Readers may have noticed a reduction in the rate of articles in the past few days - I was traveling and am back in NJ now. As such, there have been a variety of interesting news items which I need to catch up on.
Cequel Data Centers is purchasing Colo4Dallas, which is one of the major independent carrier-neutral colocation facilities in Texas via its 68,000 square foot facility. Cequel Data Centers is a new entrant into the datacenter sector, backed by private equity from Cequel III in partnership with Thompson Street and Charterhouse Group. Cequel III isn't a stranger to the internet infrastructure segment as a whole though, they were a player alongside Corvis in the buyout, operation, and resale of Broadwing a while back, and they are also behind cable operator Suddenlink today. I doubt this will be their only purchase.
Interoute has added connectivity to Equinix's LD4 facility just outside London. They will now be able to offer their Fast Trade service to financial institutions looking for low latency connectivity with trading venues and financial exchanges across Europe. Interoute is in some 11 of Equinix's European IBX's now.
Down in New Zealand TelstraClear says it has tested Ciena's 100G gear successfully between the major cities of Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington. New Zealand is making plans for ultra-fast home broadband, and therefore intends to upgrade its core network as well. TelstraClear already uses10G and 40G products from Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) in their backbone. By putting 100G network cards into the OME 6500, they expect to make the transition pretty smoothly.
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