Int’l Bytes: Xtera, Epsilon, KDDI, IP-Only, Interoute, Colt

June 17th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

As we continue to digest the LVLT/TWTC deal and its implications in the US market, here's a quick roundup of other news items in recent days from around the world:

Xtera has won a $31M government contract for a new submarine cable system in the Caribbean. They'll be building for a 1,500km system that will hook up the US Naval base at Guantanamo Bay to an undisclosed landing station in southern Florida. The deal includes their 100G gear, repeaters, cable, and all marine services. Eight companies apparently competed for the contract.

Epsilon made some important headway in the far east, landing an outsourcing deal with KDDI.   Epsilon will be delivering local access networks in both Singapore and Hong Kong, extending the Japanese operator's MPLS network all the way to enterprise locations.

As for KDDI, last week also saw two of its subsidiaries working together. CDNetworks is expanding into Telehouse's Los Angeles and New York locations.

Interoute picked up another enterprise win for its cloud services platform. The food industry's Solina is consolidating its IT and network needs onto Interoute's infrastructure. That includes a VPN, data replication, and video conferencing across three sites in France, three in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one in Sweden.

In Scandanavia, IP-Only and Transmode have teamed up for some 100G gaming. The network operator and vendor helped put together a short term capacity boost for the Birdie gaming festival in Sweden. The two 100Gbps links were between the event location in Uppsala and Stockholm where presumably they hooked up to the rest of the internet.

And finally, Colt is diving deeper into the financial vertical with a new Capital Markets team. Well, it's not so much new as it is an offshoot of their purchase of a majority stake in MarketPrizm a couple years back. The new team will be bundling MarketPrizm's market data and access with Colt's broader network and data center capabilities.

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Categories: Cloud Computing · Fiber Networks · Undersea cables

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