QuoVadis gains telecommunications networks licence
Cloud computing and digital security experts QuoVadis Services have been granted a Communications Operating Licence to operate telecommunications networks by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (RAB).
QuoVadis Services said it is the first company outside of the established carriers to receive a telecommunications licence under Bermuda's reform effort, which transferred oversight of the sector from the Government to an independent Regulatory Authority. A QuoVadis press release stated the licence, granted under the Electronic Communications Act 2011, allows them to build and operate laser and wireless links for the provision of high availability connectivity between the QuoVadis datacentres and their Enterprise Customers' premises in Bermuda.
The QuoVadis links are licensed to provide business continuity during outages on data networks operated by Bermuda's primary telecommunications carriers.
Gavin Dent, CEO of QuoVadis Services, said: “As a leading provider of managed datacentre, cloud hosting and disaster recovery services, QuoVadis is pleased to be able to provide a cost-effective solution for disaster recovery connectivity, ensuring that our Enterprise Customers can connect to their IT managed by QuoVadis at all times.”
QuoVadis is a significant buyer of connectivity from Bermuda's Integrated Communications Operating Licence (ICOL) carriers, linking Enterprise Customers both on the island and overseas to their IT platforms which are outsourced to QuoVadis. “Our intent is not to bypass the licensed carriers, but to provide reliable failover coverage at a reasonable cost for primary links using our carrier partners, supporting our service level agreements for critical customer systems,” continued Mr Dent.
Founded in 1999, QuoVadis (http://quovadisglobal.bm/) was an early adopter of cloud hosting technologies, providing both production hosting and disaster recovery services from its secure datacentres in the City of Hamilton. QuoVadis provides colocation as well as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms for both local and international companies. The company has been in the news recently following multimillion dollar investments in datacentre facilities and high-speed computing platforms.
Mr Dent was quoted saying: “Online services permeate all aspects of business today, whether you are a local company or a large multinational. The provision of reliable telecommunications at a reasonable cost is essential to allow our community to compete internationally, and we thank the Regulatory Authority for allowing the flexibility for service providers like QuoVadis to retain high value IT infrastructure in Bermuda.”