Showing posts with label Netherlands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Netherlands. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Nokia supplies optical transport for NL-ix

NL-ix, Europe’s largest distributed internet exchange, selected Nokia to provide metro access and backbone transport for all NL-ix customer traffic across Europe. 

Specifically, Nokia will supply its optical transport solutions to provide a new optical layer over NL-ix’s meshed interconnection fabric to enable seamless capacity growth link scaling. The new network will support client services from 1 Gbps to 400 Gbps. The deployment includes the Nokia 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) and the Nokia PSI-M (Photonic Service Interconnect – Modular) family of WDM/OTN platforms, powered by its PSE-3s (Photonic Service Engine) coherent DSP technology.


Jan Paul Dekker, CTO at NL-ix, said: “This strategic partnership with Nokia highlights NL-ix’s commitment to delivering even higher capacity pan-European optical links between our POPs in the Netherlands and beyond. The modularity of Nokia’s next-generation optical transport solutions enables us to adapt and respond quickly to market demand and provide an even better quality of service and connectivity experiences for our customers. Nokia is a proven and trusted partner and is our preferred choice to transform our European optical backbone network.”

Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of Webscale Accounts at Nokia, said: “NL-ix is growing fast and attracting new members to become one of the largest internet exchanges in the world. The growth in international interconnection needs of its customers means that NL-ix requires higher capacity links between its European locations. Nokia is proud to have been chosen to provide its market-leading WDM/OTN technology and solutions to upgrade NL-ix’s optical transport network.”

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

DT and Tele2 to sell T-Mobile Netherlands for EUR 5.1 billion

Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 AB will sell T-Mobile Netherlands to private equity funds advised by Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus for 5.1 billion euros. The deal follows DT's 0.7 billion euros divesture of its Dutch mobile tower business earlier this year.

T-Mobile NL is the leading mobile operator in the Netherlands with a market share of 42% in 2020 based on number of mobile SIMs. T-Mobile NL successfully entered the fixed market with the acquisition of Thuis in 2016 and further reinforced its market position by forming a strategic partnership with Open Dutch Fiber (owned by KKR and DTCP) in 2021. It now serves around 700,000 broadband customers as end of second quarter of 2021. 


“Through our dedicated value creation plan and T-Mobile NL’s unique challenger mind-set, we have successfully transformed T-Mobile NL into the fastest growing MNO in Europe. I am proud of what the entire Dutch Team lead by Soren Abildgaard has achieved through their relentless efforts and clear customer focus and I am thankful for the valuable support of Johan Andsj√∂ as the leading member in the advisory board. In Apax and Warburg Pincus we are convinced we have found the perfect partners for T-Mobile NL to take the company to the next level of growth and continue the FMC Challenger Strategy,” said Thorsten Langheim, Board member for USA and Group Development Deutsche Telekom AG, and responsible for T-Mobile NL.

Upon closing of the transaction, Deutsche Telekom will receive approximately 3.8 billion euros net cash proceeds from the transaction and deconsolidate T-Mobile NL, which generated 2,008 million euros of revenues and 582 million euros of adjusted EBITDA AL in the last twelve months as of June 30, 2021. Cash proceeds to Deutsche Telekom are net of proceeds to 25 percent shareholder Tele2 and other debt items. 

Deutsche Telekom and Cellnex to combine Dutch tower portfolios

 Deutsche Telekom and Cellnex Telecom will merge their respective Dutch mobile communications infrastructure companies into Cellnex Netherlands BV (Cellnex NL). Both companies will also become anchor investors in the newly established and independently managed Digital Infrastructure Vehicle (DIV), an investment fund focused on European digital infrastructure.

  • Deutsche Telekom operates its Dutch telecommunications tower business in T-Mobile Infra BV, with ca. 3,150 towers and rooftop sites. 
  • The business of Cellnex NL, a subsidiary of Cellnex, comprises 984 cell sites. 

The enlarged company, with ca. 4,310 sites including planned new build of 180 sites, will be the largest independent cell mobile tower company in the Netherlands.

T-Mobile Netherlands will continue to have full access to the contributed infrastructure through a long-term service agreement at arm’s length.

In a first step Deutsche Telekom is transferring T-Mobile Infra to the newly established and independently managed fund Digital Infrastructure Vehicle (DIV). 

