Talking all things telecommunications for 2018
The VostroNet team recently attended the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s Annual Conference (PTC), held in Hawaii between the 21–24th of January 2018.
The PTC’s annual conference is the Pacific Rim’s premier telecommunications event and is an opportunity for the global top-tier carriers, network providers, data centres and content producers to meet, negotiate on business and network with each other, as well as plan and discuss telecommunication updates for the year ahead.
The 40th-anniversary conference accumulated 7000+ industry attendees, 33000+ connections and over 5200 executive meetings, with participants arriving from over 45 different countries.
During the visit, the VostroNet team met with other international and local telecommunication companies, accumulating over 30 direct meetings with industry representatives across the four days.
Points of agenda for the event includes pricing of network transit globally, market changes and benchmarks and the timeline of installation for new undersea cables; estimated to be ± two years away. Other discussions centred around planned network links between the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia.
Notably, the PTC conference also explored the potential for network links between the United States and Singapore, and the United States and Hong Kong; focused on the use of colocation data centres.
This is important to VostroNet as network transit for student accommodation resides heavily between Australia & New Zealand and Asian cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo.
The PTC conference was a valuable experience for VostroNet as a network provider, as it enabled the team to engage with other industry members, exploring topics on telecommunications in the Pacific region.
VostroNet’s attendance comes as we expand our network internationally to the United States, having installed a new Juniper MX480 router in the Hurricane Electric Data Centre, San Francisco.