Int’l Bytes: Sparkle, CenturyLink, Telia

March 20th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Here are three news bytes from global backbones from the start of this week:

Sparkle is teaming up with Positive Technologies to launch some new security capabilities. Their new Signaling Protection Suite is aimed at helping mobile operators keep a close eye on 4G and soon 5G networks, protecting vulnerable spots in signaling protocols like Diameter and GTP. Sparkle is the international arm of Italian-based TIM Group.

CenturyLink is helping the Brazillian energy upstart Echoenergia with its cloud-based IT needs. Going from zero to 70 employees and 476MW of renewable energy production last year, Echoenergia tapped Amazon AWS for the cloud infrastructure to run things efficiently. CenturyLink helped with the implementation. CenturyLink’s Brazilian presence came primarily courtesy of the Level 3 deal, which in turn derived from Global Crossing’s longstanding business in South America.

And Telia has also had some success down in South America. The Brazillian national service provider Eletronet has picked Telia Carrier’s global backbone for dedicated internet access and other services. Eletronet is Telia’s first local ISP customer in Brazil. The company’s network spans 1,600km route miles of fiber hooking up 155 PoP, and it’s a new one to me so I’ve added their map to my collection.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Internet Backbones · Security

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