In Announcements, PTC'17

Monday, 16 January 2017

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Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA) Accepted into Forbes Agency Council

Forbes Agency Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Successful Public Relations, Media Strategy, Creative and Advertising Agencies

MIDDLEBROOK, VA, January 16, 2017 – Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), the preeminent marketing, public relations and event-planning firm serving the tech and telecom industries, today announces it has been accepted into the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

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Wilcon Expands Los Angeles Fiber Network for Wireless Communications

Deploys New Infrastructure to Enhance Next Gen Small Cell Technology

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 16, 2017 – Wilcon, the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic and data center infrastructure, announces today it is expanding its fiber-optic network throughout Los Angeles to provide enhanced wireless communications infrastructure for cutting-edge small cell site technology.

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Excitement Galore! Panamax Inc. Honoured as the Best Company to Watch

Panamax Inc., a division of Bankai Group makes it to the list of 30 Best Companies to Watch 2016 by the Silicon Review

Kew Gardens, NY, January 4, 2017 – Panamax Inc., the technology wing of ICT pioneer, Bankai Group was recognized as one amongst the 30 Best Companies to Watch 2016 by the Silicon Review. This list is announced by a leading business magazine Silicon Review in its latest India Special Edition. The company has not just made to the list but also was featured on the cover page of the magazine with a 6-page cover story about Panamax’s evolutionary journey, products, services and industry positioning.

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INOC to Discuss New NOC Services for Submarine Cable Networks That Leverage Company’s Expertise in Optical Transport Technologies at PTC’17 in Honolulu, Hawaii

NORTHBROOK, IL, January 16, 2017 – INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring, reporting and support services, announces the launch of NOC services for subsea cable companies. INOC will discuss its new NOC services offering for subsea networks at PTC’17: Changing Realities, the annual conference of Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), taking place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. INOC provides NOC services for subsea cable systems across a wide array of disciplines, including organizational procedure, documentation, customer on-boarding, event monitoring and quality control.

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Ethernet-Based Platform Combines Terabit-Scale Networking Infrastructure with a Scalable SDN and Automation Framework to Redefine Network Interconnection

CULVER CITY, Calif., January 16, 2017 – PacketFabric, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, today announced the launch of its next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking platform in 11 metropolitan markets across North America. Unveiled during the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference (PTC’17) in Honolulu, Hawaii, the revolutionary new Software-Defined Networking (SDN) based neutral layer-2 connectivity platform combines a completely automated network with terabit-scale performance. By delivering a superior solution for simple, cost-effective networking services deployment, PacketFabric has redefined how enterprises procure, consume, and utilize networking connectivity services.

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Webair Partners With Oxford Solutions to Provide Unprecedented Cybersecurity and 24/7 Monitoring at Its NY1 Data Center

Customers Gain Access to a Suite of Enhanced Cybersecurity Offerings Delivered via Oxford’s Security Operations Center Inside Webair’s NY1 Facility

NEW YORK / FREMONT, CA – January 16, 2017 – Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces a new partnership with global managed security services provider Oxford Solutions to enhance cybersecurity and deploy a 24/7 SOC within its NY1 data center facility. With Gartner predicting 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to an inability to manage digital risk by 2020, the partnership provides customers with unique, enhanced security offerings delivered directly, securely and in real-time without ever leaving the facility.

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DE-CIX Establishes Presence at 1025Connect Data Center, Providing Long Island With Access to Direct Peering Services

DE-CIX Presence Within 1025Connect Enhances Long Island Connectivity Options with Local IP Traffic Routing and Peering Capabilities at the Continental Edge

WESTBURY, NY – January 16, 2017 – 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, today announces that it has added DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator with multiple platforms across the U.S., including a distributed platform across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro market and an exchange throughout the Dallas, TX metro market. DE-CIX New York, the only major IX platform in the New York market, Open-IX certified and one of the top neutral Internet Peering Exchange (IXPs) in the New York metro market, has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) within 1025Connect that serves as host to the easternmost peering point in the New York Metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to the ‘Continental Edge.’

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Honolulu, Hawaii – During PTC’17 wholesale carriers Caucasus Online and Sofia Connect today have announced the strengthening of their partnership focussed around the Caucasus Cable System, a submarine cable across the Black Sea which forms the backbone of a unique route between Europe and the Middle East.

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​Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Now Available in SUNeVision’s MEGA Campus Data Centers​

SUNeVision Holdings Limited (“SUNeVision”, Stock Code: 8008:HK), a premium carrier neutral data center service provider in Hong Kong, announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in SUNeVision’s MEGA Campus (comprising the MEGA-i and MEGA Two data centers). With AWS Direct Connect in the carrier neutral MEGA Campus, customers can now have a secure, direct expressway to connect to the AWS cloud to reduce network costs, increase throughput, improve latency, enhance security, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. With AWS Direct Connect, customers can transfer their business critical data directly from datacenter, office, or co-location environment into and from AWS, bypassing Internet service providers and removing network congestion. Customers can also use AWS Direct Connect to establish a private virtual interface from any on-premise network directly to their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), providing them with a private, high bandwidth network connection between their network and their VPC. With multiple virtual interfaces, customers can even establish private connectivity to multiple VPCs while maintaining network isolation. AWS Direct Connect’s simple pay-as-you-go pricing and no minimum commitment means customers pay only for the network ports they use and the data they transfer over the connection, which can greatly reduce networking costs.

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Hawaiian Telcom Announces SEA-US Cable Has Secured FCC License

Landmark Cable System Targeted for Completion in Second Quarter 2017

HONOLULU (January 15, 2017) – Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ: HCOM) announced today that the Federal Communication Commission has approved the landing license for the state-of-the-art Southeast Asia – U.S. (SEA-US) fiber cable system. This key milestone enables the connection between the U.S. and Indonesia.

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Cork, Ireland, and New York – January 16, 2017 – Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited (“IFSC”) today announced a partnership with Tiger Infrastructure Partners (“Tiger Infrastructure”) to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France. The transaction is expected to close following customary regulatory approval and other conditions precedent. Further financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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