Casa Systems | June 15, 2022
Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA), a leading provider of cloud-native software and physical technology solutions for wireless, cable and fixed broadband networks, today announced it has joined LOT Network, the international community of the world’s leading high-tech companies committed to protecting its members from costly litigation from patent assertion entities (PAEs, also known as “patent trolls”).
An industry innovator for nearly 20 years, Casa Systems recognizes the threat that patent trolls can have on technology companies – where legal fees for taking a patent case through trial can cost millions of dollars, diverting valuable company resources away from core functions like R&D and product development. The company believes that a more cost-effective approach – like membership in LOT Network – will allow its team to focus on what matters most – building a culture of constant exploration and pioneering new paths forward in the industry.
“We recognize that an ounce of prevention in these cases is worth millions of dollars,” said Timothy Rodenberger, General Counsel at Casa Systems. “LOT Network is a cost-effective way to protect our business from the high cost of PAE litigation. We’re pleased to join a community of leading technology companies in building a safer ecosystem for the telecommunications community through our efforts, and we appreciate the work that LOT Network is doing within the 5G community to reduce confusion around standard essential patents in that space.”
LOT Network members agree that if, and only if, any member’s patent assets fall into the hands of a PAE, all the other members of the community receive a free license, thereby immunizing them against PAE litigation from those assets. At the same time, members retain all traditional uses of patents – including selling them or using them to sue other companies – including other LOT Network members.
“Casa Systems is sending a strong signal to their customers and their business partners by joining LOT Network,” “By being proactive in reducing litigation threats, Casa Systems is also protecting others with whom they do business.”
Ken Seddon, CEO at LOT Network
About Casa Systems, Inc.
Casa Systems, Inc. delivers the core-to-customer building blocks to speed 5G transformation with future-proof solutions and cutting-edge bandwidth for all access types. In today’s increasingly personalized world, we create disruptive architectures built specifically to meet the needs of service provider networks. Our suite of open, cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to build networks without boundaries and maximize revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.casa-systems.com.
About LOT Network
LOT Network is an international community of the world’s leading high-tech companies committed to protecting its members from costly litigation from patent assertion entities (PAEs). LOT Network currently protects more than 2,150 members in 54 countries from litigation from over 3.4 million worldwide patent assets and counting. Members include market leaders such as IBM, Red Hat, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast, Cisco, Google, Tesla, Microsoft, as well as innovative companies like Waymo, Uber, Mediacom Communication Corporation among others.
Inseego | August 17, 2022
Inseego Corp. a leader in 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions, today introduced the new MiFi® X PRO 5G UW mobile hotspot, delivering the full range of 5G connectivity including C-Band, along with Wi-Fi 6 for performance that packs more power and flexibility into one of the market’s most trusted mobile hotspots for business all while retaining its all-day battery life1. The new MiFi® X PRO 5G UW is Verizon’s third generation 5G mobile hotspot by Inseego and now available to order in stores and online here.
“Inseego is committed to transforming the way businesses stay connected,” said Chuck Becher, SVP and GM of Carrier Solutions at Inseego. “The invention of MiFi® well over a decade ago revolutionized mobile broadband by empowering people with Wi-Fi on-the-go. MiFi X PRO marks a new era for the MiFi® brand — one in which the performance, security, and flexibility once again sets the pace for innovation. We’re thrilled to reveal its first availability in North America with our partner Verizon.”
The MiFi X PRO 5G mobile hotspot: the trusted get-it done companion
Strong, reliable performance – Don’t miss a beat. Experience low latency and very high speeds with connectivity to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband2 and C-Band with fewer glitchy video calls and fewer glitchy worksite connections.
Security and peace of mind – Connect with confidence. VPN pass-through, hacker prevention, password protection, and WPA3 prevents brute force attacks and increases protection no matter where business (or off-hours fun) happens.
Long-lasting power – No unplanned downtime. The rechargeable 5050 mAh battery and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology, built-in power management features, and battery share to charge other devices, will keep things running all day (or night).
Easy to setup and manage - The Inseego Mobile™ app for Android and iOS enables users to quickly manage device settings from their phone or tablet.
Superior technology and flexible connectivity options – The new MiFi X PRO 5G UW features proprietary antenna design and performance algorithms combined with Snapdragon® X65/X62 5G Modem-RF System3 to bring out the best in the network. And the RJ45 Ethernet port provides a direct internet connection for extra flexibility.
“We are pleased to expand our collaboration with Inseego, and this milestone highlights our shared commitment to driving innovation to help ensure consumers have access to fast, reliable, and flexible expanded 5G wireless experiences wherever life takes them, The Snapdragon X65/X62 5G Modem-RF Systems’ expansive feature sets, band support and spectrum aggregation capabilities are designed to offer the ultimate 5G deployment flexibility to operators globally.”
