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Interoute opens Hong Kong virtual datacentre

Ericsson will invest SEK7bn in ICT centres

Cloud services provider and international backbone operator Interoute this week opened a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong, supporting enterprises with a presence in Asia.

Privacy group points finger at telcos over GCHQ spying

Privacy International has filed complaints against leading telcos to the OECD

Pressure group Privacy International has filed formal complaints against several telcos for helping British spy agency GCHQ in its mass interception of data and voice traffic passing through undersea fibre optic cables.

Apple faces huge expectations with next iPhone

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C tomorrow

It’s the time of year again when the industry and Apple fans alike brace themselves for the launch of the next iPhone. This time the industry is expecting to see two devices launched – the iPhone 5S and the debut of a lower priced entry-level iPhone, expected to be named the iPhone 5C.

Tunisian operators deploy submarine cable connecting Europe

Orange Tunisie and Tunisiana will deploy submarine cable connecting Tunisia to Europe

Two of Tunisia’s mobile operators have signed a deal with with backbone operator and cloud services provider Interoute for the deployment of a submarine cable connecting Tunisia to Europe.

Thinking big

What actually goes on behind the glowing LEDs?

The explosion in cloud computing is driving massive demand for real estate, connectivity and power and hulking data centres are being erected in the frozen wilderness to feed this demand. But at the same time a more subtle evolution is taking place: the network has finally become the computer.

Interoute taps Unisys to make cloud easy

Many companies are keen to understand the benefits of cloud for their business

Backbone operator and cloud services provider Interoute has teamed up with IT services firm Unisys to develop a ‘more disciplined’ approach to cloud computing. The partnership focuses on a combination of Interoute’s IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and virtual data centre offering with Unisys’ management suite.

Interoute builds on cloud services with Quantix acquisition

Interoute has high hopes for cloud services

European backbone network operator Interoute has strengthened its offering in the cloud services space with the acquisition of UK-based Quantix. The purchase adds managed application services to Interoute’s unified computing and managed hosting portfolio, allowing the firm to manage international customers’ database applications, including Oracle and SQL, as a cloud based service.

World IPv6 day a success for those that can

IPv6 will provide virtually unlimited IP addresses for the future

Some of the biggest names on the internet offered their content over IPv6 on Wednesday, marking a global ‘test flight’ for the future architecture of the internet. The day’s success will be measured by the number of internet users that don’t see any difference in how they go about their business – a number that is not expected to be very high, given that the leading participants: Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Akamai to name a few, are dual stacking their websites.

Seacom, Interoute improve African net experience

Seacom and Interoute will also offer services over a shared network

Submarine cable operator Seacom, which connects Africa to Europe and Asia, has partnered with European network operator Interoute to improve the quality of internet access on the African continent by caching content closer to its consumers.

Interoute pushes video calling into the cloud

European backbone network operator Interoute has acquired its own video conferencing operation in the form of Scandinavia’s Visual Conference Group (VCG). The bolt on adds fully managed video conferencing and telepresence services to Interoute’s portfolio.

Telefonica teams with Interoute to expand wholesale ops

The network will offer 10Gbps over DWDM

Spanish carrier Telefónica’s International Wholesale Services (TIWS) division, the bit responsible for delivering wholesale connectivity to service providers worldwide, has teamed up with European fibre network operator Interoute, to expand the reach of both parties.

Clouds offer silver lining for all

Cloud computing offers a silver lining for all in the ecosystem

IBM expanded further into the telecoms space on Thursday with the unveiling of a cloud services platform aimed at carriers and service providers. The offering encompasses hardware, software and services which would allow telcos to offer cloud computing to their own customers.

Wyless signs Interoute for M2M backbone

Machine to Machine (M2M) managed services provider Wyless Group has signed a technical partnership agreement with Interoute, operator of a European fibre network to host three Wyless NOCs.

Microsoft, Interoute plan VoIP peering system

Microsoft and pan-European carrier, Interoute, plan to launch a service by June that will enable businesses using the software giant’s Live Communications Server (LCS) to interconnect their VoIP calls within “three mouse-clicks”. LCS, soon to be renamed Office Communications Server 2007, presents a competitive challenge to conventional business-VoIP systems by knitting telephony into Microsoft’s desktop [...]

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