Friday Bytes: FirstLight, EdgeConneX, ADVA, Nokia

September 11th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

In the last roundup of the week, here are three contract wins in three different sectors, plus a bit of cloud connectivity.

FirstLight has picked up a contract up in New Hampshire this week. A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing has selected the company's internet and hosted voice services to power its corporate office in Windham. The foodservice marketing agency targets customers across New England and upstate New York, and recently tore down and built the HQ building anew. For the future they may tap FirstLight for cloud connectivity and disaster recovery as well.

EdgeConneX has brought a new cloud connectivity option to its customers in the southwestern US. They are now offering Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in their facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The data center is located near Arizona State University in Tempe, about 20 minutes from downtown. The new offering will enable enterprises an on-ramp to Microsoft 365 and other services as well as the cloud in general.

ADVA has won some business over in the Middle East. Alsard Fiber is leveraging a suite of ADVA's technology to hook up customers across Iraq. Alsad Fiber's infrastructure is a bit hard to pin down in English sources, but spans much of the country and supports a growing IP backbone as well.  It's nice to talk about Iraq now and then without mentioning the troubles folks there have had to deal with for the last 3 decades or so.

And Nokia will be helping Telefonica roll out 5G across its home turf in Spain. The plan is to deploy 5G to 75% of the Spanish population by the end of the year, building upon a longstanding relationship between the two companies which has Nokia gear in all of Telefonica's European 5G buildouts. Nokia's AirScale radios are powering things, backed by other technologies at the IP and transport layers.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Metro fiber · Telecom Equipment · VoIP · Wireless

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