TNT Issue 41

Welcome to the 41st issue 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
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TNT Issue 41 - SponsorFaction (formerly Peak), started in 2006 as an inspired, Cloud IAAS collective, populated by some of the most award-winning IT engineers and thought leaders in the cloud computing industry.



News Straight from the ITW Expo Floor


Axiom Fiber Networks establishes Point of Presence (PoP) in Telx New York Data Centers – Axiom Fiber announces it has set up a Point of Presence (PoP) with all three of Telx’s New York City facilities. The expansion to the facilities is part of Axiom’s ongoing plan to connect to all major carrier hotels and further expand its offerings to global service providers. Read more.

Screen shot 2015-05-11 at 9.29.14 AMDE-CIX announces that it will open an Internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey, which will provide a neutral interconnection and peering point for ISPs from Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus region and the Middle East. This marks the third new exchange DE-CIX is building in the Mediterranean, all of which are slated to be open in Q3 of 2015. Read more.


Hibernia Networks has been selected by Microsoft to provide connectivity between Canada, Ireland and the UK to support its growing network needs. Hibernia Networks’ cable, including Hibernia Express when available later this year, enables Microsoft customers to connect anywhere at anytime. Read more.

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ALL ABOARD! HIBERNIA EXPRESS CABLE-LAYING SHIPS TAKE TO THE ATLANTIC. Over 2,000km of Hibernia Networks’ Hibernia Express cable has been manufactured and loaded onto three cable-laying ships set to take to the Atlantic Ocean to lay the low latency, high capacity fiber cables. Read more.


LightRiver Technologies is proud to become the first North American Ciena-Authorized Learning Provider.  Ciena is partnering with select companies and leveraging the long-standing BizConnect partnership with LightRiver to expand the reach, breadth and availability of Ciena Learning Solutions.


Westell Technologies is proud to welcome Chuck Bernstein as its new Senior Vice President of Global Sales. A dynamic sales executive with an extensive career history, Bernstein brings to Westell 25 years of sales, business development and management experience, with a focus on launching industry-changing solutions. Read more.



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UntitledLIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS TO MERGE WITH FIBERTECH NETWORKS – Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, and Fibertech Networks, a leading provider of fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, announces that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. Read more.


PADTEC COMPLETES FLORIDA LAMBDARAIL INSTALLATION – Padtec, a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions, announces that it has completed the installation of a Padtec 100G Open Wave for FIU/AMPATH over the Florida LambdaRail (FLR) backbone. Read more.


ball-674372_640WBL SERVICES SELECTS RCN BUSINESS FOR NFL DRAFT – If there is one place that needs Internet connectivity, voice services and video delivery, it is the NFL Draft. It’s a wild and extremely busy couple of days and RCN Business, was selected by WBL Services to provide the Internet connectivity, voice services and video delivery for the NFL Draft media center in Chicago. Read more.


XKL ACHIEVES SIGNIFICANT 1Q 2015 MILESTONESXKL LLC, announces that it has achieved significant company milestones already in 2015, including best ever revenue growth for a 1st quarter. Read more.


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DE-CIX REPORTS WORLD’S LARGEST TRAFFIC VOLUME AT ITS FRANKFURT EXCHANGE – DE-CIX announces that its flagship Frankfurt exchange has exceeded a new traffic milestone of 4 Terabit/s. Read more.


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– Do you consider yourself a “smaller” network operator? Westell Technologies has a new low-cost solution that’s right up your alley.  Westell announces the introduction of the Optima Cloud Management System as a part of its Intelligent Site Management (ISM) suite. Read more.

– One of the most outstanding things to note about NYI, a boutique colocation and managed services provider, specializing in customized technology infrastructure solutions, is the company’s rewarding relationships with customers that go far beyond your regular business deals. Read more.


NOC_FirstLightCONNECTING THE COLLEGE CAMPUS: FIRSTLIGHT FIBER’S SERVICES ENHANCE HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – To address its growing bandwidth needs, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State, has opted for FirstLight’s fiber-based Internet and Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services. Read more.


DE-CIX NEW YORK CONTINUES TO GROW WITH NEW POP IN CORESITE’S NEW YORK CAMPUS – The addition of the new switch in the New York/New Jersey metro reflects the rapid growth of DE-CIX New York, which offers more than 100 access points across eight major data centers in the region. Read more.



