Int’l Roundup 4/27: Colt, NTT, Teliasonera, IPC, Ancotel, BroadSoft

April 27th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

I was traveling for the past few days, and there’s lots to catch up on. First let’s take a look overseas:

Colt Group (LON:COLT, news) says it is deploying a major new modular data center facility in the Netherlands. They’ll be putting in 2,000 square meters initially with expansion to 10,000 square meters planned. It won’t be in Amsterdam, but rather strategically in the center of the tiny country between Amsteram, Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Brussels and away from the low lying areas. They have an anchor tenant lined up already of course, although they aren’t saying who just yet.

On the other side of the planet, NTT Communications (NYSE:NTT, news, filings) is celebrating the official launch of its two new data centers in Southeast Asia. The Singapore Serangoon and Malaysia Cyberjaya 3 facilities are the company’s designed and built by the company outside Japan. They will use the new space to power their infrastructure and cloud needs for global enterprises, including the financial sector.  The Singapore facility actually went live two months ago, while the Malaysian one crossed the threshold just yesterday.

TeliaSonera AB (ETR:TLS, news, filings) International Carrier found some IP success on its own home Scandanavian turf. The Nordic CDN provider Qbrick, which is actually owned by the French firm TDF, has extended its connectivity contract with the global backbone operator. Qbrick will now be consuming 130Gbps in IP transit in all, which is a hefty chunk of course.

In the financial networking niche, IPC Systems (news) detailed its ongoing expansion into more key financial nodes across Europe. They have built connectivity into NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Turkey, added routes to Russia, and quintupled their capacity at Slough Equinix while adding additional London venues at Telehouse East and New Inn on Goswell Street.

Ancotel picked up a new connectivity partner in its German hub.  AboveNet has selected their ‘virtual meet me room’ in Frankfurt as a conduit for the company’s premium Ethernet services. AboveNet expanded to Frankfurt just last year, which will become the easternmost point in the Zayo empire in two or three months.

And Broadsoft (NASDAQ:BSFT, news, filingspicked up a  substantial European win for its hosted unified communications services.  Swisscom has introduced the new UC offering, targeting both the SME and residential users.  Yes, residential users – we really haven’t seen enough incumbents (or pieces of former incumbents) offering VoIP to the consumer voluntarily.

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