Thursday Roundup: LimeLight, Console, Telehouse, Telia, Colt, NexGen

March 9th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Time to catch up on some other news from content delivery to interconnection to IoT to network expansions:

LimeLight has a new content delivery customer in southeast Asia. The Philippine airline Cebu Pacific is using their CDN to accelerate its onine booking experience. The low-cost airline sees as many as 60-80% of its tickets booked online, making it a primary point of interface with customers and hence a priority. Limelight's efforts have supposedly cut response times by 44% regionally and 61% globally.

Console has established a foothold over in the Middle East. Omantel is partnering with Console, leveraging the company's Console Connect platform and migrating its interconnection infrastructure onto it. Meanwhile, Console gains greater reach in the region, something they'll probably look to leverage further.

Speaking of interconnection, Telehouse revealed a new milestone for its exchange in the NY metro area. NYIIX has surpassed 400Gbps of daily traffic across its seven locations in NYC and northern New Jersey. They are also teeing up some announcements likely to involve cloud interconnection this year, something we are seeing more IXs delve into directly.

Telia Carrier's efforts in the Internet of Things space picked up a new convert. The Middle East-based carrier Ooredoo has picked their IoT backbone for backhaul to Ericsson's DCP platforms in Europe. Telia's IoT backbone uses IPX to separate the traffic from the public internet and bring it back to device management platforms, wherever those may be.

Colt continues to add SDN-powered capabilities. This week they added dedicated cloud access on demand to Amazon's AWS cloud platform, including both a hosting option and also a dedicated port option coming next quarter. Colt has 10 AWS Direct Connect PoPs across AWS's three European regions.

And finally, NexGen Networks is expanding its network reach in New York. They have deployed a new PoP within CoreSite's New York campus. CoreSite's New York campus spans NY1 in Manhattan and NY2 across the river in New Jersey, which seems to stretch the traditional definition of 'campus' but works well enough when it comes to metro footprints these days.

Categories: Content Distribution · Datacenter · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · IoT, M2M · SDN

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