Deutsche Telekom will receive a EUR 250 million cash payment out of the transaction and a shareholding in DIV in exchange for the T-Mobile Infra business. This translates into a capital commitment of Deutsche Telekom of ca. EUR 400 million to the fund. Cellnex has also agreed, as part of the transaction, to commit EUR 200 million of capital to DIV.

In a second step, DIV will contribute the received T-Mobile Infra business to Cellnex NL. In return, DIV receives approximately 38 percent economic interest in Cellnex NL.

In addition to the anchor investors Deutsche Telekom and Cellnex, DIV will be open to institutional investors. Deutsche Telekom intends to hold a limited partner stake of around 25 percent in the fund after the envisaged third-party investments.

Monday, August 9, 2021

DELTA Fiber picks Nokia for optical transport network

DELTA Fiber, which serves about 900,000 addresses throughout the Netherlands, has selected Nokia to provide an optical transport network supporting 400G wavelengths to handle DELTA Fiber’s increased traffic and further expansion of its FTTH rollout. 

DELTA Fiber will use the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch platforms, powered by Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine technology. This will support DELTA Fiber’s deployment of a new DWDM network, incorporating Nokia’s broad family of Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers, enabling optimized core and metro applications to cover the entire country. The core network build is currently underway to support 19 sites and will be followed by the deployment of metro sites, covering approximately 75 locations.


This deal is part of a broader cooperation with DELTA Fiber to support its expansion plans, which also includes Nokia supplying XGS.PON access network and customer premise equipment.

John Wittekamp, CTO at DELTA Fiber, said: “Nokia’s highly scalable optical transport network will play a critical role in enabling DELTA Fiber to grow with the needs of its customers both today and in the future. With almost a doubling of traffic each year, we have put in place an aggressive goal to roll out FTTH over the next decade. The new network will address the requirements of exponential traffic growth without compromising reliability and resiliency of the network."

Rafael de Fermin, Senior Vice President Europe, IP/Optics, at Nokia, said: “We’re excited to expand our optical relationship with DELTA Fiber and increase Nokia’s footprint overall as its multi-domain supplier. The new optical transport network is key to ensuring a high-performance experience for DELTA Fiber’s customers through its new access networks.”

Sunday, April 25, 2021

EFFECT Photonics raises $43 million for system-on-chip

EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of DWDM components based on its optical System-on-Chip technology, announced $43 million in Series-C funding.

EFFECT Photonics, which is a spin-off from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, has developed a photonic chip in which light signals can be generated, modulated, filtered, and detected. 

The first close of the investment round, was co-led by Smile Invest together with existing investor Innovation Industries Fund, exactly one year after announcing the tape-out of its Manta full photonic integration coherent PIC. Smile Invest are joined by existing investors including Innovation Industries Fund, Photon Delta, btov Partners, Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and individual investors. This new round of funding will be used to further expand the current product line of optical transceivers for among other things 5G networks, and to scale up production capacity. In addition, the R&D activities for the next generation of optical chips, with capacity of more than 400 gigabits per second, will also be ramped up.

Boudewijn Docter, one of the founders and President of EFFECT Photonics: “As a company, we have come a long way to make the photonics technology market-ready. We are pleased that Invest-NL is joining our other investors in helping us scale up our production and enabling us to bring additional products to market quicker”.

Ruud Zandvliet, Senior Investment Manager at Invest-NL: “The Netherlands has a unique ecosystem for photonics technologies. EFFECT Photonics is a leading player in this field, capable of developing complex, fully integrated photonic chips. This offers the company the opportunity be a leading player as a manufacturer of the next generation of transceivers. By joining this investment round, Invest-NL contributes to the availability of financing for upscaling and future R&D investments. This is a good example of the role Invest-NL plays in increasing the strength of scale-ups and is in line with our objective of making the Netherlands more sustainable and innovative.

https://effectphotonics.com/


Monday, April 19, 2021

Dutch report: Huawei backdoor into KPN's mobile network

The Dutch newspaper Volksrant published a report alleging that Huawei had full access to KPN's mobile subscriber traffic as far back as 2010. 

The report states that although KPN was aware that Huawei had gained uncontrolled and unauthorized access to the core of the KPN mobile network, the company did not disclose the security threat to the public. 

The story is picked up by other leading European news media.

For its part, Huawei has denied the allegations, saying it never had access to the prime minister's phone conversations nor those of anyone else in the country. 


