Arqiva to improve Mobile Coverage with more masts in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council are working with Arqiva to improve mobile phone coverage in #notspots. A #notspot is an area of no mobile coverage. These are prevalent in rugged environments, which increases the amount of radio shadow that masts create. Arqiva won an open tender to supply additional mobile phone network masts to improve the…

Silver Peak adds executives

Silver Peak Systems have announced that they are bringing on new executive talent to accelerate their growth strategy. These three will help Silver-Peak take advantage of the growth in the SD-WAN marketplace. Similarly, they want to increase their market share against the competition. The extra directors probably come as a result of the additional funding…

Vertel uses Nuage SD-WAN to connect Australia

Australia‘s Vertel has partnered with Nokia‘s Nuage Networks division to deliver an SD-WAN service for Vertel’s customers in July 2018. Vertel specialises in providing network services using next-generation wireless networks. They use a combination of both fiber and microwave networks to connect their services to their customers. The press-releases quote both Vertel: “We undertook a…

Australia’s MetroNode acquired by Equinx in $792mn deal

Australia’s MetroNode hosting company has been acquired by Equinix for $792mn. 100 % held by the Canadian Ontario Teachers Pension Plan currently, MetroNode was previously part of the NextGen Group. When the ownership of NextGen changed in 2016, OTPP retained MetroNode (NextGen became part of Vocus Communications) OTPP has now agreed to sell MetroNode to…

OpenContrail joins Linux Foundation

Juniper is moving their OpenContrail codebase to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail is Juniper’s open-source version of their Contrail SDN orchestrator. Provided as an open-source offering, OpenContrail doesn’t have the support and service the commercial Contrail offering provides. In 2012, Juniper provided the first open-source Contrail version. Earlier this year they extended governance of the project,…

6Wind announces support for ARM to add to MIPS and x86

6Wind support for ARM devices as well as traditional x86 and MIPS processors with their press-release (6WIND Announces Arm® Processor Support for High Performance Networking). This expands the reach of their 6WINDGate platform. It supports either ARM-based devices, or network cards that use ARM processors to off-load processing from the main processor. This announcement is…

Viptela to accelerate Cisco’s intent vision.

Cisco have announced that they have completed Viptela’s acquisition, with a press-release that indicates this fits within their intent-based networking strategy announced last week. As predicted, the value of the deal was $610mn. As is becoming common with Cisco, there is also a blog post providing additional information on the acquisition Viptela . This makes…