ENTERPRISE MOBILITY,MOBILE OS
IP Infusion | March 17, 2023
IP Infusion, a leading provider of open network software and solutions for wireline and mobile network operators, announced today that Amplex Internet, a telecommunications company serving thousands of households in Ohio, has chosen IP Infusion’s OcNOS® Aggregation Router with MPLS to upgrade and future-proof its carrier-class network. Amplex selected IP Infusion, along with partners Edgecore Networks and UfiSpace, for the dramatic disaggregation benefits that open a cost-effective upgrade path to a 100GB core and distribution network.
As a wireless and fiber provider with a multitude of remote sites, Amplex has a complex network topology where equipment costs are a significant factor in its operations. IP Infusion’s open networking architecture broadens its hardware options without sacrificing performance or reliability and reduces costly supply chain disruptions. Network consultancy IP ArchiTechs provided expertise in developing the open networking design template alongside distribution partner EPS Global.
The upgrade makes it feasible for the Amplex network to support numerous modern features, such as SR-MPLS, historically only available from a higher-end routing solution. IP Infusion bridges Amplex’s customer edge and netElastic virtual Broadband Network Gateways while its interoperability with legacy Juniper and Ciena equipment enables a seamless upgrade. Because many sites have multiple links, Amplex enabled TI-LFA Fast Reroute to ensure sub 50-millisecond failover between links to avoid any disruptions to customers in the event of a link failure.
“We were looking for a lower-cost alternative to our current vendor for carrier-class equipment, as well as support for modern carrier network feature sets like SR-MPLS,” said Mark Radabaugh, President of Amplex. “Completing a ‘forklift upgrade’ of the network is a long, expensive, and complex process. IP Infusion, UfiSpace, and Edgecore provide a path to a 100GB core and distribution network.”
“The open network solution we created for Amplex provided the networking features they were looking for at a price point that aligned with their growing business objectives,” said Vincent Schuele, Director of Engineering and Senior Network Architect for IP ArchiTechs. “In many scenarios, our direct experience with IP Infusion, UfiSpace, and Edgecore Networks has demonstrated that open networking is not only a good substitute for many legacy applications, but in some cases is the best alternative with the unique benefits of a disaggregated network deployment.”
“As a successful regional Internet service provider for nearly three decades, Amplex has long demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality Internet service to its customers,” said Atsushi Ogata, CEO and President of IP Infusion. “We are excited to support their evolution to disaggregation, which opens the door to new revenue streams, faster innovation, and lower costs.”
About IP Infusion
IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers, and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness
ENTERPRISE MOBILITY,MOBILE OS
prnewswire | March 23, 2023
Gcore — a European provider of high-performance, low-latency, international cloud, and edge solutions — announces the launch of its Zero-Trust 5G eSIM Cloud platform, which provides organizations worldwide with a secure, reliable, high-speed networking solution. A technological foundation for next-generation AI applications, Gcore's Zero-Trust 5G eSIM Cloud platform will fuel the creation of new business models.
Leveraging Gcore's software-defined embedded SIM (eSIM), businesses can seamlessly and securely connect to corporate resources, remote devices, or Gcore's cloud platform via local 5G carriers. With secure private access to IaaS and PaaS Edge Cloud services, Gcore's 5G eSIM offers a compelling solution to the coverage, reliability and handoff challenges associated with wireless and wireline LANs. Using the solution, business teams can access AI infrastructure from their mobile devices.
The solution drives significant cost savings by eliminating the need for unpredictable roaming fees or expensive, complex local area network (LAN) builds.
Andre Reitenbach, CEO of Gcore, comments: "The launch of Cloud Computing powered by 5G eSIM technology marks a major milestone for Gcore. Using our solution, enterprises can now embrace the next-generation of AI-powered applications including smart factories, Connected Internet of Things, and machine-learning diagnostics among others."
Seva Vayner, Director of Edge Cloud stream, comments: "Gcore's 5G eSIM Cloud technology liberates IT teams from the burden of building and maintaining unreliable LANs, along with the security challenges that come with mobile network access. Our innovative approach provides encrypted access to 5G networks that are protected by telco-grade security, while also enabling granular security protocols that empower IT with complete control of each individual device."
Available in more than 150 countries worldwide, Gcore's 5G eSIM Cloud solution provides a powerful foundation for remote working and mobility applications, while delivering the fastest, best-performing mobile access to the Gcore Cloud and its associated AI, IaaS, and PaaS capabilities.
Gcore is an international leader in public cloud and edge computing, content delivery,and security solutions. Gcore manages its own global IT infrastructure across 6 continents. Its network consists of 140+ PoP around the world in reliable Tier IV and Tier III datacentres. Gcore provides infrastructure to global companies, including TEDx, Bandai Namco, Wargaming, and Avast. Andre Reitenbach has been the CEO at Gcore since 2014.
ENTERPRISE MOBILITY,MOBILE OS
Lightpath | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Lightpath, a revolutionary infrastructure-based, all-fiber connectivity provider, announced the launch of an improved national long-haul network. It will provide Ethernet and high bandwidth wavelength services between New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Ashburn, and Miami.
Customers of Lightpath can select bandwidth options of up to 100 GBPS via switched Ethernet or wavelength service. Long-distance customers can also quickly increase their bandwidth as their needs evolve. This high-performance network will serve as the intercity core, connecting its core markets of Boston Metro, New York Metro, and Miami Metro.
In addition, Lightpath now allows long-haul customers to connect locally in non-core long-haul cities, such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Ashburn. The company can provide these customers with all-fiber connectivity from its local long-haul point-of-presence to their desired endpoint.
This enhanced long-haul network also expands connectivity options for customers interested in New York to Ashburn express route announced earlier, which is more geographically diverse than typical Interstate 95 routes. In addition, this route provides customers with Ashburn endpoints with direct access to locations in the New York metropolitan area.
Chris Morley, CEO of Lightpath, commented, "Many Lightpath customers require powerful connectivity between major cities – connectivity that is reliable as well as easily scalable. This enhanced long-haul network will address those needs, while adding the ability to connect them locally - all in a single bundle from Lightpath, with Lightpath support standing behind it." He added, “These long-haul enhancements create a cohesive and powerful long-haul solution that offers customers incredible performance with the highest levels of reliability."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Lightpath's advanced fiber-optic network and next-generation customer service transform how customers connect to their digital destinations. With over 30 years of experience, it offers custom-engineered connectivity solutions with unparalleled reliability, performance, and security. It uses a consultative approach, working closely with customers to plan, deliver, and support solutions that efficiently meet their unique needs. As a result, the company has become the go-to provider for thousands of governments, enterprises, and educators seeking to power their innovation