KPN picks Ericsson for 5G core


 KPN has awarded a five year contract to Ericsson to deploy dual-mode 5G Core software with full support services, including an accompanying systems integration program with third-line support services.

The secure cloud-native dual-mode Ericsson 5G Core will allow KPN to meet increasing data demands of customers in existing consumer markets, as well as pursue new 5G innovation opportunities in emerging enterprise segments supported by enhanced network slicing capabilities. 

Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: ”We are pleased to expand our 100-year partnership with KPN through our technology-leading 5G Core solutions. We will work closely with KPN to ensure that consumers and enterprises in the Netherlands can benefit from the emerging opportunities of 5G as it embraces digitalization. Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core provides the cutting-edge, container-based, microservice architecture that will help KPN to both develop new business models as well as move onto the next level of network operational efficiency.”

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Open Dutch Fiber plans FTTH rollout across the Netherlands

Open Dutch Fiber, an independent platform majority owned by KKR and with DTCP as minority shareholder, will deploy Fiber-to-the-Home in the Netherlands across urban and higher population density areas.

The platform has an open architecture and will make wholesale fiber services available to all operators. Open Dutch Fiber will begin operations in Q2 2021 with a fully-funded commitment for an envisaged capital expenditure of approximately €700 million and construction agreements already in place.

Open Dutch Fiber has signed an agreement with T-Mobile Netherlands, the leading mobile operator and FMC challenger in the Netherlands. T-Mobile Netherlands, which currently has a mobile base of 6.8 million customers and a fixed base of 682,000, will be the anchor tenant for Open Dutch Fiber with a 20-year agreement.

Open Dutch Fiber will be led by Jordi Nieuwenhuis and Uwe Nickl, who previously were co-CEOs of Deutsche Glasfaser in Germany, which rolled out digital infrastructure to more than 1 million homes and 6,000 businesses. Prior to his role at Deutsche Glasfaser, Jordi co-founded Reggefiber in the Netherlands. They will be joined at Open Dutch Fiber by Michael Griffioen as CEO, who will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations.

Jordi Nieuwenhuis, co-founder of Open Dutch Fiber, said: "High-quality and reliable fiber connectivity is essential for the Netherlands and this has only been accelerated with the structural changes to working patterns of companies and citizens brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. We are building a digital infrastructure platform with open access to all operators, to ensure an efficient and rapid deployment of capital resources, while avoiding uneconomical overbuild. We look forward to making a significant contribution to the digitization of the Netherlands to benefit Dutch households and businesses.”


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Amazon commits to 50% capacity of offshore wind project in the Netherlands

Amazon announced its largest single renewable energy project yet -- a new offshore wind project in the Netherlands backed by the Crosswind Consortium, a joint venture between energy companies Shell and Eneco.

The Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project, which is scheduled for operation by 2024, promises an overall capacity of 759 megawatts (MW). Amazon is purchasing over 50 percent of that capacity, a total of 380 MW, to power its operations in Europe. 

https://blog.aboutamazon.eu/sustainability/amazon-announces-its-largest-single-renewable-energy-project-yet

Thursday, October 15, 2020

KPN picks Ericsson for 5G core


 KPN has awarded a five year contract to Ericsson to deploy dual-mode 5G Core software with full support services, including an accompanying systems integration program with third-line support services.

The secure cloud-native dual-mode Ericsson 5G Core will allow KPN to meet increasing data demands of customers in existing consumer markets, as well as pursue new 5G innovation opportunities in emerging enterprise segments supported by enhanced network slicing capabilities. 

Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: ”We are pleased to expand our 100-year partnership with KPN through our technology-leading 5G Core solutions. We will work closely with KPN to ensure that consumers and enterprises in the Netherlands can benefit from the emerging opportunities of 5G as it embraces digitalization. Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core provides the cutting-edge, container-based, microservice architecture that will help KPN to both develop new business models as well as move onto the next level of network operational efficiency.”



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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Orange Business Services enables digital transformation for AkzoNobel

Orange Business Services by AkzoNobel, a paint company headquartered in the Netherlands with operations in 150 countries, to transform its global network and security infrastructure, converge information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) and enhance security. Orange is providing a range of services, including SD-WAN and LAN, multisourcing service integration (MSI), security and consulting services for AkzoNobel’s global connectivity transformation. Orange will also support AkzoNobel in centralizing its IT/OT network operations, connecting and managing its entire footprint from factory to store, across all regions.

