Interdist, a leading technology distribution company owned by Computer Information Systems (CIS) has signed an agreement with Avaya, a global leader in business communications, software, systems and services, to market Avaya solutions across Africa. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative technology in 27 countries across the continent. Interdist together with Avaya will offer the best-in-class Unified Communications and Networking solutions covering Messaging, Platform, Infrastructure, Video Conferencing, Software defined Networking, Ethernet Switches, Access Control, Wireless Networks…

GBI and Airtel Business announce partnership

Written on Monday, 02 May 2016 12:43
Airtel Business and GBI, a global service provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, have announced a strategic partnership which will increase Airtel's direct reach to multiple new countries in the Middle East and will offer GBI's partners better connectivity. Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO-Global Voice and Data Business, Bharti Airtel Ltd said: "We are committed to providing the best in class service experience to our customers in the region…

Astellia joins HPE OpenNFV Partner Program

Written on Monday, 02 May 2016 12:36
Astellia announced it has joined the HPE OpenNFV Partner Program as an official Application Partner to help CSPs launch new services faster, easier and more cost-effectively through the virtualization of their mobile network functions. The HPE OpenNFV Program provides an open standard–based network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architecture, offering CSPs ready-to-deploy solutions that can enable the transformation from legacy networks to NFV. By joining this partner ecosystem, Astellia is able to validate the integration of its monitoring solution in a…
Alpheus Communications’ latest fiber network expansion has added 2,400 near-net buildings, reaching an additional 14,000 businesses in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Buoyed by solid demand for high-performance fiber services, the company’s latest activities mark a major milestone of its fiber build-out investment reaching more than 10,000 near-net buildings and 65,000 businesses in Texas. “The last couple of quarters were exceptionally strong for Alpheus’ fiber network services, largely due to the growth of Texas businesses and ever increasing demand for network…
ICT providers Injazat Data Systems and du have joined forces to host the first GCC Business Innovation Summit, bringing leading global technology and security experts to Abu Dhabi to help firms find smarter, practical ways of facing up to immediate challenges in the local market. Drawing on the latest innovations in technology, attendees will be shown viable solutions for optimizing their organization to tackle the pressures of reduced budgets, security risks and threats from disruptive technologies. Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, chief…
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), China Unicom, ON.Lab, and Huawei have signed a MoU to collaborate on using open source software to “transform central offices and accelerate the industry transition to third network services.” They say they will develop proof of concept use cases that illustrate how operators can deliver agile, assured and orchestrated MEF-defined services by using open source software and open specification hardware. MEF said: “These use cases will serve as a stepping stone for deployable third network…
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is to hold its Global Leadership Summit in conjunction with CES Asia 2016 scheduled for Shanghai May 11-13 “to promote cross-industry collaboration and innovation.” CES Asia claims to be the premier event in Asia for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full innovation value-chain across the Asian market. It is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization responsible for the annual CES show in Las Vegas, and co-produced by Intex Shanghai.…

Montreal Internet Exchange Reaches Milestone

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:21
Network, content and Internet service providers continue to ramp up interest in the independent, member-run Internet exchange model employed by the Montreal Internet Exchange (www.qix.ca), a non-profit organization working to create a more robust, high-performing Internet in the province of Quebec. QIX recently reached 50 peering members, including some of the largest content providers and cloud service providers in the world. “It has been immensely gratifying to see QIX establish itself as a key exchange point, with traffic peaking over…
TELEHOUSE announced the formation of a long-term plan with Verizon Digital Media Services to build out Internet Exchange points. Verizon Digital Media Services is already a member in TELEHOUSE’s LAIIX and NYIIX, and plans to participate in potential future TELEHOUSE Internet Exchange points. “Working with TELEHOUSE will enable us to further expand our content delivery network presence,” said Verizon Digital Media Services’ Chief Technology Officer Rob Peters. “Together, we will augment both scale and network performance, to successfully meet the…

ZTE and China Unicom co-operate to develop SDN/NFV

Written on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:20
ZTE and China Unicom have signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Software Defined Network/Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV). They aim to build-on current SDN/NFV network development trend, implement SDN/NFV applications, and promote the next-generation network construction for China Unicom. In 2015, China Unicom published the New-Generation Network CUBE-Net 2.0 white paper setting out plans for a decoupled and intensive network architecture based on dual centers (a user center and a data center). The white paper also established the basic ideas for…

Akamai’s State of the Internet

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:29
Through its globally deployed Intelligent Platform, and by virtue of the more than 2 trillion requests for web content that it serves on a daily basis, Akamai has unique visibility into levels of Internet penetration around the world. In the fourth quarter of 2015, over 810 million unique IPv4 addresses from 243 unique countries/regions connected to the Akamai Intelligent Platform. This is a 0.9% increase in the number of unique IPv4 addresses seen by Akamai as compared with the fourth…

Korea’s Yello Mobile Teams with Japan’s SBI Holdings

Written on Sunday, 20 March 2016 08:07
Yello Mobile, which claims to be Korea's fastest growing mobile internet company, has signed a MoU with SBI Holdings, Japan's largest internet financial group, and Yello Financial Group, a Korean accelerator for financial technology companies to leverage SBI Holdings' global business network and resources to support its business development efforts in Japan and Southeast Asia.
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