GoDaddy launches cloud servers & cloud apps in Asia

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 12:41
GoDaddy, which claims to be the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has expanded its hosting services to offer cloud servers and Bitnami-powered cloud applications in Asia. It says the new offerings are designed to help individual developers, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals to quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions. “The platform offers a “pay as you go” utility billing model and the flexibility to meet the needs of customers,” GoDaddy said. “They only pay for what…
TI Sparkle announced that Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has expanded its reach into TI Sparkle Sicily Hub in Palermo with a multiservice PoP, providing enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to support the customer’s business growth in the region. With an ever growing presence of multi-breed global players, TI Sparkle’s Next Generation Data Center and open ecosystem Sicily Hub continues to attract new eyeballs, content and interconnections to international infrastructure and a complete service marketplace…

USA FIBER Announces Major Dark Fiber Peering Platform Win

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:40
USA FIBER announced the activation of one of the largest integrated telecommunications carriers in the United States on its newly installed dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The carrier selected USA FIBER for its innovative ring and drop peering structure, allowing complete access to all of the Ashburn data centers cost effectively, with new fibers and high performance specifications on the network. According to Loudoun County Economic Development up to 70 percent of the world's internet traffic flows through Loudoun's…

Telia Carrier Brings Global Backbone to Montreal

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:36
Telia Carrier has told Active Telecoms that it has established a new presence in Montreal, now providing wholesale IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services for carriers, content and cloud providers. Montreal complements its presence already established in Toronto and underscores Telia Carrier's continued commitment to expansion in North America. As one of the leading providers of 100G services, Telia Carrier enables Montreal customers to connect to its AS1299 fiber optic backbone, one of the largest in the world, at the…
The film Minority Report was released only 12 years ago, and at the time, it seemed so “futuristic” and “impossible.” Yet today, we’re already using multi-touch interfaces on mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone. We’re also seeing deployment of retina scans, insect robots and augmented reality (AR). It’s these kinds of innovative technologies that America’s wireless industry develops so that we can be more efficient at both home and work. With Americans quickly moving toward a mobile-first lifestyle, wireless companies around…

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,…
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