In addition, Orange is establishing a CyberSOC as part of overseeing end-to-end security for both IT and OT. Powered by Orange Cyberdefense, this will pull together forensic security, security event analysis and risk analysis. Orange will also roll out additional security processes for the company’s network infrastructure, including for roaming users and third parties.

As AkzoNobel moves its applications to the cloud. Orange is providing robust, secure connectivity from digital workspaces to cloud-based applications for their global workforce.

“To operate more efficiently, we wanted to simplify our IT ecosystem partner landscape. Building on our more than 15-year successful track record with Orange, we knew we could count on them as our strategic IT services provider. Looking forward, we are eager to co- innovate with Orange around OT and data intelligence services to further boost our business,” said Dirk van der Heijden, Director Global IT Operations at AkzoNobel.

“We have a long and rich history with AkzoNobel in optimizing its infrastructure to provide a competitive edge. We are excited to continue our collaboration, finding secure and innovative ways to support growth and leverage valuable data insights for future innovations in their industry. It’s what we do to support our key customers: connect, protect and innovate,” said Frank Baggermans, Managing Director, Benelux at Orange Business Services.

AkzoNobel's portfolio of brands includes Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon. The company has been operating since 1792.

Monday, September 2, 2019

KPN deactivates ISDN in Netherlands

KPN officially deactivated its ISDN service on 01-September-2019.

ISDN, which offers two high-quality 64 kbps channels over a single connection; was first introduced in the Netherlands in the early 1990s.

Other providers also offer ISDN services based on KPN’s (Wholesale) network. KPN is offering a grace period for these telecom providers to migrate customers to another service. KPN expects all lines to be phased out in the first quarter of 2020, after which ISDN will no longer be available as a service.

https://overons.kpn/en/news/2019/the-end-of-isdn


Monday, June 24, 2019

Google to invest €1 billion in data centers in the Netherlands

Google disclosed plans to invest €1 billion in data centers in the Netherlands, including a new data center in Agriport and an expansion of its existing data center in Eemshaven.

Google said it is committed to 100% renewable energy for its operations.

The total investment by Google in data centers in the Netherlands since 2016 amounts to €2.5 billion.


Google plans EUR 600 million data center in Denmark

Google confirmed plans for a new data center in western Denmark, just outside Fredericia.

The new facility represents an investment of EUR 600 million. Google is securing Power Purchase Agreements with renewable energy sources in Denmark. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2021. This will be Google's fifth data center in Europe, joining sites in Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium.

https://www.blog.google/inside-google/infrastructure/breaking-ground-googles-first-data-center-denmark/

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Automating Service Migration during Network Upgrades

Is it possible to fully automate the service migration for all clients during a major network upgrade?

Ruben Van Den Brink, Head of Network for Surf.Net, discusses the migration process to the eigth generation of the national research network serving the Netherlands.



https://youtu.be/7x0rDcEJsME


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tata Communications acquires Teleena, an IoT specialist

Tata Communications has agreed to acquire Teleena, a Netherlands-based Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity specialist and mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tata Communications bought a 35% equity stake in Teleena in January 2017.

Teleena’s solution is a key part of the Tata Communications’ MOVE platform, which enables enterprises and device manufacturers to capture, move and manage information worldwide through borderless, secure and scalable connectivity. The acquisition gives Tata full access to Teleena’s technology portfolio, including its MVNE platform, its Operational Support System / Business Support System (OSS/BSS) solution, and the expertise of Teleena’s mobility and IoT industry specialists.

“The growth rate in the global mobility and IoT market is phenomenal: by 2021, enterprises’ spending on mobility alone is set to surpass USD 1.7 trillion,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications. “Our vision is to create an environment where anything can be ‘born connected’. Providing everyone and everything in the world with seamless connectivity globally will support businesses’ digital transformation. The combination of the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform, and Teleena’s technology and talent, will help us fulfil this vision, and accelerate our growth in the mobility and IoT market.”

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tele2 Netherlands has deployed Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical

Tele2 Netherlands has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to increase the capacity of its network, lower operating costs and support a tremendous increase in mobile video data traffic driven by Netflix and YouTube.

Tele2 Netherlands services both domestic and large enterprise customers, and manages a portfolio of fixed telephone, mobile phone, broadband and digital television products.

