KDDI Invests $231 Million in New UK Data Center

logo-left-kddi-telehouse Investment into Telehouse North Two in London Docklands Data Center Campus to enable hybrid services to realize growth for global business KDDI, parent company to Telehouse, announced today that it is investing $231 million in the first of a new generation of mission-critical data centers in the London’s Docklands. The investment in the new data center ‘North Two,’ will enable businesses to take advantage of evolving global technologies, such as the Internet of Things and the IT industry shift towards Hybrid Cloud, and encourage innovation, growth and new jobs. North Two will be built next to Europe’s original data center, … Continue reading

Hibernia Further Extends its High Performance Connectivity Throughout the Island of Ireland with a PoP at CIX

Hibernia's Network in Ireland Hibernia Networks has added Cork Internet eXchange (CIX) as a new Point of Presence (PoP) on its global network. The PoP further extends Hibernia’s high performance connectivity and international services throughout Southwest Ireland. Connected to an extensive list of fiber providers, the exchange is responsible for delivering IP connectivity to thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of homes. Hibernia’s PoP affords CIX customers the ability to access Hibernia’s Project Kelvin network. Project Kelvin, an extensive submarine and terrestrial cable deployment that directly connects Northern Ireland to North America, allows for increased communications and next-generation Internet service offerings. “Hibernia’s presence … Continue reading

Hibernia Networks’ Project Express to Offer High Capacity, New Diversity and Low Latency Across the Atlantic

wake Hibernia Networks and TE SubCom today announce that they have commenced the manufacturing of the Hibernia Express trans-Atlantic cable system, the newest and fastest fiber-optic path between New York and London. The 4,600km cable is targeted to be in service Summer 2015. The state-of-the-art system will connect New York and London, as well as connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to major metro areas. The Hibernia Express cable system will boast a total cross-sectional design capacity of 53 Tbps and launch with 100Gbps transmission capacity by using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform. Additionally, … Continue reading

Workplace Mobility Set to Soar as BT Launches BT One Phone in the UK

cellphone BT and OnePhone Holding have announced the official launch of BT One Phone. The launch follows the April 2014 announcement of the joint venture between OnePhone and BT to develop innovative mobile services for the UK’s small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). The new service brings together all of a company’s fixed lines, mobile phones and internal office phone systems into one service that is hosted in the Cloud and delivered on a mobile. As the BT One Phone system is cloud-based, all of the feature-rich call management services of a phone system, typically available on a desk phone, are … Continue reading

The Doctor Will See You, Now.

Telemedicine, the use of video conferencing and telepresence in healthcare, is becoming increasingly popular for mental health services. Mental health professionals including physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and other specialists can now communicate easily over long distances with their patients. On-Demand video conferencing, from the comfortable environment of the patient’s choice, is becoming standard practice. New patients are seeking mental health services without the associated stigma of visiting a doctor’s office. With BCS Global video conferencing solutions, healthcare offices can effortlessly expand their services to incorporate telemedicine. BCS Global is enabling the next frontier in mental health – Telemental Health. BCS Global has … Continue reading

GlobeNet Secures Additional Leading Edge Communications Services for its Customers

10355659_505104596283106_6874026193088947235_o     GlobeNet has secured additional leading edge communications services for its global customers via a new 20-year agreement with Allied Fiber. Through the agreement, GlobeNet gains an additional fiber route, access to open interconnection with operators in Allied Fiber’s colocation facilities, and added interconnection point diversity.   GlobeNet provides highly secure and reliable, low latency data services to global carriers and service providers over a dual ring-protected fiber-optic submarine cable system serving North and South America. By utilizing Allied Fiber’s system, GlobeNet is able to improve upon the control of its network. Additionally, the fiber route gained in the … Continue reading

New POP in Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan Further Expands DE-CIX’s NYC Presence

375 Pearl Street DE-CIX will launch a point-of-presence (POP) of its DE-CIX Apollon interconnection platform in Sabey Data Centers’ Intergate.Manhattan, a 1 million-square-foot facility located at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan. Sabey will use DE-CIX Apollon peering and Metro VLAN Ethernet capabilities in the NY/NJ metro to provide enhanced interconnection options for its customers. DE-CIX’s new POP in Intergate.Manhattan, expected to take place within the next 30-60 days, marks its continued expansion in New York City. Announced in September 2013 and first opened for customer orders in November 2013, DE-CIX New York continues to add data center sites to expand the coverage … Continue reading

tw telecom Wins Big for Business Connectivity; Takes Home Seven ATLANTIC-ACM Awards

From left to right: Aaron Blazar, Vice President, ATLANTIC-ACM; Dean Young, Vice President and General Manager Washington DC, Cbeyond; Tom Alesi, Director, Wholesale and Emerging Solutions, Sprint; Pat Dolan, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales, Fibertech; April Reynolds, Director, Customer Operations, FPL FiberNet; Robert Bianco, Vice President and General Manager, tw telecom; Fedor Smith, President, ATLANTIC-ACM As part of the Telecom Exchange (TEX) East Opening Night Cocktail Reception held on June 24 at Battery Gardens in NYC, ATLANTIC-ACM joined JSA to present its 2014 Business Connectivity Best-In-Class Awards. The awards, delivered by ATLANTIC-ACM President Fedor Smith, were based on approximately 4,000 individual … Continue reading

DE-CIX Drives Critical Infrastructure to Keep New York City Connected

DE-CIX Announces NGN VOIP Product Technology is now the second most important driver of New York City’s economy, behind only the financial sector. This figure was confirmed in the “Building a Digital City” study delivered at the September 2013 Bloomberg Technology Summit in New York. “Silicon Alley” in New York now creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and generates over $5.6 billion in annual tax revenues to the city, according to the Association for a Better New York. With a growing emphasis on technology as a driver for economic development, New York City is committed to building a strong and robust technology ecosystem. “New York … Continue reading

Angola Cables and DE-CIX Sign MOU to Establish Interconnection Environment in Angola and the West Coast of Africa

angola_africa DE-CIX and Angola Cables today announced a strategic partnership, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a long-term collaboration and creates the foundations of a new neutral interconnection environment in the Republic of Angola and in the Southern African Region. Internet and telephony penetration rates in Africa rank amongst the lowest in the world, however this may not remain true for much longer. Despite the continent of Africa collectively reporting less than 1 Terabits per second of traffic today, the Republic of Angola currently reports up to 20 Gigabits/s. TeleGeography recently reported that demand is expected to rise across … Continue reading