To finish off the week, here’s a quick look at some news that’s come in from overseas:
After spending the summer digesting the former Tinet backbone it purchased from Inteliquent, GTT had some expansion news in the Far East. They’ve extended their IP and Ethernet network into Japan with a PoP in Tokyo. The new presence joins their other nodes in Hong Kong and Singapore, and perhaps signals their intention to keep pushing on the international breadth front that Inteliquent had been focusing on as well.
In Europe, GTS Central Europe won a contract with GeoPost Group. They’ll be delivering a customized cloud platform for the company’s B2B and B2C parcels delivery service in eastern and central Europe. The deal is an expansion of an existing relationship. GTS was publicly on the auction block all summer, but no longer.
There’s yet another big cable project in the works, this time in the northern Pacific. A consortium of Asian operators led by Korea Telecom is looking to build a system connecting Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan to (where else?) the US. KT is promising more information early next year on the project, which is another way of saying we don’t have much of it now. What we do have is a name: the New Cross Pacific cable system.
And Tata Communications gave its fiber network a different sort of speed trial. They showcased their nextgen video distribution capabilities by relaying a live, JPEG2000-quality video feed from the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix to Formula One’s HQ in the UK. Tata finished off its globe-circling fiber loop a couple years back, allowing them to keep things entirely on their own fiber.
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