The middle mile holds a unique position in communications infrastructure - a Goldilocks zone. Our new Middle Mile showcase series provides perspective from across the industry ecosystem. Here are some sound-bite previews from a few of our guests, including Aarna Networks' Amar Kapadia, Arrcus' Sanjay Kumar, Graphiant's Ali Shaikh, PCCW's Divesh Gupta, AT&T's Jeremiah Ginn, and SES' J-P Hemingway.
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How is it Changing the Game for Multi-Cloud Networking?
In this video, Amar Kapadia, CEO of Aarna Networks, explains why the middle mile is going through a renaissance and how it is changing the game for multi-cloud networking. He also discusses three factors driving the anticipated growth of the middle mile. Watch to learn more about how the middle mile is changing the game for multi-cloud networking.
Achieving a Unified Network in Distributed Cloud: Solutions for CSPs.
Sanjay Kumar, VP Product Management and Marketing from Arrcus, explains why communication service providers need a unified network that stitches together workloads from the edge, across the middle mile, into the multi-cloud. He highlights the need for control, visibility, and guaranteed SLAs for applications, which cannot be achieved with traditional legacy networking.
Graphiant Enables CSPs to Provide Mesh Connectivity for Enterprises
Khalid Raza, CEO of Graphiant, explains how they are helping CSPs unlock the value of their assets while addressing enterprise needs for streamlined, mesh connectivity across multiple sites, with SLAs but without the headache of overlays.
How can service providers improve their network to meet new workload demands?
Eli Karpilovski, CEO, InsidePacket, explain discusses how his company’s network-as-a-service solution can help service providers automate their networks, reduce costs, and deliver new services to enterprise customers.
Why is the US Lacking Middle Mile Fibers?
In this video, Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist from Arelion, explains why the US is lacking middle mile fibers. While last mile networks are being built to homes in the US, there is a need for more middle mile investment. Watch to get the details.
How Does AT&T Deliver End-to-End Circuit Quality?
Jeremiah Ginn, Cybersecurity Evangelist from AT&T, explains how they deliver end-to-end circuit quality through their defined core, leveraging LSO APIs to integrate with partners, vendors, and competitors, and their solution that allows for automatic provisioning of connections to different cloud service providers.
How Will BT Upgrade Their Core Network?
How will BT upgrade their core network to support 400 gigabits and beyond? In this video, Russell Davey, Distinguished Engineer and Principal Network Architect from BT, explains the different options they are considering as they continue to build out the middle mile.
How Colt is Enabling Digital Transformation
How is Colt enabling digital transformation? Mirko Voltolini, VP Innovation from Colt, explains how Colt is evolving from traditional connectivity to an on-demand, generation-based model that enables change and flexibility across a number of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and more.
Is Today's Infrastructure Sufficient for the Next Internet?
Wondering if today’s infrastructure is enough to support the next internet? In this video, Vito Mabruco, Global CMO from NTT, explains what we need for the next internet, and the importance of photonics.
How Orange is Delivering Cloud-Based Services to 220 Geographies?
Franck Morales, VP Evolution Platform from Orange, explains how Orange is delivering a secure digital infrastructure to accompany their customers in their digital-first business. Orange is transforming its backbone and leveraging APIs and orchestration to deliver a superior end-to-end experience for its customers. Watch to learn more.
How Can APIs Help Automate Connectivity Services?
Divesh Gupta, VP of New Technology & Sales Operations at PCCW Global, explains how APIs can help automate the extension of connectivity services from the middle mile to the last mile. He also talks about the role that MEF Sonata plays in driving automation for these services.
How Can Enterprises Connect All Their Assets Anytime, Anywhere, and at Scale?
Avneesh Prakash, VP of Mobility from Tata Communications, explains how their platform, MOVE, can help enterprises connect all their assets, whether they are IoT or consumer assets, anytime, anywhere, and at scale.
Hyperscaler and cloud trends drive middle mile fiber upgrades
Jason Taylor, VP of Large Enterprise Sales at Zayo discusses the role hyperscaler trends and multi-cloud use drives fiber adoption and upgrades in the middle mile by enterprises and government agencies. He also touches on the importance of APIs and agile service management.