PADTEC SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES LAUNCHING OF SUBFLUVIAL OPTICAL CABLE – The Connected Amazon program is a Brazilian Army initiative in partnership with Amazon government and other public and private institutions that aim to bring broadband connection to the interior of the Amazon State. Read more.


VIAWEST’S MINNESOTA DATA CENTER NOW QUALIFIES FOR SALES TAX INCENTIVES – ViaWest, a leading hybrid colocation provider in North America, announces the qualification of its Chaska, Minnesota data center for the state’s tax incentive program. Read more.


AXIOM FIBER NETWORKS ESTABLISHES A POINT OF PRESENCE AT 325 HUDSON, A NETRALITY PROPERTY – Axiom Fiber Networks, the telecommunications infrastructure services provider, operating in the greater New York City metropolitan region, has established a Point of Presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson, the rising Carrier Hotel and Meet Me Room in New York City with a carrier-neutral core, strategically located on the fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel. Read more.




MAKING A STAND – RCN BUSINESS SPONSORS LEMONADE DAY D.C. – RCN Business is doing it’s part to help kids in the Washington, D.C., area learn those valuable lessons as well. Read more.



CATALINA HOLDINGS, INC. CHOOSES NYI AS TRUSTED DISASTER RECOVERY PARTNER – Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd, a company that acquires and manages non-life insurance and reinsurance companies and portfolios in run-off, has chosen NYI’s New Jersey data center as its primary secure disaster recovery site. Read more.


DE-CIX TO BRING PREMIUM IX SERVICES TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE – DE-CIX announces that it will establish a new Internet exchange (IX) in Interxion’s data center located in Marseille, France. Marseille is a key European landing point with eight subsea cables and over 100 unique carriers operating in or transporting through the city. Read more.


451 RESEARCH REPORT: FIRSTLIGHT SHINES IN NEW ENGLAND DATACENTER MARKET – 451 Research analyst Kelly Morgan, who covers the economics and finances of the datacenter and hosting industries, recently had the chance to speak with FirstLight Fiber regarding the company’s data center and colocation service offerings. Read more.


RCN BUSINESS LAUNCHES AGENT PROGRAM – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces that it has launched an agent program designed to provide select national and regional telecom agents and systems integrators with the resources and support to sell RCN’s portfolio of IP-based data and voice communications services to enterprise and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB’s). Read more.



VIAWEST IS OPTIMAL CHOICE FOR PIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS CLOUDWARE COMPANY – ViaWest announces that OptimalPath, a leading provider of cloud-based communications software, has chosen ViaWest to support its critical network infrastructure and high density power requirements. Read more.


DE-CIX NEW YORK EARNS OIX-1 CERTIFICATION FROM OPEN-IX – The Open-IX association (OIX) granted DE-CIX OIX-1 certification in March after the OIX Board confirmed that the exchange met all technical requirements, minimum service levels and information-sharing provision requirements. Read More.


LIGHTOWER ACQUIRES CHICAGO DATA CENTER, COLOCATIONZONE – Lightower Fiber Networks announces that is has acquired ColocationZone – an enterprise-class data center provider in Chicago. Read more.


UAE-IX WELCOMES GLOBAL CLOUD XCHANGE AS NEWEST MEMBER – UAE-IX, the first carrier-neutral Internet traffic exchange platform in the Middle East, welcomed Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) as its newest exchange member. Read more.


‘TOP-OF-THE-LINE’ ATLANTA DATA CENTER AND HOSPITALITY DRAWS IMPACT TELECOM TO COLO ATL – Impact Telecom, a global provider of voice, messaging, and data services, has joined Colo Atl’s growing list of network operators and service providers. Read more.




JSA Virtual Roundtable - Trends in Optical TransportJSA TV hosted a CEO Virtual Roundtable –JSA TV hosted a CEO Virtual Roundtable – Trends in Optical Transport featuring Charlie Reed, Partner of ATLANTIC-ACM, Dean Campbell, Chief Technology Officer of LightRiver Technologies and Roy Hirst, Director of Marketing of XKL. Our industry leaders discussed the rapid pace of optical transport and where the market growth in 2015 and next 5 years is headed, and what major geographies that will have the most growth. Our thought-leaders will also be talking about and breaking down the supply side and demand side for optical transport.  Watch video.


