Terremark launches NAP of Amsterdam at Schiphol; MRV offers new carrier demarcation platform

> Terremark Worldwide is launching a 25,000-square-foot colocation center inside the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport area. Dubbed the NAP (Network Access Point) of Amsterdam, the facility--leased through Digital Realty Trust and scheduled to be completed by 4Q 2011--will have massive connectivity with AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) through a peering node installed on premise. Terremark's first anchor customer? Why, Schiphol Airport, of course. News release.

> MRV Communications is offering a new carrier demarcation platform. The OptiSwitch 904-DSL enables business Ethernet access services across legacy copper networks. News release.

> More ADTRAN equipment seen in the national broadband buildout: LaWard Telephone Exchange in central Texas will use the Total Access 5000 MSAP and 300 Series ONTs for its fiber-based GPON business and residential services. News release.

> 3M is offering a new fiber closure to protect fiber splices over long-haul, metro and local feeder and distribution networks. The Fiber Dome Closure FDC 12S and Fiber Dome Closure 08M protect fiber cable from the elements. Release.

> Stealthwatch's network performance and security monitoring system is in use by Telenor Norway, the company announced Monday. News release.

> AT&T U-Verse customers can get their Venus Williams fix 24-7 thanks to the addition of the Tennis Channel, at channel 660 or channel 1660 HD. Just in time for Wimbledon, too. News release.

And finally... Broadband Internet is not always fast enough for businesses relying on it, Forbes reports, and that's where WAN optimization technology comes in. Story.