Wednesday Bytes: Mammoth, Ericsson, Alestra, Terremark, Equinix

May 7th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

In between this week's earnings results, here's another quick roundup of other industry news that's worth noting:

In an expansion I missed last week, Mammoth Networks has come down out of the mountains with a network expansion into Texas. The agile data services aggregator is building a PoP down in Dallas, a market that has definitely been hopping lately. RealLinx is one of their initial tenants at the new PoP.

Ericsson has found another network to manage, but this one is in a different market segment. The New York energy utility Con Edison has tapped Ericsson for a six year deal to operate and enhance its internal network. I'll be curious to see if this sort of managed services outsourcing catches on with other public utilities.

South of the border, Mexico's Alestra has upgraded its backbone with 400G capability. They've deployed Alcatel-Lucent's optical platform to give them channels of up to 400Gbps. That's a lot of bandwidth for anywhere, and it should go a long way in Latin America even with how healthy demand has been in the region.

Verizon Terremark won itself a cloud services deal from, well, the telecom vendor space. TE Connectivity is using them to integrate their IT services around the world by virtualizing their applications and infrastructure. They're also using Verizon's private IP services to hook it all up.

And Equinix's recently unveiled Cloud Exchange won a networking ally this morning.  The national network operator tw telecom will be will be providing Ethernet access to the cloud ecosystem.  The two companies hope to pair all the dynamic capabilities tw telecom has built into its network with a nextgen interconnection platform in a way that makes the move to the cloud a breeze for businesses across the country.

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