Join us for our next Roundtable Table that is taking place on May 18th at 11:30 AM EDT on Intelligent Data Centers featuring Luke Norris – Faction, CEO & Founder, Robert DeVita – 1547, CSO and Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. Our industry leaders will be discussing what has changed over the last 5-10 years for data center operator’s and how vital are strategic partnerships beyond simply that of the operator / tenant relationship.   As well as, has network technology evolution changed or influenced the way data center operators do business and how operators stay competitive in 2015 and beyond? Register here.




The 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, IMN continues to address issues heading the industry’s agenda.  Don’t forget to reference discount code “JSA” when registering for 10% savings.

Telecom Exchange is just six weeks away and we are still rolling out some new and exciting features for 2015, like our “Telco Video Studio.”  A first for telecom events, this new upgrade to the traditional press room format will include a ‘green room’ tailored for video news coverage, with only the top telecom media leaders in video content invited to participate. Media organizations, including RCR Wireless, TMCnet and JSA TV, will conduct c-level video interviews in a separate, executive-only room off the main exhibit hall.

We have also teamed up with New York TechDay, for “Tech Boss,” a contest inviting technology companies to demonstrate why their innovations are unique and should be shared with the world.  Tech Boss is open to growing technology companies with great potential. You could Win Big! ENTER HERE. 

“Meet the people behind the networks” and join us on June 24th at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown NYC.  Secure your space today.  And don’t forget to join us at the Pre- Party sponsored by Netrality Properties featuring the ATLANTIC-ACM2015 Business Connectivity Service Provider Excellence Awards!



GEN15 SURPASSES 40 SERVICE PROVIDER & TECHNOLOGY VENDOR SPONSOR – MEF’s GEN15 is pleased to announce the growing sponsorship support for the global GEN15 conference, 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. The MEF is delighted by the strong support received for GEN15 from a broad range of companies who provide advanced network services and the Carrier Ethernet, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and optical networking technologies that underpin them.  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 interested in joining their team.


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 our business. Looking to join the Hibernia team? Check out their current career opportunities!


ViaWest LogoViaWest is also hiring! The company was 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.

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 have rewrite rules and test the unproven.  Interest? Then check out the current job listings.


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JSA for the Win - Innovation and Excellence 2015 Awards


JSA FOR THE WIN – 2015 MOST OUTSTANDING TELECOMS PR AGENCY – We are excited to announce that we have won the Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Innovation & Excellence Award for “Most Outstanding Telecoms PR Agency.” Read more.


Attention Carriers: Sabey Data Centers wants to meet you at ITW 2015 in Chicago. Sabey is the gateway multi-tenant data center connecting businesses to Europe and Asia Pacific. Find out how Sabey can design a solution that is right for you. Click here to schedule your meeting with Sabey at ITW today.


globe-609225_640THE RACE TO CONNECT 588 MILLION – Latin America’s demand for bandwidth has exploded, which should come as no surprise since it’s home to the fastest growing population of Internet users. The region is expected to have 394 million users by 2017, however meeting this demand in today’s economic and political climates can be tricky.  Fortunately, cable operators like GlobeNet are paving the way for stable and secure broadband access throughout the region. Erick Contag, COO of GlobeNet, discusses what it takes to lead a cable project from conception to completion. Read more.


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165 HALSEY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, WITH NEW LOGO AND VIRTUAL DATA CENTER TOUR – The dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel, 165 Halsey, launched a brand new website complete with a new logo and a virtual tour of its Newark, NJ based data center. Check out more.



LET’S STAY SOCIAL: JSA EVENTS TIPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AT EVENTS – Conferences and networking events are a critical part of your company’s business strategy. They provide valuable face time to meet new prospects and connect with existing customers. Don’t forget about engaging with your social media network during events. Read our help tips!


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STAND OUT IN THE CROWD – Over the years, SEOs have become really good at understanding keyword intent and segmenting the marketing strategy to match intent. With the loss of keywords search engines have started to take on traditional marketing concepts. Read more.



B_Rc8-jVIAAt10JDid 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.



Exploring 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.


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Vertix 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.


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