TNT - March Issue

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 3.17.50 PMWelcome to the 40th issue (1st with our new layout) of Telecom News & Trends (TNT), JSA‘s monthly newsletter featuring the latest telecom news, videos, industry events, resources, career opportunities and trends happening now in our industry. This month’s
TNT is sponsored by: Axiom Fiber Networks.

Kicking off our ten-year anniversary and our new rebrand, we’d like to thank you for your continued trust in us.  Your support allows us to grow our team and to provide our gold-star standard in telecom public relations, marketing and event planning.



keyboard-279664_640-2#NETNEUTRALITY: Where Do You Stand? – It’s not news that the Net Neutrality ruling has been a hot trending topic in the telecom space for the past year.  Read more.

XKL DarkStar DWDM Appliances Help Drive Enterprise Cloud and Data Center Interconnects – XKL LLC announces that its new DarkStar DWDM appliance solutions are driving significant adoption of 10G and 100G cloud and data center interconnects.  Read more.

Telehouse’s NYIIX Enhances Capacity and Reliability, Upgrades to Centillion – Telehouse, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces its upgrade to the Centillion platform in order to enhance the overall value and customer experience for NYIIX customers.  Read more.

26.2 Miles, Two Business Partners, One Cause: Hibernia Networks and Ciena Team Up to Conquer UVU North Pole Marathon for Charity
– Hibernia Networks Gary Seery, IT Director, and Ciena’s David van de Wetering, Account Manager, are teaming up to brave the frigid Arctic temperatures during the UVU North Pole Marathon in an effort to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.  Read more.


Oregon-TrailOregon Trail – ViaWest Expands in Portland  – ViaWest announces the build of its newest data center, Brookwood, located just outside of Portland. Designed to be fault tolerant, the Brookwood data center is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2015.  Read more.

State of Maryland Names Lightower Vendor of Data Telecommunications Services – Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today that the State of Maryland Department of Information Technology has awarded the company a Data Telecommunications Services Master Contract.  Read more.


Growth Continues for DE-CIX New York as it Begins the Open Internet Exchange Certification Process and Names First Member of its Customer Advisory Board – DE-CIX announces that it has begun the certification process for DE-CIX New York to become Open-IX certified, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Open-IX Association.  Read more.

ViaWest’s Cloud Powers Craft Brews Coast to Coast –  By outsourcing its critical IT operations to ViaWest, and by leveraging its enterprise-class KINECTed cloud computing platform, New Belgium gained increased network availability and scalability coast to coast.  Read more.

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Hibernia Completes Network Expansion in Northeast US Enhancing Scalability and Streamlining Networking Capabilities
 – Hibernia Networks announces  its new Television Operations Center (TOC) that is located at its Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Lynn, Massachusetts. The TOC monitors and manages live video feeds 24x7x365, supporting Hibernia’s global video transmission network.  Read more.


A Fraud-Free Internet? Forensiq Chooses NYI to Support Critical IT Platform – It’s all over the news recently — with the ubiquity of the internet, increased online usage across all demographics and the rapid advancement of social network usage, online crime that uses computer networks or devices to perform fraud and identity theft is continually on this rise. As such, Forensiq, an advertising technology company that helps eliminate online ad fraud, has just selected NYI to support its critical IT platform.  Read more.


FirstLight Installs PoP at 325 Hudson – 325 Hudson, the rising Carrier Hotel and Meet Me Room in New York  City, welcomes FirstLight Fiber, the facilities-based  telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern  New England,  to its growing customer  list. Read more.

tvguidelogoHOT (telecom) GOSSIP: TV Guide Magazine Chooses NYI Data Center –  In its strive to keep its 12 million weekly readers content, TV Guide Magazine, LLC , one of the most popular magazines in the country, has chosen NYI, a New York company specializing in customized technology infrastructure solutions, to support its production IT environment. Read more.

Avotus Receives 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award – Avotus Corporation, announces that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named ICM UM 8.4 as a recipient of a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.  Avotus’ ICM UM solution is an advanced call accounting tool that delivers organized, comprehensive and detailed visibility and reporting on an organization’s communications spend across wireline, wireless, VoIP and legacy platforms. Read more.

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Axiom Fiber Networks Officially Launches, Providing Services to Carrier and Enterprise Customers in NYC
 – Axiom Fiber Networks, a telecommunications infrastructure services provider operating in the greater New York City metropolitan region, announced today the official launch of the company. The company, led by telecom industry veteran Felipe J. Alvarez, is set to offer dark fiber services and custom solutions to enterprise and carrier customers in the New York metropolitan area.  Read more.

