Friday Roundup: PLDT, LimeLight, Earthlink, Wilcon

October 18th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s an end-of-week roundup of news from this week that’s worth a look:

PLDT Alpha, the Philippine operator’s corporate division is spreading its international wings a bit wider.  They’ve signed an IP VPN NNI with Hong Kong’s PCCW Global, which will enable the two companies to jointly provide IP VPN services around the world.   The combination of PLDT’s national infrastructure and PCCW’s global backbone seem a natural pairing.

Limelight has upgraded its Orchestrate platform.  The new generation V2.5 increases content delivery speeds, addresses the challenges of erratic content consumption, and of course better supports the never-ending parade of mobile devices out there.

Earthlink has further enhanced its cloud services portfolio with the launch of its EarthLink 365+ collaboration suite.  It’s built off of CenterBeam’s hosted Exchange platform, which Earthlink got by acquisition at the beginning of this past summer.  The new product offering aims to improve on what enterprises can get from Microsoft’s Office 365.

And Wilcon followed through with its acquisition of Freedom Dark Fiber Networks.  They closed the deal on Wednesday and immediately became one of the biggest fiber operators in southern California with 3,000+ route miles connecting about a thousand enterprise buildings.



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