Wednesday Bytes: Equinix, Digital Realty, Infinera, Ericsson, AT&T

July 12th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

It's time to catch up on some other announcements from the week so far, so here are items from two large data center REITs, two vendors, and one wireless network:

Equinix has announced its latest expansion project, this time in southeast Asia. They have kicked off phase 8 of the buildout of SG2 in Singapore, planning the addition of 1,400 cabinets in 47,666 square feet of colo space. That will bring the facility's total to 6,300 cabinets. Equinix's footprint in the APAC region spans 29 IBX facilities.

Digital Realty is putting on some pounds, sterling that is. The data center REIT is offering two series of notes due 2024 and 2029 in the British currency. They'll be using the net proceeds in part to fund the purchase of DuPont Fabros that was announced last month. They haven't actually said how much money they are raising, though I'm sure that will be released soon enough.

Infinera has completed a subsea field trial this week. Their XTS-3300 meshponder was put through its paces on a 'major trans-Atlantic route', demonstrating 19Tbps per fiber pair. The test leveraged Infinera's ICE4 technology using 8QAM, 600G super-channels in 140Ghz of spectrum,and advanced compensation techniques.

Ericsson has launched a suite of network services aimed at the Internet of Things. The move includes a range of radio network services, software features, automated machine learning, and a variety of support services. They'll be taking the suite to the many service providers setting up IoT-aware infrastructure around the world.

And AT&T's plans for a first responder network gained the support of a new state government. Wyoming's governor Matthew Mead has approved the buildout plan for the FirstNet wireless broadband network. There aren't many states with more remote areas to hook up than Wyoming, of course, so it should be quite a job.

Categories: Datacenter · Government Regulations · IoT, M2M · Telecom Equipment · Wireless

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