Time for a quick look at news from around the world:
Ebay is expanding its infrastructure into Ireland. They’ve tapped Hibernia Networks for Ethernet connectivity between Atlanta and Dublin. Ireland’s importance to European internet infrastructure continues to grow, further justifying Hibernia’s early buildout onto the island five years ago with Project Kelvin.
Equinix has a new cloud ecosystem member in the Asia-Pacific region. California’s Netswitch has deployed a node out Hong Kong and joined the Cloud Exchange as well, expanding its integrated security platform aimed at global businesses. If it seems like a long time since Equinix launched its cloud exchange, it’s only been six months. Really, it has.
Alcatel-Lucent sold some GPON and DWDM gear to southern Africa this week. The pan-African fiber operator Liquid Telecom will be using the gear to upgrade and expand its networks in Kenya and Uganda. Liquid Telecom has been busy throughout the region, recently launching FTTH in Zambian and Zimbabwe and investing in new metro fiber in Kampala. Last month they put $34M into Rwanda as well. So much to hook up, so little time.
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