Europe’s OTT market is about to get shaken up, and other stories from around the world this week.
The big news from yesterday in the telecom world was about content. Netflix is planning an invasion of continental Europe, taking its OTT video services to France and Germany, and then on into Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. It’s a big move that could get them some diversity from the US where net neutrality is under some pressure. But I suspect it could also bring that same pressure to European markets in some form, as the issues aren’t fully resolved there either.
Equinix has a new client on the other side of the world in the Southeast Asian hub of Singapore. DigitalOcean has picked SG2 to support its APAC cloud services expansion. They’re already in Equinix facilities in New York, Silicon Valley, and Amsterdam.
Epsilon has some new business to work on in both Europe and Africa. VueTel Italia is outsourcing network operations in the region to them, including PoPs in London and Paris and services delivered to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Angola. Epsilon has been spreading its wings of late.
And back in North America, GTT continued to shift some of its international networking operations to the US following the Inteliquent purchase. They’ve now opened a new NOC in Fairfax, Virginia after adding a New York office last month. And GTT’s offering of shares from last week got scaled back a bit. They’ll now be selling 3M shares at $7.75, down from the 4.45M they originally planned and putting about $21M into their coffers.
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