Peak Redefines itself as Faction – Peak has changed its company name to Faction as part of its corporate rebrand. Faction is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider offering private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions designed the way customers want it – with deep access, broad customization capabilities and patented layer 2 private pathways to the Faction cloud. Read more.



Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 11.28.33 AMJSA TV hosted a CEO Virtual Roundtable – NYC as a Digital City. Industry leaders discussed key features and benefits of a thriving ‘digital city’ and the next-step plans for NYC as it moves forward as a progressive digital city of the world. The panelists spoke about what we can do in NYC in the next 2-3 years ahead to move forward as a progressive digital city of the world.  Watch video.



NYI - Business Recovery Center!


Thank you to everyone that came out to the unveiling of NYI‘s brand new Business Recovery Center!  It was a successful event.  Interested in touring the space? Email [email protected].


Channel PartnersPlanning to attend Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas next month? Interested in meeting with us or any of our clients? Email us at [email protected] for more details.


Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 1.10.58 PMDCD Enterprise USA, taking place March 17th & 18th at New York Marriott Marquis, has been specially designed as the ultimate knowledge and networking platform for senior data center end-users and operators dealing with the increasingly complex and heterogeneous mission critical enterprise environments. Click here to register.


unnamed-10The WAN Summit New York 2015 will take place at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater, at 137 West 26th Street in Midtown Manhattan. For more information and to register, click here.


IMN - Spring EventThe 5th Annual Forum on Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers (EAST) held in New York, NY on May 28-29, 2015– Building on the tremendous success of its previous Data Center events, IMN is excited to bring the conference, and its brand new agenda, back to NYC. With an expanded focus on enterprise end-user issues, it continues to address issues heading the industry’s agenda.  Don’t forget to reference discount code “JSA” when registering for 10% savings.

TEX_firstv3Telecom Exchange is only months away! Due to unprecedented early demand, the award-winning Telecom Exchange neutral exhibit floor is already 55% full. “Meet the people behind the networks” and join us on June 24th at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown NYC.  CEO Roundtable topics have just been announced.  If you’d like to submit your c-level for panel participation, email [email protected].’ Sponsorships and exhibitor tables are filling up quickly.  Secure your space today.


Screen-shot-2015-02-20-at-11.24.29-AM-300x77MEF’s GEN15 is pleased to announce the first set of participating sponsors, including Allstream and Comcast Business, at the industry-wide GEN15 conference being held on November 16-19, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas.  Read more.


Career Opportunities:


DE CIXDE-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 interesting in joining their team.


logo-3GlobeNet is looking for talented professional.  They are 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.

HiberniaNETWORK_logo4cHibernia Network hires industry veteran Omar Altaji as a new Chief Commercial Officer! Looking to join the Hibernia team along with Omar? Check out their current career opportunities!


ViaWest LogoViaWest is also hiring! They were recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine as a Top Company in 2014 and selected as the top telecom company in Colorado because of its innovative data center developments, financial performance and commitment to the customer experience. Learn more on the job openings here.


Special Mentions & Offer:


What a year of excitement so far! Axiom Fiber Networks, Faction (formally Peak), Westell are a few of the companies, along with JSA, that have either launched, rebranded and announced new websites.  These are some of the companies to watch out for as 2015 continues.

Did you know ethernet is expected to grow by 26% by 2018? Learn how benefits like affordability, scalability, and high-performance are influencing the migration to Ethernet. Download RCN’s free eBook to learn more.


B9LcI2qCQAEClfm.jpg-largeExploring data center options for 2015? Improve network reach across the Southeast and globally with Colo Atl. For more information, check out the free eBook here.

Open Letter Submission


JSA wants to hear from you.  We have kicked off a new blog series called ‘Open Letter‘ where we ask our industry leaders to weigh in on current trending topics, like SDx or Net Neutrality, or whatever is on your mind.  Submit here today, and you could be featured tomorrow.


So who are the creative team members that keep JSA ticking with innovative ideas and campaigns?  Good question! We have started a new blog series called “Know Your JSAer” and up first is our Art Director Katherine Spitler.  Read more.

Vertix_twitterVertix Consulting has made their wireless operations and system performance Management white paper available. Download a free copy of Vertix’s network deployment white paper: Achieving Meaningful Differentiation in Wireless Operations and System Performance Management.




Awards season is in full swing. The Grammys. The Golden Globes. The Oscars. And, of course, The Channel Company’s annual CRN Data Center 100 and Managed Service Provider 500 List.  ViaWest has earned …   Find out here.


Infograpic-Love-Blog-300x148Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to do what we love everyday.  Here are a few of our favorite infographic designs, or as we like to say around the office, “Visual Love Letters“.  Enjoy!


We would like to send a little congrats to ChannelVision Magazine on their growth of their customer database to 65,000 and continuing to be a reliable source for the industry.

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