Network Roundup: Telia, Hurricane Electric, AquaComms, Level 3

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CenturyLink gets invited to DISA’s $4B global network services party

CenturyLink is now a U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) authorized network services provider under the $4 billion Global Network Services (GNS) contract, enabling it to compete on multiple service contracts.

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Europe Gets Level 3’s Carrier Ethernet

Level 3 unveiled some new capabilities this morning over in Europe. The global network operator has expanded its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 footprint onto its pan-European network . … [ visit site to read more ]

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Level 3 wins seat on DISA’s Global Network Services multi-year contract

Level 3 Communications has been invited to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's multi-year Global Network Services contract.

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Hurricane Electric establishes PoP at Boston’s One Summer Street facility

IPv6 Internet backbone provider Hurricane Electric has made Boston the latest destination on its growing global network journey with a new point of presence (PoP) at the One Summer Street data center.

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GTT Sells Some Stock, Builds War Chest

The global network operator GTT is accessing the capital markets, according to an announcement today .  They are looking to sell just over 4.45M shares, of which the 0.45M will be by several large shareholders.  Not including any over-allotments, the company expect to raise in the neighborhood of $37.5M in cash. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Gartner: Sprint’s MPLS, Ethernet expansions advance its standing

Sprint ( NYSE: S ) may be known primarily for its wireless services, but the provider's efforts to grow its domestic and global footprint drove up its profile from niche player to challenger on Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers. In 2012, the service provider increased its investment in its wireline business by 53 percent. Two of the key network growth areas it invested in throughout the year were its global MPLS network and Ethernet through E-NNI (external-network to network interconnection (E-NNI) agreements with other carrier partners.

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Gartner: Sprint’s MPLS, Ethernet expansions advance its standing

Sprint ( NYSE: S ) may be known primarily for its wireless services, but the provider's efforts to grow its domestic and global footprint drove up its profile from niche player to challenger on Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers. In 2012, the service provider increased its investment in its wireline business by 53 percent. Two of the key network growth areas it invested in throughout the year were its global MPLS network and Ethernet through E-NNI (external-network to network interconnection (E-NNI) agreements with other carrier partners.

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M&A Down Under for Level 3?

While Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT , news , filings ) was mentioned by some as a suitor for TW Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC , news , filings ) recently, yesterday a different rumor emerged in another part of the world that may have more teeth. No not in Europe or South America, actually, which is where most of us have been looking. Commsday says that the global network operator is rumored to be contending to purchase … [ visit site to read more ]

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Cargotec Hooks Up Via Tata

Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL , news , filings ) won a global network services contract with the international cargo handler Cargotec. They’ll be serving WAN connectivity to over 150 sites in 50 countries across the globe, from the developed world to emerging markets.  … [ visit site to read more ]

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Savvis incorporates Trend Micro’s Intrusion Prevention into its cloud service portfolio

Savvis, CenturyLink's ( NYSE: CTL ) cloud and colocation subsidiary, on Tuesday added Trend Micro Deep Security to its Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud service set. By incorporating Virtual IPS (vIPS) for VPDC into its cloud services portfolio, it will be able to offer customers what it says is a fully automated intrusion prevention system that can accommodate either hybrid (public/private) or public cloud environments.

Verizon’s Ihab Tarazi new MEF chairman

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has announced several senior appointment to its board, topped by the selection of Ihab Tarazi, Verizon’s vice president of global network planning, as its new chairman.

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AT&T South Carolina achieves DHS disaster preparedness certification

AT&T ( NYSE: T ) has completed the requirements to gain the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness in its South Carolina region. This certification comes under DHS' Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program (PS-Prep), which is administered by the agency's Federal Emergency Management Agency. Through this program, service providers like AT&T can enhance their tools for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats.

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Tata completes TGN-EA submarine cable system

Tata Communications ( NYSE: TCL ) has put the final touch on its Tata Global Network-Eurasia (TGN-EA) cable, a new submarine system that extends from Europe to India, through Egypt, with the ability to direct capacity to the Middle East and other global locations. By building out the final link across Egypt, Tata can offer carrier and business customers access to what it says is a wholly-owned express route from Europe to India. The TGN-EA cable complements the service provider’s recently completed Tata Global Network-Gulf (TGN-Gulf) cable system, a network that connects Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to Mumbai, India and the rest of the world via the Tata Global Network (TGN).

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Tata Communications rings world with fiber

Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) says that with the recent launch of the Tata Global Network – Eurasia (TGN-EA) cable, it now owns the world’s first around-the-world fiber-optic cable network.

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Tata Communications rings world with fiber

Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) says that with the recent launch of the Tata Global Network – Eurasia (TGN-EA) cable, it now owns the world’s first around-the-world fiber-optic cable network.

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Tata Completes Global Undersea Loop

India’s Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL , news , filings ) formally launched its ‘Tata Global Network – Eurasia’ cable today, completing the first ‘wholly owned cable network ring around the world’. The 9,280km TGN-EA cable connects Europe to India via the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. … [ visit site to read more ]

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AT&T obtains DHS disaster-prep certification

AT&T ( NYSE: T ) will be able to continue operating its network and delivering services if a disaster like a hurricane strikes or a bombing occurs by

Verizon looking at 100G in the metro next year

Ihab Tarazi, vice president, global network planning at Verizon, told attendees as the Optical Society of America’s Executive Forum on Monday that he expects Verizon to field 100-Gbps technology in metro-scale links in 2013.

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Verizon looking at 100G in the metro next year

Ihab Tarazi, vice president, global network planning at Verizon, told attendees as the Optical Society of America’s Executive Forum on Monday that he expects Verizon to field 100-Gbps technology in metro-scale links in 2013.

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