A quick survey of some of the other news from network operators from this week, including a contract win for XO, two for Level 3, some more M2M from DT, and cloud progress for NTT:
XO Holdings (news, filings) broke its relative silence with an interesting contract win via its partners Intelisys and Richardson Communications & Consulting. They'll be providing a converged voice, data, and network security solution for Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping and logistics company, across more than 20 locations both domestic and international. Sounds like exactly the sort of deal XO would like to see plenty more of going forward.
Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) picked up two deals on two different fronts this week. For their growing CDN business, there was the announcement of its selection as an official technology provider for the USA Pro Challenge for both CDN and Vyvx services. It's a week-long, 683 mile bicycle race watched based out of Level 3's Colorado home turf. Meanwhile, they also announced a SIP contract with the media and marketing company QuinStreet. They'll use Level 3's VoIP services for their sites in California, Florida, Las Vegas, and Portland, plus toll free services as well.
Deutsche Telecom AG (ETR:DTE, news, filings) continued to advance its M2M plans by unveiling a new developer community called Developer Garden. The community offers access to APIs, programming guidelines, and SDKs to help with the development of M2M applications in preparation for the "internet of things". DT is playing a long game here, trying to build up an ecosystem and establish themselves in what many say will be a huge deal five years from now.
And NTT Communications (NYSE:NTT, news, filings) says that its cloud platform is powering the new Tokyo data center of Veeva Systems. Veeva provides various cloud-based CRM services to the pharmaceutical industry. Veeva expansion in Japan will become the hub for its operations across the Asia-Pacific region.