A few news bites:
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO, news, filings) announced today that NTT America will be deploying its ASR9000 as part of its nextgen IP network. NTT America needed a router that could scale to massive capacities, offers carrier-grade IPv6 capabilities, and environmentally friendly power requirements, and Cisco's gear fit the bill. NTT is making lots of plans for its nextgen backbone, and is amongst the more vocal carriers looking for an active 100Gwavelength market.
AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings) Government Solutions won a $29 Million Task Order From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They will be providing MPLS WAN services as well as and Managed Trusted IP Services (MTIPS), which basically means lots of managed security services bundled under yet another acronym. The EPA of course is a large agency, with 17k employees across the DC headquarters, 10 regional offices, and 27 laboratories - so AT&T will be moving a lot of data for them. This isn't a completely new contract though, AT&T has been handling the EPA's networking needs for years.
Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) announced that TypeFrag is leveraging its colocation and optimized IP services. TypeFrag offers hosted voice communications for gamers. Gamers are of course notorious for their sensitivity to network performance and latency, and tend to be talking to other gamers while simultaneously maxing out the CPU and graphics capabilities of their machine. Thus, it is not really a surprise that they would go with Internap's premium offerings - this one is in their wheelhouse.
And finally, soon-to-be-public datacenter and interconnection specialist Telx saw another provider enter its Clifton facility. Lightower has extended its network into the company's at 100 Delawanna Ave data center. Both companies have been expanding rapidly, and are moving to better serve the New York metro area's financial vertical with low latency and high performance.
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