Welcome to the 42nd 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 summer news as well as what to look forward to as we get ready to kick off a busy fall season. This month’s
TNT is sponsored by: Hibernia Networks.


Hibernia NetworksHibernia Networks
 owns and operates a global network connecting
North America, Europe and Asia, serving 89 markets and spanning 25 countries.

Hibernia Networks serves customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service in a variety of industry segments including the telecom service provider, financial services, media and entertainment, and web-centric segments. Hibernia Networks provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia Networks also offers cloud connectivity, low latency services and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia Networks’ new transatlantic cable, Hibernia Express, provides the lowest latency connectivity available between North America and Europe.
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Headlines:

 

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.

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HIBERNIA EXPRESS HAS ARRIVED! THE FIRST NEW TRANSATLANTIC CABLE IN OVER A DECADE IS READY FOR SERVICE
– Hibernia Networks’ highly anticipated Hibernia Express, the first new transatlantic cable in over a decade, is officially ready for service. Read more.


HIBERNIA EXPRESS OPENS DOORS FOR IRELAND
– As a foundational element to the country’s preeminent position in the global cloud infrastructure marketplace, Hibernia Express will provide data centers and Internet exchanges the connectivity to address the ever-growing bandwidth needs of North America and Europe. Read more.


NGN PROVIDES INTERNET CONNECTIONS TO NORTHEAST GEORGIA LIBRARY SYSTEM
– NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in North Georgia, announces that its fiber network is providing 100 Mb symmetrical Internet connections to seven libraries within the Northeast Georgia Regional Library system. Read more.

CMDFu3ZWIAAdDorNEW PRODUCT LAUNCH FOR WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES: HIGH-CURRENT UNIVERSAL POWER DISTRIBUTION PANEL – Westell Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of its latest Power Distribution Unit, the DCP10x10 (DCP) High-Current Universal DC Panel. The DCP, available for purchase in fall of 2015, is designed to minimize voltage drops across cable runs in high current applications and provides several choices for protecting network equipment such as breakers or fuses. Read more.

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AVOTUS AWARDED 2015 COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD
– TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Avotus’ Intelligent Communications Management – Enhanced Usage Reporting (ICM EUR) a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. Read more.

inc1PEG BANDWIDTH RANKS NO. 392 ON INC. MAGAZINE INC. 5000 LIST – PEG Bandwidth has done it again! For the second year in a row, PEG Bandwidth has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Read more.


TALENT APLENTY AT WESTELL
– Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) announces the appointment of Brian Brouillette as Senior Vice President of Intelligent Site Management (ISM) and Worldwide Services. Read more.


EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROUDLY PARTNERS WITH LIVINGTREE TO ENHANCE GEORGIA EDUCATION
– Education Exchange, Georgia’s only regional 10-gigabit private cloud for exclusive use by school systems and powered by the NGN fiber network, proudly announces a new technology partnership with LivingTree. Read more.

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LIGHTOWER CLOSES MERGER AND DOUBLES ITS NETWORK REACH
– Lightower Fiber Networks announces the closing of its $1.9 billion merger with Fibertech Networks. The merger further solidifies the company’s leadership role in the U.S. fiber-networking market. Read more.


RCN DEPLOYS HIGH QUALITY, FULLY REDUNDANT FIBER NETWORK INTO 589 5TH AVE. IN NYC
– RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces it deployed its high quality, fully redundant fiber network into 589 5th Avenue in New York City. Owned by Western Management, this Wired Certified building, located at one of the most desired addresses in all of New York City, offers tenants a broad range of amenities. Read more.


LIGHTRIVER TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF VERTICAL SALES
– LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the design and commissioning of Factory Built NetworksTM, proudly announces it has appointed utility industry leader Rusty Williams as Director of Vertical Sales. Read more.

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FIRSTLIGHT SECURES EXPANDED LINE OF CREDIT – FirstLight Fiber announces it has secured an expanded line of credit with its lenders GE Capital, and Webster Bank. The expanded credit line enables FirstLight to expand its fiber network operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England and to take full advantage of robust market demand in the region. Read more.

