From the vendor side of things yesterday there was some 100G to the south and two strategic acquisitions.
TIM Brasil has deployed 100G in northern Brazil with a little help from Xtera. The latter’s gear has been deployed on 1,000km of fiber between Salvador and Fortaleza, boosting TIM Brasil’s capacity by a factor of 10 on key routes coming out of the submarine cables that land there. The difference here though is that those 100G wavelengths are traversing some rather ancient G.653 dispersion shifted fiber, which is no mean feat.
BroadSoft is expanding further over in Europe via inorganic means. They are acquiring finocom AG, a German cloud-based UC specialist for $9M in cash. In addition to the extra $2.5M in revenue they expect from the deal in 2014, BroadSoft will be using finocom as a base from which to expand its cloud-based services offerings in both Germany and Eastern Europe.
And Juniper also made a strategic move, announcing plans to acquire WANDL for $60M. WANDL provides multi-layer network planning and management software, expertise that will no doubt help Juniper expand its horizons in an SDN-enabled world. WANDL’s team in NJ will stay where it is, and will be working closely with Juniper’s OpenLab initiative.