Wednesday Bytes: NTT, Limelight, RCN Business, Level 3

December 2nd, 2015 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick look at some interesting news from the week so far:

NTT America has a new partner with whom they can tackle the US enterprise market. They’ve signed an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise by which HPE customers will have access to NTT’s private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offerings as well as professional services. The cloud has been a tougher nut to crack for telecom as a whole than some once thought, but NTT continues to forge ahead.

Limelight Networks says it has picked up a CDN contract.  They’ll be providing the platform for CuriosityStream’s OTT streaming service.  CuriosityStream aims to make nonfiction content about things like science, technology, and history available on-demand across multiple devices.  Limelight’s Orchestrate Video platform is now streaming more than 1,000 online videos for the new site, a sum that will surely be growing.  Hmmm, aren’t funny cat videos non-fiction too, technically?  Not the same thing I guess

RCN Business is looking to serve even bigger pipes to its enterprise customers. They’ve upgraded their Ethernet backbone with 100Gbps links across their footprint. We had RCN Business’ Ted White here for an Industry Spotlight a couple months back talking about the company’s channel expansion.

And to get into the holiday spirit, Level 3 will again be assisting NORAD with its Santa problem. They’ll be providing voice services to the Petersen Air Force Base in order to handle all the calls they’ll be getting come Christmas Eve from children looking to keep track of Santa’s progress. Last year, there were 135,000 calls in the space of 23 hours that were handled by some 1,500 volunteers.  This is Level 3’s second Christmas on NORAD duty, having inherited the annual tradition from tw telecom.

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