Int’l Bytes: EdgeCast, BICS, CWC

October 1st, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

Here's a quick look at some news from around the world:

EdgeCast has a new foothold in southeast Asia. They've partnered with Vodien to bring their CDN services to the tiny nation of Singapore. The cloud hosting provider will be reselling EdgeCast's site acceleration services to its customers. And of course, Singapore is more than Singapore, it's the main hub for that whole section of the world.

Belgium-based BICS is investing some resources in Africa. The global wholesale operator has opened offices in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa - arguably the most dynamic locations for bandwidth in western, southern, and eastern Africa. It's not their first foray onto the continent, but it does look as if they're making a deeper commitment.

Cable & Wireless Communications is upgrading its subsea cable network in the Bahamas. They're investing $4M to upgrade the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi) fiberoptic network, which spans 3,500km as it hooks up 20 of the country's islands. Huawei Marine Optix will do the dirty work, and will be done by the end of 2014.

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Categories: Content Distribution · Internet Backbones · Undersea cables

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