Lots of interesting global news from this week, here's a quick survey of items from euNetworks, Tata, Sprint, Epsilon, Equinix, and IX Reach:
The European independent metro fiber operator euNetworks has deepened its relationship with AMS-IX. Their Amsterdam data center has now been certified by the giant internet exchange, and is one of four locations where much of its core infrastructure is actually housed. They've also bee named one of the two dark fiber providers hooking it all together.
Tata Communications won an intriguing deal in France. The Indian giant's international arm was selected for a multi-year MPLS/VPN contract with Vinci Park to bring connectivity to more than 500 parking facilities across France. Vinci will use the connectivity to centrally manage and secure the locations.
With all the wireless M&A news lately, it was easy to miss Sprint's wireline backbone expansion. They've opened a PoP in Interxion's Madrid campus, extending their Ethernet access reach. Sprint is already in Interxion's Frankfurt, Brussels, Dusseldorf, and Vienna data centers of course.
The global network exchange Epsilon Telecommunications picked up a contract in the far east. They'll be providing KPN's iBasis division with an outsourced PoP in Singapore including both colo and connectivity. One of the largest international VoIP wholesalers, iBasis is expanding its IPX footprint to meet demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
Also in Singapore, Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) announced yet another expansion of its colo footprint. They're both building a fifth phase at SG2 for an additional 920 cabinetss, and breaking ground on SG3 which will add 385,000 square feet near SG-1. The former will cost $55M, and the latter $50-55M.
And in London, IX Reach has opened its new Global Carrier Centre for high density, high connectivity colocation solutions. It's in TelecityGroup's Harbour Exchange facility in the Docklands.
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