SOUTHERN TELECOM COMPLETES KEY INSTALLATION IN COLO ATL’S DOWNTOWN ATLANTA FACILITY – This installation will deliver significant dark fiber connectivity for current and future Colo Atl customers inside and outside of the facility. Read more.

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XKL INCREASES JAPAN INTERNET EXCHANGE’S NETWORK CAPACITY IN TOKYO
– XKL, an innovator of enterprise fiber optic networking systems, announced that the Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd (JPIX), one of the largest Internet Exchanges in Japan, has selected XKL’s DQM10-12 Optical Transport Systems to increase network capacity in Tokyo. Read more.


CENTRACOM SELECTS MRV FOR 100G PACKET AND OPTICAL NETWORK
– MRV Communications™, Inc., a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announces that CentraCom is leveraging MRV’s portfolio of packet and optical platforms, alongside its service orchestration software, to ensure reliability and performance as it expands its network and service portfolio. Read more.

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MOUNT SUNAPEE ENHANCES CONNECTIVITY WITH FIRSTLIGHT
– FirstLight Fiber announces that Mount Sunapee, among the most popular ski resorts in New Hampshire, has selected its fiber-based Internet and Voice services to enhance connectivity and streamline overall business operations. Read more.


NGN ACQUIRES ABT AND IMPROVES CONNECTIVITY FOR THE NORTH GEORGIA REGION
– This acquisition allows NGN Connect to expand its service area by utilizing ABT’s wireless infrastructure to effectively deploy high speed broadband to areas that are otherwise underserved by fiber optic service. Read more.


DARK FIBER AVAILABLE FROM TOP-TIER METRO, REGIONAL AND LONG HAUL PROVIDERS INCLUDING ALLIED FIBER, FIBERLIGHT, SOUTHERN TELECOM AND ZAYO
– Colo Atl’s customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands within its expanding facility at 55 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta. Colo Atl continues its expansion, which includes a recently announced additional 6,400 square feet for a total of ~24,000 square feet of data center and colocation space. Read more.

 

DE-CIX OPENS NEW INTERNET EXCHANGE IN DALLASDE-CIX North America takes the company southwest, with its latest Internet exchange (IX) opening in Dallas, Texas, ready for service in January 2016.  Read more.

 

PEG Bandwidth Gore Network Map 7.15PEG BANDWIDTH ACQUIRES FIBER NETWORK FROM W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC–  PEG Bandwidth is expanding its network reach with the company’s latest news. PEG Bandwidth has acquired a 48-mile fiber network from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a privately held, Newark, DE-based enterprise well known for GORE-TEX® fabric. Read More.


UNIQUE’S NETFLEX® DRIVES NEXT GEN PHOTONIC SERVICE SWITCHES IN LIGHTRIVER’S FACTORY BUILT NETWORK™, IMPROVES CUSTOMER TESTING
– LightRiver Technologies, Inc., and Unique Computer Services together announce the immediate availability of Release 3.2 of Unique’s netFLEX® Management System. The announcement comes upon the successful completion of customer testing and training at LightRiver’s Factory Built Network facility in Concord, CA. Read more.


SOUTHERN TELECOM COMPLETES KEY INSTALLATION IN COLO ATL’S DOWNTOWN ATLANTA FACILITY
– Southern Telecom, a subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced it has completed a 528-count fiber installation in Colo Atl’s carrier-neutral co-location facility at the 55 Marietta Street building in downtown Atlanta. Read more.


Videos:

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 12.29.50 AMJSA TV Roundtable – Playing Doctor: The State of the Nationwide Healthcare Network roundtable discussion – Our industry leaders discussed how the health systems has evolved with the introduction of mobility, telemedicine and cloud services and what challenges they see IT teams face in the healthcare industry. The panelists also discuss how rural communities and hospitals are benefitting from the introduction of telemedicine and how telecom providers support these telemedicine programs.  Watch video.

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.

Events:

Scheider Eletric logoHow we receive information or connect with the world around us is continually changing. Fiber technology is empowering your customers to move more data at higher speeds and is enabling offsite storage and cloud computing. By converting open Central Office floor space into a Data Center you can capitalize on this trend and diversify your sources of revenue beyond the traditional Telco model.

