Wednesday Roundup: 1623 Farnam, Console Connect, Great Plains Communications, Accedian, STL

February 1st, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

A couple interesting items from Nebraska, and a couple of vendor items, including a bit of M&A:

1623 Farnam and Console Connect have teamed up to expand 1623’s ecosystem out in Nebraska. Console Connect’s NaaS platform will enable tenants at their Omaha facility to interconnect with a wide variety of infrastructure partners. 1623’s carrier neutral facility is a regional hub and home to Omaha IX, while Console Connect is a part of PCCW Global.

Great Plains Communications has added some muscle to its executive leadership team. Nicholas Wilkin has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, a role he previously held at Vast Broadband. Meanwhile Katie Curtis will be their new Chief Information Officer, moving over from an IT/Tech leadership role at Zayo Group. GPC operates more than 16,500 route miles of fiber touching 13 states centered on the state of Nebraska.

Accedian has launched intent-based assurance as part of its Skylight platform. The new capabilities target complexity challenges in modern networks, bringing greater service visibility alongside other automation and orchestration initiatives like we see in service activation. Cisco is adding the new intent-based assurance to its automation portfolio, among others.

And STL is divesting its Telecom Products Software business to Skyvera via an Indian subsidiary. The inorganic move is part of STL’s refocus on its optical products, offloading the company’s telecom and network software capabilities and some 60 customers in India and EMEA. A few months ago STL also announced a divestiture of its inside data center connectivity arm AIDS to Hexatronic.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Interconnection · Mergers and Acquisitions · Software

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