Wednesday Roundup: BSO, FirstLight, Vonage, FiberLight, Enea

July 15th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick look around the industry at midweek:

BSO is taking its business case to a new continent. The low latency specialist has officially entered South America with an expansion into 10 new data center locations. They are leveraging the subsea, data center, and IP assets of Seaborn and EdgeUno. The arrangement gets them into the Latin American markets of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile quickly. They have also established an AWS on-ram in Equinix SP4 in Sao Paolo and are putting in a connection to the liquidity hub at B3.

FirstLight is moving deeper into the managed service arena. The northeastern fiber operator and service provider has added both managed access and managed Wi-Fi to its portfolio. FirstLight’s managed services are built around Cisco technology, and target enterprise customers within their region. FirstLight recently announced an expansion southward into Pennsylvania.

Vonage has picked up a high profile enterprise customer for its unified communications solutions. Dominos Pizza has selected their technology to connect up some 6,000 franchise and corporate locations around the US. They are also leveraging Vonage’s programmable voice capabilities and Voice API to better manage customer orders and deliveries.

FirberLight is bringing back Jim Lynch for another stint as CEO. Lynch will reprise his role as interim CEO while the company searches for a more permanent replacement to Don MacNeil, who just shifted over to the COO role at GTT. Lynch is a co-founder and managing partner at Thermo Capital Partners, which owns FiberLight. FiberLight also recently deployed Fujitsu’s 1FINITY platform across its Texas and Oklahoma footprint.

And Enea Openwave says its technology is powering video experiences for Vodafone Ireland. Enea Openwave’s solution enables transparent classification of encrypted traffic flows to improve video quality in real time, and has been deployed across Vodafone’s networks globally. I’ll bet that has been useful in the current pandemic environment as network traffic patterns continue to shift in unexpected ways.

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Categories: Low Latency · Managed Services · Unified Communications · Video

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