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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #34

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DartPoints collaborates with LOGIX for interconnection services in Texas

DartPoints and LOGIX are partnering to provide Texas with interconnection. LOGIX’s network will interconnect with DartPoints’ facilities throughout Texas, resulting in enhanced regional connectivity between each endpoint, and providing one-stop access to more than 150 regional, national and international data centers and global websites. With this collaboration between the two companies, DartPoints’ customers will gain access to LOGIX’s extensive fibre network, and get greater access to edge interconnection points.


Voxox and Passage Telecom are launching a cloud phone

Voxox, an innovator in cloud communications solutions, and Passage Telecom, Nigeria’s leading ISP, have announced their partnership. Passage Telecom will now offer Voxox Cloud Phone services in Nigeria, which will be  hosted from Voxox’s US and European data centers. This is the first deployment of Voxox Cloud Phone on the African continent, while Passage Telecom currently only serves Nigerian customers with premium Internet services. The partnership will make it easy for small businesses to access business phone numbers that support unlimited extensions and advanced call forwarding capabilities.


Pure IP offers PSTN replacement services across 40 countries

Pure IP, an international provider of SIP channels that has been at the forefront of business voice communications solutions for more than 15 years, is now offering PSTN replacement services in 40 countries around the world. Full PSTN replacement services enable businesses to make a smooth transition when moving their legacy telephony to cloud-based services. The integration of these new services strengthens Pure IP’s position as a global provider, expanding the company’s overall service coverage to 90 countries worldwide.


There are less 5G users in China than it seems

Chinese telecom operators report impressive growth in 5G customers, but not all of them are actually using 5G. The indicators are that 5G in China is not progressing as fast as the numbers suggest. Some customers who use 5G plans do not use 5G devices, and this indicates that while China has a solid start in 5G, it is not awash with new users. Xin Guobin, vice-minister at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, mentioned that 5G terminal connections reached 88 million by the end of July 2020.


Lumina Networks is shutting down their business

On Tuesday, Lumina Networks, a vendor of open source software defined network (SDN) products, announced the start of the business closure process. Back in 2017, the company was expected to have a successful future, but the numbers did not live up to the expectations. Lumina’s revenues were low, despite gaining the support of industry giants such as Verizon and AT&T. The company’s officials stated: “The switch to open source did not take place at a pace anywhere close to the speed that would enable us to operate and grow our business, despite commitments from many to the contrary.”


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