Intelligent CIO North America Issue 22 - Page 12


phoenixNAP launches a Bare Metal Cloud Edge at American Tower Edge Data Center in Austin

Deployed at an American Tower Edge Data Center , this location provides low-latency access to Bare Metal Cloud out of the US south-west locations . As a global communications infrastructure provider , American Tower owns and operates an extensive portfolio of communications sites and data centers , which provide the critical infrastructure for numerous wireless and emerging applications .
With multiple Edge Data Centers deployed and in development , a well-located network of larger data center facilities throughout the US and a portfolio of approximately 43,000 US tower sites , American Tower is positioned to leverage 5G to help businesses adopt high-bandwidth , low-latency applications and a wide variety of next-generation , emerging technologies .

phoenixNAP , a global IT services provider offering securityfocused cloud infrastructure , dedicated servers , colocation and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service ( IaaS ) technology solutions , has announced the launch of its Bare Metal Cloud ( BMC ) Edge location in Austin , Texas .

Bare Metal Cloud deployment in the American Tower Edge Data Center in Austin uses an innovative architecture to deliver advanced network speeds . Through multiple virtual cross-connects to a Megaport Cloud Router , the traffic is routed from the Edge to phoenixNAP ’ s other locations in the US , accelerating transfer speeds and connectivity .
As such , Bare Metal Cloud Edge instances are particularly convenient for next-generation workloads using 5G transports or services built on top of 5G .

Cable Bahamas taps Nokia for FTTH deployment

Nokia will deploy its XGS-PON equipment for Cable Bahamas ’ s new fibre-tothe-home ( FTTH ) network , as part of the operator ’ s comprehensive network upgrade .

The upgrade process is set to bridge the next four years and aims to introduce broadband to regions in the Bahamas that presently have no access to fibre connectivity .
Nokia is the only FTTH equipment provider for the project , offering its full range of solutions to Cable Bahamas . The operator says this will decrease its operating costs via an automated design and deployment process which will enable faster service implementation .
Stephen Curran , Chief Technical Officer at the Cable Bahamas Group , said : “ At the end of this exercise we will boast the most advanced FTTH network in the entire region with XGS-PON technology .” connectivity . With this new XGS-PON deployment , Cable Bahamas will have one of the most advanced networks in the region .”
Osvaldo Di Campli , Head of Latin America at Nokia , said : “ Upgrading fixed networks is vital to maintain a positive user experience and is a step forward for the use cases of the future that will require gigabit
The deployment aims at providing connectivity to 99 % of the 80,000 business and residential addresses in the Bahamas ’ most populated island , New Providence , by 2026 .
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