Telecom Asia — Four major cellcos – KT, NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom and Verizon – revealed plans to form a global initiative to develop 5G trial specifications that would serve as a common platform for various 5G trial activities around the world. The 5G Open Trial Specification Alliance – announced during Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona on Monday – will be focused on technical fundamentals of 5G radio interface trial activities, with the goal of “promoting a more inclusive, open, and collaborative approach to developing 5G trial networks”.
Telecom Asia — BT, Orange, Singtel and AT&T are the “leaders” of the next-generation telecoms service providers in Asia Pacific, but there are plenty of challengers in the market. This is according to an annual report by research firm IDC which also said these service providers “demonstrated a strong regional network presence, diverse portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services, comprehensive suite of managed services offerings in the region, as well as a large base of mid and large-sized enterprises, multinational corporations (MNCs), and government clients across Asia Pacific.”
BCN — Verizon has announced IBM as the latest partner in its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service, bringing the total to eight cloud service options for its clients. Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect customers can now connect to IBM Cloud data centre sites in Dallas and San Jose in the US and Tokyo and Sydney in the Asia Pacific region. Two additional sites are planned in Europe for the beginning of 2016.
Telecom Asia — Verizon Enterprise Solutions is doubling the size of its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region by adding six locations and two new cloud providers, HP and Verizon Cloud, to the company’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service. In-region, Verizon now offers connections at 12 locations from five cloud providers. Previously the company offered access to Amazon (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo) and Google (Hong Kong, Singapore) and Microsoft (Hong Kong) at six locations.
Business Finance News — US Telecom Giant Verizon Communication Inc. allies with Indian System Integrators. To provide cloud-computing service to multinational corporations located in Japan, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, and the US. It may seem that the corporation has been aggressively investing in different markets, to improving the reach and service. “The Indian SIs are providing Business Processing Organizations (BPOs) services and Verizon supports that with its secured cloud infrastructure. We both are playing to our strengths,” Jesse Crawford said.
PRNewswire — Verizon Enterprise Solutions is adding HP and Verizon Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, essentially doubling the size of its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and increasing the number of cloud providers, giving clients a seamless way to connect, manage and secure their multi-cloud environments.
Telecom Asia — Insurance group Ageas Hong Kong will use Verizon’s enterprise cloud to operate its wealth management trading platform i-Invest. Ageas’ Hong Kong CIO Henk ten Bos said the project is designed to help address the transformational changes taking place in the financial services industry.
Data Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.
RTN Asia — Infosys said it will now offer the Finacle suite of software solutions on Verizon Cloud. Finacle is a software suite designed to run banks on, while Verizon cloud refers to an Internet-based platform offered by Verizon. Core bank software is usually not run on cloud computing infrastructure, particularly over public cloud platforms, due to security-related concerns.
Verizon has expanded its cloud offering in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore. The new services are designed to meet the demand for secure, enterprise-grade cloud capabilities as opportunities for multinational companies in the region grow. The enhancements offer customers improvements in memory, storage and network uptime, as well as enhanced flexibility and control. Verizon Cloud customers can now request a specific amount of computing, memory and storage capacity, in addition to the existing preset virtual machine configurations.
WASHINGTON – Verizon on March 16 announced that it is expanding its cloud service offerings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne, three of the largest cities in Asia and hubs of international commerce and finance. Company officials said the new cloud services will facilitate enterprise growth through improvements in memory, storage and network uptime, along with better network flexibility and control.
SINGAPORE, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ customers will now have access to a suite of new and significantly enhanced cloud services as Verizon expands its cloud offering in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore. The new services are designed to meet the demand for secure, enterprise-grade cloud capabilities as opportunities for multinational companies in the region grow.
NEW YORK – Verizon has deployed 100G technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations and further extending 100G technology on the Verizon global network. This deployment, which used the Fujitsu Flashwave 9500 ROADM and Ciena 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System, added approximately 11,681 terrestrial and submarine miles (18,800 kilometers) to the company’s extensive 100G network. These additional miles add to the more than 32,000 100G miles already deployed on Verizon’s U.S. network and 8,500 100G miles on its European network.
Verizon enterprise cloud has been scheduled for a maintenance outage later this week which could result in the supplier being offline for up to 48 hours. The planned outage, which is planned to commence on Saturday at 5pm ADST (1AM US EST), will provide the company the opportunity to undertake a major platform upgrade. One US-based Verizon customer who contacted support for further advice was told that the outage would affect all cloud instances and that no VMs would be accessible during the maintenance window.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the cloud computing and enterprise IT-focused division of American operator Verizon has appointed Francis Yip to group vice president of Verizon Asia Pacific, where he will lead all of the business’ strategic initiatives. He will be responsible for delivering strategic cloud, security, mobility, network and connected machines solutions to Verizon’s multinational enterprise clients across the region