networking | June 16, 2022
Wireless pioneer Betacom, an enabler of Industry 4.0 through private 5G wireless networks, today announced its selection by Google Cloud to accelerate delivery of private 5G networks in the U.S. through its newly announced private networks solution portfolio, built on Google Distributed Cloud (GDC) Edge. This joint effort will accelerate enterprise deployment of technologies that power Industry 4.0.
“Betacom has deep experience in wireless networking design and deployment, and we are enthusiastic about its participation in our new private networks solutions portfolio on Google Distributed Cloud Edge,” said Tanuj Raja, Global Director, Strategic Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Private 5G networks are critical to innovation in the United States and our joint efforts to streamline their delivery will ensure that companies of all sizes have access to high-quality solutions.”
Betacom 5GaaS, a fully-managed, end-to-end private wireless service, gives U.S. enterprises access to cost-effective, high-performance 5G networks, with network management delivered via its cloud-based Security and Service Operations Center (SSOC) built on Zero Trust design principles. The company has a long and successful history of building wireless infrastructure for mid-to-large enterprises and the expertise to meet the private wireless needs of the manufacturing, airlines and warehousing sectors.
Betacom networks are deployed in close collaboration with Airspan Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO), which provides 5G radio access networks, and Druid Software, which provides the 5G core software. Airspan’s end-to-end Open RAN (Radio Access Network) solution is at the forefront of CBRS shared spectrum connectivity and was the first in the U.S. to have its 5G CBRS small cells certified by the Federal Communications Commission. Druid Software’s Raemis 5G core is a 3GPP compliant 5G/4G core network designed specifically for critical enterprise communications requiring variable scalability. The platform is differentiated by its ability to prioritize and “slice” devices while providing them with a guaranteed quality of service.
“Google has been at the forefront of shared spectrum access in the United States from the very beginning, and has a strong leadership position in the development and deployment of Google Distributed Cloud Edge across the globe, We are pleased to be one of the initial partners that Google Cloud is working closely with to deliver its new private networks solutions portfolio on Google Distributed Cloud Edge, and look forward to working with our joint customers to support their Industry 4.0 initiatives.”
Johan Bjorklund, CEO of Betacom
Betacom offers the first fully managed private 5G network, building on its long history as a wireless infrastructure provider to AT&T, T Mobile, and Verizon. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the company has regional offices throughout the country. Having completed more than 800 large-scale design and deployment projects, Betacom inspires confidence among their customers who have worked closely with them to meet their pressing high-performance connectivity needs. Its private 5G wireless service is the first managed service of its kind in the United States.
365 Data Centers | August 09, 2022
365 Data Centers, a leading provider of network-centric colocation and other Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Sungard’s U.S. colocation and network business.
365 is acquiring the international colocation brand’s data center facilities and customers in 8 strategic edge markets along with its U.S. network infrastructure, routes, and customers. The transaction will complement 365’s existing data center presence in Boca Raton, Bridgewater (NJ), Buffalo, Chicago, Commack (NY), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Herndon (VA), Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, and Tampa, and its interconnected, resilient, low latency, nationwide fiber network.
Once this acquisition is closed and integrated, 365 will feature:
20 interconnected network-centric Data Centers
1,000,000 data center square feet which includes ample expansion space
53 MW of available power
105 Carriers across the platform with about 300 Carrier Points-of-Presence (PoPs)
90 additional network PoPs outside the 20 Data Centers
Direct on-ramps from each Data Center to the public clouds
Cloud storage, cloud compute, BaaS, DRaaS, and business continuity offerings
1,700 carrier, content, and enterprise customers
“This acquisition demonstrates 365 Data Centers’ adherence to its network-centric colocation growth strategy, We have already successfully doubled our business two times since inception in 2017 by acquiring, financing, integrating, and growing quality assets. We look forward to doing the same with the addition of the Sungard colocation and network portfolio, which will further enable us to provide quality services, grow our customer base, and deliver exceptional financial performance, all of which benefits our customers, employees, and investors.”
Bob DeSantis, 365 Data Centers CEO
Sungard employees associated with the acquired business are expected to continue to serve existing customers and will be complemented by the 365 technical team. Added DeSantis, “We look forward to having Sungard professionals join 365 and wowing our entire customer base with the combined talents of over 200 dedicated employees.”
Funding for the transaction has already been secured from 365’s existing equity owners, including Stonecourt Capital which invests capital from some of the world’s largest family offices, institutions and sovereign wealth funds, and the Company’s bank syndicate, which represents the premier lenders to the data center industry.
The deal is expected to close during the next three months. This transaction further solidifies 365’s position as one of the largest privately held IaaS providers operating in the Eastern United States with direct network connectivity to owned facilities in key western markets to serve customers with those geographic requirements.
About 365 Data Centers: 365 Data Centers is a leading provider of hybrid Data Center solutions in 12 strategic, primarily edge, markets. Along with network-centric Data Centers in Boca Raton, Bridgewater (NJ), Buffalo, Chicago, Commack (NY), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Herndon (VA), Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, and Tampa, the company operates an interconnected, resilient, low latency, nationwide fiber network. 365 serves more than 1,300 customers.