Ciena said its 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai, the industry’s first programmable coherent modem that can scale to 400Gbps per wavelength, enables Tele2 Netherlands to deploy 300G and 400G wavelengths across most of its existing network. In addition, Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai provides Tele2 Netherlands new levels of intelligence and visibility into the network so it can adapt and make autonomous decisions to improve performance.

“Our customers are constantly on the move, and making sure they are connected, be it via email, the web, social media, navigation or any other application, is our top priority. With Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai technology, we can support our customers today and seamlessly scale for future applications,” stated Meile de Haan, CTO, Tele2 Netherlands.

“Service providers around the world are taking significant steps to address their customers’ growing appetite for cloud-based services and mobile data, and Tele2 Netherlands is no exception. With WaveLogic Ai they can increase capacity, monitor, control, and ensure the network can adapt to accommodate changing user demands,” said Frank Miller, CTO EMEA, Ciena.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ADVA delivers fiber assurance for Holland's TReNT

TReNT, a leading Netherlands-based fiber solutions provider, has deployed ADVA's ALM assurance technology across its dark fiber network.

The ADVA ALM is a plug-and-play fiber assurance device, It provides TReNT with continuous in-service monitoring, immediately alerting operators to any faults or potential fiber degradation.

ADVA said real-time data is key to assuring world-class dark fiber services and maintaining valuable SLA promises through rapid repair cycles. The device is also non-intrusive as it operates independently of transported data.

“The ADVA ALM is helping us maximize the potential of our fiber plant and bring added value to our customers. With this assurance solution, our operators are able to detect any issues in an instant. That means no more wasted hours finding faults, no more futile repair visits and altogether simpler maintenance,” said Harmen ten Kate-Busschers, project manager, TReNT.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

WorldStream, an ISP in Holland, deploys Coriant Groove G30 for 100G

WorldStream, a leading Internet Service Provider in the Netherlands, has deployed the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to enhance the resiliency of its backbone network and scale transmission capacity to 100G per wavelength.

WorldStream offers a wide variety of ISP and data center hosting services, as well as global connectivity.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Evolve IP acquires Mtel, a Dutch cloud company

Evolve IP, describing itself as the Cloud Strategy Company, announced that it has acquired Mtel, a European cloud communications solutions provider based in the Netherlands, as part of the company's ongoing growth strategy and to provide an increased presence in Europe.

Evolve IP noted that it shares a core market differentiator with Mtel in terms of delivering tailored contact centre solutions and custom integration designed to meet the specific needs of a customer's business. Mtel also offers a physical presence and data centres in Europe, complementing Evolve IP's existing facilities in the UK, Israel and Australia. In addition, Mtel has significant local technical, support, development and sales and marketing resources in the region.

Evolve IP provides cloud solutions to more than 1,500 enterprises and over 210,000 end users in sectors including healthcare, finance, legal, insurance, construction, technology and retail. Evolve IP's OneCloud strategy enables companies to migrate multiple integrated cloud computing and cloud communications services onto a single, unified platform that encompasses disaster recovery, contact centre, IP phone systems/unified communications, virtual desktops and IaaS.

Mtel offers a portfolio of cloud-hosted ICT/telephone services for managing and monitoring customer contact centres. Its solutions are delivered via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model designed to integrate with existing ICT infrastructure. Mtel's technology is based on multi-tenant software from major suppliers that allows customised configurations to address specific business needs.

http://www.evolveip.net/news/evolve-ip-acquires-netherlands-based-cloud-communications-provider-mtel%E2%80%8B


  • In May, Evolve IP announced that it had acquired Azzaron, a workspace-a- a-service provider located in Mesa, Arizona, marking its 10th acquisition. The purchase was part of the company's ongoing growth strategy, providing an increased presence in the American southwest region and the veterinary, construction and legal vertical markets. Azzaron provides cloud computing solutions including desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and a secure file sharing and collaboration service.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coloclue deploys Juniper vMX virtual router for next-generation network

Juniper Networks announced that Netherlands-based Coloclue, a non-profit, independent association of network specialists, has selected the Juniper Networks vMX Virtual Router for its next-generation production network.

Juniper's vMX, a virtualised MX Series 3D universal edge router, offers a full-featured, carrier-grade virtual router that will enable Coloclue to upgrade its network environment. For the project, Coloclue will deploy the vMX on the NFX250 Network Services Platform and leverage the automation features of Junos OS as part of an effort to create a Self-Driving Network, designed to reduce time required for testing, as well as reduce costs, and allow its staff to focus on higher-value activities.

