SSE adds Ark and iomart

SSE Enterprise Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure services, and part of the SSE Group – has added two new facilities to its expanding UK fibre network: Ark Data Centres’ Spring Park and iomart Glasgow.  Both data centres benefit from diverse routes and will have access to its full range of Carrier Ethernet and optical services.

Model transformation is key for the telcos

The explosive growth in the consumption of digital media, content, applications and storage poses excellent opportunities for telecom services providers. Telco digital transformation is a complex process, however, that entails major changes in three areas: making the internal organization agile and efficient, driving constant innovation and unleashing new revenue streams. Customer-focus and speed-to-market in executing these strategies will be key success factors, according to insight from GlobalData.

Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica

Angola Cables, a leading telecoms operator, is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe. With an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa, Angola Cables has chosen NAPAfrica as its peering point. NAPAfrica is Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), with over 240 unique connected networks and 140Gbps peering traffic. NAPAfrica, which is colocated within all Teraco data centre facilities, provides peering across sub-Saharan Africa from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

China Mobile selects Brocade

China Mobile has selected an advanced network functions virtualization (NFV) solution from Brocade to support its most strategic corporate development initiative. Deployment of the Brocade(R) Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM) within key China Mobile data centers will help the company deliver highly available and agile cloud services, while keeping operating costs under control.

Quintillion selects Ciena

Anchorage-based Quintillion is deploying Ciena’s  8700 Packetwave Platform to support the first phase of its 15,000-kilometer intercontinental subsea fiber system that is planned to connect Europe and Asia by way of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. With power and space limitations in the North American Arctic, the compact size and low power consumption benefits of the 8700 efficiently provides a scalable, secure and reliable solution.

Low latency on the Formula 1 track

Voip Unlimited, a UK based ITSP renowned for their specialism in aviation and motorsport, bring Sahara Force India Formula One team into new speeds with superfast connectivity services. The ITSP provide MPLS & VPN services connecting the team’s wind tunnel in Europe back to its HQ in Silverstone. In the high-octane industry of Formula One racing, mere tenths of seconds can separate winners from losers: in the race to provide ultra-fast networks to this year’s F1 championship, the margin for error is one hundred times faster.

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