Here's three bits of news from around the world, plus a name change:
Sparkle has launched a new SMS and voice product across its international network. It's aimed at enterprises, systems integrators, and small aggregators that aren't a fit for the traditional wholesale approach, and offers a pay-as-you-go model and end-to-end capabilities. It uses RTX RouteTrader Exchange's technology to allow agile financial interaction and other interesting features.
NTT Communications is expanding its Nexcenter capabilities onto the continent of Africa. The company's Internet Solutions of South Africa subsidiary will be delivering the capabilities starting at its Parklands data center in Johannesburg starting in December. In addition, the company's African customer base will be able to directly leverage NTT's Nexcenter capabilities around the globe.
Interxion has beefed up its interconnection capabilities in the European hub of Amsterdam. Through collaboration with the Asteroid IXP, they are offering a free cross connect from Interxion Science Park to the exchange for 12 months, as well as 10G connectivity from the company's Schiphol campus for €100 per month.
And starting today, we have a new name to remember, and two to file away in the archives. In the wake of their merger, Sonus and GENBAND have decided to rebrand as Ribbon Communications, and has changed its stock symbol to RBBN. That will take a bit of getting used to.