Thursday Bytes: Windstream, ROOT, Hughes, Onecom

November 15th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Four interesting items from three continents.  I’m on the road today, will be back in the saddle tomorrow.

Windstream’s ongoing effort to win over more enterprise customers gained a new convert this week. An unnamed national logistics and delivery transport company is using Windstream’s SD-WAN Concierge to manage its network operations. The delivery firm is based in the southeast, with 80 locations in 30 states — if I knew more about the sector that might be enough to pinpoint the customer name.

ROOT Data Center has boosted the interconnection options available at its two facilities this week. The Montreal data center operator has brought in Megaport’s SDN-powered technology to power direct connections to the big cloud providers. Interest in Montreal from hyperscalers has made it one of the hottest markets of the year, and having on-demand cloud capabilities is definitely a necessary piece of the hybrid cloud world.

Hughes has won some business over in Africa for its JUPITER System. The Satellite operator said on Monday that it has been chosen by three providers to power satellite broadband services: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Tanzania’s SatCoNet, and an unnamed ‘leading East African telecommunications company’. Hughes’ JUPITER System delivers 200Mbps+ of throughput per terminal and includes 4G/LTE optimization to improve its backhaul capabilities.

And in the UK, Onecom has become the official telecoms partner for the Portsmouth Football Club. Along with the sponsorship, Onecom will be helping to power the communications infrastructure at Fratton Park, which the club calls home. Onecom has been aggressively growing its presence in the UK, including the purchase of the customer base of True Telecom earlier this year.


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