Here’s a quick roundup of some other interesting news already out this week:
Calix says it is powering one of Austin’s Gigabit fiber projects. No not Google’s, and not AT&T’s, but that of Grande Communications which is currently beating the other two to the punch. Grande is using their Ethernet platform, optical network terminal, and Open Link Cable software to bring that 1Gbps pipe to subscribers in West Austin. Provisioning of EPON/GPON over DOCSIS seems like something we’ll see from the larger cable operators when they get around to 1Gbps elsewhere in the country.
Telstra made an M&A foray into the US market today at the application layer. They have announced plans to acquire the rest of the video platform company Ooyala for $270M, which they already owned some 23% of. Ooyala will be an independently operated subsidiary of Telstra, but the bigger question is how its capabilities might be integrated into the rest of Telstra’s global ambitions in the nexus of cloud, video, and telecom.
And in another bit of cloud services news with an Aussie flavor, iiNet has teamed with Bulletin. The two are combining iiNet’s network capabilities with Bulletin’s mobile messaging software-as-a-service to create an A2P mobile messaging service aimed at all levels of the enterprise market. The usual suite of cloud-based services being offered to enterprises seems ready to explode out of the initial core of storage, computing, security, backup, and UC and into more services like this.
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