One network expansion, a strategic investment, some cloud connectivity, and an IX at the edge:
Telia Carrier has deployed a new point of presence out in Pittsburgh. Working with 365 Data Centers in an eighth market, they have added a node to their global IP network at the downtown facility on South Commons. Telia has been steadily adding depth to its US market reach, both at the fiber level and higher.
Inteliquent has made a strategic investment in Zipwhip. Zipwhip is a startup that leverages the cloud to let a business make its landline, VoIP, and toll free numbers reachable by text message. Inteliquent is part of a group putting $9M into the company Zipwhip will also be leveraging Inteliquent's Omni IQ voice/messaging/DID services.
Equinix has found some new cloud capabilities to hook up to its Platform Equinix ecosystem. They are offering direct and private access to VMware's vCloud Air in locations across the US and Europe. In Frankfurt, London, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C customers can reach vCloud Air via VMware's Direct Connect platform, while in the subset of London, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC customers can reach it via Equinix's Cloud Exchange as well.
And EdgeConnex has pushed its edge out further into the Nevada desert. They've partnered with Vegas-IX to to build the exchange's core node into its Las Vegas facility at 1541 Pama Lane. Vegas-IX claims to be Nevada's first non-profit internet exchange. EdgeConneX has been aggressively partnering with regional internet exchanges in many markets, with successes so far in Phoenix, Boston, Minneapolis, Portland, and now Las Vegas.