Intelligent Data Centres Issue 49 | Page 6


CommScope ’ s ‘ Propel ’ recognised as a leading solution for data centre managers

NEWS ommScope , a global leader in network connectivity solutions ,

C has announced that its modular , end-to-end fibre platform , Propel , was recognised among the best by the 2023 Lightwave Innovation Reviews .

CommScope ’ s Propel is designed to help data centre managers respond to the exponential increase in demand they are experiencing for computing power . This new technology facilitates the migration to Terabit speeds . Propel provides reliable connectivity and a robust network infrastructure that aligns with rapidly emerging data centre applications , enabling faster , more efficient access to data .
Senior Vice President , CommScope ’ s building and data centre business . “ CommScope ’ s Propel is engineered to maximise existing infrastructure application support and handle today ’ s network speeds of 40 and 100GB , as well as prepare for future speed needs of 400 , 800 , 1600 and 3200GB . We are thrilled that Propel is recognised as a leading solution by Lightwave Innovation Reviews .”
“ Data centre demands have and continue to soar as organisations , communities and government agencies ’ adoption rates of AI applications , streaming and cloud computing expands ,” said John Schmidt ,

GTT and Ziply Fiber extend connectivity in US Pacific north-west

TT Communications , a leading global provider of managed network and security services to

G multinational organisations , has announced an expanded partnership with Ziply Fiber , a provider of fibre networks purpose-built for the Internet , to establish a new network Point of Presence ( PoP ) to serve the fast-growing data centre market in Portland , Oregon .

The new PoP is providing an initial 400G of capacity to customers in the US Pacific north-west region and will expand the power of GTT ’ s global Tier 1 IP network by offering an additional option for customers to connect in 11 major data centres and the Hillsboro subsea cable landing station , expanding the reach of GTT via Ziply Fiber ’ s high-count Silicon Forest fibre cross-connection service .
GTT ’ s global Tier 1 IP backbone is ranked among the largest in the industry , connecting more than 260 cities on six continents .
“ This new PoP deployment creates an exciting opportunity to use the Ziply Fiber network to allow our regional data centre customers to easily connect to , and take advantage of , GTT ’ s global Tier 1 IP network ,” said Jim Delis , President , Americas Division , GTT .
GTT recently announced a 400G upgrade to its global Tier 1 IP network at multiple network layers including the core IP backbone and metro extensions .
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