It’s midway through August, and while the overall news is pretty strange these days the infrastructure sector just keeps moving forward: one new network operator and three software integration moves:
The northeast has itself a new fiber network provider. This a group of industry veterans backed by the financial guys at Post Road Group have launched Archtop Fiber. Based in the town of Kingston NY, Archtop plans to invest $350M on a fiber expansion within the Hudson Valley. They hope to reach 500K homes and businesses with XGS PON.
Zayo is looking to better enable outside software developers to take advantage of the company’s offerings. They have launched an API developer portal and has begun to roll out the MEF’s ‘Billie’ release of LSO Sonata. According to Zayo, some 100+ customers use the company’s APIs each month.
SEACOM is beefing up its back office with some help from Acumatica. The pan-African service provider will use Acumatica’s cloud-based ERP technology. SEACOM has expanded from its original subsea cable deployment along the coasts of eastern and southern Africa to run a broader set of longhaul and metro network infrastructure across the continent. The ERP upgrade will help them automate accounting and other tasks.
And Vonage’s new life as a subsidiary as Ericsson seems to be starting off well. The cloud communications specialist has been chosen by Log Build, a Japanese-based construction company, to support live video calls. Vonage’s Video API has been integrated within Log Build’s software, supporting better remote site inspection and management.
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