Welcome to the 43rd issue of Telecom News & Trends (TNT), JSA‘s newsletter featuring the latest telecom news, videos, industry events, resources, career opportunities and trends happening now in our industry.  We have put together our exciting October and November news for you.  We are looking forward to a action-packed finish to the busy fall season. This month’s TNT is sponsored by: PEG Bandwidth.

PEGBandwidth-LogoPEG Bandwidth is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions, including cell site backhaul and Small Cell as a Service for wireless operators and Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dark Fiber for telecom carriers and enterprises.  Whether the challenge is improving network reach and quality, increasing capacity or maintaining cost certainty for the future, PEG Bandwidth will deliver a custom-designed, technology- and access-agnostic solution.




NEW YORK TO LONDON IN LESS THAN A BLINK OF THE EYE: HIBERNIA EXPRESS’ LOWEST LATENCY LINK CHANGES THE GAME FOR FINANCIAL INDUSTRYHibernia Express, Hibernia Networks new low latency transatlantic cable, announces  a game changing service for the financial industry. Read more.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION THAT YOUR PARTNER PROGRAM IS BUILT ON? – Many fiber providers have Partner Programs and for the most part they are the same.  It’s not the concept of the partner program that you seek; it’s the relationship and foundation that the alliance is built on.  For Axiom Fiber that means leveraging a 20-mile 864-fiber strand count core network and carrier-hotel ring, using the latest generation SMF28 fiber, that operates within striking distance of every building in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. But more importantly, what it really means is, Trust. Read more.

FIRSTLIGHT’S RELIABLE SERVICES ENHANCE LEARNING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS – FirstLight Fiber announces that, in accordance with E-Rate, a federally mandated program that makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries across the US, it will provide dedicated fiber, Internet and voice services to Franklin and Hill School Districts in New Hampshire (SAU#18). Read more.

ACCESS FOR ALL! NYI WELCOMES DE-CIX INTERNET EXCHANGE TO ITS NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY DATA CENTERS – NYI’s New York and New Jersey customers now have access to over 90 carriers, ISPs and content providers located around the world through the DE-CIX Internet exchange (IX). The IX offers broad and neutral connectivity with over 100 access points throughout the city, which enhances access for all clients through customized connectivity. Read more.

NGN’S PAUL BELK NAMED INAUGURAL PRESIDENT OF FIBER NETWORK OWNERS ALLIANCE (FNA) – Fiber Network Owners Alliance (FNA) has selected its inaugural president! Paul Belk, President & CEO of NGN, has been selected to captain the ship and lead FNA towards further fulfilling its mission of providing the areas it serves with reliable service, local jobs and a variety of economic benefits. Read more.

100G ethernetPEG BANDWIDTH COMPLETED NEW 100G ETHERNET ROUTE – PEG Bandwidth has completed a 100G Ethernet rout from Peoria to Chicago via Bloomington and Champaign, IL. This placement of the 100G solutions enables it to offer high bandwidth Ethernet solutions to its customers in Illinois. Read more.

MRV’S OPTISWITCH® EMPOWERS LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS TO STREAMLINE CARRIER ETHERNET SERVICE DEPLOYMENT – MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”) announces that Lightower Fiber Networks has expanded its footprint of MRV’s OptiSwitch® Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) service demarcation and first mile aggregation platform. Read more.

FIRSTLIGHT AND ONE CONNECT ALIGN TO STRENGTHEN CONNECTIVITY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK – FirstLight Fiber announces that One Connect, a telecommunications and technology consulting firm based in Clifton Park, NY, has joined FirstLight’s Partner Program as a Value Added Reseller (VAR). Since signing on as a FirstLight agent a few months ago, One Connect has partnered with FirstLight on approximately 20 customer projects, which speaks to the power of this relationship. Read more.

MRV CHOOSES ADAM SCHEER AS SVP OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT – MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announces that Adam Scheer is the new Senior Vice President for Product Line Management and Corporate Development. Scheer will be responsible for product line management and for supporting the MRV leadership team’s strategic planning. Read more.

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XKL ENTERS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH INOC – XKL, a leading-edge provider of fiber optic networking systems, announces its partnership with INOC, a global leader in the NOC services industry, specializing in a wide range of optical networking technologies. Read more.

GEORGIA GETS BROADBAND UPGRADE WITH NGN AND GEORGIA PUBLIC WEB PARTNERSHIP – NGN and Georgia Public Web (GPW) announce their partnership, which gives both companies access to new areas of Georgia that they previously had limited resources in.  Read more.

