Some SDN, cloud communications, and submarine cables for your Wednesday perusal:
Ciena took its Blue Planet offensive into some new territory this morning. They have been collaborating with ON.Lab to produce Blue Planet ONOS, a fully-supported and hardened commercial version of the open source, carrier-grade, SDN operating system. When available in the first quarter of 2016 with the Falcon release of ONOS, they'll using it to target the orchestration of data center networks.
Alianza has announced a new customer for its cloud voice platform up north. Xplornet Communications will be using Alianza's cloud communications platform to power their VoIP service and add multi-play capabilities. Xplornet reaches deep into rural Canada via a combination of fixed wireless and satellite. Telus is supplying the wholesale carrier part of the solution.
GENBAND made some key inroads into the Chinese marketplace yesterday. AsiaInfo is using both their Kandy communications platform-as-a-service and fring OTT offering to boost its capabilities. That means both new OTT services and a multimedia contact center offering.
And Huawei Marine is planning to spend some time in paradise. They have teamed with Ooredoo to deploy a nationwide submarine cable system in the Maldives. When complete, the cable will stretch 1,200km throughout the Indian Ocean archipelago, helping to deliver high bandwidth to both locals and, of course, uber-connected tourists in the expanding resort business.
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