneurs at Tiger labs coworking community.

Zayo Selected for Wavelength Connectivity and Dark Fiber by Ad Tech

2016-12-12 |

Zayo’s wavelength, dark fiber and colocation datacenter solutions will enable high bandwidth and low latency transmission for Ad Tech digital advertising services.

NTT Communications, RagingWire to Invest in Another Datacenter in Ashburn, VA

2016-12-09 |

The Ragingwire new VA3 datacenter will cover 245,000 square feet with 16MW of power and will realize high levels of availability, flexibility, and International reach.

ViaWest Acquires Fiber Optic Connectivity to Connect Datacenters in Hillsboro, Oregon

2016-12-09 |

ViaWest connects its Hillsboro, Oregon, datacenters to one another and to four other datacenters in the area

Comcast Business Expands Fiber Optic Network for Metro Ethernet Services

2016-12-07 |

Comcast Business has announced that it has completed the deployment of a nearly $4 million fiber optic network extension in Fremont, California. This development will enable Comcast to bring Metro Ethernet Gigabit speeds to local enterprises in 238 buildings. The network extension – which involved…

Verizon to Sell Datacenters to Equinix

2016-12-07 |

Verizon has announced that it will sell its U.S and Latin America colocation datacenters to Equinix for $3.6 billion in cash. Verizon says it will focus on digital transformation for its customers, including streaming video over mobile devices and advertising as Verizon completes its $4.83…

Level 3 Adds 15 New Global Markets to Its Ethernet Services

2016-11-25 |

Level 3 has expanded its Global Ethernet services to reach 15 additional European markets. This expansion results in an increase of markets served by the Metro 2.0 Global Ethernet services to 290. For the complete list of new markets covered, see map below.

Comcast Offer Residential Gigabit Internet in Utah

2016-11-25 |

Comcast recently announced that they will be offering residential 1Gbps services in Utah by early 2017. The company will deliver the high-speed Internet over their hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) or cable network using DOCSIS 3.1 technology. With DOCSIS 3.1, Comcast and other providers with HFC…

Comcast Business to Invest $30 Million to Expand Metro Ethernet Network in Philadelphia

2016-11-25 |

Comcast Business announced that it will invest $30 Million to expand its fiber optic network to deliver metro Ethernet services in Philadelphia. The expansion is expected to benefit 3,000 more businesses with more accessible and affordable connectivity services. While the existing Comcast fiber optic network…

ncDatacampus Receives AT&T Fiber Ready Designation

2016-11-25 |

ncDatacampus, a 55-acre business park in Catawba County, North Carolina, recently received a data ready designation from AT&T. ncDatacampus becomes the first business park in the county to be so designated. The fiber ready designation signals to new employers and businesses in the county and…

AT&T to Launch 400GbE Trials

2016-11-25 |

AT&T recently announced that it was launching 400GbE over its existing fiber optic communication network. AT&T claims that it will be the first to demonstrate 400GbE. When implemented, 400GbE will offer business customers endless possibilities. Applications will include the transporting of massive amounts of data,…