Here's a quick roundup of international news from the start of this week, but taking a break from Vodafone and all that:
The Myanmar telecom market may still be more potential than reality, but Epsilon is elbowing its way into position. They've expanded their partnership with Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) to include the delivery of data services to commercial buildings in the Southeast Asian country. They had already been operating an international voice gateway for YTP, and this deal paves the way for deeper penetration into a young, exciting market once the laws to support it are finally in place.
Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) and TeliaSonera International Carrier have been all but inseparable lately on the PR front as the latter rolls out 100G services across its global footprint. This week they added the first super-channel implementation of soft decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) to the list. They tested the technology on TSIC's North American southwestern longhaul fiber link between Phoenix and Houston.
Equinix Australia won a new PCI-DSS-related contract down under. Paycorp has deployed their new service within Equinix's SY1 and SY2 facilities in Sydney. It will enable organizations of all sizes to protect confidential payment information over the phone enven when the call is recorded.
In Germany, Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica have taken the femtocell plunge. They're offering businesses a way to increase their indoor coverage via an easy-to-install femtocell device that's about the same size as a WiFi base station and requires only power and an internet connection.
And Level 3 picked up yet another deal down in South America. Lacoste has signed up with their connectivity, virtual hosting, data storage, and backup services. Lacoste will use the upgraded data services to power communications between its HQ in Sao Paolo, Brazil and a hundred franchised retail locations across the country.
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