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Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:30

GTT to Sponsor Capacity Europe Featured

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McLean, VA, October 19, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its sponsorship of Capacity Europe, taking place October 24-26 at the InterContinental London – The O2. Capacity Europe is the largest annual meeting for the global carrier community in Europe, uniting voice and data businesses with OTTs, content and cloud providers, data centers, IXPs and ISPs.

GTT is committed to connecting people across organizations and around the world. The company operates a leading global network and provides multinationals with a comprehensive portfolio of cloud networking services, including optical transport, wide area networking, internet, managed services, voice and video. Earlier this year, GTT launched SD-WAN, a secure, managed network service that delivers optimized application performance and improved bandwidth efficiency. SD-WAN leverages GTT’s expansive global reach, flexible access options and expertise in delivering hybrid enterprise networks and managed services.

GTT is a leading sponsor of Capacity events and the exclusive Global Series Partner for Capacity and TeleGeography’s WAN Summit events. During Capacity Europe, GTT will attend the Global Carrier Awards 2017, for which the company is shortlisted in the category of Best Strategic Acquisition.

About GTT

GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including optical transport, wide area networking, internet, managed services, voice and video services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:30

EdgeConneX® to Speak at Capacity Europe 2017 Featured

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EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will speak at Capacity Europe 2017, taking place October 24-26 in London.  He will participate on the panel, “Cloud & Carrier Collaborations: How Are They Administering Greater Global Interconnectivity?”

Mr. Lawson-Shanks will join other panel members to discuss how cloud providers and global carriers are collaborating to meet growing end-user demands, improve traffic flow and reduce latency; the potential these symbiotic relationships offer in building a more cohesive network ecosystem; and the pathways to securing greater global interconnectivity.

WHAT:          

Panel: “Cloud & Carrier Collaborations: How Are They Administering Greater Global Interconnectivity?”

WHERE:

Capacity Europe 2017
Intercontinental London – The O2

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:00 p.m.

WHO:

Panel members include:

Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation, EdgeConneX

Rob Coupland, managing director EMEA, Digital Realty

Eric Schwartz, president EMEA, Equinix

Giuliano Di Vitantonia, CMSO, Interxion

Vivek Jhamb, SVP & global head of connectivity business, Vodafone Carrier Services

Moderator: Steve Wallage, managing director, BroadGroup Consulting

About EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider.  Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost-effective distribution model for the internet.  For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.

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iMiller Public Relations for EdgeConneX®
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October 18, 2017 -- Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces that its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will be speaking at Bisnow’s Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast, taking place October 26, 2017 at 7 World Trade Center in New York.  He will be participating on the panel, “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond.”  Mr. Connolly, who is also co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition, has more than 30 years’ experience in data centre site selection, demonstrating a pragmatic and commonsense approach to sales, negotiation, company start-ups and strategic thinking.

Mr. Connolly will be joined at the event by Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation, EdgeConneX®, and a Host in Ireland Executive Committee member.  Mr. Lawson-Shanks will be participating on the panel, “The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber.”  EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) are proximity-based, strategically located nearest to the end-user’s point of access to reduce network latency and optimize performance.  As Mr. Lawson-Shanks will discuss, local proximity access brings the cloud closer to the enterprise, enabling more secure, real-time access to cloud applications and services while offering reduced backbone transport costs.

WHAT:

Panel: “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond”

Panel: The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber              

WHERE:

Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast
7 World Trade Center
New York

WHEN:

October 26, 2017
“Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond.”
9:05 a.m. ET

“The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber”
11:15 a.m. ET

WHO:

“Data Center Site Selection” panel members include:

Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland
Stephen Campbell, Manager, Business Development, Con Edison
Gerald Marshall, President and CEO, Netrality Properties
Scott Millar, President, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
Todd Raymond, CEO and Managing Partner, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty
Tony Rossabi, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint
Moderator: Sonia Khanna, Director, Commercial Real Estate Finance, CapitalSource

The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber” panel members include:

Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & ​VP, Innovation, EdgeConneX
Michael Higgins, Senior VP, Colocation Business Unit, Internap Corporation (INAP)
Peter Feldman​​, CEO & Principal, DataGryd
Phil Koblence​​, Co-Founder & COO, New York Internet
Christian Koch, Manager, Core Network Planning, Pilot Fiber
Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland, winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information about Ireland’s digital asset hosting ecosystem at all times including demonstrating why Ireland is more cost-effective, efficient, reliable, secure and accessible than most other regions across the EU.  There's a reason companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Adobe and beyond have sought to host their solutions in as well as to/from Ireland.  Many of these reasons are immediately realized due to access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data center providers that offer an array of services sustained by the “5 Ps”: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power.  On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market.  Ireland supports this initiative through attractive fiscal structures, access to a skilled workforce and full support of the U.S. Safe Harbor and Patriot Acts - ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small.  For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

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Ocotber 18, 2017 -- EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces that Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation, will be speaking at Bisnow’s Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast, taking place October 26, 2017 at 7 World Trade Center in New York.  He will be participating on the panel, “The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber.”  EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) are proximity-based, strategically located nearest to the end-user’s point of access to reduce network latency and optimize performance.  Mr. Lawson-Shanks, who is also a Host in Ireland Executive Committee member, will discuss how local proximity access brings the cloud closer to the enterprise, enabling more secure, real-time access to cloud applications and services while offering reduced backbone transport costs.

Mr. Phill Lawson-Shanks will be joined at the event by Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location.  He will be participating on the panel, “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond.”  Mr. Connolly, who is also co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition, has more than 30 years’ experience in data center site selection, demonstrating a pragmatic and commonsense approach to sales, negotiation, company start-ups and strategic thinking.

WHAT:

Panel: The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber

Panel: “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond”

WHERE:

Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast
7 World Trade Center
New York

WHEN:

October 26, 2017

“The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber”
11:15 a.m. ET

Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond.”
9:05 a.m. ET

WHO:

“The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber” panel members include:

Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & ​VP, Innovation, EdgeConneX
Michael Higgins, Senior VP, Colocation Business Unit, Internap Corporation (INAP)
Peter Feldman​​, CEO & Principal, DataGryd
Phil Koblence​​, Co-Founder & COO, New York Internet
Christian Koch, Manager, Core Network Planning, Pilot Fiber
Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

“Data Center Site Selection” panel members include:

Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland
Stephen Campbell, Manager, Business Development, Con Edison
Gerald Marshall, President and CEO, Netrality Properties
Scott Millar, President, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
Todd Raymond, CEO and Managing Partner, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty
Tony Rossabi, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint
Moderator: Sonia Khanna, Director, Commercial Real Estate Finance, CapitalSource

About EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider.  Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications.  Edge Data Centers host bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive data closer to end users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost-effective distribution model for the internet.  For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.

Media Contact:
iMiller Public Relations for EdgeConneX®
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 22:21

1025 Old Country Road Announces $14 Million Growth Financing Featured

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Funds to Be Used to Fortify 1025Connect Meet-Me Room Infrastructure, Power and Cooling Capacity

WESTBURY, NY – October 17, 2017 – 1025 Old Country Road (1025 OCR), today announces the closing of a $14 million senior secured credit facility. The 200,000 square-foot building located in Westbury, New York is the home of 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation.  The new capital will be focused on major enhancements to the building’s network and supporting infrastructure, including significant expansion of its data center and Meet-Me Room footprints, as well as power and cooling capacity, which is being driven by strong customer demand.

“We are seeing strong demand for our interconnection facility that offers unmatched international carrier connectivity and a unique bypass alternative to New York City,” comments Jeff Wasserman, Owner of 1025 Old Country Road and Chairman of 1025Connect.  “This infusion of new capital will support our ability to build inventory and increase capabilities to meet burgeoning customer demand.  We will continue to invest in our core infrastructure in order to enhance our platform going forward.”

Situated at one of the most eastern points of the United States, on the ‘Continental Edge,’ 1025Connect delivers direct access to multiple submarine cable systems connecting multiple continents, as well as the ability to bypass Manhattan via terrestrial fiber routes for greater network redundancy and diversity.  The growth capital provided through this transaction was required to meet the needs of the multiple network operators already available in the facility, including transatlantic subsea cable systems, metro and regional dark fiber, and transport networks as well as supporting the expansion of new North American, European and Latin American networks coming to the facility.

The senior secured debt financing was arranged by Meridian Capital Group, one of the nation's largest commercial real estate finance and advisory firms.  Bank Street Group, a private investment banking firm serving growth companies in the communications, media and technology sector, serves as exclusive financial advisor to 1025Connect in connection with its financial and strategic initiatives.

