Friday Bytes: 123, MRV, NTT, HE, Global Capacity

January 17th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

tgifNext week we will start to see earnings results, but for now it's Friday and here's some quick takes on other news from the week:

Up in Michigan, 123.Net will be providing gigabit fixed wireless services to the Cobo Convention and Exhibition Center. That's where the North American International Auto Show took place this week, amongst other things. The bandwidth will support daily operations for the facility, the needs of vendors and exhibitors, and a planned wifi service.

MRV won a convert to its optical transport platform in the Big Apple. Sabey Data Centers is using their OptiDriver at to power its interconnection network at Intergate Manhattan. Their NYC network hooks up the 375 Pearl location with the likes of 60 Hudson, 111 8th Ave, and 32 Ave of the Americas.

NTT Communications has finished off its acquisition of Virtela, giving them greater depth in managed network services. The deal was announced simultaneously with the purchase of RagingWire, and signaled the Japanese giant's growing plans for western cloud and managed service markets.

Hurricane Electric says it is working with the Belgian-based BICS to expand its European footprint.  HE has been aggressively adding PoPs to its network on the continent, and BICS will be supplying 100GbE waves to keep that momentum going with capacity upgrades.

Global Capacity continued to roll out nodes for its One Marketplace effort. They've added another PoP down in Ashburn VA in Equinix's DC6 facility, their fourth new PoP in the past three months.  Global Capacity teamed up with Equinix and its Ethernet exchange last summer.

Categories: Ethernet · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions · Telecom Equipment · Wireless

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