Cologix opens third data center in downtown Minneapolis; Oracle bolsters SDN initiative with new Ethernet switches

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> Cologix has opened its third data center in downtown Minneapolis, giving enterprises in the upper Midwest and the network and cloud service providers that want to serve them access to one of the region's most important interconnection hubs. Article

> Oracle is bolstering its SDN initiative with the debut of new Ethernet switches at the Mobile World Congress show, where it also is showing off its new Netra Modular System. Article

Cable News
> Driven by the ever-increasing broadband speed upgrades rendered by cable companies in 2014, shipments of DOCSIS channels rose 114 percent last year to a record 4.8 million, according to Infonetics Research's latest quarterly report. Article

> Cablevision's decision to launch its Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service was prompted by the MSO's desire for its customers to see a "tangible manifestation" of the company's extensive Wi-Fi network, which currently spans more than 1.1 million hotspots. Article

Wireless News
> BlackBerry introduced a new touchscreen device and promised to release a new phone later this year with a dual-curved screen and slideout keyboard. Article

> Verizon's future growth will come from things like the Internet of Things and over-the-top mobile video--things that some other companies are not even investing in today, the company's CFO Fran Shammo said during an investment conference on Monday. Article

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