TGIF. It's been a long month for me, I'm looking forward to a more relaxing August. Here's a quick rundown of some other news from this week that's worth a look:
Zayo has picked up a wavelength deal with an unnamed global cloud service provider. Zayo will be providing three 100G wavelengths on four routes, hooking up data centers in four of the top US datacenter markets. No new fiber will be required, they will only need to deploy the necessary gear on existing fiber assets. Cloud providers adding diversity and capacity as demand for cloud-based services continues to grow rapidly.
GENBAND has expanded a customer relationship over in the Middle East. Palestine Telecommunications Company, a.k.a. Paltel, is deploying their technology to move to an all-IP fixed voice network. The political situation over there never seems to evolve much, but at least the technological infrastructure is moving along.
Meanwhile, Sonus has also made some progress overseas. Brazil's Algar Telecom will be using their software-based session border controller to support a national expansion of the company's SIP peering and trunking services. It will be dployed as a virtual network function as part of Algar's push toward an NFV-based archtecture, obviating the need for hardware-based SBC appliances.
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