RCN Examines the Shift to IP Telephony

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 4.10.01 PM * Note – this is the first in a series of three blogs from RCN and TNN examining the Top Three Trends Transforming Business Communications.  Businesses of all sizes are using numerous communications vehicles to stay in touch with their customers, suppliers and employees.  Whether phone, via a landline or cell service, or data through the Internet, local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN), communications are constantly evolving to help drive productivity.  Technology advances have made communications features more robust, as well as more cost-effective, for companies of all sizes. Below is one trend that is shaping business communications today … Continue reading

Moving On Up – Lightower Expands Offices in New Jersey

Lightower Blog Lightower Fiber Networks continues to grow in the Garden State. The company announced today it has opened a new office at 581 Main Street in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The new office will support Lightower’s sales and operations teams as the company continues to rapidly expand throughout the state. The growth of Lightower in New Jersey is directly related to the network growth in the state. Broadband fiber networks are stimulating economic growth in the state and driving significant opportunities in workforce development, education, healthcare, public safety and government services, according to a study issued by the New Jersey State Broadband Initiative … Continue reading

Affiliation Equals Compensation – ViaWest Proves It with New Affiliate Program

ViaWest Affiliate Program ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, has launched a new Affiliate Program that will offer an array of benefits to those involved. Industry-leading incentives? Check. Compensation to affiliates who promote ViaWest’s IT infrastructure services through advertising and lead generation initiatives? Check. In short, affiliate partners, including technology bloggers, technical forums, search engine marketers, small businesses, and channel partners, that display ViaWest advertisements on their own websites and generate qualified leads and closed sales will be richly rewarded. “Our program allows affiliates to expand their services offerings by partnering with ViaWest to promote our world-class data … Continue reading

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

Lightower Now Approved Vendor for MiCTA’s National Tech Membership

Lightower Connects MiCTA Membership with Networks The need for all-fiber communications networks is high across all organizations, and the thousands of members of MiCTA can now take advantage of Lightower’s services for their organizations. Announced today, Lightower is a fully approved vendor for MiCTA, which is a national non-profit group purchasing organization representing higher education, K-12, government and other non-profit entities. Lightower has been approved to deliver its all-fiber portfolio of Ethernet, SONET, Wavelengths, Dark Fiber, Colocation and Internet services to the full MiCTA membership. This will allow MiCTA members to beef up their connectivity and take advantage of a range of today’s advanced services that can’t … 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

Peak Is the Provider of the Year for Infrastructure as a Service

Peak has been chosen by The Business Intelligence Group’s Stratus Award as the winner of their prestigious Provider of Infrastructure as a Service of the Year!  This award comes on the heels of a cloud platform success story with DirectBuy, a customer of Peak’s cloud through Peak partner, Komodo Cloud, LLC. “The Cloud is clearly revolutionizing how we use technology and communicate,” comments Dawn Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “With more than 60% of businesses now utilizing the Cloud for performing IT-related operations, the organizations our volunteer expert judges select are helping to accelerate the development and … 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