Google Continues Cloud Expansion

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:44
The public cloud is a network, not just a collection of data centers. Google’s global network has allowed them to build products that billions of users around the world can depend on. Whether you’re in Taipei or Tijuana, you can get Gmail, Search, Maps or your Google Cloud Platform services with Google speed and reliability. They are adding to this global network for Cloud Platform customers by expanding their roster of existing Cloud Platform regions with two more — both…

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire FirstLight Fiber

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:25
FirstLight Fiber has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”). Under the terms of the agreement, Oak Hill will acquire the company from its current private equity owner, Riverside Partners (“Riverside”). At the conclusion of the transaction, Riverside Partners is expected to continue as a minority investor in FirstLight. “We have a great deal of respect for all that FirstLight has accomplished under the guidance of Riverside Partners. FirstLight has built an…

NTT DATA to Acquire Dell Services

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:23
NTT DATA, Inc. and Dell Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for NTT DATA to acquire Dell Services, an IT services provider recognized for its depth in vertical industries and for its offerings around infrastructure services, cloud services, application services, and business process outsourcing. The agreement reflects NTT DATA’s continued focus on expanding its brand and leadership position globally. “NTT DATA is pleased with the unique opportunity to acquire such high-caliber talent, and a corporate culture that shares common…
The Infinite Capacity Engine is the first optical subsystem in the industry to offer network operators the combined benefits of delivering optical super-channel capacity up to 2.4 terabits per second (Tb/s) and reach up to 12,000 kilometers in a single small package. The Infinite Capacity Engine is powered by the advanced electronics of Infinera's next generation FlexCoherent® Processor and the cutting-edge photonics of Infinera’s fourth generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The Infinite Capacity Engine will be integrated into Infinera Intelligent…
TI Sparkle has selected Genband’s cloud-based OTT solution to enrich its portfolio of products, fully integrating its Voice and SMS services. Designed for mobile users, the advanced cloud-based OTT application enables end customers to cost-effectively communicate via voice, video, SMS, rich messaging and conferencing. It will cater to the needs of Sparkle’s Mobile Network Service Provider customers who can benefit from a plug&play solution, offering their subscribers the App with their own branding, facilitating end-user international calling from a smartphone,…

Shaw Closes WIND Acquisition

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:50
Shaw Communications Inc. has closed its previously announced acquisition of Mid-Bowline Group Corp. ("Mid-Bowline") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, WIND Mobile Corp., for an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion. Chief Executive Officer, Brad Shaw said, "We know Canadians want options when it comes to their wireless provider and, in time, customers can expect to see integrated offerings that provide them with the best value for their dollar in quality of coverage and connectivity. We are excited about our growth prospects…
Verizon Digital Media Services, the content delivery platform now part of AOL verified that customers can now use Google Cloud CDN Interconnect to more safely and securely transfer content between the Verizon Digital Media Services content delivery network (CDN) and Google Cloud Platform. Active Telecoms recently reported that Verizon was exiting the public cloud market and this is one of the beginning steps. The high-performance interconnections provide a direct link between Google Cloud Platform and Verizon Digital Media Services' CDN,…
The Active Telecoms team was at At Mobile World Congress 2016 where Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg said digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016 and made major announcements in 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud. With these announcements, Ericsson solidifies its positions as a leading ICT transformation partner for customers across industries. As Ericsson's vision of 50 billion connected devices approaches, three fundamental ICT forces - broadband, mobility and cloud - are rapidly reshaping…

Cisco & Ch2m Form Global Smart City Partnership

Written on Sunday, 20 March 2016 08:17
Cisco and US-based global engineering company, CH2M have announced a global strategic relationship to provide urban planning and design, smart-technology integration and program delivery services, starting With Shendra-Bidkin, an industrial smart city being developed along India's Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.
IoT platform company Ayla Networks has teamed up with Chinese home appliance maker Changhong to launch a new generation of connected air conditioners. Ayla Networks will provide IoT cloud technology and cloud platform support for Changhong's split air-conditioning products worldwide, and Changhong will also make use of Ayla technology to create smart air-conditioning products in regions outside China.
IDC forecasts spending on public cloud services in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) to grow at a 22.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) - almost six times the rate of overall IT spending growth - from nearly $7b in 2015 to $15b in 2019, exceeding its predicted growth rate of 19.4 percent CAGR for the global market in the same period.

NTT Com aims for global leadership in managed services

Written on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:36
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of NTT) is to absorb NTT's Atlas IT subsidiary in a bid to develop a strong leadership position in global managed network, infrastructure and applications services. Atlas IT will change its name to NTT Com Managed Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Com. The new company, which already provides remote infrastructure and application management services to mid-market and enterprise customers in EMEA, North America, Asia and Australia,…
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