Friday Roundup: Verizon, DataBank, Alianza, Ericsson, Vodafone

June 18th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

A couple deals, a data center upgrade, and a UC product expansion.  Verizon has won some significant federal business this week.

The company’s Public Sector division has been awarded a $495M contract to manage the Department of Defense’s network infrastructure in support of HPCMP and DREN. They’ll be delivering a layer 2 WAN connecting 200 labs and HPC locations around the US. The solution will deliver guaranteed throughput and latency at speeds of 100Gbps up to 400Gbps.

DataBank is in the process of boosting its footprint out in Pittsburgh. The data center operator has announced an expansion of its PIT2 facility, adding 25,000 square feet of raised floor space and upgraded the power and cooling systems to match. That gives them 40,000 square feet total and 4.5MW of UPS power, plus a high speed connection over to PIT1.

Alianza is taking aim at service providers in need of deeper business cloud communications capabilities. They have unveiled a new solution based on the technology they acquired in the CounterPath deal back in March, integrating their next generation cloud PBX with softphones, cloud meetings, and UCaaS. With the experiences of the last year in tow, many service providers are now looking to bring their cloud communications capabilities up to snuff in a more permanent way.

And Vodafone has tapped Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core technology to power its next generation 5G Standalone networks in both the UK and Germany. The deployment will span 5 years in the UK. The deal expands Vodafone’s relationship with Ericsson, as the two had already kicked off deployment of this solution in parts of Germany a couple months ago. Apparently things have gone well enough on that front to warrant a wider deployment.

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Categories: Datacenter · Federal contracts · Telecom Equipment · Unified Communications · Wireless

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