Here’s a quick rundown of news from around the world worth a quick look:
Interoute has taken its virtual data center infrastructure to a new global market this week. They have launched a new zone in Los Angeles, California, their eighth so far this year giving them 13 in all on three continents. It’s their second foray into the US, having opened a similar virtual data center zone in New York back in June.
Japan’s NTT Communications is expanding its data center footprint on the Chinese mainland. They are opening their new Shanghai Pudong facility this Thursday, bringing 2,600 square meters of server space online. It’s their first data center in China, which is a place Japanese companies have to tread even more carefully than other global providers. They’ll also be deploying enterprise cloud services from the new facility.
In the Netherlands, KPN has decided what to do with some of the cash it got from selling E-Plus. They’re buying the rest of Reggefiber, pouring the funds into their domestic fiber footprint. They already owned 60% of the company, and will be paying €610M for the remainder. They’ll also be paying off €500M of Reggefiber’s debt.
And in Africa, Vodafone has a new regional partner for its wireless networks. They’ve signed a strategic framework with Afrimax to explore partnership opportunities, with one in Uganada already in place. The two companies will offer services there under the Vodafone Uganda brand, complementing Vodafone’s Vodacom holdings in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho and Mozambique. Vodafone and Afrimax will be looking to do similar things other markets.
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