NYI AND PROACTIVERISK TAKE SECURITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL – NYI and ProactiveRISK have teamed up to take security services to the next level. By collaborating with the leading security service provider and international security standards and best practices contributor, NYI is able to create an industry first, a la carte security services option. Read more.

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 2.04.20 PMTHE WORLD’S LARGEST IXPS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WITH GLOBENET’S GNIIX – Internet exchange points are becoming increasingly important, as they keep local traffic local and facilitate Internet-based economic growth. Without IXPs, the ability to build a prosperous Internet ecosystem is compromised. Understanding the importance of a “local” connection, GlobeNet announces its new International Internet Exchange (GNIIX). Read more.

NYI AND NETGATE PARTNER FOR INNOVATIVE FEATURE-RICH SECURITY SERVICES –  NYI announces its New Jersey data center as the home base for Netgate’s pfSense® software distribution and project operations. NYI’s exclusive access to a customized build of the pfSense® software enables NYI’s security protection to be implemented in one package, drastically simplifying companies’ security footprints, lessening compute cycles and decreasing operation and capital expense. Read more.

TELEHOUSE’S NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INTERNET EXCHANGE (NYIIX) EXPANDS TO FIVE NEW LOCATIONS – TELEHOUSE announces the expansion of its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) to five new locations: Toronto, Dallas, Boston, Ashburn, and Chicago. NYIIX customers can now access the exchange through its first global reseller, IX Reachs, geographically diverse PoPs. Read more.

LIGHTRIVER GOES FOR GOLD – EARNS CERTIFICATION FROM INFINERA – LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in Factory Built NetworkTM design and commissioning, has received some nice recognition from one of its longtime partners. The company announces that Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has awarded LightRiver with Gold Level Partner Certification. Read more.

XKL INTRODUCES DQM 10-12 APPLIANCE UPGRADE ALLOWING FOR ADDED BANDWIDTH FLEXIBILITY – XKL, a leading provider of enterprise fiber optic networking systems, announces the introduction of its optional DQM 10-12 appliance field upgrade. Available now for use, the upgrade transforms the existing 120G appliance to a 240G or 360G 1RU solution, allowing for increased bandwidth flexibility and optimal network design. Read more.

ISTANBUL IS THE LATEST STAMP IN DE-CIX’S PASSPORT – DE-CIX has been busy traversing the globe in 2015 to bring its premium Internet exchange services to those in Marseille, France; Dallas, Texas in the US; and Palermo, Italy. Recently, the carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange added a new stamp to its passport, launching DE-CIX Istanbul in Turkey. Read more.

RCN BUSINESS DEPLOYS 330 MBPS INTERNET TIER ACROSS NEW YORK MARKET – The Internet in New York City just got faster thanks to RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video. The company announces it has deployed 330 Mbps Internet service across its New York City business market. Read more.

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AHEAD OF THE PACK: HIBERNIA EXPRESS LINKS NEW YORK TO LONDON IN 58.95 MILLISECONDS – Hibernia Networks’ Hibernia Express cable is not only transporting customer traffic across the Atlantic, it is doing so faster than any other transatlantic cable from New York to London. Hibernia announces that the new submarine cable has an actual tested latency better than 58.95ms from LD4 in Slough, England to NY4 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Read more.

OH CANADA! CONSTRUCTION-CAD SOLUTIONS EXPANDS SERVICES TO OUR NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH – Construction-CAD Solutions (CCS), a full-service provider of turnkey Network Design, Project Management, Site Survey and Structured Cabling solutions to communications, cable, utility, and other related industries, now has formal certification and authorization to provide its network solutions in Canada.  Read more.

CONCEPTCSI WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – conceptcsi, a client-centric, full service construction firm specializing in mission-critical, interiors and technical-build projects, has appointed Kevin O’Brien to the new position of Executive Vice President. Read more.

DE-CIX’S PALERMO IX IS NOW OPERATIONAL, IMPROVING THE OVERALL INTERNET EXPERIENCE IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST – DE-CIX, the premium, carrier-neutral Internet exchange services provider, announces that its new Apollon Internet exchange in Palermo is now fully operational. DE-CIX Palermo is located at Telecom Italia Sparkle’s next-generation data center, “Sicily Hub”.  Read more.



