Time for a quick roundup of other news from this morning that is worth a look:
Zayo picked up a high profile customer in its New York market this morning. Windstream has picked Zayo’s zColo division to help support its 100G longhaul upgrade. The deal will see Zayo deploy colo infrastructure for Windstream at both 60 Hudson in Manhattan and 165 Halsey across the river in Newark. Windstream will use the space as a base with which to serve customers in the northeast.
WANRack continued its string of E-Rate wins with a victory in the desert southwest. Theyll be providing a 10G WAN connecting 25 sites across two school districts in the city of Yuma, Arizona. The buildout will require 22 miles of fiber and will serve some 20,000 students and staff in Yuman Union High School District and Yuma Elementary School District One.
VoLTE is finally starting to take shape, it seems. Belgian-based BICS said today that it has enabled the first end-to-end VoLTE international call, connecting South Korea’s SK Telecom and Belgium’s Proximus. Will other carriers around the world finally get off the sidelines for VoLTE?
And in the world of cloud communications, 8×8 has a new channel partner and a new customer of some size. They’ve teamed up with CDW to deliver a cloud telecommunications solution for MHM Services. MHM supplies health services to prisons around the country, and will be deploying 8×8’s solution during Q3 across its 20 regional offices and 3,000 staff. They had been dependent on premises-based PBX deployments up until now.
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