365’s robust, carrier-neutral ecosystem and secure, reliable edge colocation, network, IP, DRaaS, BaaS, cloud compute and storage, and business continuity services help organizations reduce costs, drive innovation, and improve their customer experience. 365 Data Centers supports mission-critical application infrastructure by providing industry leading Service Level Agreement protections and adhering to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, SSAE 18, and ISAE 3402. 365 Data Centers’ corporate office is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Mobileum | May 24, 2022
Mobileum Inc. ("Mobileum"), a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing and service assurance, and subscriber intelligence, and Digis Squared, a market leader in network services and AI-assisted tools, announced today that the companies have entered a strategic partnership to bring a comprehensive set of network testing and cognitive optimization solutions to market.
The collaboration brings together Digis Squared's deep expertise in developing cognitive tools to automate and analyze radio network and edge-to-edge performance, and optimizing networks and capacity management to benefit the customer experience, and Mobileum, whose highly scalable and flexible telecom analytics portfolio enables operators to improve business performance, monitor customer experience, and access new monetization opportunities.
Ron Haberman, Mobileum Chief Product Officer, commented:
"Finding meaning in data is what we do. Mobileum's Active Intelligence platform enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to connect deep network and operational intelligence with real-time actions to increase revenue, enhance the customer experience, reduce costs, and streamline operations. The partnership with Digis Squared extends the edge-to-edge network testing, optimization, planning, and management capabilities we can deliver. In addition, the in-house expertise and capabilities that the Digis Squared team brings in machine learning analytics is a great fit with our predictive analytics and automated actions approach."
"Digis Squared is pleased to partner with Mobileum to provide a more comprehensive testing solution across legacy 2G and 3G technologies through 4G to 5G, Private Networks and OpenRAN. With 5G, IoT, and OpenRAN deployments already underway, this new ecosystem will see CSPs working with a distributed value-chain of stakeholders and information silos that require a new approach to monitoring digital risk and analysing data. AI tools that can swiftly identify issues and automatically solve known problems will be vital to ensure the smooth operations of the highly complex multi-technology, multi-vendor systems, which CSPs rely on today."
Abdel Rahman Fady, Digis Squared CTO
Mobileum's Active Intelligence platform provides the actionable insights today's communications service providers require to unleash the power of 5G and next-generation networks. Powering Mobileum's roaming and network services, risk management, testing and monitoring, and customer engagement and experience solutions, the Active Intelligence platform delivers the advanced analytics, AI/ML, and DPI capabilities carriers need to enhance the customer experience, increase revenue, cut costs, reduce losses, and streamline operations.
The Digis Squared INOS solution provides Single Site Verification, network benchmarking, and optimization capabilities and is fully configurable live in the field. Fully customizable reports are delivered within 15 minutes of completion of data receipt, with access to 200 different network KPIs, network QoS, and customer QoE analysis. In addition to 5G analysis, there is considerable interest in Digis Squared's OpenRAN
capability as optimization, interoperability testing, and benchmarking with legacy systems begin to move from PoCs toward commercial deployment.
Mobileum is a leading provider of Telecom analytics solutions for roaming, core network, security, risk management, domestic and international connectivity testing, and customer intelligence. More than 1,000 customers rely on its Active Intelligence platform, which provides advanced analytics solutions, allowing customers to connect deep network and operational intelligence with real-time actions that increase revenue, improve customer experience, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Mobileum has global offices in Australia, Germany, Greece, India, Portugal, Singapore, UK, and United Arab Emirates.
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NEXCOM | June 09, 2022
NEXCOM, a leading supplier of network appliances, introduces FTA 1170, its new Intel-based uCPE powered by the Intel Atom processor family. FTA 1170 is the centerpiece of the nexCPETM product line, which addresses all requirements of the 5G core network and covers both wired and wireless broadband applications. This 1U rackmount features an impressive port count of different types and link speeds to provide multiple Ethernet connectivity.
5G private and public networks are gaining popularity, as the number of connected users and devices increases daily. More and more enterprises are willing to migrate from legacy internet access to a 5G private network, for its advanced customization in terms of security and management, higher speeds, and lower latency. With relative simplicity of deployment, expanded functionality, and flexibility, it is easier to choose a new appliance rather than trying to retune outdated equipment.
NEXCOM's FTA 1170 uses the Intel Atom processor with built-in MAC and Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) for crypto acceleration. This 1U rackmount supports wireless connectivity via a few add-on module options ranging from Wi-Fi 5/6, 4G, and 5G, offering customers' the most desired configuration for a wireless route effortlessly. For wired connectivity, there are twenty-four 2.5GbE switch copper ports, four 10GbE copper and fiber ports, and one expansion slot for a LAN module. FTA 1170 covers versatile use cases and works equally well as uCPE, switch-server or multi-access edge compute (MEC) server.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, NEXCOM integrates its diverse capabilities and operates six global businesses, including the Network and Communication Solutions (NCS) unit. NCS focuses on the latest network technology and helps to build reliable network infrastructure, by delivering professional design and manufacturing services for customers all over the world. NCS's network application platform is widely adopted in Cyber Security Appliance, Load Balancer, uCPE, SD-WAN, Edge Computing, Storage, NVR, and other network applications for businesses of all sizes.