JSA TV with AvotusAvotus CEO Talks IT Asset Management (ITAM) RobotUnique Asset & Expense Management Platform – Avotus launches first-of-a-kind platform unifying telecom & wireless expense management with cloud & IT asset management.  IT Asset Management (ITAM) Robot provides CIOs with full network visibility tied to unique asset and expense management platform. Watch the video here.


JSA TV Interview with North Georgia Network (NGN)NGN President and CEO, Paul Belk, sits down with JSA’s Dean Perrine to talk all things NGN. Watch to learn more about NGN’s history, network coverage, differentiating factors, latest news and relationship to Fiber Network Owners Alliance (FNA). Watch the video here.

Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 2.46.18 PMJSA TV Interview with 165 Halsey Street: Data Center Expansion – 165 Halsey Street, a dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel offering affordable space, power and interconnection services, recently announced it is expanding with 27,000 additional square feet of Tier 3+ data center white space. Joseph Simone, President of Tishman Real Estate for 165 Halsey Street; and Joe Panella, Colocation Manager for 165 Halsey Street talk to JSA TV about the facility and recent expansion. Watch the video here.

Virtual Roundtable #4JSA TV video features our Big Data and SDN Enable Big Networking roundtable discussion. Our industry leaders discussed how SDN is changing the networking ecosystem by building the intelligent network for big data analytics. Intelligent networks that are highly customizable, scalable and meet the requirements of Big Data on-demand will be the future of networking and business best practices. Watch the video to hear what the experts have to say.




3RD ANNUAL PEG BANDWIDTH GOLF TOURNAMENT – Over the last 3 years the PEG Bandwidth Golf Tournament has raised over $273,000.00 for MOHF. JSA is honored to say we are a part this amazing annual event to honor Mighty Oakes and help support the families that are fighting alongside their little ones. #BeMighty Read more. 

TelecomExchange_logo_004Telecom Exchange London 
– Thank you attending the Telecom Exchange London inaugural event last week.  It was a great event featuring 21 exhibitors and two CEO Roundtables.  Keep an eye out for all JSA TV coverage from the show floor, such as interview and roundtable videos.

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Career Opportunities:

DE-CIX‘s mission is to provide premium IX services to all IP networks and to ensure that the Internet runs securely and smoothly by providing IX services to all kinds of network operators and corporations with a unique Autonomous System (AS).  Is IP networks and IX services your passion?  If so, DE-CIX just might be the right place for you.  Click here if interested in joining their team.

Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 11.30.34 AMFirstLight offers varied challenging and rewarding career opportunities.  If you think you have the skills and experience necessary to make a meaningful contribution to FirstLight, they would love to hear from you. Learn more about their job openings.

logo-3GlobeNet is looking for talented professionals.  The company is focused on creating opportunities for high-energy, self-motivated professionals with technical, general management, sales, and other professional skills. Interested in working with the GlobeNet team? Click here to learn how.

Hibernia Networkis continuously interested in talented individuals who want to progress their careers and make a difference to its business. Looking to join the Hibernia team? Check out their current career opportunities!

Searching the job market?  Well, you are in luck! XKL is on the hunt for fearless leaders.  With this forward-looking approach, XKL provides the solutions necessary for the future growth and development of the communications industry. XKL’s technical staff members are experts in their fields who are known to rewrite rules and test the unproven.  Interested? Then check out the current job listings.

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dreamstime_s_40452698VERTIX WHITE PAPER – TOP 10 WIRELESS DEPLOYMENT MISTAKES TO AVOID – NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD – Vertix Consulting has released its latest white paper entitled, “10 Wireless Deployment Mistakes to Avoid.”  The paper, which features expert analysis and viewpoints fromVertix on wireless network deployment mistakes and best practices, is now available via the company’s website as a complimentary download. Download a free copy of Vertix’s wireless deployment white paper: 10 Wireless Deployment Mistakes to Avoid.



RCN BUSINESS WHITE PAPER DEALS WITH DISASTER Disaster can strike at any time. And organizations need to be prepared. RCN Business has released a white paper that deals with this issue. “When Disaster Strikes,” is a free resource that covers the ins and outs of disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Download this free white paper today and learn how to deal with disaster.

WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES GETS AGGRESSIVE DURING “NATIONAL PASSIVES MONTH” – Westell Technologies has extended Westell’s National Passives Month into November. Together with its distributor partners, Westell will be offering a number of new and exciting promotions designed to both incentivize and educate users on the benefits of deploying the right passive equipment. Exclusive offers and promotions are available until the end of the month. Read more.