C3ntro positions its 1200KM fiber with Data Center Interconnect

C3NTRO, a leading Mexican carrier, continues to grow and implement fiber optic solutions to facilitate the delivery of connectivity throughout the country. C3NTRO’s strategy to shift its infrastructure closer to larger populations has helped improve the experience for Mexican users.  Data Center Interconnect helps Content Delivery Networks and OTT service providers improve their connectivity to its principal data centers through the deployment of fiber.

The strategic placement of their points of presence allows data centers to interconnect quickly and securely by reducing points of failure with their protected high-performance redundant fiber-optic network. MDC Laredo & MDC McAllen are among C3NTRO’s principal PoPs in the United States.

GTT Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global for 3rd Consecutive Year

GTT Communications, the world’s leading provider of cloud networks, has been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Network Services. This Tier 1 with a presence at MDC Data Centers offers a complete portfolio of network services, ranging from SD-WAN, wide area networks, internet, transport and infrastructure, and managed services.

In this year’s Magic Quadrant, GTT’s position on both axes improved compared to the previous year. GTT’s positioning is based on Gartner’s evaluation of the ability to execute and completeness of vision. GTT attributes this recognition to the company’s increased scale, market presence, and network reach. The 2019 report states that “Enterprises need greater agility from global network services to support cloud IT delivery.”

Telia to connect close to one million NB-IoT electricity meters for ONE Nordic

Telia has signed a deal with ONE Nordic AB to connect approximately 900,000 electricity meters for Swedish electricity distributor Ellevio. The ten-year-deal is the largest to date using Telia’s recently launched Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network. NB-IoT is a low-power-wide-area technology designed to deliver small amounts of IoT data on a massive scale.

Telia was the first to launch NB-IoT in the Nordics in late 2017. The NB-IoT standard was defined by the GSMA and builds on the security and stability of the LTE standard. It also forms part of the GSMA’s recommendation as the massive component of 5G.

Read our note: Internet of things and the crossing with the 5G, the promise of the coming years and learn more about NB-IoT, the next dominant connectivity technology.