The biggest risk to a European company's cybersecurity is not, as often believed, external hackers and overseas-based virus attacks, but an organisation's own employees. A key finding from the Telstra Cyber Security Report 2019 is that 88 per cent of surveyed European organizations were impacted by unintentional human error in the past year resulting in at least one incident of compromised security, integrity or availability of service. The study surveyed close to 1,300 professionals across 13 countries.
Western European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks recently acquired Onstage Online GmbH , a fiber company headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Onstage owns duct and metro fiber within Vienna that connects up some 16 data centers and more than 200 on-net buildings. Each backbone node is connected to at least two others, enabling true route diversity. The company also has some regional fiber in the surrounding state of Lower Austria .
Diane Miller has been appointed Advantage’s first Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Miller is a recognized industry executive with 30 years’ experience leading technology expense and service management operations teams at a variety of growing technology companies, including Tangoe and Advotus Corporation. In this new position Ms. Miller will be responsible for overall project management, service delivery, customer experience and ongoing lifecycle support for Advantage’s base of 800+ global customers.
Indian provider Sify Technologies has announced support for Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect, a Google Cloud service that enables its customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform globally. Sify Technologies Limited’s GlobalCloudConnect (GCC) platform will now offer secure, deterministic network connectivity services to Google Cloud in India, in addition to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
Brazilian-based service provider Nova Soluções recently announced the launched another new service, allowing the technological growth of it's partners and clients. Their new SD-WAN offering is now vailable in the three Nova Soluções' abrangency countries - Brazil, USA and Colombia. Through this service, all the data management is centralized and controlled via a cloud system, protected by safety protocols, shared only with authorized individuals. This function guarantees privacy while controlling information and can also define data traffic priority, link balancing and glitch detections, with safety and efficiency, all done with simple analysis, improving your business performance overall.
Serving customers in Latin America, Caribbean, and South Pacific, Digicel expanded operations to address new broadband markets with FTTH services. They areleveraging the Incognito Fiber Service Orchestration solution to automate the provisioning, activation, and diagnostics of multi-play fiber services. Using Incognito, Digicel is improving operational efficiency, enhancing the customer experience, and enabling faster time to market for new fiber-based services.
Sify is the largest service provider, systems integrator, and all-in-one network solutions company on the Indian subcontinent. This agreement enables Advantage to offer Sify’s full portfolio of telecom, data center, Cloud, system integration and managed services their global base of clients and partners.
Colt is now offering SD-WAN solutions across both its APAC and North American footprint, expanding outward from its European core. Those SD-WAN capabilities combine with the NFV services Colt is offering via universal CPEs and access options from Colt's own fiber to third party internet to 3G/4G wireless links. They also launched on-demand network services in Singapore, complementing their European launch earlier this year.
Nova Solucoes owns one of the largest fiber wireless networks in Brazil, covering most of Brazil and Columbia. Their portfolio includes fiber and microwave internet services, voice services including on-premise and hosted PBX, matrix and branch private lines, as well as a variety of structured cabling and radio communication services. Under this agreement, Advantage can offer Nova Solucoes’ comprehensive portfolio of Internet, voice and technology services to their global base of clients and partners.
The Lightship "Maps & Data" solution is a GIS mapping system that allows you to create, visualize and manage all of you spatial information in the simplest way possible. It takes data direct from equipment sensors as well as reports from field workers submitted at the equipment on an app called 'Lightship Collect' on their mobile device.
The new partnership between Advantage and Pilot expands both companies’ reach in the eastern US. Pilot has recently expanded its services to include additional offerings for US consumers, including IP Transit, Ethernet Transport and Cloud Connectivity. Based in New York City, Pilot has extended its services to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
SimpleWAN, an industry leader in cloud-based networking and automated solution, and Advantage recently executed a partnership agreement. With state-of-the-art features like SD-WAN, SD-Voice, cloud managed WiFi, and automated security and protection systems, SimpleWAN’s offerings are an ideal addition to the ACG portfolio.
