Friday Bytes: EdgeCast, Hurricane Electric, XO, BroadSoft, Alteva

September 6th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

It's been a shortened week, but despite having all the oxygen sucked out by the Verizon/Vodafone and MicroSoft/Nokia deals, plenty of other interesting things managed to happen:

EdgeCast has added another national network operator to its list of carrier partners. Taiwan's HiNet will be building out its CDN infrastructure for the island based on EdgeCast's technology and connected up with EdgeCast's global CDN of course. HiNet is ChungHwa Telecom's data communications unit. The infrastructure will speed downloads for Taiwan's internet users and reduce the amount of data that must transit to the island via submarine cable.

Hurricane Electric has spent the summer adding nodes to its global network, and continued that push this week with another new one in Eastern Europe. They've established a network PoP for both IPv4 and IPv6 at Victor Hugo u. 18-22 in Budapest, Hungary. HE can't keep up this expansion rate forever, but I imagine they've got a few left in the hopper.

XO Communications has expanded its VoIP product offerings. They've added session-free SIP trunking pricing, aiming to simplify things for multi-location customers.

Meanwhile, Lumos Networks has tapped Broadsoft's suite to expand their VoIP portfolio. The regional network operator is now offering hosted Call Center Xpress services, which integrates their own UC and related technologies with IVR from Inference Solutions and call recording and quality management from CTI Group.

And finally, in a minor bit of M&A this week saw Alteva divest its USA Datanet business. They've sold the non-core platform, which generated about $2M of annualized legacy revenue, to an undisclosed buyer for $600K. The transaction will let Alteva further narrow its focus to the UCaaS space.  Undisclosed buyer?  Ok, somebody 'fess up... 🙂

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