Int’l Bytes: NTT, CityFibre, Interoute, HE, CENX

November 5th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick rundown on some of the news from around the world so far this week:

NTT’s European IT security division, NTT Com Security AG, is expanding inorganically up in the Alps. They’ve followed up their earlier acquisition of BDG in Germany by acquiring the Swiss firm InfoTrust AG. The deal will bring on another 50 employees, including InfoTrust’s CEO Tom Hager, who will continue to lead the division.  NTT’s European presence has been adding muscle steadily in recent years.

More of the UK is getting some enterprise metro attention from CityFibre. The upstart fiber operator has announced plans to roll out a dedicated network in West Yorkshire, specifically in Kirklees with connectivity to Huddersfield, Dewsbury, and Batley. They’ll start construction at the end of this year, with the first businesses getting connected by March of 2015.

Interoute’s cloud segment both landed a customer win and announced an expansion. The Dutch software firm Treestle has launched its LiquiDNS solution out of Interoute’s platform in Europe, with plans to expand into the new locations in New York and Hong Kong. And in Germany, they’ve opened a new virtual data center in Frankfurt, their second zone in Germany — they’ve been in Berlin since 2012.

Hurricane Electric added yet another western-European PoP to its expanding footprint. They’ve moved into Telecity Kilcarbery Park in Dublin, Ireland. HE has been adding PoPs at a prodigious rate lately, all organically.  I wonder if we’ll see HE show up as a consolidator in Europe at some point.

And CENX says it has three new unnamed international customers. One wireless carrier will be optimizing its mobile backhaul network with CENX’s Cortx service orchestration, while two wireline operators will be using their Audit-as-a-service capabilities. CENX has surged back into the news lately alongside the introduction of the MEF’s new Third Network initiative.


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Categories: Cloud Computing · Mergers and Acquisitions · Metro fiber · SDN · Security

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