EllaLink is a new submarine cable connecting Brazil and Europe linking the major hubs of Sao Paulo and Fortaleza with Lisbon and Madrid. The system is being built by Alcatel Submarine Networks and will be one of the new generation coherent submarine cables, offering 72 terabits of capacity over 4 fibre pairs. EllaLink has secured the landing sites in Santos (Brazil), Fortaleza (Brazil) and Sines (Portugal), and is scheduled to be Ready for Service in 2020. b
Advantage will continue to offer Liberty Business’ comprehensive portfolio of solutions to clients and partners. Liberty Business is the business division of Liberty Puerto Rico and part of Liberty Latin America, a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
A consortium of leading Southeast Asia–Japan service providers recently signed an agreement with NEC Corp. to build a high performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan. Construction of the 10,500-kilometer long cable is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020.
As one of Europe’s largest independent fibre networks and cloud networking platforms, Interoute’s existing network will allow GTT to expand its Tier 1 global IP network. The network includes over 400 points of presence, spanning 24 metro areas and interconnecting 126 cities across 29 countries.
It is common knowledge that Asia is the region with the fastest economic growth today, buoyed by a combination of fast growing economies and rapid modernization. Despite containing 60% of the world’s population, there is much about the region that remains unknown. With the disparate environments in Asia, setting up IT network for your business in the region can be a complex and productivity sapping task, particularly in terms of setting up your IT network to connect offices in different countries.
According to a recent article in Network World, a new Chinese policy going into effect next week will have profound impact on businesses relying on Internet VPN or SD-WAN access within China. So f you have facilities in China, be sure you address this VPN registration issue, if it hasn’t been addressed already.
Advantage can now offer Convergia’s complete portfolio of voice, data, Internet and Cloud solutions to their global base of clients and partners. Convergia’s fiber optic network spans over 50 countries in four continents, and their full range of services are available in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
This interactive Submarine Cable Map depicts active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations. Cables shown on the map include international and US domestic submarine cables with a maximum upgradeable capacity of at least 5 Gbps.Selecting a cable on the map projection or from the submarine cable list provides access to the cable’s profile, including the cable’s name, ready-for-service (RFS) date, length, owners, website, and landing points.
This agreement allows Advantage to offer Digicel Business’ full portfolio of advanced managed network solutions to their global base of clients and partners. Digicel’s Global Connect platform is a dedicated business-only redundant managed wide area network that covers 23 countries across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific.
PCCW Global has come together with consortium members Amazon, Facebook, NTT Communications, PLDT and SoftBank to construct JUPITER, a high-capacity cable system that will connect Maruyama and Shima in Japan with Los Angeles in the USA and Daet in the Philippines, with a target ready-for-service date of early 2020.
As part of the Agreement, Bharti Airtel will absorb Tata CMB’s operations across the country in nineteen circles (17 under TTSL and 2 under TTML). These circles represent bulk of India’s population and customer base.
Liberty Puerto Rico is making progress in its infrastructure restoration work. They have fully restored fiber connectivity from San Juan to Luquillo, Caguas and Levittown, and are still working in the Mayagüez area rebuilding the fiber ring in the Western zone. They have also activated free high-speed WiFi hotspots in several public spaces
SD-WAN can provide increased flexibility and agility for enterprise networks to better support new cloud-centric application architectures. In some cases, SD-WAN can reduce operating costs as well. This paper reviews the top functional, technical, and economic drivers of SD-WANs.
Regarding week´s earthquake in Mexico, redIT critical infrastructure is working without any problem. Primary and secondary nodes, are working without any issue, as well as metro, long distance and internet backbones. There are, however, particular issues regarding the most affected neighborhoods (Roma, Condesa, Narvarte, and Del Valle) where some buildings were partially or totally damaged.
GTT has expanded their low latency network to the B3 Bolsa Balcao Brasil SA exchange in Brazil, further enhancing their offerings between major financial centers around the world as well as their ownership of the transatlantic GTT Express/Hibernia Express fiber cable system.
Advantage has been included in Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest growing companies, the Inc. 5000, for the fifth time. This prestigious list ranks the most successful private companies in the U.S., by overall revenue growth over a three-year period.