To learn more about 1025Connect, visit www.1025connect.com.

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About 1025 OCR, LLC

1025 OCR, LLC is a 200,000 square-foot commercial property located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, New York.  This multifaceted property offers commercial office space, a data center, a business accelerator, roof access for wireless, a CLEC and disaster recovery pods.  The property is managed by A. M. Property Holding Corp.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About 1025 Connect

1025Connect is Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, New York.  This facility is renowned for its ability to connect subsea systems to terrestrial networks with the optional ability to bypass Manhattan for greater network diversity. 1025Connect provides colocation solutions that enable network interconnections through its highly-secure Long Island data center. Network operators of all types within 1025Connect benefit from direct access to Manhattan Bypass fiber routes, multiple transatlantic and Latin American submarine cable systems and multiple enterprise networks — all without monthly recurring cross-connect fees. Visit www.1025connect.com.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

iMiller Public Relations for 1025Connect

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 22:03

1025Connect to Sponsor Capacity Europe 2017 Featured

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October 17, 2017 -- 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room (MMR) for network interconnection and colocation services, announces today that it is an Associate Sponsor of Capacity Europe 2017, the largest annual meeting in Europe for the global carrier community.  At the event, the company will share information about the Continental Edge at 1025Connect on Long Island.  1025Connect provides direct access to diverse submarine cable systems, physical route protection in the North Atlantic Ocean, and Manhattan Bypass fiber routes, making it an ideal location to deliver enhanced cloud connectivity to a variety of organizations, including enterprises, content providers and network operators.  To schedule a meeting with 1025Connect during the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WHAT:

Capacity Europe 2017

WHERE:

Intercontinental London – The O2

WHEN:

October 24-26, 2017

About 1025Connect

1025Connect is Long Island's premier network-neutral Carrier Hotel located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, New York.  This facility is renowned for its ability to connect subsea systems to terrestrial networks with the optional ability to bypass Manhattan for greater network diversity and redundnacy.  1025Connect provides colocation solutions that enable network interconnections through its highly-secure Long Island data center.  Network operators of all types within 1025Connect benefit from direct access to Manhattan Bypass fiber routes, multiple transatlantic and Latin American submarine cable systems and multiple enterprise networks — all without monthly recurring cross-connect fees.  Visit www.1025connect.com.

Media Contact:

iMiller Public Relations for 1025Connect

+1.866.307.251

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Company Offers a Guaranteed SLA on Latency Below 104ms and 99.9% Availability

ASBURY PARK, NJ – October 17, 2017 – Type2Telecom, a facilities-based, international licensed carrier launches with the world’s fastest network service between Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the New York and New Jersey metro markets.  The sub-104ms latency SLA on its point-to-point network offers 10mbps to 100mbps with a 99.9% Service Level Availability (SLA).

With this announcement, Type2Telecom becomes the fastest route between New York and Brazil, while also becoming the first provider to offer an SLA on the latency guarantee of less than 104ms.  Type2Telecom’s direct connection is fully protected and its diverse route measures latency below 104ms, enabling the company to deliver its guarantee on both latency and service availability.

“This has been in development for a while now, and it was important for us to launch the service with proven capabilities and robust redundancy, not only on the subsea network portion but for our terrestrial connectivity as well,” comments Joe Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO of Type2Telecom.  “Our service guarantees are able to be measured in real-time through our Customer Portal, which offers service mapping and monitoring.”

Type2Telecom’s network is ideal for latency sensitive applications such as financial trading, video, gaming and other high-bandwidth, latency sensitive services.  A key feature of this network route is the one price, one SLA guarantee for all customers.

For more information about this service, please contact us at +1-888-48-TYPE2 (+1-888-489-7732) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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About Type2Telecom                                                                                                          

Type2Telecom is a facilities based, international licensed carrier founded by Joe Fitzgerald in 2016. Type2Telecom provides consortium based telecom services and a marketplace for buyers to purchase network solutions based on their technical requirements. The company’s goal is to provide the power and possibilities for its customers to create custom end-to-end solutions that fit their unique needs. Type2Telecom has made it their mission to be the company that tears down the wall between providers and customers by delivering transparency on pricing and visibility to monitor its network services at all times.

For more information about Type2Telecom, please visit www.type2telecom.com.

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