Telxius enhances its security service with Radware
Telxius, Telefónica Group’s infrastructure company, announced that it will use Radware’s cybersecurity and application delivery solutions to ensure the protection of its international network from increasingly complex cyber attacks and provide DDoS mitigation services to its customers to help them mitigate attacks in seconds – compared to hours if a manual intervention was previously required. Radware is a global leader of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions for physical, cloud, and software-defined data centers.
Telxius upgraded its DDoS Shield service based on the rising complexity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and the inherent stress put on traditional Security Operations Center (SOC) processes.
“The security of our network is a value-added service that is key for our business. We must ensure a seamless experience for our customers when an attack takes place and keep them protected from new attack methods, and Radware is the right partner for it”, said Rafael Castell, Head of Product Marketing at Telxius. The telecom company’s enhanced security capabilities are now available to Telefónica companies and other ISPs globally as a security-managed service.
Telxius has over 16,700 telecommunications towers in six countries, featuring one of the most extensive tower catalogs in the world, effectively serving customers as the leading tower company in Spain, Germany, and Argentina and as one of the main providers in Brazil, Chile and Peru – with a PoP in McAllen, Tx at MDC Data Centers.
Telxius is now part of the MDC Marketplace, an easy to use and interactive platform that speeds up the connection between interested parties to buy or sell telecom services. Connect with Telxius’ key contacts, learn more about their IP services, or even request a quote today by visiting Telxius in the Marketplace.
BSO Buys IX Reach
The financial networking specialist BSO made its third acquisition in the past 18 months with the purchase of IX Reach. This comes in the wake of BSO’s purchase of Apsara Networks, a supplier of radio frequency connectivity to financial markets, and PROceau, a managed hosting and IaaS company.
This acquisition makes BSO the largest private telecommunications operator in the world with a presence in more than 330 PoPs around the globe – including one at MDC Data Centers in McAllen, TX.
BSO’s network includes 103 data centers in 23 countries. While IX Reach, based in Greater Manchester, has a customer base of more than 300 operators, ISPs and content providers.
The company’s combination of commercial ultra-low latency financial connectivity with SDN-based automation within the wholesale space is extremely appealing in the telecommunications market.
Visit BSO on MDC Marketplace
News via Telecomramblings
Zayo Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Digital Colony and EQT
Today, Zayo Group Holdings announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Digital Colony Partners (“Digital Colony”) and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund (“EQT” or “EQT Infrastructure”). The deal would result in Zayo transitioning from a public company to a private company. Under new ownership, the Zayo team would continue to execute the company’s strategy and remain headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
Dan Caruso, Zayo’s Chairman, and CEO, said, “Digital Colony and EQT share our vision that Zayo’s Fiber Fuels Global Innovation. Both are experienced global investors in the communications infrastructure space, and they appreciate our extraordinary fiber infrastructure assets, our highly talented team and our strong customer base. I am confident this partnership with EQT and Digital Colony will empower Zayo to accelerate its growth and strengthen its industry leadership.”
The acquisition is expected to reach a close by the first half of 2020.
Mexico’s Axtel sells fiber business to Megacable for 1.15 bln pesos
Mexican telecommunications company Axtel recently announced that it signed a deal with Mexican cable operator Megacable to sell its fiber business in some cities for $60.17 million dollars. The deal applies to the Mexican cities of Leon, Puebla, Toluca, Guadalajara, and Queretaro.
With this transaction, Axtel transferred 55,000 residential and micro-business customers to Megacable, with a fiber optic network of 1,370 kilometers.
Rolando Zubirán Shetler, General Director of Axtel confirmed that with this divestment process, the company’s strategy will only focus on the business and government segment:
“The successful monetization of this business, together with the initiatives to find a strategic partner for our Data Center business and the functional separation of our operations into two business units, reflect our commitment to maximize value for our shareholders. The net proceeds of the transaction will be used to reduce debt and other liabilities, contributing to improving our capital structure and reducing financial expenses.”