INDATEL ‘Expands its Tent Stakes”

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:48
INDATEL has added the Washington Independent Telecommunications Association (WITA) to its Affiliate ranks. WITA is the first state telecom association to join INDATEL in its efforts to represent a greater number of Rural Local Echange Carriers (RLECs). Max Huffman, Chief Operating Officer at INDATEL says; “our ‘expand the tent stakes’ initiative is targeted at growing our base of rural telecom service providers by affiliation with state telecom associations and their members in states where we do not currently have a…

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…
Huawei is releasing ultra-large port non-blocking wavelength adding/dropping technology (also known as ADWSS) and corresponding optical node architecture. The announcement was made at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2016, the largest such global conference and exposition. Huawei also showcased an 8-degree ADWSS prototype that supports wavelength adding and dropping on 128 ports, implementing the free optical cross-connection of 640 wavelengths on these ports. This is a new technical breakthrough in the all-optical cross-connect field and achieves dramatic…
Will Develop and Operate Large-Scale, Built-to-Suit, High-Performance Data Centers Standard Chartered Bank Principal Finance Real Estate (SCB) a unit of Standard Chartered PLC (LONDON: STAN), and Chayora Holdings Limited have reached agreement for SCB PFRE to become the lead institutional investor in Chayora, securing a strategic minority stake and providing equity funding for key Chayora’s data center development projects. The agreement involves a direct equity stake of up to 19.5% in Chayora Holdings Limited for the anchor data centers located…

Federal Data Centers Face New Requirements

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:32
U.S. government data centers will have to meet tough new energy efficiency standards or else face closure under a new plan pushed by federal CIO Tony Scott. The draft Data Center Optimization Initiative is planned to supersede the 2010 Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, which sought to promote the use of "green" IT and reduce duplication and inefficiencies in the feds' use of data centers. The draft memorandum takes advantage of new authorities granted to federal CIOs by the Federal…

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…

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…

Andrew S. Grove 1936 – 2016

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:20
Intel’s former CEO and Chairman Andrew S. Grove passed away on March 21 at the age of 79. Present at Intel’s 1968 founding with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, Andy Grove became Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. Both during his time at Intel and in retirement, Grove was one of the most influential figures in technology and business, writing best-selling books and widely cited articles, and…
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,…

NTT to Offer $3.5bn for Dell's IT Services Operations

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:55
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is expected to offer more than 400 billion yen ($3.52 billion) to buy Dell's IT services business in a move aimed at bolstering the Japanese company's presence abroad, according to Japan’s Nikkei. Dell paid 3.9 billion for the Company but is raising funds for its EMC acquisition so the sale is a plus for them. NTT seeks to acquire the business, which consists mainly of Perot Systems and generates around $3 billion in annual revenue, through…
Page 127 of 133