Wednesday Bytes: MEF, vXchnge, KCOM

January 8th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

The world is watching other things right now, but in telecom and internet infrastructure we do have a few more things to catch up on at midweek:

MEF continues to make progress on its quest to standardize SD-WAN across the industry. This week the first set of technology vendors to complete the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification process were announced. Versa Networks, Infovista, and Nokia's Nuage Networks went through the process under the eye of Spirent Communications, helping refine it further as well.

vXchnge has added to its channel ecosystem. Tier4 Advisors has signed onto the DCaaS provider's platform to expand its IT procurement business into new markets in 2020. vXchnge operates data centers in a dozen markets around the country.

And over in the UK, KCOM has announced plans to invest £100M in additional fiber infrastructure. The move will take them further beyond their home turf in Hull around which they've hooked up 200K homes now. It also comes on the heels of KCOM's acquisition by the Macquarie group over the summer. Macquarie clearly means to keep KCOM doing what it has been doing, as an infrastructure fund should of course.

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Categories: Channel · FTTH · SDN

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