A few quick takes on other news today and over the weekend from inetwork, Pangaea Networks, Limelight, Inteliquent, and Gulf Bridge International:
inetwork won a big next generation 911 deal way down south in Alabama. The Alabama Wireless 9-1-1 Board has selected inetwork's solution over eight others to replace the legacy TDM based system. NG9-1-1 will go beyond voice to include transmission of text, images, video, and other IP-based requests. Remember back in 2004/5 when VoIP was young, and everyone was talking about how much better 911 could be done via IP? It's amazing how many years have gone by since then, but finally it looks like it's going to start happening.
Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT, news, filings) continued to streamline its offerings under its new brand name. Late last week they unveiled a new interactive network map. I have updated their link on my international network maps page. You have to turn on the network links themselves. Inteliquent is busy this year adding hosted services to its wholesale portfolio.
Pangaea Networks has picked up a new partner. Appia Communications suite of managed services will now be available to customers on Pangaea's New York metro area network. That seems like a natural partnership, teaming a fiber access specialist with a managed services specialist to address the needs of enterprise customers.
Cloud-based applications provider Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW, news, filings) is taking some more IPv6 action. They have automated IPv6 enablement for both new and existing customers in preparation for the second iteration of World IPv6 Day later this week. It's been over a year now since APNIC took out its last installment of IPv4 addresses, things are going to start getting dicey before long. Progress has been made, but we aren't there yet. If only Rackspace would get moving similarly, so I could get Ramblings on IPv6 finally.
And out in the Middle East, Gulf Bridge International (news) added another of the region's major providers to its customer list. Bahrain's Batelco has signed on for a multi-million dollar deal for capacity to Europe. Batelco is also the cable's landing partner in Bahrain, so a deal like this isn't exactly a surprise. I'm sure there are more in the wings.
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