Network Roundup: Level 3, Colt, Verizon, CENX, America Movil

March 1st, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s some more network news from around the world to look over:

Level 3 is growing its SDN reach into the Far East. They have expanded their dynamic Ethernet services to reach into two access points in each of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. Level 3 has been investing in its Asian capabilities lately, with the most recent example being the deployment of DDos scrubbing centers in, not coincidentally, each of the same three markets.

Colt has also been active in the Far East this week. Today they revealed plans to bring big bandwidth to Hong Kong, expanding their Colt IQ 100Gbps network deep into the key Chinese port city. The plan is to make that connectivity available to commercial buildings across Hong Kong Island as well as the East and West Kowloon central business districts, with a special eye on the financial vertical.

Verizon has tapped CENX as part of its NFV deployment. The global carrier has built an ‘orchestrated real-time analysis engine’ that leverages CENX’s software to provide service assurance for its NFV deployments. CENX is supplying tools for delivering a unified view across multiple networks and data centers.  It’s clearly a big Tier 1 win for CENX.

And down in Mexico, America Movil and Carlos Slim are facing intensifying pressure from regulators. The most recent rumors suggest that the company could be forced to legally separate out the fixed line unit of Telmex, intending to further reduce the company’s stranglehold on the marketplace since previous measures have apparently not had the hoped-for effect. Of course, just how such a separation would be implemented will be rather important.

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