Here's a quick rundown of some recent network news that's worth a look:
Hibernia Networks has an even bigger Irish presence this morning. They've added another PoP to their network in Dublin, moving into Telecity Group's Northwest Business Park. It's their fourth PoP in Dublin, all but one of which are in Telecity facilities. INEX is located in the same location as the new PoP, which will add to Hibernia's peering options.
Hurricane Electric added another node to its steadily growing international network. They now have a sixth German PoP, having moved into Interxion's Dusseldorf facility. HE has been adding PoPs steadily for a few years now, bringing that IPv6 backbone of theirs everywhere they go of course.
Earthlink added a new product line as it continues to reconfigure its strategy this year. They launched a hosted contact center service, which is integraged with their hosted voice product and aimed at the business markets. Continental Building Products is one of the first customers for the new hosted contact center service, alongside a variety of other EarthLink products as well.
Comcast Business is expanding its Ethernet footprint into new territory in the southwest. By early 2015 they will be in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, offering 10GbE hookups to to the usual mix of businesses, schools, and hospitals. I got to sit down with Mike Tighe, Comcast Business's Executive Director of Data Services, at GEN14 last week for an interesting chat. Comcast Business's growth has been amazing considering how big it is already.
And also on the cable MSO Ethernet front, WOW! Business picked up an education customer out in the Midwest. Judson University will be using their fiber-based Ethernet services to hook up its main mpus in Elgin Illinois, about 45 miles northwest of Chicago. The 10G connectivity will support voice, data, and video for students and faculty.
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