Time for a quick roundup of news from overseas, with items from euNetworks, TI Sparkle, Epsilon, Alcatel-Lucent, and CDNetworks.
euNetworks has won a multi-year agreement with SITA Airport IT GmbH. They'll be delivering Ethernet connectivity between Dusseldorf and a data center in the Rhein-Main area, a.k.a. near Frankfurt. These days an airport needs a very extensive and reliable network infrastructure, so fiber is a must-have.
Telecom Italia Sparkle says it has expanded its European infrastructure further in the major markets of London and Amsterdam. They've added two new PoPs, one in London Telecity 2 and the other in Amsterdam Equinix. The expansion will help them in delivering EoSDH as well as IP transit over their Seabone IP/MPLS backbone.
Angola Cables has signed on with Epsilon Telecommunications for its European connectivity and a virtual point of presence. The African telecommunications provider is also the largest shareholder in the WACS cable, and will be tapping Epsilon for connectivity from that system's London endpoint to LINX, AMS-IX, Paris, and Ashburn.
Alcatel-Lucent has picked up some high profile interest for its latest VDSL2 vectoring technology. Telekom Austria's A1 subsidiary has successfully trialed their G.fast broadband technology, which promises speeds of as high as 1Gbps over existing copper in some cases. 1Gbps over copper... I didn't think they'd make it that high, though of course it's over short distances and would need to be paired with FTTC etc. But still.
And CDNetworks has added another hard to reach endpoint to its global content delivery network. The KDDI subsidiary has teamed up with Omantel to improve internet performance in the Sultanate of Oman on the Persian Gulf. The Oman coverage will complement CDNetworks other footholds in the Middle East, which currently incude Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, and Israel.