Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

Colt Fast-Tracks the Delivery of New Services with Cisco Segment Routing and Ethernet VPN

LONDON, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cisco and Colt Technology Services announced today that they have successfully achieved a key milestone in upgrading Colt’s pan-European, US and Asian packet network. This lays the foundation for the Colt IQ Network to deliver further differentiated, high-bandwidth connectivity solutions.

Cisco and Colt revealed in December 2016 that they were working on a system-wide, multiple 100Gbps upgrade to Colt’s IQ Network.  This will enable it to rapidly deliver high-performance connectivity for cloud-scale, business-critical applications to its enterprise, carrier and web-centric customers. By combining segment routing and Ethernet VPN (EVPN), Colt’s IQ Network now benefits from faster convergence time, increased network availability and resiliency for any topology, while enabling the service provider to deliver high-bandwidth solutions much faster.

Colt’s next-generation packet network uses end-to-end segment routing technology to simplify and automate network operation and significantly reduce operating costs. With the quality, speed, capacity and flexibility to meet application-specific service quality requirements, Colt’s customers will benefit from an infrastructure designed for enabling digital businesses.

“Colt is focused on providing best-in-class, high-bandwidth connectivity solutions to meet our customers’ ever-growing business needs,” said Peter Coppens, vice president, Product, Colt. “Aligning with these overarching goals, we worked closely with Cisco to design a network architecture that is simple to operate, highly available and capable of delivering innovative network services. This also enables Colt to benefit from faster time-to-market. Segment routing significantly decreased complexity in the IQ Network and helped us start offering differentiated network services such as disjoint path. EVPN further contributed to operational simplification and made the delivery of services much more efficient.”

Colt’s IQ Network connects more than 800 data centres around the globe, with more than 25,000 on-net buildings, providing high-bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America. EVPN drives the next level of simplicity by offering a unified control plane protocol (Border Gateway Protocol – BGP) for all services types, including both Layer 2 VPN and Layer 3 VPN services. It also provides faster convergence times that significantly enhances the customer experience. Segment routing reduces the network complexity, as it cuts down the number of protocols required. It also:

  • improves network availability with 50ms protection mechanism, covering 100% of the possible network topologies using TI-LFA SR;
  • enables better utilization of the network with simple and scalable MPLS segment routing traffic engineering for the data plane;
  • makes possible the delivery of innovative network services possible, offering on-demand real time delivery capabilities.

The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 series and the Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 platforms will form the main components of a unified fabric powered by IOS XR and its market-leading software innovations — segment routing and EVPN.

“We have been working on this initiative with Colt for more than a year, and we are proud to bring additional benefits to its network, as well as lay the groundwork for new opportunities,” said Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Networking, Cisco. “In selecting Cisco’s Cloud Scale Networking technologies such as the Cisco® NCS 5500, segment routing and EVPN, Colt is now in a position to deliver the high bandwidth and customer-oriented experience that defines the network of the future.”

Cisco is leading the disruption in the industry with its technology innovations in systems; silicon; software and security; and its unrivalled expertise in mass-scale networking, automation, optical, optics, cable access, video, and mobility. Combining these capabilities with Cisco’s portfolio of go-to-market security, collaboration, IoT, and professional services, we enable service providers, media and web companies to reduce cost and complexity, help secure their networks, and grow revenue.

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Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on net buildings and growing.

Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit http://www.colt.net.

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PM meets Vietnamese Cambodians in Cambodia

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Cambodians of Vietnamese descent living in the Cambodian province of Siem Reap on Thursday, during his trip to attend the third Mekong River Commission Summit.

The PM expressed his best wishes on the occasion of the traditional New Year of Cambodia and lauded them for linking the two countries together. He updated them on the development of ties between the two countries, saying that during working sessions, Vietnam asked the Cambodian government to offer all possible support to Vietnamese Cambodians, especially in legal procedures, education and living standards. He also expressed hopes the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians, Vietnamese representative agencies and businesses in Cambodia stand side by side with their fellow Vietnamese in the country. The leader also urged them to respect and abide by Cambodian law, contribute to building a prosperous Cambodia and maintain Vietnamese language and traditional culture. To mark the occasion, the PM presented gifts to poor Vietnamese Cambodian households.

Source: VOV5

RoK ambassador awarded Vietnam’s friendship medal

Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong presented the Medal for Peace and Friendship among Nations to outgoing South Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk in recognition of his remarkable contribution to promoting the two countries’ cooperation.

Phong recognized the diplomat’s active efforts to deepen the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership. Phong expressed hopes that the ambassador, in any future position, will make further contributions to reinforcing and developing the friendly cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the RoK. Lee Hyuk said that he will take up a new position as Secretary General of the RoK-ASEAN Centre from April 15, and pledged to do his utmost to step up relations between the RoK and ASEAN, and particularly between the RoK and Vietnam.

Source: VOV5

RoK ambassador awarded Vietnam’s friendship medal

Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong presented the Medal for Peace and Friendship among Nations to outgoing South Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk in recognition of his remarkable contribution to promoting the two countries’ cooperation.

Phong recognized the diplomat’s active efforts to deepen the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership. Phong expressed hopes that the ambassador, in any future position, will make further contributions to reinforcing and developing the friendly cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the RoK. Lee Hyuk said that he will take up a new position as Secretary General of the RoK-ASEAN Centre from April 15, and pledged to do his utmost to step up relations between the RoK and ASEAN, and particularly between the RoK and Vietnam.

Source: VOV5

11th session of the NA Law Committee convened

The National Assembly’s Law Committee convened its 11th session in Hanoi on Thursday to discuss the establishment of 3 special economic administrative zones: Van Don, Bac Van Phong, and Phu Quoc, as well as the draft law governing these zones, and the revised law on denunciation.

The same day, the Committee discussed a government proposal on establishing Phuc Cat town in Cat Tien district, Lam Dong province, and Phu My town in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

Source: VOV5

11th session of the NA Law Committee convened

The National Assembly’s Law Committee convened its 11th session in Hanoi on Thursday to discuss the establishment of 3 special economic administrative zones: Van Don, Bac Van Phong, and Phu Quoc, as well as the draft law governing these zones, and the revised law on denunciation.

The same day, the Committee discussed a government proposal on establishing Phuc Cat town in Cat Tien district, Lam Dong province, and Phu My town in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

Source: VOV5

Symposium spotlights national protection war in southwestern border

Leading experts and scientists of Vietnam gathered at a symposium in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday to discuss issues concerning national defense at the southwestern border.

The event was organised by the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities under the Vietnam National University – HCM City, and the HCM City Association of Historical Sciences. More than 50 presentations and opinions from experts and scientists clarified the necessity and inevitability of the war protecting Vietnam at the southwestern border (1977 � 1979). They made clear that the war (before January 7, 1979) and Vietnam’s international mission in Cambodia (1979 � 1989) are two different issues which had different historical backgrounds, causes and developments but were logistically connected. At the event, participants also proved that the war at the border was directly linked with the national protection war in the northern border, and that the fights greatly altered Vietnam’s international relations and affected the country’s post-war situation.

Source: VOV5