Wednesday Roundup 1/18: XConnect, Zayo, Level 3, Savvis

January 18th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

A few quick takes from across the sector:

XConnect is working with DE-CIX to put together a next-gen VoIP federation. I haven't heard too much about VoIP federations lately, it's interesting to see a major new effort underway. DE-CIX is the world's largest internet exchange, so its entry into VoIP peering seems like a natural extension. XConnect has been working in this space for some time, and manages several other federations globally.

Zayo has completed a project bringing bandwidth to the Meridian School District in Idaho. The 100Mbps connection will power 35,000 students and 2,500 employees, bringing 49 sites across six fiber rings with 46 additional route miles. That's a substantial addition to Zayo's Boise network, whose extent spans 175 on-net buildings and 1892 route miles.

Streamworks has selected Level 3's CDN services to help power its Associated Pres Television News Direct service. Level 3 will be helping to deliver live, uncut video news feeds. More video bits is a good thing of course, but Streamworks is just getting started.  Level 3 also managed to win Ethernet Service Provider of the Year down in Latin America, as awarded by the MEF.

Savvis won a key financial deal today.  BATS Global Markets is going to be using their Chicago CH4 facility as a backup to all three of its US markets. The primary infrastructure is housed in Savvis's Weehawken facility. Until now, BATS had been backing up to a data center in Nutley, NJ.

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Categories: Content Distribution · Datacenter · Metro fiber · VoIP

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