Join Schneider Electric and JSA on September 30th at 2 PM EDT as we explore this opportunity and review the ever increasing business pressures affecting the Telecom industry.  Mark Hurley, Data Center Solution Architect of Schneider Electric will breakdown what is Edge Computing and how is it effecting telecommunications, as well as what steps are required to convert open space in a Central Offices into a data center. The discussion will also dive into how a data center can be used to generate a non regulated revenue stream, and architecture solutions with ROI calculations. Register now to learn how to expand your business offer and maximize your revenue potential.

GEN15LogoFinal_RGB_smallWith a target audience exceeding 1,250 attendees from 325+ companies, GEN15 is the must-attend annual networking event for executives and other senior professionals involved in the combined Carrier Ethernet + Third Network services & technology ecosystem. GEN15 will bring together a global array of 120+ Carrier Ethernet, LSO, SDN, NFV, and Cloud expert speakers from around the world to contribute to the event’s program and networking opportunities. Event content and peer-to-peer networking opportunities are designed to appeal to experts from retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government & defense organizations; network solutions vendors; the press; analyst firms; investment firms; and others. Register for the GEN15 event here.


tex-london-2015-04Telecom Exchange London 
– As you may have heard, we are taking our Telecom Exchange (TEX) networking event to London ExCeL on November 19th, to colocate with the highly-established DatacenterDynamics Converged Europe event that has years of success bringing together data center operators and the enterprise. By adding this third telecoms layer, JSA and DCD, the hosts of the respective events, are creating a robust marketplace for the buying and selling of connectivity.  Limited Sponsorships are still available; don’t wait to join companies like Bronze Sponsors GlobeNet and Hibernia Networks! Speaker Opportunities are quickly filling up, as well. Email us at [email protected] with your headshot/bio if you want to join the discussion, hot topics listed here.

Career Opportunities:

DE CIX
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!

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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.

Special Mentions & Offer:

 

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WHITEBOARD VIDEO, ANYONE? – We’re excited to let our JSA community know about the addition of Whiteboard Video Creation to our suite of offerings for companies seeking to promote their services in an easy-to-understand, creative and trackable manner. The Whiteboard Video Service is now available at a special summer promotional rate is ending on Sept. 30th. For more information, please click here or contact [email protected].

 

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AVOTUS RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON MITIGATING THE RISKS OF UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS – Avotus Corporation, the leading provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions, released a white paper titled, “The Price of Productivity – Mitigating the Risks of Unified Communications (UC) Deployments.” The white paper, which is available for free download now, details the “costs” of deploying a UC strategy without proper UC asset monitoring and reporting, including Instant Messaging, Mobility, VOIP, Service Directory, Audio and Video Conferencing and Presence.

logistics-835448_1280THE LOGISTICS OF LOGISTICS | Open Letter from Vertix – Like other consulting firms, Vertix is often engaged only after something has been determined to be “a problem.” Only after we’ve gotten a thorough and accurate picture of the “problem” can we provide a solution that addresses the issue at its root. Typically, when we deal with complex network deployments and dig up that root, we often find logistics to be among the culprits. Logistics is one of the foundation pillars upon which projects and plan success can be measured, particularly when referring to network deployments. Read more.

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 11.01.48 AMKNOW YOUR JSAER – DEAN PERRINE – If you know him, you love him. He is JSA Account Director Dean Perrine. The man, the myth, the legend. Dean has been with JSA for more than four years and, in his time with the company, he has established himself as one of the “go-to” Account Directors with the firm. He is known for his ability to set clients at ease, write outstanding content and develop specialized strategies best suited for each account. Read more.

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Carly with husband, Ryan, dressed to the nines at a theatre gala.

 

KNOW YOUR JSAER – CARLY SMITH – Sometimes, it truly is a small world. Carly Smith just recently joined JSA, but her connections to others at the company go way back. For example – last year she starred in a play called, “Rabbit Hole,” opposite JSA Account Director Dean Perrine, directed by the father of JSA Account Director Matt Pera. What are the odds?! When a job became opened at JSA, she reached out to Dean and the rest is history. Now she is part of the JSA family and we couldn’t be more excited. Read more.