Gautam Sheoran, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Battery life and activity may vary depending on the number of connected devices and activity, including use of Ethernet.
The MiFi X PRO UW for Verizon supports Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities.
Depending on region, the MiFi X PRO series features either the Snapdragon X65 or X62 5G Modem-RF System.
About Inseego Corp.
Inseego Corp.is an industry leader in smart device-to-cloud solutions that extend the 5G network edge, enabling broader 5G coverage, multi-gigabit data speeds, low latency and strong security to deliver highly reliable internet access. Inseego’s mobile broadband, fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions and software platform incorporate the most advanced technologies (including 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6 and others) into a wide range of innovative products that provide robust connectivity indoors, outdoors and in the harshest industrial environments. Designed and developed in the USA, Inseego products and SaaS solutions build on the company’s patented technologies to provide the highest quality wireless connectivity for service provider, enterprise, and government entities worldwide.
Lumen | July 14, 2022
Lumen Technologies is investing in its global Edge network and expanding its Edge Computing Solutions into Europe, providing the low latency platform businesses need to extend their high-bandwidth, data-intensive applications out to the cloud edge. This expansion is part of Lumen's continued investment in next-generation solutions that transform digital experiences and meet the demands of today's global businesses.
"Edge computing is a game-changer. It will drive the next wave of business innovation and growth across virtually all industries," said Annette Murphy, regional president, EMEA and APAC, Lumen Technologies. "Customers in Europe can now tap into the power of the Lumen platform, underpinned by Lumen's extensive fiber footprint, to deploy data-heavy applications and workloads that demand ultra-low latency at the cloud edge. This delivers peak performance and reliability, as well as more capability to drive amazing digital experiences. Customers can focus efforts on developing applications and bringing them to market, rather than on time-consuming infrastructure deployment."
Today, Lumen Edge Computing Solutions can meet approximately 70% of enterprise demand within 5 milliseconds of latency in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Additional locations are planned by end of year. Lumen Edge Computing Solutions bring together the power of the company's expansive global fiber network, on-demand networking, integrated security, and managed services, with edge facilities and compute and storage services. This allows for quick and efficient deployment of applications and workloads at the edge, closer to the point of digital interaction. Customers can procure Lumen Edge Computing Solutions online, and within an hour gain access to high-powered computing infrastructure on the Lumen platform.
Lumen offers several edge infrastructure and services solutions to support enterprise innovation and applications of the 4th Industrial Revolution. These include:
Lumen Edge Bare Metal offers dedicated, pay-as-you-go server hardware hosted in distributed locations and connected to the Lumen global fiber network. Edge Bare Metal delivers enhanced security and connectivity with dedicated, single tenancy servers designed to isolate and protect data and deliver high-performance.
Lumen Network Storage enables customers to take advantage of secure, scalable, and fast storage where and when they need it. The service allows enterprises and public sector organizations to ingest and update data at the edge using whatever file storage protocol meets their needs.
Lumen Edge Private Cloud provides pre-built infrastructure for high performance private cloud computing connected to the Lumen global fiber network. Lumen Edge Private Cloud is fully managed by Lumen and helps businesses go-to-market quickly with the capacity needed for interaction-intensive applications.
Lumen Edge Gateway is a scalable Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) platform for the premises. The service offers a compute platform for the delivery of virtualized wide area networking (WAN), security, and IT applications from multiple vendors on the premises edge.
Lumen Edge Computing Solutions meet approximately 97% of U.S. enterprise demand and approximately 70% of enterprise demand in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands within 5 milliseconds of latency.
For a current list of live and planned Lumen edge locations, visit: https://www.lumen.com/en-uk/resources/network-maps.html#edge-roadmap
As part of the Edge Computing Solutions deployment in Europe, Lumen enabled an additional 100G MPLS and IP network connectivity, as well as increased power and cooling at key edge data center locations.
Lumen manages and operates one of the largest, most connected, most deeply peered networks in the world. It is comprised of approximately 500,000 (805,000 km) global route miles of fiber and more than 190,000 on-net buildings, seamlessly connected to 2,200 public and private third-party data centers and leading public cloud service providers.
In EMEA, the Lumen network is comprised of approximately 42,000 (67,000 km) route miles of fiber and connects to more than 2,500 on-net buildings and 540 public and private third-party data centers.
About Lumen Technologies and the People of Lumen:
Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With approximately 500,000 route fiber miles and serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about the Lumen network, edge cloud, security, communication and collaboration solutions.
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.