Weekend Roundup – Level 3, TW Telecom, Equinix, Global Crossing

December 11th, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

While there wasn't an overflow of news this week, there were nevertheless many stories I didn't manage to cover for one reason or another.  In this case, there were quite a few contracts announced that I didn't have enough to say about for a full post but which were interesting nevertheless.  Sometimes it is the smaller company news that winds up in a weekend update, but this week it's the other way around I guess

glbc was selected by Adify for a nice CDN contract, delivering advertising banners to mid-sized websites not so different from this one actually.  Global Crossing began reselling the services of Limelight and Edgecast earlier this year, and this one seems to be using the Limelight service.  Until now we haven't really heard much about the company's success in the CDN sector.   Now that they've gotten their feet wet though, 2010 may be an interesting year.

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) announced two VoIP related wins this week. The company will be providing VoIP enhanced local services in support of almost all of Momentum Telecom's residential and business voice products.    Additionally, conferencing and interactive voice response specialist Remotelink will be purchasing their local inbound, toll free, and voice termination services.   We haven't heard much from Level 3's VoIP business during the recession, hopefully this is a harbinger of a 2010 recovery.

TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) also had two nice contract wins this week.  Car Spa selected them for IP VPN, Ethernet, and digital voice services across a 15 site, 5 state footprint.  And  the Indiana Blood Center has picked the company's IP VPN and voice services to connect its 11 locations across Indiana.  Both of these wins are classic examples of TW Telecom's no-nonsense mid-market game plan, using their dense metro fiber footprint to successfully combat the ILECs.  Blocking and tackling as usual, but I'm still waiting for CEO Larissa Herda to make a big move.

And PIPE, the new submarine cable connecting Australia and Guam, has selected Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) as a key interconnect provider.  They will utilize various datacenter facilities across Equinix's Pacific footprint, and especially Sydney-1.  The Pacific market is in a state of flux right now with multiple new cables either online already, under construction, or recently planned.  Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

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Categories: Datacenter · Metro fiber · Undersea cables · VoIP

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