DukeNet’s Network Operations Engineer Earns MEF-CECP Certification – One of Only a Small Number Worldwide
July 9, 2012 -- Charlotte, NC – DukeNet Communications is proud to announce that network engineer Jay Smith recently obtained MEF-CECP certification (Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional), and is now among an elite group of 204 Ethernet network professionals in the world that have achieved this distinction.
According to MEF publications, “the MEF professional certification program is designed for telecommunication professionals seeking to validate their expertise, skills and knowledge of Carrier Ethernet technologies, standards, services and applications.” Service providers worldwide are migrating their existing networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet services to enterprise and commercial customers.
“The MEF-CECP program is providing essential industry standards and guidelines for implementing cutting edge Carrier Ethernet technology. This ensures DukeNet has the framework to provide and maintain Ethernet services with the highest degree of operational excellence,” says Smith.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. – April 03, 2012 – Zayo announces today that it has completed construction of its fiber network expansion in Nashville, TN. Through this build, Zayo has nearly doubled the fiber route mileage in the greater Nashville area to 104 miles. These additional miles will allow Zayo to serve the markets of Franklin, Brentwood and Oak Hill with dark fiber, Ethernet and wavelength services.
Zayo has a substantial and growing presence in Tennessee. In addition to the Nashville network project, Zayo offers it metro and longhaul services in Johhnson City and Kingsport and has recently completed expansions in Memphis including extending its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network into Northern Mississippi. Zayo also operates carrier-neutral colocation facilities in Nashville and Memphis to securely house customer equipment and provide access to a broad range of carri er networks.
"Zayo continues to expand its fiber network throughout the state of Tennessee to meet the growing demand for bandwidth and dark fiber.” states Matt Erickson, President of Zayo Fiber Solutions.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a national provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include approximately 45,000 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 5,200 buildings on-net, 440 Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,300 cell towers on-net, and over 94,000 billable square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
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LOUISVILLE, Colo.– February 23, 2012 – zColo, a Zayo Group Company, announces it will provide colocation services for Game-Hosting GH AB. Game-Hosting is a gaming service provider that provides a complete hosting service for companies looking to bring their games online.
Eirik Pedersen, Sales Manager and co-founder of Game-Hosting, notes, “with Game-Hosting you are most importantly choosing a brain trust above and beyond other hosting partners that provides you with a solution that gives you the dedication and flexibility your game requires. Our partnership with Zayo extends our commitment to this statement and we are proud to partner with Zayo and look forward to a long term relationship with them.”
“zColo is able to support Game-Hosting’s growth in the U.S.," states Steve Finnerty, Vice President of Sales of zColo. “We provide our customers with carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection options necessary for them to scale their businesses.”
zColo also recently announced new facilities in Las Vegas and Chicago adding more metro markets to zColo’s nationwide reach. The company is the exclusive manager and operator of the 60 Hudson St. “Meet-Me-Room” in New York City.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
Zayo Colocation Inc., also known as zColo, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group providing carrier-neutral, interconnection focused colocation services in 13 domestic locations. zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street (NYC) Meet-Me-Room and other interconnection focused colocation facilities in the NY/NJ metro market, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a national provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include 45,400 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 5,100 buildings on-net, 470+ Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,200 cell towers on-net, and over 200,000 square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
Founded in 2004, Game-Hosting GH AB (www.game-hosting.eu), with headquarters in Uppsala Sweden, provides a complete hosting service for companies looking to bring their games online. Game-Hosting owns and operates equipment in multiple international locations over several continents thereby providing a world-wide coverage for all types of games.
Game-Hosting’s solutions offer choice, flexibility, network resilience, cost savings and speed to market and are designed to meet the requirements of the next generation online games.
###Jaymie Scotto & Associates
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Comcast's decision to throw its hat into the medium-size business sector is paying off in spades, and its metro Ethernet service is at the heart of that success.
In its third-quarter earnings report earlier this month, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that business services revenues, which increased 39 percent to $454 million, were "becoming a significant driver of our growth." Comcast officially announced its entry into the mid-size metro Ethernet business in May across 20 markets, but during the earnings call, the company announced it was now available in all of its markets.
Kevin O'Toole, senior vice president of product management and strategy for Comcast Business Services, said Comcast began prepping for its foray into the medium-size business sector a few years ago by doing some "quiet" metro Ethernet trials, as well as by working with large carriers on cellular backhaul.
In today's uncertain economic climate it takes courage to predict good news in any sector, but industry analysts such as Infonetics and Ovum are sticking to their predictions for strong growth in Carrier Ethernet services and equipment - a $20 billion market set to grow to between $40 billion to $50 billion by 2014. Impressive - but still just a ripple on the greater global economy.
The real significance of this growth lies in its effect on world business. If ever a tonic was needed, it is now, and Carrier Ethernet services are providing business with that tonic - in terms of lower cost, more flexible and yet more powerful communications, and expanding business opportunities across nations, continents and the world.
Ethernet was among the success stories of the twentieth century - a simple, best effort, networking technology invented by Bob Metcalfe for the Xerox Palo Alto laboratories in 1972. It was challenged by other more sophisticated protocols such as Token Ring but, by the end of the century, Ethernet had become the de facto standard for the LAN. It had beaten off the opposition by being simple, cost effective and by continually evolving to run at higher speeds on lower cost media.
Carrier Ethernet today
Initially it was large enterprises that saw the benefits of Carrier Ethernet for their global networks, but smaller businesses are increasingly adopting these solutions. Part of the reason for this has been due to the MEF's work in standardizing both the