Deployment of Juniper's vMX on the NFX250 network services platform is intended to enable a high-performance, automated and operationally-efficient network that will deliver an advanced production environment for Coloclue members. Members will also be able to leverage the production network to test and troubleshoot new applications before they are rolled out.

The vMX solution offers a suite of advanced routing functions on an open platform and is designed to support network automation to allow engineers to create a real-world network environment while gaining experience with a variety of automation tools that help to reduce the resources needed to operate the network. This can allow engineers to focus on higher value testing and troubleshooting activities.


Juniper noted that partner Infradata BV, a network integrator focused on designing, implementing and managing next-generation networks, is carrying out the deployment with Coloclue.



  • Juniper recently announced that Dutch Internet connectivity provider A2B Internet had selected its vMX Virtual Routers as the first virtual network function (VNF) for its next-generation network platform. A2B Internet selected the vMX to enable improved service agility for its customers and reduced costs through simplifying its network.

Friday, April 21, 2017

KPN unit NL-ix establishes PoP at EdgeConneX Amsterdam

EdgeConneX, a specialist provider of data centre solutions at the edge of the network, has announced a new partnership with Netherlands-based NL-ix, a KPN company that interconnects over 100 carrier neutral data centres in 15 European countries, under which NL-ix has established a new point of presence (PoP) at its Edge Data Center (EDC) facility in Amsterdam.

With the deployment, NL-ix customers have access to local, regional and pan-European transport, routing and cloud connect services, and peering with local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud providers and enterprises.

The EdgeConneX Amsterdam EDC is designed and located to provide the shortest and fastest routes for the delivery of Internet and cloud-based content in the Netherlands. The facility is strategically positioned close to major network provider aggregation points.

With 620 members connected and peak traffic of 1.7 Tbit/s, NL-ix is estimated to be the fifth largest Internet exchange globally. NL-ix interconnects in carrier neutral data centres in 25 metro areas and 105 data centres across Europe, offering metro, national and pan-European peering, routing, transport and cloud connect services.

http://www.edgeconnex.com/company/news-events/in-the-media/

  • Earlier in April EdgeConneX announced a partnership with the Salt Lake Internet eXchange (SLIX), offering connectivity solutions via the EDC in Salt Lake City. Owned and operated by XMission, SLIX is the only Internet exchange in Salt Lake City serving 10-plus networks connected with available peering for local EdgeConneX customers.
  • Earlier in the year, EdgeConneX launched its second EDC in Miami, Florida, located in Miami Gardens, 10 miles north of the NAP of Americas and offering direct access to LATAM, South America and the Caribbean via dark and lit fibre. In January 2017, Megaport (USA), the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Megaport, a provider of Elastic Interconnection services, deployed its SDN-based interconnection services in EDCs across North America and Europe.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A2B Internet of Netherlands deploys Juniper vMX as VNF

Juniper Networks announced that A2B Internet, a Dutch Internet connectivity provider, has selected the Juniper vMX Virtual Routers as the first virtual network function (VNF) for its next-generation network platform, which is designed to enable A2B Internet to deliver new agile and automated services.

A2B Internet provides connectivity solutions to ISPs, web, cloud, hosting and enterprise customers. The company found that its existing solution was unable to meet the growing demand for data connections, in particular convergence time when a link failed or changed, meaning that each router in the network needed to recompute and update its routing tables.

A2B Internet selected Juniper's vMX solution based on criteria including its ability to support fast convergence times and its suite of routing features and automation capabilities, particularly the facility to automate provisioning across the network utilising APIs.

Juniper's vMX is a virtualised MX Series 3D universal edge router designed to improve network flexibility and speed time-to-market for new edge services. The vMX helps increase A2B Internet's service agility by enabling its customers to quickly implement services by creating new routing instances on-demand, and via support for non-disruptive service introductions in tandem with existing services.

Juniper noted that the vMX also helped A2B Internet to reduce costs by simplifying its network and eliminating delays associated with qualifying, maintaining and sparing physical routing elements. In addition, the vMX is designed to increase control plane scale and performance and allow efficient service scale-out while streamlining service providers' operations.

As with other Juniper products, the vMX solution runs on the Juniper Junos operating system that supports both physical and virtual platforms.

http://www.juniper.net