Tuesday Bytes: Hibernia, Ciena, Infinera, IBM, Ericsson

April 19th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Lots more news already this week from content providers and equipment vendors to look at:

Hibernia Networks grabbed a piece of the Rio Olympics pie this morning. They have been selected by TV2 Norway to transport the games from Brazil to its customers in Norway. The managed video transport solution features 23 JPEG2000 streams between Rio de Janeiro and the television company's studio in Bergen, Norway. Hibernia's media division has had a major Scandanavian presence since the company took over Teliasonera's MediaConnect business three years or so ago.  I imagine they have a few more similar deals lined up as well.

Ciena has rounded up some business nearby under the North Sea. Along with its partner Lambda Networks, Ciena will be helping Tampnet enhance its network both on land and sea. Tampnet, which I have not encountered until today, specializes in connecting offshore oil rigs and such via a combination of fiber and radio, but with the upgrade will now be offering what it bills as the lowest latency route between the UK and Scandinavia.

In the eastern hemisphere, Infinera's data center interconnect plans won over a Japanese data center provider. NHN Techorus will be deploying their Cloud Xpress gear to connect its metro Tokyo facilities with pipes of up to 1Tbps. Infinera has been having a good year in the metro, and has its new Infinite Capacity Engine technology rising in the background.

IBM's ambitions in the cloud and enterprise networking world became a bit clearer today. They have unveiled an enterprise content delivery offering called Ustream eCDN. The idea is to give enterprises the necessary tools to leverage video on their corporate networks for things like training sessions, all-hands meetings, and other bandwidth-heavy events without bringing the infrastructure to its knees. Combined with the other cloud video products they have launched lately, they clearly have big plans for this area.  The New York State Senate has been using the beta version of the service, which is installed as a virtual server within an organization's firewall and caches video assets so a single instance can be delivered.

And yesterday, Ericsson expanded its own content delivery platform with the addition of 22 partners. Their UDN ecosystem now includes a wider variety of carriers from the APAC region as well as a representative of the content world. Twentieth Century Fox has signed on as well to better distribute its variety of movies, virtual reality, and 4K Ultra-HD with High Dynamic Range content.

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Categories: Content Distribution · Interconnection · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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