A quick roundup of news from around the world again:
Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) picked up a packet-optical deal with Samsung SDS, the Korean giant's global IT services division. The equimpent specialist is supplying them with the gear, software, and services to power a new intelligent optical mesh network hooking up offices and employees across their global presence. It's interesting to see them sell such a solution directly to a multinational rather than the usual network operator.
Orange Business said today that it is helping Colorado-based flaik to expand its GPS-based locator system internationally. They're already supplying M2M wireless connectivity to support flaik's services at ski resorts in Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey with more to come. The whole M2M thing does seem to be taking off.
BT says it is expanding its low latency presence into South America. They are now offering BT Radianz Venue services in Sao Paolo, Brazil, a destination that is getting vast amounts of attention these days. BT is in the process of expanding its presence across the region, with 250 new staff.
And Equinix is expanding in Singapore, again. They're putting another $28.5M to expand SG2, increasing the number of cabinets to 3,256. Singapore's growing importance of a cloud hub is driving rapid growth in the colo market there. This is phase 4 of Equinix's SG2 buildout, one wonders how many phases they might have left. Phase 3 came online last summer, and phase 2 the summer before that.
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