- Explosive growth in mobile, content delivery, video streaming, tele-presence, social media, and cloud-based data traffic offers tremendous revenue opportunities for high-margin corporate and retail services such as Ethernet and MPLS. To remain competitive, network operators are expanding their infrastructures to meet demand for these new services—and are turning to “retail data centers” that not only offer all the network-to-network connectivity of a telehouse, but also act as aggregation points for concentrations of customers in network-centric industries.
- Roughly 75 percent of all network traffic emanating from Latin America is coming into the United States via Miami. Globally, MI3 has the sixth highest Internet capacity and is a key hub location for domestic and international traffic routes. As a result, Equinix and its Brazilian subsidiary ALOG are perfectly positioned to serve high-bandwidth events, such as the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
- According to a 2013 Submarine Telecoms Forum report, growth in activated submarine capacity has been extremely high, with a compound annual growth rate of 54 percent over the last five years. Equinix is laying the foundation for cable operators like GlobeNet to establish an express highway between the United States and Brazil, while leveraging Platform Equinix™ and its ecosystem of key supply chain customers and partners.
- The North America-South America capacity market is heavily dependent on three privately owned geographic ring networks, one of which is GlobeNet. With numerous telecommunications carrier facilities, fiber loops, international cable landings and multiple power grids, MI3 is an ideal location for GlobeNet to meet the connectivity demands of wholesale and network service providers and other Internet-related businesses looking to expand their business.
- GlobeNet owns and operates over 22,500 kilometers of subsea cable network specifically engineered for the shortest, lowest latency routes. Built upon advanced Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, GlobeNet’s carrier class network is leveraged by wholesale providers and carriers around the World.
- Equinix is seeing strong demand from customers looking to leverage MI3 for fast access to Latin America. MI3 offers a number of benefits to customers, including direct connectivity to the leading Latin American network operators for reduced latency, and close proximity for serving Latin American markets while maintaining infrastructure within the US. Customers that are deploying at MI3 include, Allied Fiber, Cogent Communications, Fiberlight, Inteliquent, Neutrona Networks, Lightower Fiber Networks and tw telecom.
- Erick Contag, Chief Operating Officer, GlobeNet:
- Jim Poole, general manager, Global Networks & Mobility at Equinix:
- First to offer native 40 Gbps across the Atlantic for commercial use
- First to offer 40 Gbps over a subsea span between US and Canada
- First to offer 10 Gbps Ethernet LAN-PHY capacity across the Atlantic
- Completion of the deployment of Project Kelvin, a contract awarded by the European Union, bringing direct international connectivity into the northwest region of Ireland as well as a fiber-rich fiber ring into 12 cities in Northern Ireland and connecting them via a new submarine link to North America and Europe
Albany, NY, March 7, 2013 –Tech Valley Communications, a facilities based telecommunications service provider operating networks in New York and Northern New England, today announces the appointment of Patrick Coughlin as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing effective immediately. With more than 18 years of experience in sales leadership, including building strategic relationships with major wireless carriers, fiber service providers and enterprise customers, Mr. Coughlin is ideally suited to lead Tech Valley Communications’ Sales & Marketing force and contribute to the company’s ongoing expansion.
“In conjunction with the Company’s continued growth plans, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick to our executive team,” states Kevin O’Connor, Tech Valley Communications’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Patrick’s extensive experience and impressive track record leading carrier, wholesale and enterprise sales and marketing efforts will help us fully leverage existing and new customer relationships and our extensive fiber network in the Northeast.”
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SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – MARCH 6, 2013 – Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity services, announces today that it was chosen by Atrato Communications to provide multiple 100 Gigabit Ethernet circuits to bolster Atrato’s global IP backbone. This marks Atrato’s first-ever native 100 Gigabit Ethernet deployment within Europe. Hibernia’s next generation network was engineered specifically for security and diversity, offering global carriers such as Atrato the best route options globally.
As a leading provider of IP transit and carrier services, Atrato Communications offers high performance and cost-effective connectivity across major Points of Presence in over 15 countries worldwide. With a full suite of high quality services including IP transit, remote peering and managed services, Atrato develops flexible network solutions to support high traffic businesses.
“Atrato built its network with the latest in technology and is directly connected to key Internet exchanges to ensure we can deliver the most resilient and low latency network routes,” states Michiel Muhlenbaumer, CEO for Atrato Communications. “Our new multiple 100 Gigabit Ethernet agreement with Hibernia Networks further prepares Atrato for the extreme growth we’ve been experiencing across the global IP market.”
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Albany, NY, March 5, 2013 –Tech Valley Communications Corporation, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating networks in New York and Northern New England, today announces the appointment of James “Jim” Capuano to Senior Vice President, Chief of Network Operations.
Mr. Capuano has more than 24 years of experience in Network Operations and Engineering, including extensive experience in business and network integration.
“In conjunction with the Company’s plans to aggressively pursue strategic growth opportunities, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim to our executive team,” states Kevin O’Connor, Tech Valley Communications’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim’s extensive engineering and operational experience make him ideally suited to lead Tech Valley Communications’ Operations Team, as well as a key contributor to the company’s aggressive plans for strategic and organic growth. Jim’s proven ability to drive growth and support customers on high quality fiber networks is of tremendous value to the company going forward and we welcome his arrival at the company.”
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